January 18, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

7 Maine lighthouses to get radio-activated sound signals

HARPSWELL (AP) — The Coast Guard says it’s replacing obsolete foghorns by installing radio-activated sound signals at seven lighthouses along Maine’s coastline.  More...

Wrong number: Maine woman getting calls meant for Linda Bean

ROCKLAND (AP) — A Maine woman says she’s receiving phone calls from people trying to reach the company of L.L Bean heiress Linda Bean after reports of Bean’s donations to Donald Trump’s candidacy.  More...

Paper group closes

AUGUSTA (AP) — An interest group that represents Maine’s paper industry has closed its doors after 50 years.  The Maine Pulp & Paper Association announced it would no longer operate their newsletter on Friday. More...

Families seek changes to cold case unit

AUGUSTA (AP) — The families of murder victims who helped get a cold case unit formed in Maine a few years ago are calling for changes.  Families say they’re being kept in the dark about efforts to solve the cases — and some thi More...

LePage to share details of psych unit

AUGUSTA (AP) — GOP Gov. More...

Body found on Cape Elizabeth beach

CAPE ELIZABETH (AP) — Police say someone walking on a town-owned beach in Cape Elizabeth stumbled upon a severely decomposed body.  Police Chief Neil Williams says they were notified of a suspicious object spotted on Cliff House Beach Tues More...

Military going ahead with plan for low-level fighters

PORTLAND A proposal to lower the flight ceiling for noisy fighter jets has dragged on for so long that residents can be forgiven if they’ve put it out of their minds. More...

Richmond voters to consider pot moratorium

RICHMOND   Richmond residents will attend a special town meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Marcia Buker Elementary School to vote on a marijuana moratorium ordinance.  More...

Oversight panel urges suspension if former judge seeks re-election

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Boy, 4, dies after crash in Windham

WINDHAM (AP) — Police say a 4-year-old boy has died of his injuries following a head-on crash in Windham last week.  Police say a minivan driven by 65-year-old Dennis Brackley, of New Gloucester, crossed the centerline of U.S. More...

Portland’s Mayor Strimling proposes letting non-citizen immigrants vote

PORTLAND (AP) — The mayor of Maine’s largest city wants to allow legal non-citizen immigrants to vote in municipal elections.  More...

Nursing broken ankle, senator won’t be dancing at balls

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s inaugural week for President elect Donald Trump, but there’s one Republican who won’t be dusting off her dancing slippers for the inaugural ball.  More...

New rules for New England shrimp fishing might go to public

PORTLAND (AP) — The public might soon have a chance to comment on potential new fishing rules that could help bring New England’s shrimp back into markets.  Northern shrimp were once a popular seafood item, but the commercial fishing More...

The bald and the bold: Eagles’ resurgence comes at a price

PORTLAND   The eagle has landed — on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready.  More...

Man killed in head-on crash on U.S. Route 202 in Windham ID’d

WINDHAM (AP) — Police have identified a man killed in a head-on crash in Windham last week.  Police say a minivan driven by 65-year-old Dennis Brackley, of New Gloucester, crossed the centerline of U.S. More...

Police: 2 teen girls fall through frozen Westbrook river

WESTBROOK (AP) — Police are warning people to stay off a frozen Westbrook river after two teenage girls fell through the ice.  Police say the girls walked out onto the Presumpscot River near Riverbank Park on Sunday afternoon. More...

Christmas trees warn snowmobilers of thin ice at death site

OAKLAND (AP) — A group of friends in Maine are placing old Christmas trees in the ice on a lake in the hopes of preventing another accident similar to one that killed a Massachusetts man.  Fifty-two-year-old Richard Dumont of North Attlebo More...

Lawmakers to ask justices to advise on ranked-choice voting

AUGUSTA Republican Senate leaders say they will ask the state’s highest court to weigh in on the constitutionality of a new voting scheme approved by voters last fall. More...

Maine scallops surge to record price

PORTLAND   Maine’s scallops have surged to a record high price at the docks this winter after several years of rising in value, according to fishing regulators in the state.  More...

Potato producers to assemble at Maine spud summit

CARIBOU ( AP) — Maine’s potato industry will gather in northern Maine for a conference related to all things tuber.  The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting the 32nd Annual Maine Potato Conference and Trade Show on J More...