Campaign aims to keep college graduates in Maine
A new campaign aims to keep college students from leaving Maine once they graduate.
The Portland Press Herald reports the pilot program is launching this October through the University of...
Haitian man pardoned by governor; could seek return to Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has pardoned a man her predecessor declined to help after being deported to Haiti.
WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing a fatal crash while under the influence of methamphetamine and THC, the active ingredient of...
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Police say no one was seriously injured in a chain-reaction car crash that happened during a pride festival in central Maine.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Colby College graduates are getting some pop culture sprinkled in with their pomp and circumstance.
TV writer and producer David Kelley, who's responsible for Ally...
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A counterprotest has been planned in response to backlash against an event featuring a drag queen reading to children at a Maine bookstore.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The Maine Law Review is hosting a discussion about access to justice and health care for the state's many rural residents.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin says ranked voting is a "scam" introduced by Democratic activists to ensure that liberals are elected.
HOULTON, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says a Mexican man accused of being in the U.S. illegally will be returned — for a fourth time.
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) — Keely Cashman won the giant slalom on Monday for her first career national title at the U.S. championships.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Anonymous customers at a Maine restaurant seemingly approved of the eatery's service, leaving a $2,000 tip on a $48 bill.
O’Brien, Winters take titles at US Alpine Championships
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) — Luke Winters and Nina O'Brien won slalom titles at the 2019 U.S. Alpine Championship on Sunday at Waterville Valley Resort.
Driller, O’Brien win parallel slalom titles at nationals
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) — Garret Driller and Nina O'Brien won parallel slalom titles at the U.S. championships on Saturday at Waterville Valley Resort.
US alpine championships head to New Hampshire
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. alpine championships are shifting from Maine to New Hampshire.
The speed events have wrapped up at Maine's Sugarloaf and have moved to Waterville...
Mother of missing toddler says no one can find father
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mother of a toddler whose disappearance prompted the biggest criminal investigation in Maine history says she's been unable to locate the father.
ADAIR, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State Patrol trooper is being hailed for good police work in warning California law officers about a possible threat to Google headquarters in the San Francisco Bay...
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Maine's Colby College has named an architect and operator for a boutique hotel it plans to open next year.
The 50-room hotel is part of Waterville's downtown...
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Man who robbed bank slips and spills cash in front of cop
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Police say a man who had just robbed a bank in Maine ran across four lanes of traffic and a restaurant parking lot before slipping on ice and dropping his gun and the money in front of a state police special agent.
Dryer unit malfunction caused fire at paper products plant
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Officials say a blaze that drew crews from more than a dozen fire departments to a paper products plant in Waterville, Maine, started in a malfunctioning dryer unit.
One firefighter was hurt Tuesday night while battling the blaze at the Huhtamaki plant on the Waterville-Fairfield line. The Waterville School Department brought buses to the scene so firefighters could escape the cold to warm up.
Graduation rate at teen moms school above national average
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine school for teenage mothers reports a graduation rate nearly double the average for such teens.
Maine Public reports that nine students are currently attending the Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School in Waterville.
Artists wanted for Maine International Film Festival
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine group is looking for local art submissions for the state's annual summer film festival.
The Maine Film Center says it wants "original Maine-based art submissions" for the 22nd Annual Maine International Film Festival's artwork. The selected artwork will be used on posters, programs, advertisements and other materials in support of the festival.
Maine GOP re-elects chair following rough 2018 election
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republicans who suffered blistering losses in November re-elected their leader and chose an outspoken city mayor as vice-chair Saturday.
The GOP re-elected Demi Kouzounas as chair and chose Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro as vice-chair in a Saturday morning election. Secretary Barbara Harvey and Treasurer Ben Lombard were both re-elected.
Boy rescued from deep hole in Maine city
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Emergency responders in a Maine city say a boy was rescued after falling into a deep, narrow hole while walking on a recreational trail.
Maine governor: You’ll ‘miss me’ when I’m gone
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor says people are going to miss him when he's gone, and he's repeating his vow to run for a third term if he doesn't like the actions taken by his successor.
Bail set for man charged in Christmas stabbing
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Bail has been set at $20,000 for a Maine man accused of stabbing another man on Christmas.
Mother sues in case of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mother of a toddler whose disappearance prompted the biggest criminal investigation in Maine history sued Monday in hopes of unearthing more details.
The announcement came on the seventh anniversary of the date 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds was reported missing by her father in Waterville.
Ayla's mother, Trista Reynolds, has blamed the father, Justin DiPietro, for the toddler's death. But the body has never been found, and no charges have been filed.
Mother of missing toddler to name father in suit
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An attorney says the mother of a Maine toddler who disappeared and was declared legally dead plans to file a civil suit claiming the father caused the child's death.
