December 13, 2011 RSS feed / Maine

Exotic dancer fired for race, not weight

HUMAN RIGHTS PANEL:

AUGUSTA An exotic dancer was unlawfully fired last year because of her race, the Maine Human Rights Commission found Monday. Cecilia Smith of Portland said PT’s Showclub in Portland fired her because she is black. More...

Man gets almost 5 years for dealing pot

PORTLAND ( AP) — The former co-owner of an organic food company in Maine has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for dealing marijuana. Seth Leaf Pruzansky of Durham was also ordered Monday in U.S. More...

Debate heats up over proposed Medicaid cuts

AUGUSTA Even before Maine lawmakers begin their review of Medicaid cuts that could leave 65,000 people without coverage, the talk is heating up over Gov. Paul LePage’s plan that’s aimed at avoiding a $220 million state budget shortfall. More...

Impact of Maine health insurance overhaul felt

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine businesses are beginning to feel the impact of a health insurance overhaul law the Legislature passed earlier this year, with some companies seeing premium drops while others seeing their rates rise. More...

BRIEFS

Funeral set for victim found in storage unit LEWISTON ( AP) — A funeral is planned for a Maine woman whose body was found in a storage unit rented by her former boyfriend nearly 20 years ago. More...

Man under arrested in Rumford stabbing

RUMFORD ( AP) — A Maine man is recovering from a stab wound and a Connecticut man is under arrest following a weekend domestic altercation. More...