April 17, 2015 RSS feed / Maine

Hannaford recalling some pine nuts

PORTLAND (AP) — Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling packages of pine nuts it says might be contaminated with salmonella. More...

Rainstorm next week raises flood risk

AUGUSTA (AP) — Federal weather forecasters say Maine remains a higher-thannormal risk for flooding over the next two weeks. More...

Passers-by by throw snow on home fire

NEW GLOUCESTER (AP) — New Gloucester fire officials say passers-by who called 911 then started throwing snow on a fire they spotted in a mobile home may have saved the resident’s life. Capt. More...

Brooklin woman born in Auschwitz looks back at mother’s days as freedom fighter

BY JUDY HARRISON Bangor Daily News BANGOR Helen Lyon of Brooklin was born on a Sunday in August 1944 to a Polish freedom fighter. It is not when but where she was born that makes her birth and survival to adulthood unusual. More...

Environmentalists press for bill to expand solar power

AUGUSTA Environmentalists are urging lawmakers to back a bill they say would help more residents invest in solar power. More...

Mainers launch bid to put minimum wage boost on the ballot

AUGUSTA A Maine group is launching a bid to put a proposal to raise the minimum wage on the ballot next year. Mainers for Fair Wages says it will begin collecting more than 60,000 signatures needed to force a referendum in November 2016. More...

Lawmakers: Plan for casino growth needed

AUGUSTA (AP) — A group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle says Maine must create a competitive bidding process to guide the further expansion of casinos and ensure the state gets the best deal. More...

Pot compliance check shows no big issues

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Sheriffs’ Association inspectors are reporting no major issues in the month and a half since the state hired them to conduct compliance checks on medical marijuana caregivers. More...

Reward offered in diaper dumper search

FARMINGTON (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the person tossing five-gallon buckets filled with dirty diapers in Franklin County streams. More...

Powdered alcohol creator tries to get ahead of state bans

AUGUSTA The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. More...