March 14, 2018 RSS feed / Maine

Boyne to assume outright ownership of 6 ski resorts

Michigan-based Boyne Resorts has reached an agreement to assume outright ownership of six ski resorts it’s operating under long-term lease agreements, a development that could boost investment in the properties from Maine to Washington State, t More...

#MeToo is fresh backdrop in lawsuit over Haiti abuse claims

Freeport’s Kendrick not backing down from allegations

PORTLAND A federal jury apparently didn’t believe seven men when they testified under oath that they were sexually abused by the founder of an orphanage in Haiti. More...

Governor says he offered job to Trump aide accused of abuse

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he offered a job back to a former staffer who was accused of domestic abuse. More...

Elver fishermen expecting high prices

Stocks drying up

ROCKPORT   Members of Maine’s baby-eel fishing industry are expecting high prices for the tiny fish this year because of a shortage on the international market, and sushi lovers could end up feeling the pinch.  More...

Funeral for girl allegedly beaten to death held in NY

STOCKTON SPRINGS (AP) — A 10-year-old girl who was beaten to death in Maine was remembered in the state where she was born.  The funeral for Marissa Kennedy was held Saturday in Newburgh, New York.  Marissa lived in New York state wit More...

Police investigate death of man struck by snow hauler

PORTLAND (AP) — Police in Maine’s largest city are investigating a fatal crash involving a city-owned commercial vehicle that resulted in the death of a man.  Portland police say they respond to the crash at 3:46 a.m. on Saturday. More...

Police: Woman shoots, injures husband

SOUTH BRISTOL (AP) — Police in Maine say a woman shot and wounded her husband over the weekend.  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the 39-year-old South Bristol woman faces domestic violence and aggravated assault charges. More...

Bill would help homeless opioid users

AUGUSTA (AP) — At most 50 homeless opioid users could get access to treatment and housing under a Democrat’s bill.  Democratic Rep. More...

Moody calls fire extinguishers ‘deterrent’ to shooters

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody is defending his call for teachers to spray fire extinguishers at school shooters by pointing to similar advice poised by some law enforcement experts. More...

6th snowmobile related fatality occurs in Maine

GREENVILLE (AP) — Maine Game Wardens say they’ve recovered the body of a man who apparently rode his snowmobile onto open water on Moosehead Lake. More...

Bill to expand alerts when prohibited people try to buy gun

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins is one of the co-sponsors of a bill that would require state authorities to be alerted when prohibited individuals fail a national background check.  More...

Head of VA New England resigns

BOSTON (AP) — The director of the Veteran Affairs’ New England Healthcare System has resigned on Wednesday after continued critique of the quality of care in hospitals under his jurisdiction.  Dr. More...

Women sticking with submarines at same rate as men

PROVIDENCE, R.I.   When the U.S. Navy sought the first female sailors to serve on submarines, Suraya Mattocks raised her hand because she thought it would be a cool job, not because she wanted to blaze a trail. She did anyway.  More...

Fatal police shootings of pair in pickup ruled justified

VASSALBORO (AP) — The Maine Attorney General’s Office says police officers were justified in fatally shooting two people who were in a pickup truck that rammed a police cruiser.  More...

Maine’s sea urchin harvest about average in 2017

BREWER (AP) — Regulators say Maine fishermen’s sea urchin harvest was about in line with recent averages in 2017.  Fishermen in Maine, California, Alaska and other states harvest sea urchins for their roe, which is used as food. More...

5 more deaths even as flu cases drop for 4th week in Maine

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control says five more people have died from the flu in the past week, even as the number of new cases and hospitalizations slowed. More...

Police shooting of man holding pellet gun ruled justified

PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine Attorney General’s Office says a Portland police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who was brandishing a pellet gun because it appeared to be a real rifle.  More...

Heating prices dip as cold weather eases, markets in flux

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Governor’s Energy Office says the price of heating oil in Maine has dipped as cold weather eases.  The statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil was $2.73 per gallon this week. More...

Fire chief in Portland retiring at end of month

PORTLAND (AP) — The fire chief in Maine’s largest city is retiring at the end of the month.  Portland City Manager Jon Jennings says Fire Chief David Jackson is set to retire. More...

Maine restaurants, hotels set record with $3.8B in revenue

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s hotels and restaurants set a record for revenue last year, bringing in about $3.8 billion.  The Portland Press Herald reports that tax records show lodging revenue broke $1 billion for the first time in 2017 a More...