December 27, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Revenue forecasters say there are signs of lower growth

AUGUSTA (AP) — Economic forecasters say there are early signs that rates of growth in Maine’s economy this year have proved somewhat lower than in 2016.  The revenue forecasting committee said despite this, gasoline and heating oil p More...

City sends resolve to Congress over park maintenance backlog

ELLSWORTH (AP) — Officials in a Maine city are asking the federal government to solve the National Park System’s $11.33 billion maintenance backlog.  The Bangor Daily News reports the Ellsworth City Council approved issuing a resolve More...

Nova Scotia ferry could return with terminal upgrades

PORTLAND (AP) — The ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia may return if Portland finds $2 million to upgrade its ferry terminal.  Service from the Ocean Gateway terminal looked like it was ending last month after U.S. More...

Maine looking for public input on energy plan

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Governor’s Energy Office is asking Main residents for input in developing a roadmap for energy planning.  The office is working with the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine to hold forums Dec. More...

Maine looking for public input on energy plan

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Governor’s Energy Office is asking Main residents for input in developing a roadmap for energy planning.  The office is working with the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine to hold forums Dec. More...

Campaign against Portland rent control cost $21 per vote

PORTLAND (AP) — A campaign that successfully opposed a measure in Portland, Maine, to restrict rent increases cost about $21 for each vote.  The Portland Press Herald reports Say No To Rent Control spent over $285,000 on an initiative to r More...

Fishermen fear forests of power turbines

Winds of worry

NEW BEDFORD, Mass.   East Coast fishermen are turning a wary eye toward an emerging upstart: the offshore wind industry.  More...

Maine construction firm Cianbro to hire 300 in new year

PITTSFIELD (AP) — Maine-based construction company Cianbro Corp. More...

Police: Maine man shot Tuesday at home dies of his wounds

MILLINOCKET (AP) — Police say a Millinocket man shot in his home earlier this week has died from his wounds.  The death of 59-year-old Wayne Lapierre, is now being investigated as a homicide.  Maine State Police say Lapierre died at More...

Non-stop flights to Chicago coming to Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — The biggest airport in Maine is going to start offering nonstop service to Chicago in the middle of next year.  The Portland International Jetport says American Airlines will start service to Chicago O’Hare Internatio More...

Northern New England sees blizzard conditions on holiday

PORTLAND (AP) — Forecasters say that long bouts of strong winds across northern New England amounted to blizzard conditions on Christmas Day as some communities reported up to a foot of snow.  More...

Court seeks justification for unusual hate crime order

AUGUSTA   Maine’s high court this week ordered a lower court to explain why potential jail time for any future hate crimes he might commit would be justified for a Turner man convicted of twice ramming into the car of a man he believed was More...

Lobsterman’s gift at Christmas: Free lobsters for the needy

THOMASTON   A lobsterman in Maine has carried on his tradition of giving away lobsters to those in need on Christmas.  Noah Ames set up his pickup truck in a parking lot in Thomaston on Sunday with a sign that read “Free lobsters toda More...

MaineHousing names interim director during leadership search

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine- Housing Deputy Director Peter Merrill is stepping up to serve as interim director upon the retirement of John Gallagher on Jan. 5.  More...

LePage urges Mainers to remember those who’re struggling

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage said the state’s economy is growing, but he’s urging Mainers to remember those who’re struggling.  More...

Maine is looking for a few good beekeepers

FALMOUTH (AP) — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is looking to train the next generation of Maine beekeepers.  More...

Robotics company competing for major Army contract

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine robotics company is one of four companies competing to build the Army’s next generation of battlefield support vehicles.  The Army wants unmanned vehicles to reduce the burden on soldiers by carrying heavy amm More...

Lawmakers want to re-establish advocacy office for disabled

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker is sponsoring legislation to reestablish the independent office of advocacy that oversaw services for the developmentally disabled. More...

Feds funding new facility for tribe in far northern Maine

PRESQUE ISLE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding a half million dollars to an American Indian tribe in far northern Maine to construct a new building for tribal programs.  More...

10 Maine Law students helping detainees in Laredo, Texas

PORTLAND (AP) — Ten University of Maine Law School students are providing volunteer legal help to immigrant and refugee women held at a federal detention center in Texas.  The students are enrolled in Maine Law’s Refugee and Human Ri More...