December 2, 2016 RSS feed / Maine

LePage endorses Chris Christie for president

PORTLAND   On a rain-slickened patio above a bustling diner, Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday morning became the first Republican governor in the nation to endorse a presidential candidate for 2016: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.  More...

Heating prices drop as summer sets in

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine government survey says the average statewide cash price for heating oil fell 5 cents from a month ago.  More...

Man charged in stabbing death of dog

ARUNDEL (AP) — Police say a York County man has been charged with the stabbing death of his mother’s 4- year-old chocolate Labrador retriever.  York County Sheriff Bill King says deputies were called to an Arundel home at 5:30 p.m. More...

New UM law dean takes over in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — The new dean of the University of Maine School of Law is on the job.   More...

Watchdog committee to meet today to decide on LePage investigation

AUGUSTA   Members of the Legislature’s watchdog Government Oversight Committee will convene today to discuss allegations that Gov. More...

School board: No rush in finding new leader

PORTLAND (AP) — The school board in Maine’s largest city will not rush to fill the position that will become vacant when the current superintendent leaves for a new job in Kentucky.  More...

6 more arrests in meth investigation

HOULTON (AP) — An investigation into a methamphetamine manufacturing operation inside a Houlton apartment house has resulted in six more arrests.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, working with Houlton Police and the Aroostook County Sher More...

Mail carrier delivers a rescue on her route

AUBURN (AP) — A mail carrier in Maine is being called a hero after helping save a 90-year-old man she spotted on the ground while on her route.  The Sun Journal reports that Alyson Thompson, of Auburn, was inspecting her mail last week whe More...

Bird camera catches eagle stealing chicks

BREMEN (AP) — Followers of a popular live bird camera are reeling from a rare glimpse of nature in the raw after witnessing an eagle pluck two osprey chicks from a nest.  More...

Vermont man’s cause of death to be released

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine authorities say they will soon release the cause of death of a 59-year-old Vermont man who died at sea about 13 miles off of York Harbor, Maine.  A spokesman for the Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says a ca More...

Pageant miscount upsets contestant

WINSLOW (AP) — A 17- year-old Miss 4th of July pageant winner informed of a miscount is upset, the 14- year-old winner who’s agreed to share the title isn’t talking, and the pageant organizer is defending herself from charges of rig More...

Lobsterman finds body in Taunton Bay

SULLIVAN (AP) — The Maine Marine Patrol says a lobsterman has found the body of a man in upper Taunton Bay.  More...

Construction begins on Bingham wind farm

BINGHAM (AP) — Construction has begun on a wind farm in Bingham that is anticipated to be the state’s largest wind energy project.  SunEdison announced Wednesday it had secured $360 million in financing for the wind farm that is expe More...

Rangers on lookout for imported firewood

AUGUSTA (AP) — Forest rangers will be working to ensure people aren’t bringing out-of-state firewood into Maine over the holiday weekend.  More...

House, Senate override LePage’s veto and enact $6.7 billion state budget

AUGUSTA   With fewer than 13 hours to go before the end of the state’s fiscal year, the Legislature on Tuesday morning stepped away from the precipice of a government shutdown by overriding Gov. More...

‘Win an Inn’ contest didn’t violate law

CENTER LOVELL (AP) — Maine state police and the attorney general’s office say an innkeeper has not violated state law in an essay contest in which her 210-yearold country inn was the prize.  More...

Officials: Prison inmate died of natural causes

WINDHAM (AP) — State police say the inmate who died this week at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham died of natural causes and no foul play is suspected.  Department of Corrections officials said 51-yearold Jeppie Phillips, of Lewist More...

Officials unveil new bridge to the public

RUMFORD (AP) — Maine officials have unveiled a new bridge to the public.  More than 50 residents gathered Tuesday at the new Martin Memorial Bridge in Rumford to watch town officials and U.S. Sen. More...

East Millinocket voters reject national park by wide margin

EAST MILLINOCKET   Residents voted 320-191 against a proposed 150,000-acre North Woods national park in a nonbinding referendum on Monday.  The 40 percent of registered voters who participated in Monday’s polling exceeds the 36 percen More...

Interim presidents named at UMS schools

AUGUSTA (AP) — Interim presidents have been named at the University of Maine System schools in August and Fort Kent.  Rebecca Wyke will become the temporary president of the University of Maine at Augusta while the school searches for a ne More...