Attorney William Childs tells the Morning Sentinel Trista Reynolds plans to file the wrongful death suit Monday in Cumberland County Superior Court.
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Road projects around Maine get major boost from feds
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Three transportation projects around the state of Maine are getting a boost of nearly $27 million from the federal government.
One of the projects is in Kingfield, Woodstock and Fryeburg while one is in Waterville and another is a statewide effort by Maine Department of Transportation. The projects will be funded through the federal BUILD program.
Maine community health centers get more than $11M from feds
LINCOLN, Maine (AP) — Community health care centers in Maine are receiving more than $11 million from the federal government to try to improve services.
The money is coming through the Health Resources and Services Administration. The largest grant is an award of nearly $4 million that is going to Healthreach Community Health Centers in Waterville.
LePage denies pardon for deported father
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has denied a father of three's request to pardon a drug trafficking conviction that led to his deportation to Haiti.
Recount shows candidate won by only 2 votes
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A ballot recount shows a Maine Democrat beat his Republican opponent for City Council by only two votes.
The Kennebec Journal reports Thursday's recount was 347-345 votes in favor of Mike Morris over Catherine Weeks for Ward 1 City Council in Waterville, with one ballot disputed and 28 blank.
Waterville to recount ballots on local plastic bag ban
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine city will move ahead in a recount of ballots cast in a referendum to ban plastic shopping bags.
Maine’s 2 biggest mountains to open for ski season
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Maine's two biggest mountains are opening for the ski season.
The Morning Sentinel reports Sunday River in Newry opened last Friday on a daily basis, and Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley is planning to open daily this Friday.
Both mountains were helped by a dumping of 10 inches of natural snow over the weekend.
Man’s body discovered in Maine city near railroad tracks
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body next to railroad tracks below a bridge in a Maine city.
The Morning Sentinel reports police responded to the discovery of the man's body in the late morning on Thursday in Waterville. They have yet to identify the man.
Colby College drops SAT, ACT requirement
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Colby College in Maine has announced applicants will not have to submit SAT or ACT scores starting with the Class of 2023.
The Kennebec Journal reports officials said Monday the change will help lower anxiety associated with the admissions process and put more of a focus on an applicant's overall achievements.
Colby honors former Denver Post editor for journalism work
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Maine's Colby College will honor the former editor for the Denver Post who published an editorial criticizing the owners of his paper with the 2018 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.
Maine man says Betty Crocker measuring spoons made him sick
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine man is suing Betty Crocker and its parent company, claiming the company's red measuring spoons made him sick.
Police investigate killing of pet cow that scratched SUV
EMBDEN, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are investigating the killing of a pet cow that was shot to death after it wandered from its owner's land and scratched a vehicle.
Police on Friday were still determining if there will be charges. The shooting took place Wednesday in Embden, a small town about 45 minutes northwest of Waterville.
Colby College students excited to live in downtown dormitory
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Students and faculty who have moved into a new mixed-unit Colby College building in Maine say they are excited to work with the community.
Restaurant cites worldwide freakout over its french fries
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world.
1 dead in interstate crash in central Maine
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a 73-year-old driver has died in a crash on Interstate 95 in Waterville.
The crash took place on Wednesday morning and killed Bertrand Bard, of Fairfield. Police say Bard attempted to pass another vehicle and lost control. He then left the road and his car went into trees.
Police say Bard died at the scene. Police are investigating the crash.
Maine man dies, woman and infant injured, in Winslow crash
WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — A Waterville man has died and a woman and infant have been injured in a crash in car crash in Winslow.
Police say 52-year-old Gabriel Stuart was killed when the car he was driving went off the road early Sunday morning. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. on Augusta Road.
Attempt to repeal budget fails in Maine city
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A petition effort that sought to repeal the budget in a Maine city has failed.
The discord over the Waterville spending plan lasted throughout the city's budget cycle. Resident Eric Chamberlain led the effort, which gathered only 268 signatures by close of business on Tuesday. The effort needed 857 signatures to force the City Council to reopen the budget.
Maine family hopes board will pardon deported father
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The fate of a Maine father who was deported to Haiti for a 10-year-old conviction rests in the hands of a pardon board.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The general manager of a Maine water district says the discolored brown water coming out of Waterville area facets is technically safe to drink, but he is not advocating for people to actually drink it.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine mayor who narrowly survived a recall effort in the wake of a tweet making fun of a Parkland, Florida, high school shooting survivor says he deserves an apology from his critics.
The attempt to recall Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro failed on Tuesday. He has been a source of controversy in Maine since April, when he posted a tweet that said "Eat it, Hogg" in reference to outspoken shooting survivor David Hogg.