February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

‘Double dipping’ law reform proposed

AUGUSTA (AP) — A state senator has proposed changing the rules that restrict educators and other state workers from collecting retirement benefits at the same time they are getting a full paycheck. More...

Cianbro looking to fill 150 construction jobs

PITTSFIELD (AP) — Maine’s largest heavy construction company is looking to hire 150 construction workers. Pittsfield- based Cianbro Corp. says it has a backlog of projects in Maine and needs workers to fill job openings. More...

Bill removes union rights for egg workers

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The House of Representatives has passed a bill that eliminates the right of workers at the former DeCoster egg farms to unionize. More...

Board to issue first casino license

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine officials are poised to issue the state’s first casino license. The Gambling Control Board is slated to issue the license to Hollywood Slots in Bangor when it meets today in Augusta. More...

Community college president to retire

CALAIS (AP) — The president of Maine’s Washington County Community College in Calais is going to retire at the end of June. Joyce Hedlund has spent 43 years in education, 25 years in Maine’s community college system. More...

KVCC president to stay in the job

FAIRFIELD ( AP) — The president of Maine’s Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield is going to be staying on. More...

Maine lobster boat races scheduled

WINTERPORT ( AP) — It may be the dead of winter, but next summer’s schedule of Maine lobster boat races is coming into shape. More...

Man, 24, is injured when ATV flips over

SHAPLEIGH (AP) — A 24- year-old Springvale man is in critical condition after his allterrain vehicle flipped over on Square Pond in Shapleigh. More...

Scarcelli sues stepfather — for not firing her mother

PORTLAND — Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Portland businesswoman Rosa Scarcelli is suing her stepfather and his company, in part because he refused to fire Scarcelli’s mother. More...

Museum Pieces in Lewiston

JOSH SHEA unloads a mounted caribou from the back of a truck on Lisbon Street in Lewiston on Tuesday. More...

Jail guard’s inmate assault trial begins

PORTLAND ( AP) — The trial of a Cumberland County jail guard accused of assaulting an inmate has started. Guard Nicholas Stein is accused of dragging and punching inmate Brian Cote last June. More...

Dog that attacked 2 children put down

WALDOBORO ( AP) — Police say a pit bull owned by a Waldoboro family that attacked the family’s 12-yearold girl and 13-year-old boy has been euthanized. More...

Police look for missing firefighter

BANGOR (AP) — Police in Maine are looking for a missing Florida firefighter who hasn’t been seen in almost a week. More...

Examining Maine’s Medicaid costs

PORTLAND — In his relentless demands for steep Medicaid cuts, Gov. Paul LePage has said Maine spends far more per capita than other states on Medicaid and is high above the national average. More...

Charter school panel to hear from public

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The newly formed Maine State Charter School Commission is taking to the road to hear the public’s ideas on what they want to see in a charter school. More...

Firefighters respond to fires at same home

NORRIDGEWOCK (AP) — Maine firefighters say a second fire at a Norridgewock home heavily damaged the structure that had escaped an earlier garage fire with minor damage. The two fires occurred eight hours apart. More...

Paul wins GOP caucus in Washington County

EAST MACHIAS (AP) — Ron Paul gained ground but failed to overtake Mitt Romney in Saturday’s Republican presidential caucus in eastern Maine, which was held a week after the state Republican Party declared Romney the winner of Maine’ More...

Occupy Maine group puts out TV show

PORTLAND (AP) — Occupy Maine’s tent city in Portland has come down, but the group is still trying to get its message out with a new TV show episode on the movement. More...

2 groups get $325K in hunger grants

PORTLAND ( AP) — Two Maine organizations are getting $325,000 in federal grants to help fight hunger. The two grants in Maine are among 27 grants totaling $4.8 million awarded nationwide by U.S. More...