July 11, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Mills announces run for governor

2018 Maine races taking shape

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Democratic attorney general says she’ll run next year to succeed a Republican governor with whom she has often clashed.  Janet Mills announced her 2018 gubernatorial Monday run in a statement.  Mills More...

Poliquin faces opponents for CD2 seat

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Bar Harbor restaurant owner and Dexter mail carrier say they will run to oust U.S. Rep. More...

Man dies after falling overboard during boating trip on lake

JEFFERSON (AP) — Officials are investigating the death of a man who fell off from a boat being towed from a lake.  According to Maine Warden Service Lt. Kevin Adam, 43-year-old Corey Jacques, of Wiscasset, died Sunday afternoon. More...

Comment period over for review of Katahdin, monuments

STACYVILLE (AP) — The public comment period is over for a federal review of more than two dozen national monuments, including Maine’s new monument in the Katahdin region.  More...

Searchers find missing kayaker

PORTLAND (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has found a missing kayaker alive after searching the water near Fort Gorges Island, off Portland.  More...

City: No fine over veterans fundraiser despite viral claim

AUGUSTA (AP) — Officials say Maine’s capital city has been the target of misguided furor after a restaurant owner posted a widely viewed video erroneously claiming that she was being fined for hosting a fundraiser for veterans.  More...

Developer shifts upscale apartments to condominiums

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine housing developer has changed course on a project, selling 63 planned Portland apartments as condominiums rather than renting them out — another halted plan signaling a cooling in the upscale rental market. More...

Budget saves Downeast prison for now

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Washington County minimum security prison is slated to remain open through next June.  The prison got a reprieve in the $7.1 billion, two-year budget that lawmakers passed this week.  More...

‘Magical island kingdom’ is for sale off coast for $8M

PORTLAND (AP) — A private island replete with a mansion, two guest houses and a barn with workers’ quarters is on the market in Maine for $7.95 million.  Developer John Cacoulidis bought the 86- acre (0.13-square-mile) Hope Island in More...

Police capture lizard on loose

PORTLAND (AP) — Police in Portland have captured a large lizard that’s been on the loose in a residential neighborhood.  Residents of a Deering home spotted the lizard in their backyard Thursday. More...

Government agrees to help Maine wild blueberry industry

PORTLAND   The federal government is again trying to prop up the wild blueberry industry in Maine, where sagging prices jeopardize one of the state’s longest-standing agricultural industries.  More...

Trial of man charged in northern Maine killing due to begin

HOULTON (AP) — The trial of a Florida man accused of strangling his former neighbor to death in northern Maine is about to get underway.  Jury selection is slated for Monday in Houlton in the trial of Robert Craig, who’s accused of k More...

Governor’s bills on career programs, veterans now law

AUGUSTA (AP) — A few bills from Maine’s GOP governor are now law following action from Republicans and Democrats.  Gov. Paul LePage worked with lawmakers like Democratic Rep. Jared Golden and Republican Sen. More...

Man won’t face charges for shooting apartment intruder

ROCKLAND (AP) — A disabled former lobsterman in Maine who shot an intruder won’t face charges for the shooting. More...

Professional runner outruns 2 bears in woods

AUBURN   A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for co More...

100-year-old woman says wine keeps her going

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine resident celebrating her 100th birthday says wine is the secret to her longevity.  WCSH-TV reports Florence Bearse, of Bangor, turned 100 Thursday. More...

USDA again tries to help blueberry prices with $10M buy

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s congressional delegation says the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved up to $10 million to purchase surplus Maine blueberries.  More...

Driver accused of hitting bicyclist charged with OUI

OXFORD (AP) — A Maine woman has been charged with drunken driving after police say she hit a bicyclist, seriously injuring him.  The Sun Journal reports that 37-year-old Kerstin Thorne was taken into custody after hitting a man early Wedne More...

Maine had a record 5 tornadoes in one day

GRAY (AP) — A stormy summer day that spawned tornadoes has set a record for Maine.  The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday that a fifth tornado touched down Saturday; that breaks the old record of four tornadoes, on July 21, 2010 More...

Man who threw bedbugs at municipal office is charged

AUGUSTA (AP) — Authorities say a man who threw a cup of bedbugs onto a counter at the municipal office building in Augusta, Maine, has been charged with two misdemeanors.  The city manager said the building had to be sprayed for bedbugs. More...