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WELLS, Maine- Village Candle, a Maine company, is celebrating a new deal that will bring its products to Europe. The Wells-based company is partnering with Eimskip. Village Candles can already be found in 32 countries and is now reaching out to the United Kingdom and northern Europe. Jeanne Hulit ...
Nordic Aquafarms' plans to invest $500 million in the US town of Maine to build a major land-based salmon farm are taking a step forward with a proposal to alter the town's zoning rules, The Free Press reported. The company plans to acquire 40 acres near thee Little River in the town. Town council ...

Officials are looking into the cause of a late afternoon fire in the Town of Maine that heavily damaged a home March 21. No serious injuries are reported and authorities say a woman and her two dogs were able to make it out of the house on Shadowbrook Drive. The fire was reported shortly before 4:30 and ...
A two-alarm fire brought crews to a one-family residence in the Town of Maine Wednesday. Area fire ... Emergency personnel called to the scene include those from Maine, West Corners, Union Center and Glen Aubrey fire departments, along with Broome County Sheriff's deputies. This report will be ...
The Federal Aviation Administration and the state of Maine will contribute to the cost of a new building to house snow and other equipment used at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport. The remainder of the cost of the building is expected to come from revenue generated by a 50-megawatt solar project ...
The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted Thursday, March 15, to place the question on the town meeting warrant. At Tuesday's selectmen's meeting, Wiscasset police Chief Jeffrey Lange expressed displeasure with the selectmen's decision. Lange was not present at Thursday's meeting. During the ...

TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) -- Officials on the scene said no one was injured but one woman had smoke inhalation and was treated on scene. While no cause has been determined yet, 12 News observed the back left portion of the home extremely burnt.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A petition to roll back regulations restricting short-term rentals through services like Airbnb has forced a Maine city to reconsider the rules. Petitioners in South Portland gathered more than 1,000 signatures in opposition to a new requirement that owners live in their rental ...
Jody Murphy allegedly stole the money by taking funds from municipal bank deposits, town transfer funds and by adding unauthorized stipends to her own paychecks, said detective Steve McFarland of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. McFarland declined to speculate on why Murphy allegedly stole the ...
Many Maine cities are spending more than expected to keep roads clear of snow and ice this winter, and another nor'easter could send them even further over budget. ... A city spokeswoman tells the Portland Press Herald the city expected 60 inches of snow this year, but has already gotten nearly 90.
(CNN) - The powerful storm that battered the Northeast over the weekend also uncovered the wreckage of a ship that could date back to the Revolutionary War. The wreckage was found on a beach in York, Maine. The police department in the southern Maine city posted photos of the ship on its Facebook ...
Cancellations and parking bans began to pile up Wednesday night as a late-winter storm moved into Maine amid predictions it would dump more than a foot of ... The city reminded residents that all residential property owners are required within 24 hours after the snow stops falling to remove snow from ...
AUGUSTA — In the hours before a nor'easter was expected to bring about a foot of snow to central Maine, public safety and utilities officials were ... Officials across the region pushed out announcements Wednesday about town office closures expected Thursday, including Skowhegan and Pittston.
Cancellations and parking bans began to pile up Wednesday night as a late-winter storm moved into Maine amid predictions it would dump more than a ... later in the day, the nor'easter did produce thundershow, with flashes of lightning and booming thunder from the Philadelphia area to New York City.
Nor'easter clobbers Northeast delivering heavy snow, rain, wind from Pennsylvania to Maine .... The National Weather Service said that as of 9 p.m., the snow had ended across the lower Hudson Valley, New York City and New Jersey. Heavy snow .... Rob Reardon told Morgan while driving through town.
For more than a century, Maine has offered its own version of “school choice” called “town tuitioning.” If a student lives in a district without a public school at a certain grade level, the town and district will pay a specific rate to send that student to the public or private school of their choice. In one Maine town, ...
Kennebunk, Maine, is still recovering from Friday's nor'easter and is now bracing for another. The area could receive more than a foot of snow by Thursday night. "It's just going to add insult to injury," said resident Tami York, taking in the damage on Beach Avenue on Wednesday. The impact is evident, ...

