October 16, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

History, tech co-exist at Navy’s oldest public shipyard

KITTERY   The nation’s four public shipyards from Maine to Hawaii are each more than a century old and showing their age. More...

With Collins out, more GOP could join governor’s race

PORTLAND   Maine's GOP gubernatorial primary could become more heated after Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced she won't run.  More...

Maine insurers say premium hikes will cover subsidy cuts

Maine health insurers say the individual premium hikes they requested this year will cover President Donald Trump's decision to eliminate federal reimbursement of a key subsidy. More...

Veterans honor long-lost Medal of Honor recipient

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Veterans are honoring a Medal of Honor recipient whose resting place was long a mystery. More...

Social media approves of police officer-turned-cook

CUMBERLAND (AP) — A Maine police officer took time out of his patrol to cook dinner for an elderly man.  Cumberland Police Sgt. Thomas Burgess learned that the man was running low on food and had not eaten. More...

U.S. Coast Guard says lobster boat accidentally sunk

CHEBEAGUE ISLAND (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says the sinking of a wooden lobster boat in Casco Bay was an accident.  The vessel was reported Saturday afternoon near Chandler's Cove off Chebeague Island. More...

Collins not running for governor

ROCKPORT   Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Friday that she’s staying out of the governor’s race because she believes she can do more good for Maine by staying in Washington.  More...

Tentative agreement for Portland police to use body cameras

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s largest city has reached a tentative agreement with police unions on a contract that would require officers to start wearing body cameras.  More...

2 boys get probation for fire that destroyed mill building

SANFORD (AP) — Two of three boys charged with setting a fire that destroyed an abandoned mill in Maine have pleaded guilty to reduced charges.  The two pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor criminal mischief and were sentenced to a year o More...

Man serving life sentence for rape, murder seeks new trial

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for a 1994 rape and murder in Maine says he deserves a retrial because a new analysis shows that a sock used to gag the victim did not have his DNA on it.  More...

‘Fantastically crazy’ flyers being circulated

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Police say they can’t do anything about flyers being distributed around a Maine city that warn of imminent nuclear war and extraterrestrial involvement in international politics.  More...

Panel to study pet peeve of governor: conserved land

AUGUSTA   Lawmakers have begun diving into the issue of land conservation programs, which supporters say benefit surrounding communities and Republican Gov. Paul LePage has often derided as a tax giveaway for wealthy interests.  More...

Time and place set: Now what’s Sen. Collins gonna do?

ROCKPORT (AP) — Republican Sen. More...

Largest solar array in Maine is now fully operational

MADISON (AP) — Maine’s largest solar array is now fully operational as the final 25 percent of the 26,000-panel array was brought online this week. More...

Bill from Shaheen, Collins, sets up diabetes commission

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill authored by Sens. More...

Fall colors are at their peak in western, northern Maine

AUGUSTA (AP) — If you love fall colors, then this is the time to get outside in Maine.  The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says the vibrant golds, oranges and reds are at their peak across western and northern M More...

Maine businessman joins GOP, mulls bid for governor

GORHAM (AP) — A prominent Maine businessman has joined the Republican Party as he considers a second bid for governor.  Shawn Moody announced Tuesday he had joined the Republican Party. More...

Phish drummer warns parents of lead poisoning after scare

LINCOLNVILLE (AP) — The drummer for the band Phish is trying to raise lead poisoning awareness after an alarming experience with his young son.  More...

Maine supreme court orders GWI to pay $406K fee

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s supreme court has ordered an internet service provider to pay more than $406,000 that was supposed to go to a broadband service group and the former Broadband Sustainability Fund.  More...

Lawyer: Man in prison 27 years for murder is cover-up victim

PORTLAND   A man who spent 27 years in prison for a murder conviction in the killing of his teenage girlfriend is the victim of a long-standing cover-up, his attorney said in court on Tuesday.  More...