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WASHINGTON — Kittery and Eliot's retired police chief was unanimously confirmed as the next U.S. marshal for the District of Maine. Theodor Short, of South Berwick, was nominated for the post by President Donald Trump, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced his confirmation on Thursday to a ...
Gov. Paul LePage prides himself on being the king of gubernatorial vetoes. He even named one of his dogs Veto. Sometimes, the governor is right to reject ill-conceived legislation that was somehow approved by lawmakers or to reject bills after he has spotted unintended consequences. More often ...

BELFAST, Maine — A Waldo County jury found Victoria Scott guilty of manslaughter on Friday after less than 2½ hours of deliberation. Scott, 25, claimed she was defending herself on the evening of Feb. 8, 2017, when she plunged a knife repeatedly into Edwin Littlefield's leg during a fight that started as a ...
New ferry prices have Islesboro, with its short trip to the mainland, paying the same amount for ferry tickets as those for isolated islands. Prices for pedestrians and even for cars were doubled. Currently, we are paying $5.50 for pedestrians and $13.75 for cars. It is to go up to $11 for pedestrians and $30 for ...
CARIBOU, Maine — A flood watch remained in effect for all of northern Maine Friday as meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Caribou continued to be concerned about rain and high temperatures. Joe Hewitt, meteorologist for the NWS, said Friday none of the major waterways, including the ...
Police in Auburn, Maine said Friday night they have ended the search for a 5-year-old boy who fell into the Androscoggin River earlier this week. “Diver search options for the river have been exhausted,” police wrote on Facebook. “Warden Service will continue to maintain a presence on the river in the form ...

Hunting has been suspended in parts of three towns in Central Maine where the manhunt continued Friday for a fugitive wanted for the fatal shooting of a deputy sheriff, state environmental officials said. Governor Paul LePage issued an emergency proclamation closing all hunting in parts of Norridgewock, ...
Massachusetts General Hospital has signed an agreement to partner with one of Maine's largest health care systems, the latest move by the Boston hospital and its parent company, Partners HealthCare, to expand across New England. Mass. General officials said Thursday that they will form a clinical ...
By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press. NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — A sheriff on Thursday urged a man sought in the killing of a deputy to turn himself in and warned a community to stay vigilant during a manhunt in what is believed to be the first slaying of a law enforcement officer in Maine in nearly ...
Investigators believe John Williams, 29, of Madison, Maine, shot and killed Cpl. Eugene Cole sometime between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. in the town of Norridgewock, Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said. Williams then drove Cole's vehicle to a Cumberland Farms convenience store in the same town and ...
In 2016, U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen, whose office is in Portland, found that the noise section of the Maine Civil Rights Act violated the free speech clause of the First Amendment because it was based on the content of what a protester said. The state appealed that decision to the 1st U.S. Circuit ...
Maine will be eligible for up to $3.3 million in federal funds to help increase election security, but it's unclear how the money will be used in a state that is already regarded as relatively secure because of the nature of its voting system. Kristen Muszynski, a spokeswoman for Maine Secretary of State Matthew ...
High energy costs are a challenge for Maine residents and businesses. We can tell you from our daily interactions with colleagues that there is increased frustration with electric utilities on issues ranging from storm response costs to the effectiveness of so-called smart meters. One source of frustration we ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Representative Bruce Poliquin of Maine reports more than $2.2 million in his campaign war chest as Democratic opponents make their case to donors ahead of the June 12 primary. Democrats, including Assistant Maine House Leader Jared Golden; ...
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's largest city was on pace to set a record nobody wanted on Sunday — coldest day for the midpoint of April in recorded history. The bitter weather wasn't unique to Portland, as much of northern New England was under a winter weather advisory from the National Weather ...
MAINE — The Maine Brewers' Guild, a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting and protecting Maine's craft beer brewers, is proud to announce the hiring of Anna Kurihara as their full-time Operations Coordinator. Anna resides in Saco and was most recently employed as the Operations ...
A Massachusetts woman is due to be sentenced this week after pleading guilty to felony murder and robbery in drug-related killing in northern Maine. The lawyer for Tia Ludwick of Leominster says she was part of a group that drove from Massachusetts for a drug deal with her cousin, and she had no idea ...