By noon, about 244,000 people in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, Connecticut and Maine remained without electricity due to last week's storm, according to each state's respective power companies. Earlier in the day, that number was about 424,000 residents.
Unlike BRTV, Lifeflight of Maine Foundation did not receive a financial contribution last year from the town. Lifeflight of Maine Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides fundraising and public relations support to LifeFlight of Maine. The foundation raises funds for aircraft, medical ...
Coastal flooding dogged southern Maine for a third day Sunday as astronomically high tides and the remnants of a powerful nor'easter that knocked out ... The town of Wells also got more flooding at Sunday's 12:45 p.m. high tide, but two hours later crews were beginning to reopen roads shut down by the ...
Under the tax bill, Maine can designate up to 25 percent of its low-income Census tracts – areas between 2,500 and 8,000 residents – as opportunity zones, which works out to 31 tracts statewide. Possible areas include regions rocked by the declining pulp and paper industry, former mill communities and ...
YORK, Maine — Visitors are frequenting Short Sands Beach to see a rarely surfaced shipwreck as officials deal with the serious business of damage ... Police Chief Douglas Bracy, the town's emergency management director, said coastal communities had been expecting a diminution of wave activity ...
Towns in coastal York County are cleaning up and assessing damage after surging high tides and powerful waves pounded the coast for three days. ... In Maine, the storm surge flooded low lying coastal areas in York and Cumberland counties, damaging roads and barriers, as well as some homes and ...
BATH, Maine — A Maine city is slated to receive nearly $9 million in federal money for sorely needed upgrades to its sewer system. The city is Bath is getting a $2.3 million grant and a $6.5 million low interest loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The city's sewer department serves more than 3,000 ...
The Great Northern Paper Company — for a century the full-employment guarantor for generations of paper-makers who once made this town hum — built ... In fact, the company, which sprang up like Brigadoon at the dawn of the 20th century, helped build almost everything here in “Magic City,'' a place ...
Short-term rentals may be short-lived in South Portland, Maine, where city councilors are considering new, strict guidelines for rentals through websites like Airbnb. The new rules would only allow hosts to rent properties on these websites when the owner is staying on the property at the same time as the ...
BATH, Maine — A Maine city is slated to receive nearly $9 million in federal money for sorely needed upgrades to its sewer system. The city is Bath is getting a $2.3 million grant and a $6.5 million low interest loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The city's sewer department serves more than 3,000 ...
The Kansas City Star reports Leslie's ex-husband called 911 the night of Feb. 13 after the mother of four had failed to pick up her teenage children from a basketball game. Police and firefighters broke down the door and were "overwhelmed by the smell of decomposition," according to an affidavit.
The human toll as well as the financial toll on city services prompted City Council on Tuesday to enter into an agreement with a New York law firm to join a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. In doing so, Sanford is joining a number of other Maine municipalities which have signed on, ...
On the left, a satellite image of the village of Thit Tone Nar Gwa Son on Dec. 2; on the right, the same village seen from space earlier this week. Human rights advocates say the government is destroying what amounts to scores of crime scenes before any credible investigation takes place. DigitalGlobe via ...
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — Much of the area snow may have melted away with this week's warm weather, but there's still plenty of snow on Old Orchard Street for OOB365's Winter Carnival. Town Manager Larry Mead said at Tuesday night's Town Council meeting that the town's Public Works ...
... suspect in the murder of 16-year-old Joyce McLain, a high school student who disappeared while jogging near her East Millinocket home in 1980. Philip Scott Fournier, 57, now faces 25 years to life in prison for killing McLain and leaving her body in the woods in the small mill town in northern Maine.
The Portland City Council unanimously approved a lease agreement with the Maine Mariners that would allow the minor league hockey team to keep revenue generated at the city-owned parking garage during games. The deal, which the city hopes will help Cumberland County keep an anchor tenant for ...
A dozen Maine towns have already banned or placed a small five-cent fee on plastic shopping bags to discourage their use. ... Big cities are acting too. ... Sustain Mid Maine Coalition's Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Team is working on an ordinance to bring forward to the Waterville City Council this ...
