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...

Lobster catch tops 100 million pounds

HALLOWELL ( AP) — Maine lobster fishermen last year caught more than 100 million pounds of lobster for the first time, indicating the state’s signature seafood is robust as other fishery resources continue to struggle, the state’s t More...

5 taken to hospital after bus collision

FARMINGTON ( AP) — Police say a tractor- trailer slid head-on into a school bus, sending five students to the hospital in western Maine. More...

Anti-gay marriage group loses appeal

PORTLAND ( AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the state’s campaign disclosure law that requires a national anti-gay marriage group to release its donor list, but the group plans to take the fight to shield the list to the U.S. More...

Sebago reservations being taken today

AUGUSTA (AP) — Reservations for one of Maine’s most popular campgrounds, Sebago Lake State Park, are being accepted. More...

Driver dead after car drives into woods

WATERBORO ( AP) — Authorities say the driver of car that left the road in Waterboro and ended up about 50 feet into the woods appears to have died from a medical condition. 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...

Sauschuck picked for Portland’s top cop

PORTLAND (AP) — Acting Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck is the city manager’s choice to hold the job on a permanent basis. More...

Ex-Postal Service employee sentenced

BANGOR (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service employee has been sentenced to three months in prison for taking powerful painkillers out of packages that were intended for veterans. More...

Downtown Showdown canceled in Portland

PORTLAND ( AP) — The smattering of snow and sleet over the past 24 hours in Portland won’t be enough to prevent the cancellation of Friday’s Downtown Showdown. More...

Maine boat builder to launch new yacht

SOUTHWEST HARBOR (AP) — One of Maine’s bestknown boat builders is launching the first yacht in a new line of luxury motor vessels. The Hinckley Co. More...

China man pleads guilty to sex assault

AUGUSTA (AP) — A China man has pleaded guilty to breaking into a neighbor’s home and sexually assaulting her last summer. More...