January 24, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

2 dead in 3-vehicle crash in Wilton

WILTON (AP) — Police say two people have been killed in a three- vehicle crash in Wilton. A passenger in one of the vehicles, 80- year- old Meta Sevigny of Farmington, was killed in the crash reported at about 4 p.m. More...

Occupy Maine goes to court to stay in park

PORTLAND (AP) — Occupy Maine demonstrators who’ve camped out in Portland’s Lincoln Park since October are getting their opportunity to make their case to a state judge. More...

Rector of Gardiner church suspended

GARDINER ( AP) — The longtime rector of a historic Episcopal church in Gardiner has been suspended by the Diocese of Maine for two years following an investigation that found he engaged in sexual misconduct consisting of “inappropriate la More...

Bishop assails Obama over birth control

PORTLAND ( AP) — The leader of Maine’s Roman Catholics is adding his voice to a chorus of condemnation by religious leaders of President Barack Obama’s decision to require church-affiliated institutions to cover free birth control f More...

Christian Civic League cleared in firing case

AUGUSTA (AP) — A state panel has cleared the Christian Civic League of Maine and the Christian Education League of claims that they illegally fired a former administrative staffer and tried to intimidate him for filing a complaint. More...

Commission: Landlord didn’t stop harassment

WALDOBORO (AP) — The Maine Human Rights Commission has ruled that a real estate management company did not do enough to stop the harassment of a gay couple living in a Waldoboro apartment complex it owned. More...

$11M gift will expand community college

AUGUSTA (AP) — A gift of nearly $11 million will enable a state community college campus in central Maine to expand by as many as 2,000 students, helping to accommodate the huge demand from those seeking enrollment, Gov. More...

UMaine trustees vote to freeze tuition

BANGOR (AP) — University of Maine System Trustees have voted to freeze in-state tuition at current levels for the next academic year, the first time that has happened in a quarter century. More...

Woman assaulted after car stuck on ice

SEBAGO (AP) — Police in Maine are looking for a man driving a truck with New Hampshire license plates who they said sexually assaulted a woman after her vehicle became stuck on ice. More...

Report: More Mainers pedaling to work

AUGUSTA (AP) — A new report says there’s been a big increase in the number of Mainers who pedal to work, and that upsurge in bicycle commuting far exceeds the national figure. More...

2 Mainers received federal appointments

PORTLAND ( AP) — Two Maine natives have received federal appointments from President Barack Obama. Portland lawyer William Kayatta Jr. was appointed Monday to fill a seat on the 1st U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in Boston. More...

Limington man’s murder trial begins

ALFRED (AP) — The trial of a Limington man accused of the drug-fueled killing of his wife has started. A York County Superior Court jury today is scheduled to begin hearing testimony in the murder trial of 41-year Patrick Dapolito. More...

Ron Paul to campaign in Maine

GORHAM (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is visiting Maine this week. The Texas congressman is expected to spend part of Friday and Saturday in the state. More...

Maine heating oil unchanged at $3.70

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The average price for home heating oil in Maine remains unchanged from a week ago even after some cold temperatures across the state. A weekly survey shows an average price of $3.70 per gallon. More...