BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) _ Bar Harbor Bankshares Inc. (BHB) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $9 million.
The bank, based in Bar Harbor, Maine, said it had earnings of 58 cents per share.
The bank posted revenue of $39.3 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland’s Mercy Hospital has started its fundraising campaign for a planned move.
WGME-TV reports the hospital announced the $20 million campaign Wednesday evening ...
HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Some Maine residents have shared their concerns with the state about a proposed 145-mile power transmission line.
The Kennebec Journal reports dozens of ...
Prosecutors want to try parents together for child’s death
STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors in the case of a Maine mother charged with beating her 10-year-old daughter to death with her husband’s help want to try the couple together with separate juries.
Sharon and Julio Carrillo have pleaded not guilty to charges of depraved ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says Maine should consider repealing voter-approved Medicaid expansion or paying for the state’s share with a hospital tax.
LePage on Thursday also proposed reducing municipal revenue sharing, putting more school funding into the classroom ...
Crime declines again in Maine, though some categories up
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Officials say crime in Maine fell again last year for the sixth consecutive year, though certain categories of crime such as rape, simple assault and motor vehicle theft increased.
The Maine Department of Public Safety says crime fell 8.2 percent in 2017, a number ...
MADISON, Maine (AP) — A Chinese company has bought the giant paper machine at a now-closed paper mill in Maine for an undisclosed amount.
A representative of one of the three partners that bought the Madison Paper Industries mill in December
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine college student says a Dunkin’ Donuts worker refused her family service for speaking Somali and called the police.
Twenty-year-old Hamdia Ahmed
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — In a story Oct. 16 about the death of a bicyclist, The Associated Press erroneously reported the bicyclist’s name. Her name was Linda Cavanaugh, not Lisa Cavanaugh.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Police: Bicyclist killed in collision ...
Maine psychiatric hospital set to regain US funding
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine psychiatric hospital that lost its federal certification and funding five years ago has been found to be in “substantial compliance” with all conditions needed to participate in Medicare.
The Sun Journal
Bar Harbor councilors approve lease for ferry terminal
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Town councilors on Bar Harbor have approved an agreement to lease a former ferry terminal to the company that left the property nearly a decade ago.
The council voted 7-0 Tuesday to allow the town manager to sign a lease agreement with Atlantic Fleet Services, a ...
Bug that gathers in big groups annoying some Mainers
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine forestry officials say they have received several calls this fall about swarms of a potentially bothersome bug that congregates in large numbers.
The pest in question is the boxelder bug, which feeds on leaves, flowers and seed pods of boxelder trees and other ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s four gubernatorial candidates on Wednesday tried to make their case with voters with weeks to go before the Nov. 6 election.
Independent state treasurer Terry Hayes, independent entrepreneur Alan Caron, Republican businessman Shawn Moody and Democratic ...
2 of 3 congressional candidates: We won’t use ranked-choice
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says she won’t rank candidates this fall when she votes in the three-way race for her seat.
The incumbent made the comments during a WMTW-TV congressional candidate forum Wednesday. Her Republican challenger, Mark ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lawsuit that claims a Maine lobster wholesaler’s partner embezzled over $1.5 million has added new defendants and moved to federal court.
The Portland Press Herald
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Southern Maine barred from teaching a retired professor who organized a one-credit course for students to protest Republican Sen. U.S. Susan Collins in Washington as she considered then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
University president ...
DAMARISCOTTA, Maine (AP) _ The First Bancorp Inc. (FNLC) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $5.9 million.
The Damariscotta, Maine-based bank said it had earnings of 55 cents per share.
The bank posted revenue of $21.1 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest ...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine power companies are close to restoring power in the wake of a damaging wind storm, but are warning customers that more disruptive weather is on the way.
The Tuesday storm cut power to more than 60,000 homes and businesses that rely on Central Maine Power. Emera ...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police officers in New Hampshire and Maine are putting down their razors to raise money for children’s advocacy groups.
The Portsmouth Herald
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say the state psychiatric hospital in Augusta was found to be in “substantial compliance” for participation with Medicare after a federal review.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday it received notification of compliance ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new task force has formed to discuss conservation strategies in Maine once Gov. Paul LePage leaves office.
The Portland Press Herald
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A threatening letter sent to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins that claimed to contain deadly ricin specifically mentioned her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, her husband said.
Thomas Daffron, who opened the letter Monday, said the writer ...
Maine man pleads guilty to threatening Navy instructors
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has admitted he threatened four U.S. Navy instructors with a pistol near a remote military base in northwestern Maine.
U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank said Monday that 32-year-old Justin Woods pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges in connection with the ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The price of heating oil continues to climb steadily in Maine even as global crude oil prices have fallen.
The Governor’s Energy Office said on Tuesday the average statewide cash price is now $2.99, which is 3 cents higher than a week ago. It’s also up from $2.21 per ...
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SACO, Maine (AP) — Police say that a 59-year-old man injured in a motorcycle crash has died.
Police say that Buxton resident Lee Pratt was operating a motorcycle that collided with a car at the intersection of Buxton and Jenkins roads in Saco on the evening of Oct. 3.
