November 29, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

State police drones cutting time on crash investigations

AUGUSTA   The value of Maine State Police drones came into sharp focus in the aftermath of a silo explosion that injured three people last month.  More...

Lawmakers mull future of business tax break program

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers are considering the future of a $12 million tax break program after a state report found the benefits aren’t necessarily flowing to the businesses that the law originally targeted.  More...

Maine to release motheating flies to control invasive pest

SOUTH PORTLAND(AP) — Forestry officials say they will set out parasitic flies in a Maine city to try to help control an invasive species of moth.  More...

Market owner will plead guilty to fraud charges

PORTLAND (AP) — The former owner of a Portland, Maine, market is scheduled to plead guilty to charges of conspiring to defraud the federal government.  More...

Stolen pit bull puppies recovered and returned home

HANCOCK (AP) — A Maine man says his four puppies that were stolen over the weekend have been returned to him.  Owner Jeffrey Long says his four of his six purebred pit bull puppies were stolen from his home Sunday afternoon. More...

Kittery sets disciplinary meeting for sex shop

KITTERY (AP) — A Maine town is holding a disciplinary hearing for a local sex shop after complaints of indecent conduct in the store’s viewing booths.  More...

Decision due on whether New England shrimping can reopen

PORTLAND (AP) — A decision is due about whether New England’s long-shuttered shrimp fishery can reopen, but it looks like an extended shutdown is looming.  More...

Beaked baby boomers: Record year for puffin chicks in Maine

PORTLAND   Puffins face existential challenges, but the little birds found a new role in Maine this summer: baby boomers.  The 2017 nesting season was the most productive on record for a group of vulnerable Maine puffins, scientists with th More...

Former cider tasting room to be sold at auction

GARDINER (AP) — Officials in the Maine city of Gardiner say a building that housed a cider business will be auctioned off next month.  More...

Woman charged with embezzling from parent teacher group

WINCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A woman has been arrested after police say she embezzled thousands of dollars from a Connecticut parent teacher organization while she served as treasurer.  More...

Maine unemployment claim system going down for a week

AUGUSTA (AP) — Mainers are going to be unable to file unemployment claims for a week because of a computer software system upgrade.  More...

Maine woman dies of burns suffered in mobile home fire

KENDUSKEAG (AP) — Maine fire officials say a woman has died from burns she suffered in a fire earlier in the month.  The State Fire Marshal’s Office says 60-year-old Cheryl Bassett of Kenduskeag died on Friday at Maine Medical Center More...

Police: Woman dead after getting pinned underneath car

WESLEY(AP) — Officials in Maine say a woman is dead after she was pinned underneath her car after a crash. The Washington County Sheriff ’s Office says 26-year-old Asia Wells died at the scene of the crash in Wesley on Sunday. More...

Sheriff’s deputies looking for 4 puppies reported stolen

HANCOCK (AP) — Maine sheriff ’s deputies are looking for four pitbull puppies that were reported stolen from a home.  Jeffrey Long told police someone broke into his home in Hancock on Sunday afternoon and took four of his six puppie More...

WMTS plans to grow transit in Midcoast

BRUNSWICK   The surveys are in and Western Maine Transportation Services officials said its study confirmed its assumptions – that people want increased transit options for Brunswick, Bath and Topsham.  More...

Plan to change New England ocean stewardship up for debate

PORTLAND   The federal government is close to enacting new rules about New England ocean habitat that could mean dramatic changes for the way it manages the marine environment and fisheries.  More...

Man killed in head-on crash

FAIRFIELD (AP) — Police in Maine continue to investigate a head-on crash that killed a man over the weekend.  More...

Decision coming about future of New England shrimp fishing

PORTLAND (AP) — A decision is coming this week about whether New England’s long-shuttered shrimp fishery can reopen.  New England shrimping, largely based in Maine, has been shut down since 2013. More...

3 Maine agencies get grants to hire community police

PORTLAND (AP) — The federal Department of Justice is giving three Maine law enforcement agencies a total of a half million dollars in funding to hire community policing officers.  The department says the largest grant is a $250,000 award t More...

Police: Maine woman killed in I-93 crash in Massachusetts

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a crash on Interstate 93 has left a Maine woman dead.  Troopers responded to a report of a crash on the northbound side of the highway around 5:10 p.m. Saturday in Woburn. More...