February 13, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

MAINE’S PARTISAN DIVIDE

CHRIS McDONOUGH, a Republican, left, and Robert O’Brien, a Democrat, argue about political issues for 30 minutes outside a caucus, Saturday in Portland. More...

Film focusing on King to premiere in Maine

AUBURN ( AP) — A film with a humorous take on Stephen King will premiere in the horror writer’s home state of Maine in April.  “ You Can’t Kill Stephen King” will be part of this year’s Lewiston Auburn Film Fe More...

Lack of snow worries snowmobile businesses

BINGHAM ( AP) — This winter’s lack of snow has some resorts and businesses that rely on snowmobilers’ dollars worrying as the Presidents’ Day holiday week approaches.  More...

Body of missing snowmobiler found

TURNER ( AP) — Maine wardens say they’ve recovered the body of a snowmobiler who had been missing since leaving his home on Friday.  The Maine Warden Service says the body of 46-year-old Joey Mann of Dixfield was located Sunday by a More...

Retired Maine priest under investigation

PORTLAND ( AP) — The leader of Maine’s Catholic church says the diocese is investigating allegations of sex abuse against a retired priest.  Bishop Richard Malone said a complaint filed with the church in November alleges that the Re More...

Unity man dies while cutting tree in woods

THORNDIKE (AP) — Police say a Unity man has died after a tree fell on him while he was in the woods of Thorndike chopping wood.  More...

Talking encouraged in USM library space

PORTLAND ( AP) — The University of Southern Maine is encouraging talking in the library.  Stacks of books on the second floor of the Glickman Family Library have been removed and the space has been revamped into a colorful, open area for c More...

Three Gardiner firefighters punished

GARDINER (AP) — A captain and a union president are among three Gardiner firefighters disciplined by the city last month because they engaged in inappropriate conduct against another city employee.  More...

Ceremony planned for Maine guard unit

ORONO (AP) — A send-off ceremony is being held for members of a Maine Army National Guard medevac unit that is being deployed to Kuwait.  Tonight’s ceremony will honor about 83 soldiers from the 126th Aviation Regiment’s medeva More...

Occupy Maine up against new deadline

PORTLAND ( AP) — The deadline has arrived — again — for Occupy Maine to clear away its tent city in Lincoln Park.  More...

Welfare fraud gets officials’ attention

LEWISTON (AP) — Maine grand juries returned a dozen indictments last year charging welfare fraud, double the number in 2010, one indication that officials are stepping up efforts to catch and convict people who cheat the system at taxpayers&rsq More...

Adjutant general to address lawmakers

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The head of the Maine National Guard, Adjutant Gen. More...

Drug agency creates smartphone app

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has a new crimefighting tool.  The agency says it now has a smartphone application to make it easy for people to contact and send information to MDEA.  More...

Turnpike interchange bridge to be 1 lane

PORTLAND ( AP) — The Maine Turnpike says the interchange bridge at Exit 53 of the toll road will be reduced to one-lane traffic.  The change, which begins today, is due to removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck. More...

Bail bill addresses domestic violence

AUGUSTA ( AP) — A bill addressing domestic violence, prompted by the killings of a family in Dexter last June, is coming up for a legislative hearing.  More...

Mass. man found dead in Maine driveway

BINGHAM (AP) — Authorities in Maine are investigating the unexplained death of a Massachusetts man found dead in the driveway of a Bingham home.  State police say 61-year-old Ernest Sayers of Haverhill, Mass. More...

Ex-turnpike chief pleads guilty

PORTLAND (AP) — The former executive director of the Maine Turnpike pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing tens of thousands of dollars of turnpike funds over many years to pay for upscale hotels in Maine, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe, meals a More...

Maine’s chief forest ranger retires

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Forest Service’s chief ranger has retired after more than 30 years on the job.  An agency spokeswoman says Bill Williams submitted a letter of retirement on Wednesday and Commissioner Bill Beardsley accepted More...

Big marine crane arriving in Maine

SEARSPORT (AP) — The Maine Department of Transportation says a marine crane that has a 144 metric ton lift capacity will be the state’s largest such crane when it arrives.  The crane is due to arrive in Searsport today.  More...

Toboggan teams face off in races

CAMDEN ( AP) — Hundreds of toboggan teams are waxing their sleds for the 22nd annual U. S. More...