January 20, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Gulf of Maine shrimp limit increased by 10%

SOUTH PORTLAND Fishery regulators Thursday increased the amount of Gulf of Maine shrimp that can be caught this season, but Maine fishermen and processors said the higher limit won’t make much difference. More...

Police learn who took Occupy Maine signs

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police say they’ve figured out what happened to the Occupy Maine signs that disappeared from the group’s encampment in the city. More...

Maine gets grants for two land buys

AUGUSTA (AP) — The LePage administration says the state has received federal grants totaling $8.7 million to conserve two forest properties in western Maine. More...

Needle exchange programs lack funding

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Hypodermic needle exchange programs in Maine, which collected more than a quarter million syringes during the year ending last Oct. 31, are in serious financial straits. More...

Murder suspect to plead not guilty

FARMINGTON ( AP) — A lawyer for a Massachusetts man accused of fatally stabbing an 81-year-old woman in her Farmington home says his client is expected to plead not guilty. More...

Maine sheriffs’ group starts investigation

MACHIAS ( AP) — The Maine Sheriffs’ Association has launched an investigation into Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross, who admits he told longtime friend the Rev. More...

Ex-turnpike head charged with theft

Lawyer indicates Violette agrees to plead guilty

PORTLAND ( AP) — Former Maine Turnpike Authority Executive Director Paul Violette has agreed to plead guilty to theft for unauthorized use of turnpike funds in exchange for a prison sentence not to exceed five years, Violette’s attorney s More...

Maine gets nearly $10M for heating aid

LEWISTON (AP) — Maine has received nearly $10 million in heating aid under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. More...

Wild game dinner slated in Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN ( AP) — Moose, bear, deer and bison dishes are on the menu at a Skowhegan church’s annual game dinner. More...

Sugarloaf skier died of chest injuries

CARRABASSETT VALLEY (AP) — The Maine medical examiner says a 41-year-old Canadian man who died on the way to the hospital after hitting a tree at the Sugarloaf ski resort succumbed to chest injuries. More...

Portland credit union robbed by armed man

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police are investigating possible connections between an armed robbery of a city credit union and two previous robberies in the city. More...

Portland’s fire chief is stepping down

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland’s fire chief says he is stepping down after 10 years on the job. More...