January 12, 2018 RSS feed / Maine

Maine hopes to lure Amazon with incentives, state charm

SCARBOROUGH   A pair of Maine suitors is trying to lure Amazon to the Pine Tree State, although one of them is using the bidding process to the make the case for the technology giant to build a smaller project and not the second headquarters its More...

Storm blew historic building to Canada; Maine wants it back

LUBEC (AP) — A fishing-industry building on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places is half-submerged in waters near a Canadian island, and conservationists fear it could disintegrate before legal tangles are resolved.  More...

LePage praises path for Medicaid work requirements

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is praising the decision by the Trump administration to allow states to institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients.  More...

Maine federal prosecutor says pot users are not a priority

BANGOR (AP) — Maine’s top federal prosecutor says his office will not make prosecuting marijuana users a priority.  In a statement Tuesday, U.S. More...

Dog missing for 5 days found buried alive in snow

BRYANT POND (AP) — A Labrador retriever has survived being buried alive in the snow for five days.  The family of 13-year-old Sophie said the dog went missing on Jan. More...

LL Bean announces charitable giving for ’17

FREEPORT   Retailer L.L. More...

Officials: Man killed wife before taking his life

TEMPLE (AP) — Law enforcement officials say the shooting deaths of a husband and wife in Temple have been ruled a murder-suicide.  The state medical examiner’s office reported Wednesday that 60-year-old Thomas Masse and 59-year-old M More...

Water main break closes Windham road

WINDHAM (AP) — The Maine Department of Transportation says a busy road in Windham may be shut down for days after a water main broke.  More...

Maine's U.S. senators support effort to restore net neutrality

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s U.S. senators say they are getting behind an effort to restore “net neutrality” rules.  Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. More...

Say Cheese! Young chefs spar in grilled cheese challenge

AUGUSTA (AP) — The youngest of three Maine chefs has taken first place in the inaugural Augusta Agricultural Trades Show gourmet grilled cheese sandwich contest.  More...

University system reviews policy on political speech

BANGOR (AP) — Maine’s state university system is exploring changes to its free speech policy that some faculty members warn could have a chilling effect in the classroom.  More...

Medicaid and social security talk at Brunswick Landing

BRUNSWICK — Representatives from the offices of Sen. Angus King, Sen. Susan Collins and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree will discuss the impact of federal legislation on Social Security and Medicare Jan. More...

MAINE DAILY LIFE

A PEDESTRIAN STOPS to try to determine the depth of a puddle of snowmelt before wisely taking a detour on a sidewalk, Wednesday in Portland. More...

Legislators try to protect state’s most vulnerable

Lawmakers to address care of developmentally disabled

AUGUSTA   Some Democratic lawmakers are working to bolster the oversight of care provided to developmentally disabled residents after a scathing federal audit said Maine was failing to protect them.  More...

Some fans of Trump and pot feel their allegiances go up in smoke

PORTLAND The Trump administration’s anti-marijuana move has some members of the president’s voting base fuming. More...

Ex-Deputy of the Year accused of abusing girls is fired

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine sheriff ’s employee once honored as Deputy of the Year who faced charges of sexually abusing three girls has been fired.  Authorities say 47-year-old Kenneth Hatch, of Whitefield, was fired from the Lincoln Cou More...

Maine man succumbs to injuries suffered in kitchen fire

DIXFIELD (AP) — Police in Maine say a man seriously burned during a kitchen fire has died from his injuries.  Police say 78-year-old Richard Roberts, of Dixfield, died late Monday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. More...

Students charged with bringing pot-laced candy to school

ELLSWORTH (AP) — Maine police say they’ve issued summons to four teenagers accused of bringing marijuana-infused candies to school. More...

Lawmakers may again extend pot sales ban

AUGUSTA   Maine lawmakers on Tuesday considered a proposal to extend a ban on retail sales of marijuana until May 1 to give the state more time to craft rules about legal pot.  More...

In Maine, number of economically disadvantaged students on the rise

The number of economically disadvantaged students in Maine has risen almost 10 percentage points since the 2008-2009 school year. More...