January 16, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Medical marijuana dispensary opens

HALLOWELL   From the brick sidewalk lining the main street of this tiny city of antiques and bistros, you can dodge up a wide alley and make a quick turn to see an unobtrusive white sign near a door.  You’ve found the Wellness Connect More...

Man on bath salts charged in car fire

BANCROFT (AP) — Police say a northern Maine man is facing charges for allegedly setting his girlfriend’s car on fire while under the influence of so-called bath salts.  More...

Poet laureate to lead student workshops

BRUNSWICK ( AP) — Maine’s poet laureate will be offering free workshops to give high school students tips in their poetry writing.  The Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and the Maine Arts Commission are presenting the workshops More...

Meth lab broken up in Southern Maine

LEBANON (AP) — Maine drug agents have broken up a suspected methamphetamine lab in southwestern Maine.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and York County sheriff ’s deputies on Saturday broke up the suspected drug-making lab in the b More...

More snow finally arrives

CONCORD, N. H. ( AP) — Northern New Englanders who feared — or hoped — they’d be in for a long, snowy winter after the first flakes fell in October finally got a second helping Thursday, more than two months later.  More...

High court upholds Holland’s conviction

PORTLAND ( AP) — Maine’s supreme court has upheld the conviction and two life sentences for a Biddeford man who shot two brothers outside his home in a latenight confrontation.  Rory Holland maintained he acted in self-defense when h More...

41-year-old skier dies at Sugarloaf resort

CARRABASSETT VALLEY ( AP) — A 41- year- old skier has died after hitting a tree at Sugarloaf resort in Maine.  Resort management say the man was on a green circle, or “easier” trail, at about 3:45 p.m. More...

Lewiston mission vandalized twice

LEWISTON ( AP) — A Lewiston mission that provides clothing, free meals and a safe place for at-risk youth to do homework has been vandalized twice in the past week.  Chris Pope, director of The Root Cellar, says a rock the size of a softba More...

Jay man faces several sex charges

FARMINGTON ( AP) — A Jay man has been indicted on several sex charges involving minors.  A Franklin County grand jury on Thursday indicted 21- year-old Joshua Welch on one count of gross sexual assault and 10 counts of unlawful sexual cont 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...

Rallying for life

Saturday marked annual ‘Hands Around the Capitol’ anti-abortion event

AUGUSTA (AP) — Anti-abortion activists gathered Saturday at Maine’s State House for the annual “Hands Around the Capitol” rally and march to recognize and mourn the anniversary of the U.S. More...

LePage says federal welfare tap turned off

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says federal dollars have flowed into Maine for years to pay for health care to Maine’s most vulnerable.  More...

Candidates chosen for vacant Senate seat

WALDOBORO ( AP) — Republicans and Democrats have picked their candidates to face off in a special election to fill a vacant seat in the Maine Senate.  Republican Rep. Dana Dow will run against Democrat Chris Johnson in the Feb. More...

Maine plant to close, 20 jobs to be lost

MONMOUTH ( AP) — A Maine paperboard manufacturing plant is shutting down, putting nearly two dozen employees out of work.  David Ascher, vice president of the New Jersey-based Newark Group, said the Newark Paperboard Products plant in Monm More...

LePage to attend King breakfast

AUGUSTA (AP) — A year after Gov. More...

Baxter park officials accept land gift

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Baxter State Park Authority has accepted a 140-acre gift from a forest management company to the northern Maine wilderness preserve.  The land has been donated by Huber Resources. More...

Maine Dems line up behind health law

AUGUSTA ( AP) — State Rep. Sharon Treat says she’s joining 50 other Maine Democrats and hundreds of legislators across the country in filing a “ friend of the court” brief with the U. S. More...

Armed man robs Portland credit union

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police are looking for an armed man who robbed a city credit union.  Police say the man entered the University Credit Union just after 4 p.m. More...

Mass. man indicted in woman’s death

FARMINGTON ( AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Massachusetts man on a murder charge in connection with the fatal stabbing of an 81- year-old woman in Maine last summer.  Juan Contreras of Waltham, Mass., has been held without bail since hi More...

Teen to take 2,000 shots in memory of his mom

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A 13-year-old seventh-grade basketball player is taking 2,000 shots over eight days to raise money and honor the memory of his mother, who died of breast cancer.  More...