300K Maine homeowners to get at least $100 from state
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — About 305,000 Maine homeowners are due to receive at least $100 from the state in direct property tax relief.
State Treasurer Henry Beck says his office has begun...
Wheelchair athlete to participate in cross-country meet
CUMBERLAND, Maine (AP) — A high school cross-country athlete who competes in a wheelchair has the green light to participate in a regional meet after originally being barred from...
Portland City Council bans plastic straws
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland City Council has voted to ban the sale and distribution of plastic straws.
The first phase of the ban starts in April 2020. Patrons will have to request a...
Charge dropped against man arrested after speaking Spanish
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal prosecutors dismissed a felony charge against a Guatemalan who was arrested after coming to the attention of Border Patrol agents for speaking Spanish in public in a...
Official: New policies in place for solitary confinement
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Corrections says policies and practices have been revised to prevent another case like that of an inmate placed into solitary confinement for 22...
Retired Air Force general ends Senate bid
OXFORD, Maine (AP) — Retired Air Force Gen. Jonathan Treacy is withdrawing his bid to try to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.
The Democrat from Oxford on Tuesday cited the "vast...
Police: Maine man’s death a homicide, under investigation
RICHMOND, Maine (AP) — State police in Maine say the death of a 48-year-old man in his home was a homicide and is under investigation.
Detectives began investigating the discovery of Andrew...
Downeaster floats plans to add in-state commuter service
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Amtrak says it wants community input on expanding service in Maine.
Amtrak's Downeaster passenger rail service asks for public input on if an expansion of its Portland...
Tickets are adding up for motorists under hands-free law
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine law enforcement officers have written up several hundred motorists for violating a law that prohibits motorists from using hand-held electronic devices.
Maine adopts symbol for marijuana products
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine has adopted a symbol that'll be used on marijuana products sold for adult consumption.
The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy partnered with the...
Maine terminates contract with support services provider
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Maine has terminated a contract with a company that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities after the death of a client.
Woman gets 32 years for killing husband in front of kids
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A woman charged with murdering her former husband in front of their young children has been sentenced to 32 years in prison, the maximum under a plea agreement.
Judge asked to stop student suspension over note about rape
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high school activist's comment about rape posted on a bathroom mirror represents constitutionally protected free speech — and punishing her would discourage young victims...
LePage makes endorsement in GOP primary in 2nd District
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage has endorsed a former state representative over his former press secretary and another candidate in the Republican primary in Maine's 2nd...
Presidential yacht to dock at Maine harbor for restoration
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A yacht that was once used by American presidents is scheduled to dock at a Maine harbor.
WABI-TV reports the 104-foot (32-meter) yacht Sequoia is expected to arrive in...
CMP: Power restored for all but 400 homes, businesses
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Central Maine Power and Emera Maine are still mopping up a handful of outages caused by a nor'easter last week.
CMP reported Monday morning that about 400 homes and...
Little change in gas prices in northern New England
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices have stayed about the same in northern New England.
The latest GasBuddy price reports show the average price of gas in Vermont is down less than penny in the...
Maine to hold lotteries for entry into scallop fishery
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Maine is holding lotteries for licenses to participate in one of the most lucrative fisheries in the state.
The state is home to a near-shore scallop fishery that was...
ACLU to make case sexual assault activist suspension unfair
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is expected to begin making the case that a school district in the state should not have suspended a student over activism about...
Maine wardens investigate death of ATV passenger
MONTVILLE, Maine (AP) — Game wardens in Maine say they're investigating a fatal crash involving an all-terrain passenger vehicle in a small town west of Belfast.
DOJ funds group that helps rehabilitate criminal offenders
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A Maine organization that focuses on rehabilitation of criminal offenders will receive more than $900,000 from the federal government to support its work.
Tension thaws over whale plan between lobstermen, feds
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group representing Maine's lobstermen says it's now willing to work with the federal government on a plan to protect right whales after withdrawing its support for the...
Maine nearly back to full power after nor’easter outages
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine utility says most of the remaining few thousand people still without power in the wake of a strong storm will be back online soon.
