February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Judge rules against Occupy Maine encampment

PORTLAND (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday against Occupy Maine protesters’ continued encampment in Portland, the state’s last active around-the-clock presence inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement. More...

Custodian gets 3 years for selling pills

ELLSWORTH (AP) — A former custodian at Ellsworth High School has been sentenced to three years in prison for selling prescription drugs at the school. More...

Students’ reading, math scores improve

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Education Department says new test scores show students improved slightly in reading and more significantly in math. More...

Prescription drug abuse panel created

AUGUSTA (AP) — Citing an “ alarming” rate of prescription drug abuse in the state, Gov. Paul LePage has created a task force to fight the problem. More...

Higher parking rates at Logan proposed

BOSTON (AP) — A trip to Logan International Airport is about to become more expensive. The Massachusetts Port Authority announced Wednesday it wants to raise parking rates at the airport while at the same time lowering rates at satellite lots. More...

School bus driver will not face charges

LINCOLN (AP) — A Maine school bus driver will not face charges after the bus she was driving hit and seriously injured a 6-year-old Lincoln girl. More...

Signup dates revealed for Maine road race

CAPE ELIZABETH (AP) — Organizers of one of Maine’s most popular road races, the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10- kilometer race, say they’ll begin accepting registrations next month. More...

LePage wants more digital education

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has ordered the state Department of Education to develop a plan for expanding digital learning opportunities for Maine students. More...

Connecticut man pleads guilty

BANGOR ( AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a Molotov cocktail attack on a Maine home. More...

Annual N.H. sled dog derby has new date

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — An annual sled dog race in New Hampshire has been postponed as organizers wait for more snow. The Laconia Sled Dog Derby had been scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 10-12. More...