January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Vigil held in support of missing toddler

PORTLAND Community members and relatives of a toddler reported missing from her father’s Waterville home a month ago are trying to keep her disappearance from fading from public view. More...

Utility worker falls to his death in Saco

SACO (AP) — Police say a man working on a utility pole in Saco has fallen to his death. Sgt. Chris Handiman tells WCSH-TV that the man fell about 55 feet from a pole on Boom Road at about 4 p.m. on Monday. More...

Police investigate Vassalboro shooting

VASSALBORO ( AP) — Maine law enforcement authorities are investigating the shooting of a 22-year-old New York man inside a Vassalboro home. More...

L.L. Bean to donate to national park group

FREEPORT ( AP) — L. L. Bean is giving up to $1 million to the National Park Foundation with a goal of increasing family outdoor recreation and getting children to visit national parks. More...

Colby has biomass plant for heat, energy

WATERVILE (AP) — While temperatures dropped below zero in Maine, Colby College fired up a new biomass plant that will offset the need for oil by burning wood chips, bark and treetops. More...

Court date approaching for Occupy Maine

PORTLAND Occupy Maine demonstrators who say police got a chuckle over the theft of dozens of signs from their encampment hope to get some respect for their movement when they go before a judge next week. More...

Hospital starts review after skier’s death

FARMINGTON ( AP) — Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington has launched a review into an ambulance crew’s actions while transporting a man who died on the way to the hospital after a skiing accident at Sugarloaf resort. More...

Heating oil prices go up 2 cents a gallon

AUGUSTA (AP) — Heating oil prices are continuing to climb in Maine, going up an average of 2 cents a gallon in the past week. More...

Maine coalition touts renewable energy

AUGUSTA (AP) — A coalition that’s pushing for a referendum to mandate increased use of renewable energy in Maine says its initiative would reduce dependence on foreign oil, strengthen the economy and promote energy efficiency. More...

Plan for education improvements unveiled

AUGUSTA Public schools need more flexibility to try new methods and place more emphasis on real-life learning experiences, digital learning and independent study, a report released Tuesday by Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen says. More...