July 17, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Most new laws await Maine lawmakers’ official last day

AUGUSTA   A few dozen laws have gone into effect in Maine while more than 200 pieces of legislation have months to go before taking effect.  One new law makes it easier for 14-and 15-year-olds to work, while another sets aside $1.6 million More...

Baby eel lottery is a go in Maine, where elver fishing pays

AUGUSTA Maine is implementing a new lottery system for licenses to fish for baby eels, which are worth more than $1,000 per pound on the worldwide sushi market. More...

Motorcycle crash kills 1, injures another in Union

UNION (AP) — Police in Maine say a 63-year-old woman has died in a motorcycle crash involving an SUV.  Authorities say the crash occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday in Union. More...

Maine oil prices drop as summer sets in, world price tumbles

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Governor’s Energy Office says the price of heating oil in Maine has dropped 20 cents since the end of the heating season in April.  The statewide average cash price for No. More...

Season for luring bears with doughnuts coming soon

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s fall hunting seasons are drawing near as it will soon be legal to lay bait in the woods to attract black bears.  Hunters are allowed to place bait for bears in Maine starting July 29. More...

Dinner to help promote Maine seafood, fishermen

BRUNSWICK — Maine Coast Fishermen’s Associatio is hosting the Hook, Line, and Dinner on Bailey Island at Cook’s Lobster & Ale House on July 15. More...

Bowdoin College graduate recognized as Rotary scholar

BRUNSWICK Lonnie Hackett, a Bowdoin College graduate, received a Rotary International Scholar award that includes a $35,000 scholarship to attend University of Oxford to study public health in September. More...

Nurse injured in ambulance crash

BOWDOINHAM A nurse riding unsecured in the back of a Delta Ambulance that crashed along Interstate 295 northbound in Bowdoinham this morning was hospitalized with leg injuries. More...

Democrat sorry for ‘aggressively sarcastic’ anti-Trump post

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine Democratic lawmaker says he regrets an “aggressively sarcastic and inappropriate” Facebook post criticizing President Donald Trump.  Rep. More...

Police: 2 die in head-on crash

UNION (AP) — Authorities say two women have died in a head-on crash. More...

Case of man charged in Christmas killings returns to court

PORTLAND (AP) — The case of a New York man charged with killing a Maine couple on Christmas Day 2015 is scheduled to return to court in Portland.  Police charged David Marble Jr. More...

Senators say DEA should rein in opioid quotas to stop abuse

PORTLAND (AP) — A group of U.S. senators including Maine’s Angus King is calling on the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to prevent painkiller abuse by setting lower opioid production quotas for next year. More...

Homelessness in Maine drops 9 percent

AUGUSTA (AP) — While homelessness has decreased 9 percent, the director of Maine’s Statewide Homeless Council is urging businesses and the private sector to donate more to make up for a lack of public money. More...

General store in 1832 building up for sale

HOPE (AP) — The owners of a historic general store in Midcoast Maine say it’s up for sale.  The Hope General Store is in a building that was first built in 1832.  The building has had past lives as an antique store, general meet More...

Maine driver calls on police to get coiled snake from car

AUBURN ( AP) — A Maine driver got the scare of his life when he found a snake in his car. More...

LePage takes swing at AG as she announces run for governor

AUGUSTA   Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills on Tuesday deflected the latest in a series of disparaging remarks by Republican Gov. Paul LePage, one day after announcing her 2018 gubernatorial run.  More...

MILLS MEETS PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP poses with Travis Mills in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. More...

Ban on mini booze bottle sales fails to get panel approval

AUGUSTA   Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed prohibition on miniature booze sales died Tuesday after a key vote from Maine’s liquor commission.  The LePage- appointed liquor commission 3- 1 voted Tuesday to maintain the status quo. More...

Governor defends clemency over dog pardon

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s governor says he must defend his “ancient power” of clemency after his authority to pardon a dog set to be euthanized was questioned.  The Morning Sentinel reports that Republican Gov. More...

Lawmakers return to Augusta to finish work

AUGUSTA (AP) — Lawmakers are set to return to Augusta this week to deal with vetoes, bonds and unfunded bills.  More...