Gov. Paul LePage recently introduced the Conformity and Family Tax Relief Act, or, simply put, Maine's formal tax conformity bill. Fundamentally, this bill would adapt Maine's tax code to align with the recently reformed federal tax code. Contrary to negative media coverage, this is a step in the right direction ...
Ice fishing is a Maine tradition that goes back centuries. But as temperatures have climbed in recent decades, the ice is melting earlier and earlier on most of the state's lakes, and that's carving into the ice fishing season. Gregory Burr, a regional fisheries biologist for the state in Hancock and Washington ...
Since much has been written in the Press Herald on proficiency-based learning of late, including a March 13 Maine Voices column, I would like to add my perspectives on this. I'm a firm supporter of this newer learning model. That support stems from my experiences working with Maine businesses both ...
Alna residents voted to amend the town's school choice policy 258-161 in a referendum on Friday. Voters also elected Melissa Spinney first selectman and Ralph Hilton to the Regional School Unit 12 board of directors, and approved changes to the town's alcohol sales rules. [School choice costs spark ...
Maine Maple Sunday is this weekend and so maple syrup producers all over the state and here in the County are inviting folks to come and see their operations and perhaps leave with a bit of a sugar high. NewsSource 8's Katie Zarrilli visited one of the County's newer maple syrup operations in Eagle Lake ...
John Williams, 29, of 16 Jones St., Madison, Maine, was charged with possession/carrying a firearm, improper storage of a firearm, possession of ammunition without an FID card, possession of a large capacity feeding device, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes violation, state police ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state says Maine's unemployment rate is the lowest in more than four decades. The unemployment rate dropped to 2.9 percent in February, a slight drop from February 2017. The state had an 8.2 percent unemployment rate in February 2010. Republican Gov. Paul LePage ...
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Months after tenants at the Bay Bridge Estates mobile home park organized and met with an attorney hoping to pursue legal action over a lack of safe drinking water, residents of the park continue to complain about unsafe conditions. On March 14, a tree fell onto a single-wide ...
For the first time in 40 years, Maine's unemployment rate has dropped below 3 percent – a sign of an improving economy but also a reminder that the aging state has challenges in finding qualified people to fill vacancies. February's preliminary rate of 2.9 percent was a slight decrease from the previous ...
Central Maine Healthcare unveiled plans Thursday to open what it is calling a first-of-its-kind outpatient health center in the state. The Topsham Care Center is something between a hospital and an urgent care clinic. Officials say the model embraces a more contemporary approach to health care that will ...
Good morning from Augusta. The Maine Legislature's watchdog committee may be busier after Friday morning, when they'll meet to consider two new requested probes from lawmakers on the state's allocation of timber from public lands and the unemployment system. Those new investigations are likely to ...
(NEWS CENTER Maine) - While some Mainers are heading to Washington for the March for Our Lives march, some are staying at home to show their support. Many Mainers will turn out to make their voices heard. The Portland group said, 'School is supposed to be a safe place for us to learn and grow, not ...
SKOWHEGAN — A replica of the original Maine state flag was raised Wednesday morning outside the Somerset County Courthouse in Skowhegan, marking the 117th anniversary of legislative approval for the state's first official flag. The banner with a single white pine tree and a blue North Star on a plain ...
Maine's two U.S. senators have said security officials aren't giving adequate attention to attempts by Russia and other nations to influence elections. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King expressed those concerns during an unusual open meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is touting new protections for young cod as a way to help rebuild the population of the fish. The population ... The zone stretches along the coast from Maine to Rhode Island and includes areas of rocky or vegetated habitats, as well as sandy areas nearby.
Sales of existing single-family homes in Maine increased by about 6 percent in February compared with a year earlier, and the median sale price was up 8 percent, the Maine Association of Realtors said. Its listing service, Maine Listings, reported Wednesday that 822 homes changed hands in February ...
Rising star chef, husband indicted for alleged theft, check fraud in Maine. Troy R. Bennett | BDN. Troy R. Bennett | BDN ... Neither the restaurant nor the Bards have filed for bankruptcy, according a search of Maine's U.S. Bankruptcy Court records. Follow the Bangor Daily News on Facebook for the latest ...