Keith Marple, a Whitefield representative to the Sheepscot Valley Regional School Unit Board of Directors who is advocating for the town to withdraw from the regional district, presented alternatives to the RSU and recruited volunteers during a Feb. 9 meeting at the Whitefield fire station. Several Whitefield ...
WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — Town officials say they rejected a settlement with the Maine Department of Transportation over a traffic project because Gov. Paul LePage changed a key agreement. The Portland Press Herald reports the Wiscasset Select Board voted to reject the state's proposal Tuesday night.
But as the city's landscape underwent a renaissance, relatively little was done to develop the harbor. City leaders talked about upgrading the area of Harbor Park, but there was — and still is — no money to make big changes to harbor infrastructure to better accommodate Rockland's growing status as a ...
Barbershop Quartet Performs Singing Valentines Across Town in Maine. By Danielle Waugh. Published at 7:25 PM EST on .... Valentine's Day is full of surprises -- but in Portland, Maine, some surprise valentines are delivered by four men in matching suits. Every Feb. 14, men from the Downeasters Chorus ...
Next month Rockland will begin limiting the number of short-term rental properties in the city, affecting property owners who use services such as Airbnb and HomeAway. City councilors approved the temporary cap Monday night by a 3-2 vote. The cap of 45 non-owner occupied short-term rentals takes ...
MILLINOCKET, Maine — The tidy, white bandstand stands on the edge of a gone-to-seed main street pocked by vacant storefronts where plywood has ... In fact, the company, which sprang up like Brigadoon at the dawn of the 20th century, helped build almost everything here in “Magic City,'' a place ...
A contractor by trade, he built “a beautiful circulation desk” at the town's Umberhine Public Library, “all on his own time and money,” MacMaster said. ... Several mornings each week, Sue Campbell would greet Poulin at the Village Cafe, which she owns with her husband, John Campbell, and hear the same ...
Short-term rentals may be short-lived in South Portland, Maine, where city councilors are considering new, strict guidelines for rentals through websites like Airbnb. The new rules would only allow hosts to rent properties on these websites when the owner is staying on the property at the same time as the ...
Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, received 3.4 inches of snow by early Monday evening, and 3 inches had accumulated in Des Moines, ... and winter storm watches stretch from central Pennsylvania to Maine, including Syracuse, Albany, Hartford and the north and west suburbs of Boston.
TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) -- Investigators say there were no injuries in a house fire in the town of Maine. Broome County fire investigators say there were two adults and two children inside a home at 32 Rozelle Road on Monday when a chimney fire spread to the rest of the home. Investigators told 12 ...
A midweek storm could drop nearly a foot of snow on Bangor, hitting the city hardest during Wednesday's afternoon commute, according to early forecasts. Starting late Wednesday morning, the quick-moving storm is expected to follow a diagonal path from Maine's southwest corner up through the northeast ...
The Hallowell City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to review a Portland-based affordable-housing developer's Credit Enhancement Agreement request for a fixed tax rate to support the development aimed at seniors. Community Housing of Maine is asking the council to approve a tax rate of ...
City officials plan to continue the efforts in place with the shark teeth painted on the bridge, and add signs telling trucks to exit, City Manager Jerald Gilbert said. It was proposed signage be placed telling truck drivers traveling west to turn on 3rd, and those traveling east to exit on 2nd before the bridge.
The Maine Guides were not always winners, they did not always draw well and their end was not without acrimony, but some fans found perfection at The ... Kobritz began with Maine's biggest city in mind but Jerry Plante, father of Dean and then Old Orchard Beach's town manager, had a different idea.
TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) – Firefighters responded Monday afternoon to a house fire in the town of Maine. Several fire engines could be seen fighting a fire at 32 Rozelle Road. 12 News was on the scene from 3 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. Our crew observed damage to the front, left portion of the home and gradual ...
Heroin and crystal meth were seized Wednesday during a raid in the Town of Maine. ... The task force — it includes the Broome County Sheriff's Office, and the Binghamton, Endicott and Johnson City police departments — was assisted at the scene of the raid by highway patrol sheriff's deputies. Rozelle ...


 

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