February 15, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

East-west highway idea resurfaces

AUGUSTA (AP) — In Maine, the old saying goes, you can’t get there from here. More...

Otisfield gets boost from London banker

OTISFIELD (AP) — Efforts to save a historic building in Otisfield are getting a boost from an unlikely source thanks to an international friendship forged a half century ago. More...

Windham man indicted in shooting

PORTLAND ( AP) — A Windham man accused of fatally shooting another hunter last year has been indicted on a manslaughter charge. More...

Hypnotist appeals sex assault conviction

PORTLAND ( AP) — A Maine hypnotist convicted of sexual assault of a minor and accused of using hypnotism to keep the teenage girl quiet about their sexual encounters is appealing his conviction to the state’s highest court. More...

Planning office director resigns

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Maine’s acting director of the State Planning Office is out of a job after his arrest for drunken driving. Richard Swanson Jr. says the action was swift. More...

AG: Officer justified in using deadly force

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s attorney general has ruled that a Belfast police officer was justified in using deadly force when he shot and seriously wounded a 26-year-old man who was armed with a shotgun and refused to heed orders to put his ha More...

Budget cutting plan gets first House OK

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine House on Tuesday gave initial approval to Medicaid cuts that are intended to help close a $120 million state budget shortfall, but the governor says they don’t go far enough to cut state spending. More...

Waldo-Hancock Bridge to come down

VERONA ISLAND (AP) — The 86-year-old Waldo-Hancock Bridge that spans the Penobscot River in the shadow of its modern replacement is coming down. More...

End of N.E. shrimp fishing season looms

PORTLAND ( AP) — The end of the New England shrimp fishing season is looming. Regulators are expected to set a closure date for the fishery during a conference call today to review how much shrimp has been caught since the season began Jan. 2. More...

Three men fall into river as ATV sinks

GARDINER (AP) — Three men escaped serious injury after the all-terrain vehicle they were riding on sank into the frigid waters of the Kennebec River. More...

Maine activists want chemical out of food

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine environmental-health activists say they’ll press state officials to consider a new rule eliminating the chemical bisphenol-A from containers of infant formula, baby and toddler foods. More...