January 16, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

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. 24 election. 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. 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...

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. More...

Meth lab broken up in Southern Maine

LEBANON (AP) — Maine drug agents have broken up a suspected methamphetamine lab in southwestern Maine. More...