December 13, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Regulators probing utilities’ response to powerful storm

HALLOWELL (AP) — The agency that regulates utilities in Maine is opening an inquiry into the preparedness and response of electric companies following a powerful October windstorm that left more than half the state's population in the dark.&nbs More...

Heavy snow spawns slick roads, crashes

Heavy snow blanketed most of Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire on Tuesday, forcing the closure of hundreds of schools and making roads slick as the vehicle crash count mounted.  Close to a foot of snow had fallen in some areas of northern New Eng More...

Governor says he wants to reverse solar rule delay

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor says he wants to reverse regulators’ move to delay a gradual ramp down in compensation for new solar panel owners who generate excess energy.  Gov. More...

VA funds additional justice outreach positions in Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King is praising the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for funding for three new staff positions in Maine.  More...

Police investigate discovery of man’s body in parked car

SABATTUS (AP) — Police in Maine say they found the body of a man who had been living out of his car while they were conducting a wellbeing check.  The Sun Journal reports 61-year-old Daniel Dennis was found dead in the rear seat of his par More...

Officials: Officer shot 2 people in warrant confrontation

MACHIASPORT (AP) —  The Maine Attorney General’s Office says two people were shot and wounded by a state Marine Patrol officer over the weekend.   More...

Report: Poland Spring added $200 million to Maine economy

PORTLAND (AP) — Poland Spring says it pumped more than $200 million into Maine’s economy last year.  The Press Herald reports Poland Spring released the economic impact report Tuesday. More...

US might place Atlantic sea turtle on endangered list

PORTLAND (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say they are reviewing the status of a sea turtle that lives in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean to see if it should be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.  More...

LePage calls paying for Medicaid expansion a ‘big reach’

AUGUSTA   Gov. Paul LePage says he’s searching the budget, looking for a way to pay for voter-approved Medicaid expansion and is finding “it’s a big reach.”  More...

No need to clam up as feds hold shellfish quota steady

PORTLAND (AP) — The federal government wants to allow U.S. seafood harvesters to continue collecting the same amounts of some popular kinds of shellfish.  More...

Police: 1 killed in collision near Canadian border

CHAIN OF PONDS TOWNSHIP (AP) — The Franklin County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating a fatal crash involving a fuel truck and a tractor-trailer.  Officials say the collision happened Monday morning on Route 27 in Chain of Ponds More...

Maine opioid task force to unveil report

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s task force studying the opioid crisis is due to give its recommendations to the Legislature.  The task force has been studying the opioid epidemic, existing programs targeting the crisis and promising programs More...

Police subdue suspect after 15-hour armed standoff

WATERVILLE (AP) — Maine police say a man is in custody following a 15-hour standoff with an armed suspect in Waterville.  Waterville police say 23- year-old Michael Joslyn was taken into custody around noon Sunday after firing multiple gun More...

Maine dealing with uptick in cases of hepatitis A

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control says the state has seen four cases of hepatitis A over the past three months.  More...

Gas prices still falling in northern New England

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gasoline prices are falling in northern New England.  GasBuddy’s daily survey of gas outlets says the price has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in Vermont in the last week, averaging $2.50. More...

House Republican leader will run for Maine Senate

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s assistant House Republican leader will run for a state Senate seat currently held by a lawmaker hoping to unseat independent U.S. Sen. Angus King.   More...

Country star meets with fan who says his song saved him

LEWISTON (AP) — Country music singer Tony Jackson has met with a 74-yearold fan who credits his song “The Grand Tour” with keeping him alive during his recovery from heart surgery.  More...

Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

PORTLAND Officials with the federal government say it’s time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them. More...

LL Bean chairman joins board of UNH Foundation

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — L.L. More...

Vitelli invites local students to join honorary page program

AUGUSTA —With the Legislature set to reconvene in January, Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, is reminding local schools and students about the Senate Honorary Page program at the State House in Augusta. More...