October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Panel to study pet peeve of governor: conserved land

AUGUSTA   Lawmakers have begun diving into the issue of land conservation programs, which supporters say benefit surrounding communities and Republican Gov. Paul LePage has often derided as a tax giveaway for wealthy interests.  More...

Time and place set: Now what’s Sen. Collins gonna do?

ROCKPORT (AP) — Republican Sen. More...

Largest solar array in Maine is now fully operational

MADISON (AP) — Maine’s largest solar array is now fully operational as the final 25 percent of the 26,000-panel array was brought online this week. More...

Bill from Shaheen, Collins, sets up diabetes commission

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill authored by Sens. More...

Fall colors are at their peak in western, northern Maine

AUGUSTA (AP) — If you love fall colors, then this is the time to get outside in Maine.  The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says the vibrant golds, oranges and reds are at their peak across western and northern M More...

Maine businessman joins GOP, mulls bid for governor

GORHAM (AP) — A prominent Maine businessman has joined the Republican Party as he considers a second bid for governor.  Shawn Moody announced Tuesday he had joined the Republican Party. More...

Phish drummer warns parents of lead poisoning after scare

LINCOLNVILLE (AP) — The drummer for the band Phish is trying to raise lead poisoning awareness after an alarming experience with his young son.  More...

Maine supreme court orders GWI to pay $406K fee

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s supreme court has ordered an internet service provider to pay more than $406,000 that was supposed to go to a broadband service group and the former Broadband Sustainability Fund.  More...

Lawyer: Man in prison 27 years for murder is cover-up victim

PORTLAND   A man who spent 27 years in prison for a murder conviction in the killing of his teenage girlfriend is the victim of a long-standing cover-up, his attorney said in court on Tuesday.  More...

Collins to announce Friday if she’ll run for governor of Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins’ office says she’ll make an announcement on Friday about whether she’ll run for governor of Maine.  More...

Poliquin touts fundraising as he faces challengers

(AP) —Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s campaign is touting his fundraising numbers as Democrats announce plans to challenge him.  More...

School board chairman says no one running for open seat

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine school board chairman is attempting to find a write-in candidate for a school board seat no one is running to claim.  More...

Maine homeless service organization to get $2M from VA

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s U.S. senators say the federal government is providing more than $2 million to a Portland organization that serves the homeless population.  More...

Maine gets reprieve as it works to implement REAL ID

AUGUSTA (AP) — The state of Maine says it has received a reprieve from national proof-of-identity standards as it works to comply with that law.  The Maine Secretary of State, in a release, says it has received a grace period from enforcem More...

Public hearings on tap about Maine scalloping restrictions

ELLSWORTH (AP) — Maine fishing regulators are holding public hearings about proposed restrictions that would affect the upcoming scallop harvesting season. More...

Maine politicians throw weight behind bump stock ban

LEWISTON (AP) — Three out of four members of Maine’s congressional delegation favor a ban on “bump stocks” like the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns.  More...

Park officials: Man rescued after suffering head injury

NORTHEAST HARBOR (AP) — Officials say they responded to Acadia National Park in Maine to help an injured hiker.  Park officials say a man suffered a head injury while on Acadia Mountain and required assistance. More...

Daycare honors man who saved children trapped in car wreck

TRENTON (AP) — A good Samaritan who helped save two small children who were trapped inside a car wreck last month in Maine has been honored by the children’s daycare.  WLBZ-TV reports Jimmy Gagnon was honored over the weekend with a More...

Man killed in Maine died from gunshot wound to the head

SACO (AP) — The Maine medical examiner’s office says the death of a 53-yearold man fatally wounded in a confrontation in Saco was a homicide.  An official told the Journal Tribune that the cause of death of Michael Burns, of Rocheste More...

Collins departure could nix bridge between GOP, Dems

PORTLAND   Backers of U.S. Sen. More...