February 6, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

One dead, two injured in Auburn crash

AUBURN (AP) — Auburn police say one person has died and two people have been hurt in a two- vehicle crash in the city.  Police say Rick Farr was driving east on Minot Avenue at about 10: 30 am Sunday when he collided with a westbound Jeep More...

Maine-N.H. bridge demolition begins

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Panel works toward budget package

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine legislators working toward a bipartisan agreement to fill a $221 million state budget hole are making progress.  The Appropriations Committee has finalized $25 million in savings recommended by a special task force. More...

Maine gas prices continue to rise

PORTLAND (AP) — A gallon of gas in Maine has risen by nearly two cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $ 3.59. More...

Maine AG warns of rental scams

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine attorney general is warning churches and nonprofit social service agencies to closely scrutinize calls from people seeking help paying their rent.  Attorney General William Schneider says his office has received s More...

Collins gets engaged to longtime friend

PORTLAND ( AP) — U. S. Sen. More...

Lugnut the bear can be viewed live

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s game department says a black bear named Lugnut can be viewed live on a webcam.  The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and newly formed Wildlife Research Foundation are streaming video 24/7. More...

LePage wants more financial disclosures

AUGUSTA (AP) — A published report is prompting Gov. Paul LePage to submit a bill calling for more financial disclosures from public officials.  More...

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.  Fifty-three-year-old Frank Trundy pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of aggravate More...

Occupy Maine encampment ending

PORTLAND (AP) — More than a dozen tents remain as Occupy Maine faces a deadline for leaving Portland’s Lincoln Park.  Spokeswoman Heather Curtis said most members are expected to comply with an order to leave the park today, but she More...

Bill would limit lobster bait options

AUGUSTA (AP) — It may soon be against the law in Maine to bait lobster traps with almost anything that’s not part of a lobster’s natural diet.  The Legislature’s Marine Resources Committee unanimously endorsed the bill. More...

Maine bill bolsters child solicitation law

AUGUSTA ( AP) — A legislative committee will take public testimony on a bill to bolster Maine’s laws protecting children from being solicited to engage in a sexual act.  The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee takes up the b More...

Maine presidential contests get under way

AUGUSTA — Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are considered the undisputed top contenders as Maine Republican Party caucuses to choose presidential favorites get under way in earnest this weekend across the state. More...

‘Same sex attraction’ group forms in Maine

PORTLAND ( AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has announced that is forming a state chapter of an international ministry that supports people with what the church describes as same sex attraction.  The group known as Courage help More...

Mainers saved under health care act

AUGUSTA (AP) — The federal government says nearly 12,000 Maine residents who receive Medicare saved $6.3 million on their prescription drugs in 2011 due to changes in the health care overhaul law.  The Department of Health and Human Servic More...

Poll: Mainers feel better about economy

PORTLAND (AP) — A new poll shows Mainers are feeling better about the economy.  The poll released Thursday by Market Decisions of Portland says Maine consumers turned optimistic about the economy in January, with consumer sentiment rising More...

Occupy Maine must be out by Monday

PORTLAND ( AP) — The city of Portland has given Occupy Maine protesters until Monday morning to clear out of a city park.  The city served members of the Occupy Maine movement with an eviction notice Thursday, ordering them to remove all t 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.  Police Chief William Lawrence told the Bangor Daily News on Wednesday that police have close 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.  This will mark the 15th year for the event, foun More...