January 4, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Maine heating oil prices remain steady

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s heating oil prices are holding steady. The Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security said the average statewide price Tuesday was $3.56 a gallon, down a penny from a week ago. More...

Maine lawmakers return to Augusta

AUGUSTA Maine’s Medicaid shortfall will be the dominant and most pressing issue as lawmakers return to the State House today to begin their 2012 session. More...

Officials urge online filing for benefits

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Department of Labor is ramping up for a rush of post-holiday, seasonal layoffs. More...

Bridge connecting N.H., Maine closing

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The nearly 90- year- old bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine is closing to all pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Monday as contractors get ready to demolish it for a replacement. More...

Camden town official under investigation

CAMDEN ( AP) — Camden’s economic development director is being investigated for allegedly impersonating a state official whose job he once held. More...

Owner of strip club will not appeal ruling

WESTBROOK (AP) — The owner of a strip club that was open for one day before being shut down says he won’t appeal following a federal judge’s ruling that the city of Westbrook didn’t violate his constitutional rights by revokin More...

Maine to get grant for wetlands project

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine is one of 13 states receiving grant money from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service for coastal wetland properties. More...

New Hampshire man seeks new trial

PORTLAND (AP) — A New Hampshire man convicted of strangling his fiancee in her Maine home has asked a judge to grant him a new trial based on “newly discovered evidence.” More...

Councilor facing DUI charge works on deal

SCARBOROUGH ( AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers say the drunken driving case against a Scarborough town councilor is likely to be settled through a plea agreement before it goes to trial. More...

Authorities uncover jail escape plot

AUBURN ( AP) — The Androscoggin County sheriff says he has sent two inmates to jails elsewhere in the state after uncovering a plot to escape the county lockup. More...