Police say ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attention would-be leaf peepers: Even if fall is a bit player where you live, PBS has got you covered.
A three-night public TV series, “AutumnWatch New England,” promises to showcase the colorful landscape and other seasonal glories.
Among the live and pre-taped ...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A spokeswoman for Sen. Susan Collins says the envelope a letter writer said contained deadly ricin was addressed to the senator’s husband.
Collins’ husband, Thomas Daffron, told WCSH-TV and WLBZ-TV that he saw the letter while walking the dog. He says he saw the word ...
Police say man shot by officer is expected to live
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Bangor police say an officer shot a man while responding to a report of a domestic disturbance.
The Bangor Daily News
More than 70K customers in dark after windstorm in Maine
Utility crews are making progress in restoring power after gusts topping 40 mph overnight caused widespread power outages across Maine.
At the peak, Central Maine Power reported more than 60,000 homes and businesses were in the dark Tuesday morning. Emera Maine reported more than 10,000 ...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody says if elected, he intends to keep his stake in his companies and real estate.
Property records show Moody’s real estate is worth $14.8 million, while an August U.S. Department of Labor
As expected, Maine’s federal incumbents report outraised and outspent competitors with just a few weeks to go before the Nov. 6 election.
Federal campaign finance reports say Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King spent about $654,000 between July and September. King reports a $2.3 million ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The alma mater of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says it has no plans to rescind an honorary degree it awarded the Maine Republican despite requests from alumni and faculty.
Hundreds of St. Lawrence University alumni who opposed the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Brett ...
Piglet who went hog wild in traffic safely returned home
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine’s capital say a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out dodging traffic after escaping has been safely returned home.
Augusta police say they found the piglet Saturday after receiving reports of the hog running wild. The Kennebec Journal
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Health Association is using its annual conference to focus on the problem of addiction in the state.
The conference is taking place all day on Tuesday at the Augusta Civic Center in the state’s capital city. The event is the only statewide public ...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A hazardous materials team was dispatched to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Monday after her husband received a letter with a note saying the envelope contained ricin.
The FBI said preliminary tests on the letter and its contents indicated that there was ...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a suspicious letter sent to Sen. Susan Collins (all times local):
A spokeswoman says Republican Sen. Susan Collins has been cleared to stay in her Maine home while an investigation continues into a suspicious envelope.
Trump taps Maine official to be in charge of Medicaid
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped a Maine official who battled Medicaid expansion for a position that puts her in charge of the national program, the federal agency confirmed Monday.
Mary Mayhew’s role of deputy administrator and director of the U.S. Center for ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge has spared a 77-year-old man from going to prison for his role in an illegal sports gambling business in Maine.
William Flynn, who pleaded guilty in June, was sentenced Monday to two years of probation. Part of that includes 90 days of home ...
Democratic challenger Jared Golden raised five times more money in the most recent quarter than Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin, but the incumbent has a large cash advantage entering the final stretch of the campaign.
Golden, the state representative from Lewiston, brought in $2.7 million ...
Massive fire visible from miles away destroys old mill
MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — The remnants of a dramatic fire that created billowing smoke seen from miles away continued to smolder Monday at what remains of a former mill building.
More than 100 firefighters responded Sunday to the fire at a building that was filled with vehicles and ...
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire man is charged with physically abusing a 2-year-old girl in Maine.
Twenty-five-year-old Cody Swanson was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated assault.
Police say the child’s mother told first responders Thursday her daughter ...
Volunteers help repair vandalism at Shaker village
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (AP) — Dozens of volunteers have stepped up to help the nation’s only Shaker community in Maine after vandals damaged a hayfield.
The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester says close to 40 people from as far away as Georgia replaced upturned sod, filled in ...
HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Regulators are giving Mainers another chance to weigh in on a proposed hydropower project.
Maine’s Public Utilities Commission will hold a third public hearing Wednesday in Hallowell. The commission’s examiners’ report on the project is set for release Dec. ...
Cleveland Indians donate to Sockalexis statue in Maine
CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who’s creating a monument to a Penobscot Nation baseball star says he’s received a $10,000 donation from the Cleveland Indians.
Ed Rice, director of Louis Sockalexis Monument Fund, said the 8-foot bronze sculpture in Maine is estimated to cost between ...
Oink oink, honk honk: Rogue pig goes hog wild in traffic
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It was a classic case of a ham on the lam.
Police in Maine’s capital city are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic Saturday evening after ...
Backers say bike route could boost northern Maine tourism
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Supporters say a 320-mile bike route in Maine could boost tourism in northern Maine.
The Bangor Daily News
Nation’s largest egg producer buying Texas egg farm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The nation’s largest producer of fresh eggs is buying a Texas egg producer.
Cal-Maine Foods of Jackson, Mississippi, announced Wednesday that it would buy Featherland Egg Farms.
Featherland has 600,000 egg-laying hens and a feed mill and other facilities near ...
Herring, key to coastal health, slowly returning to rivers
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A little fish on the East Coast that once provided vital protein for American colonists and bait for generations of New England lobstermen is slowly making a comeback after falling victim to lost habitat and environmental degradation.
River herring once appeared ...