Maine's contributions to America and the world are varied and fascinating, from the invention of the earmuff in 1877 to the woman who became the first official Registered Maine Guide in 1898. “How Maine Changed The World” is Thomaston writer Nancy Griffith's fun romp through the state's contributions to ...
AUGUSTA, Maine — In a final attempt to give his successor a raise, Gov. Paul LePage unveiled a proposal on Wednesday to more than double the next governor's pay and increase meal and housing allowances for legislators. LePage is now paid $70,000 per year, which makes him the nation's ...
Share on Google Plus. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine, officials say a pair of high-profile restaurateurs who owe thousands for civil judgments and now face criminal charges regarding bad checks have left the state. Thomas and Shannon Bard are accused of writing more than $19,000 in bad ...
The anti-abortion protest happening right now outside the Maine Family Planning health care clinic in Augusta is nothing new; opponents of reproductive rights have been holding this same weeks-long demonstration, meant to shame and humiliate our staff and patients, every year for years. As a former ...
Democrats in the Maine Senate scuttled Gov. Paul LePage's nomination to head the Maine State Housing Authority on Thursday. LePage nominated his economic development commissioner, George Gervais, earlier this year. The nomination, which needed a two-thirds Senate vote to overcome a negative ...
Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened when Gov. Paul LePage and Rep. Heather Sirocki, R-Scarborough, introduced legislation — LD 1819 — with help from ACT for America, the nation's largest anti-Muslim hate group. ACT has a history of pushing radical legislation based on an extremist ...
Maine is now home to a cannabis-themed radio show, an hourlong mix of music and talk that is co-hosted by a high-profile medical marijuana caregiver. Dawson Julia, the owner of a medical marijuana shop in Unity, will tackle a different topic every week on the Cannabis Connection, which airs from 6-7 ...
Paul LePage on Thursday disputed a claim from a member of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce that hospitals in Maine are struggling, saying they have $800 million worth of projects planned in Bangor, Portland and other areas. “The investment in Augusta has proved to be a massive disaster ...
Maine students walked out of class Thursday morning, echoing calls to end gun violence that went up from protests at schools across the country Wednesday. Young people from across the state whose Wednesday classes were canceled by this week's rolling blizzard joined the thousands of American ...
Maine began as a Massachusetts province in 1677, but 143 years later, on March 15, 1820, Maine flipped its Facebook relationship status to “single” and officially broke up with the Bay State. Mainers started campaigning for independence as early as 1785, and statehood was put to the popular vote six ...
Blizzard warnings were issued along a stretch of Atlantic coastline from Massachusetts, past New Hampshire and onto to the eastern tip of Maine, including the cities of Boston and Portland. Snowfall totals of 30 to 60cm were widespread throughout eastern New England. Blizzard conditions were confirmed ...
BANGOR, Maine — For those of us left plowing and shoveling, the snowstorm that dropped more than 20 inches of snow on much of Maine Tuesday and Wednesday has been a bit frustrating. For critters that live in the woods, some late-winter storms can be life-threatening. Luckily, however, the state's deer ...
Sawyer was ready to give up and return to Maine. However, Schreiner told him to go back to the ranch and stay with the sheep. “No matter what happens, just stay with those sheep.” In 1896, Sawyer leased Fort Terrett Ranch in Sutton County and moved his 1,300 sheep with the continued backing of ...
A new medical cannabis reform bill is drawing mixed reviews from Maine's caregiver network, the 3,000-strong mom-and-pop side of the state's $50 million industry. “There's good stuff and there's bad stuff,” said Dawson Julia, a caregiver who treats hundreds of patients out of his Unity shop. “It's a big bill, ...
IN CANAAN, Friday at 4:58 p.m., somone was taken to the hospital after a civil complaint on Hartland Road. IN DETROIT, Friday at 7:18 a.m., a harassment complaint was taken from Troy Road. IN FAIRFIELD, Friday at 3:36 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Hinckley Road. 4:45 p.m., a violation of ...
MAINE 7, TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY 5: Colin Ridley singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning as the Black Bears (4-9) edged the Vaquaros (8-7) in the first game of a doubleheader at Edinburg, Texas. ST. JOSEPH'S SPLITS WITH WPI: Ben Gravel singled home Joey Murphy in the bottom of ...


 

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