February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Parent involvement in schools debated

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers are considering a bill to get parents more involved in their children’s schools. More...

Man presumed dead after Canton fire

CANTON (AP) — Authorities say a 64-year-old Canton man is missing and presumed dead after running back into his burning home to try to save his dogs. More...

‘Tax zapper’ measure scaled back by panel

AUGUSTA (AP) — Without taking a final vote, a Maine legislative panel has scaled back a bill aimed at so-called tax zapper computer programs that help tax cheats. More...

Cigarette butt fine could cost $100

PORTLAND (AP) — Smokers could face a $100 fine in Maine’s largest city for flicking cigarette butts onto public property. More...

LePage blasts lawmakers again over DHHS budget

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Uncle of missing tot charged in scuffle

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Police say the uncle of a missing Maine toddler has been charged with assaulting another family member. Authorities say Lance DiPietro and Justin DiPietro were driving on Monday when they saw Justin Linnell walking. More...

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. More...

Maine-N.H. bridge demolition begins

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The Coast Guard is shutting down river traffic around the Memorial Bridge between Maine and New Hampshire as workers begin demolition. More...

Maine high court upholds murder, arson convictions

PORTLAND — A Portland man serving 60 years in prison for strangling his girlfriend and cutting off her head was not insane at the time of the killing and is criminally responsible for his conduct, Maine’s highest court ruled Tuesday. More...

Turnpike budget offers big savings

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The chief of the Maine Turnpike Authority says financial reforms at the agency have already saved millions of dollars with the potential for millions more. More...

College to announce major donation

PRESQUE ISLE ( AP) — Northern Maine Community College and the college’s foundation will announce a major gift to the school, calling it the largest private donation given to a community college in Maine. More...

Rockland tenant charged with arson

ROCKLAND (AP) — A tenant of an apartment in Rockland has been charged with arson in a fire that temporarily displaced other tenants of the building. Rockland police say they arrested 35-year-old Christie Look on Tuesday on two counts of arson. More...

Lift span from bridge may be moved today

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Demolition crews will wait for daylight to remove the first major component of the 90-year-old Memorial Bridge between Maine and New Hampshire. More...

Teacher pleads no contest to sex charge

MACHIAS (AP) — A former substitute teacher in eastern Maine faces sentencing after pleading no contest to two counts of gross sexual assault involving an eighth-grade student. More...

16-year-old killed in eastern Maine highway wreck

EAST MACHIAS ( AP) — Maine State Police say speed and alcohol are likely factors in a crash in East Machias that took a teenager’s life. More...

Oxford Casino under fire for hiring practice

OXFORD (AP) — A casino scheduled to open later this year in western Maine is coming under fire for going out of state in its search for workers. More...

Donations pour in to Maine fuel company

DIXFIELD ( AP) — The owner of a Maine home heating oil delivery company says he has received at least $100,000 in donations since his company was mentioned in a New York Times article about people struggling to keep their homes warm. 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. 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...