January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Maine confirms 1st ‘bath salts’ OD death

BANGOR ( AP) — The Maine medical examiner’s office says a man who died at a Bangor hospital last summer is the state’s first confirmed death as a result of an overdose of the drug known as bath salts. More...

6 Maine schools to be replaced, renovated

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Board of Education has signed off on improvements to six schools in critical need of renovation or replacement. More...

Farmland Trust hits preservation milestone

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Farmland Trust says it’s reached the 30,000-acre mark in its campaign to preserve 100,000 acres of farmland for future generations of farmers. More...

Controversial book to stay in RSU 10 libraries

DIXFIELD ( AP) — The board of a western Maine school district has voted to allow a book that contains sexual themes and strong language in district middle school libraries, but will only lend it to students who have parental permission. More...

Man dies after being found lying in alley

ELLSWORTH ( AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man found lying on the ground in an Ellsworth alley. More...

Maine snowpack at low level historically

AUGUSTA (AP) — Officials say Maine’s snowpack is currently at one of its lowest levels on record for this time of year. More...

Biddeford bakery unaffected by filing

BIDDEFORD (AP) — A Biddeford city official says he has been assured that the bankruptcy filing by the company that makes Wonder Bread and Twinkies will not immediately affect the company’s bakery in the city. More...