November 30, 2011 RSS feed / Maine

Police kill gunman after fatal shooting

DOVER-FOXCROFT (AP) — A sheriff ’s department dispatcher walked into a nursing home and fatally shot a maintenance worker Tuesday morning before fleeing to nearby fairgrounds, where he was shot and killed by a state trooper, officials sai More...

Occupy Augusta, police, agree to standstill

AUGUSTA   Members of Occupy Augusta and the Maine Capitol Police agreed Monday to a standstill in a brewing dispute over an encampment in a state-owned park.  More...

Police: Man fatally stabbed in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police are investigating a fatal stabbing.  Police said in a statement that they responded to a Forest Avenue home at about 7:15 p.m. More...

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Hunter found dead in northern Maine   AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Warden Service says a hunter’s body has been found in the town of Shirley.  Officials say 54- year- old Dean Poulin of Waterville was hunting near Routes 6-15 on Sa More...

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Bangor man arrested on drug charges   BREWER (AP) — Brewer police following up on a tip about suspicious activity have arrested a Bangor man and accused him of selling the recreational drug known as bath salts.  More...

Women’s drum group performs Saturday

LEWISTON — Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, a six-piece women’s drumming and world music ensemble, will perform an all-ages show at 7: 30 p. m. More...

Arctic museum to swap exhibits

BRUNSWICK — The Peary- MacMillan Arctic Museum’s exhibit “Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Collection of Robert and Judith Toll” will close Dec. 4.  More...

Impact of U.S. deficit cuts unknown in Maine

AUGUSTA   With a possibility of $1 trillion in across-the-board federal spending cuts looming on the horizon, a revenue official in Maine said Monday it’s much too early to say what ripple effects those deficitreduction efforts would have More...

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4 rural post offices spared from cuts   BELFAST ( AP) — Four rural post offices in Maine won’t become victims of the postal service’s financial woes.  More...

Tribe not gambling on casino approval

INDIAN TOWNSHIP (AP) — One voice has been largely silent as Maine residents prepare to vote whether to allow three more casinos in Maine.  More...

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2 people arrested after 4-hour manhunt   More...

State budget task force agrees on $25M in cuts

AUGUSTA   A state task force created to identify $25 million in budget cuts to address a shortfall in the 2012-13 biennial budget has met its goal.  Members of the Streamline and Prioritize Core Government Services Task Force wrapped up the More...

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Report: Maine family should be alive   DEXTER (AP) — A new law enforcement report says a Dexter woman and her two children would be alive today if the state’s justice system worked better.  Authorities say Steven Lake killed him More...

Book aims to help kids cope with loss of a pet

PORTLAND   First there was Marley, the rambunctious Labrador retriever whose death brought readers to tears in John Grogan’s “Marley and Me.” Now there’s Sammy, a mixed-breed hound who’s the subject of another tear- More...

Report: Maine among big land conserving states

CAMDEN ( AP) — A new census of land trusts says 10 million acres have been conserved nationwide since 2005, including nearly 2 million in Maine.  The National Land Trust Census shows that the recession has not hurt voluntary land conservat More...

Mill’s reopening stokes Maine towns’ hopes

Clouds that shrouded mighty Mount Katahdin on a still November morning gradually lifted above its milehigh summit as the day wore on, just as a pale of gloom is giving way to a glow of optimism in two northern Maine towns below.  More...

Victorian Christmas open house features cookie walk

PHIPPSBURG — The Phippsburg Historical Society will hold its annual Victorian Christmas Open House and Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

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Teen charged with arson in school fire   VASSALBORO (AP) — Fire investigators have charged a 13-year-old Maine girl with arson for allegedly setting fire to toilet paper at her school, forcing hundreds of students to be evacuated.  More...

Ethics staff wants Maine campaign spending probe

AUGUSTA (AP) — Ethics commission staff members want the attorney general to investigate a freshman legislator’s campaign spending, which an audit found included falsified receipts and false expenditure claims.  More...

Sebago deer hunter shot, dies at scene

SEBAGO (AP) — The Maine Warden Service on Sunday was investigating the fatal shooting of a hunter a day earlier.  Wardens said Peter Kolofsky, 46, of Sebago, was wearing hunter orange when he was shot Saturday afternoon. More...