Maine children’s museum sells building in prep for big move
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine children's museum has sold its downtown Portland building to help clear the way for a move into a new space.
The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine sold the...
Bumper crop of acorns as Maine becomes squirrel paradise
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It's a boom year for acorns in Maine, where parks and lawns are covered in the squirrel-attracting nuts.
The bumper crop of acorns is the result of a phenomenon that...
Calvert airs it out with 5TDs; Liberty downs Maine 59-44
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Stephen Calvert threw for five touchdowns and passed the 10,000-yard passing mark for his career and Liberty beat Maine 59-44 on Saturday.
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Maine Press Association announces contest winners
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Press Herald, The Ellsworth American, York County Coast Star and Maine Sunday Telegram have won top honors in their divisions in the Maine Press...
Suspect in a pair of 1990s rapes held without bail
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A man who spent the last 16 years living in Maine has pleaded not guilty in connection to a pair of rapes in Massachusetts more than 20 years ago.
Final teenager in Maine murder case agrees to plea deal
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A teenager charged with the murder of a 47-year-old Litchfield woman has reached a plea deal.
Seventeen-year-old William Smith was one of three teenagers charged in the...
Still time for leaf peeping in coastal Maine areas
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — There's still time to catch a glimpse of peak foliage conditions in coastal Maine.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry says most of the state...
Thousands still without power in Maine after tough storm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Thousands of people remain without power in Maine in the aftermath of a strong autumn storm.
Utilities Central Maine Power and Emera Maine reported on Saturday morning...
Maine deer, moose hunters enter busy portion of the season
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's fall hunting season is heading into one of its busiest stretches as it will soon be legal to hunt deer and moose.
Central Maine bridge out for 2 weeks during replacement
GARDINER, Maine (AP) — A bridge in central Maine will be shut down for two weeks while it is being replaced.
The Maine Department of Transportation says work to replace the Maine Avenue...
Stabbing case near Maine high school resolves with plea deal
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A Maine man accused of stabbing a teenager at a high school soccer game has accepted a conditional plea deal that will result in a misdemeanor conviction.
Collins congratulates Meir on spacewalk
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is congratulating fellow Caribou native Jessica Meir on participating in the first all-female spacewalk at the International Space...
Aquaculture, lobstering tussle headed to Maine statehouse
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A proposed change to the law in Maine would make it more difficult to establish aquaculture operations at a time when the state's fish and shellfish farming business is...
Over 100,000 customers still without power in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is still cleaning up from a nor'easter that caused a lot of tree and power line damage.
Over 100,000 customers were still without power as of late Friday...
Beetle connected to ash tree deaths found in Portland, Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine say a type of beetle that's killed hundreds of millions of ash trees since its discovery in North America has been found on a trap in Portland.
Maine unemployment rate for September unchanged from August
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate for September is unchanged from August at 2.9%.
UMaine’s manufacturing center slated for upgrades
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine's manufacturing center is upgrading its equipment and facilities as part of a drive to bring new kinds of industry to the state.
USDA investing in coastal Maine sewer improvements
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The federal government's providing money for a project to upgrade aging sewer infrastructure in one of Maine's coastal communities.
Residents to vote on new state law on vaccine exemptions
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine residents will decide the fate of a new state law that eliminates religious and philosophical exemption for childhood vaccines in the state.
A gusty Northeast cleans up after storm for the record books
BOSTON (AP) — A record-breaking autumn storm plunged hundreds of thousands of people into the dark, toppled trees, canceled schools and delayed trains in the Northeast, while persistent winds...
Rep. Golden requests hearing on CMP power line
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public hearing on Central Maine Power Co.'s planned transmission line at the request of U.S. Rep. Jared Golden.
Celtics buy of minor league team unlikely to mean change
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Boston Celtics' purchase of a minor league affiliate in Maine is unlikely to bring major changes to the Portland team.
Man pleads not guilty to northern Maine double murder
CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A man charged in connection with the deaths of two men in northern Maine has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Thirty-eight-year-old Bobby Nightingale is being held on...