December 26, 2011 RSS feed / Maine

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Coastal frontage in Biddeford preserved BIDDEFORD ( AP) — An undeveloped coastal parcel of 98 acres in Biddeford that’s home to nesting eider and bobolinks, deer and foxes is being preserved. More...

Fire in Richmond damages home

RICHMOND The Richmond Fire Department and four neighboring departments responded to a chimney fire on Plummer Road on Sunday night that turned into a structure fire that badly damaged a home. More...

Lawmakers dig in for 2012 session

Energy costs, Medicaid cuts, state worker union fees and missing child reports are among the issues that should keep the State House jumping during the election-year session that starts Jan. 4. More...

Little snow delays snowmobile season

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With the ground bare and temperatures in the 40s in the days before Christmas, the head of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association wasn’t checking the forecast anymore. Why bother? More...

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Judge: Some Cutler Files can be released PORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that some documents related to a political attack website created during last year’s gubernatorial campaign can be made public. More...

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Work on Maine rail making progress BANGOR ( AP) — A $ 10.5 million project to repair 233 miles of state-owned railroad line in northern Maine is progressing but there is still plenty of work to be done. More...

Maine’s population is down and up

PORTLAND ( AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau released new population statistics Wednesday, and it was either good news or bad news for Maine depending on how you read the numbers. More...

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Woman abducted from Augusta store lot AUGUSTA (AP) — Augusta police are looking for a man they say abducted a woman walking to her car after shopping at Walmart and drove her to an ATM in her own vehicle where he forced her to withdraw money. More...

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Job training program graduates first class LEWISTON (AP) — Maine Labor Commissioner Robert Winglass will present certificates to the first class of graduates from a new work force training program this week. More...

4 killed in Palermo crash

PALERMO (AP) — Maine State Police say four men have died in a Christmas Day traffic accident, the state’s deadliest this year. The four died instantly in the two-vehicle crash about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. More...

Search continues for girl

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Members of a Maine community are praying for a missing toddler. WCSH-TV reports that on Christmas Day members of the First Baptist Church in Waterville took time to pray for Ayla Reynolds and police who are searching for her. More...

Lawmakers dig in for 2012 session

Energy costs, Medicaid cuts, state worker union fees and missing child reports are among the issues that should keep the State House jumping during the election-year session that starts Jan. 4. More...

Little snow delays snowmobile season

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With the ground bare and temperatures in the 40s in the days before Christmas, the head of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association wasn’t checking the forecast anymore. Why bother? More...

Search continues for girl

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Members of a Maine community are praying for a missing toddler. WCSH-TV reports that on Christmas Day members of the First Baptist Church in Waterville took time to pray for Ayla Reynolds and police who are searching for her. More...

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Coastal frontage in Biddeford preserved BIDDEFORD ( AP) — An undeveloped coastal parcel of 98 acres in Biddeford that’s home to nesting eider and bobolinks, deer and foxes is being preserved. More...

Fire in Richmond damages home

RICHMOND The Richmond Fire Department and four neighboring departments responded to a chimney fire on Plummer Road on Sunday night that turned into a structure fire that badly damaged a home. More...

Search for girl refocuses on her house

The search for a 20-monthold girl advanced toward its first full week as police intensified their focus on the house where Ayla Reynolds was living, while continuing to look through local fields and waterways and running down leads from the public. More...

Vigil held for missing girl

WATERVILLE (AP) — More than 60 people prayed for hope at a candlelight vigil for a missing 20-month-old girl in Maine, as tips poured in and the search was expanded Wednesday to include trails and more waterways. More...

FBI steps up efforts to find missing toddler

WATERVILLE As the FBI stepped up its efforts to find a 20- month- old girl who disappeared from her father’s home over the weekend, investigators combed through trash bins, drained a stream and pored over more than 100 leads offered by the pub More...