Central and Western Maine News

Durham man lands lead on new reality TV show, 'Monsters Underground'

DURHAM — Bill Brock's occupation on the social networking site LinkedIn is listed simply as "Crypto Hunter." The local man has been tapped to lead a team of investigators into the woods — and under them — for... 5

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Maine Senate confirms LePage's judicial nominees

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Senate has unanimously confirmed Republican Gov. Paul LePage's judicial nominees. [...] 11:13am

Drunken driving crackdown among new Maine laws

AUGUSTA (AP) — A new Maine law that aims to crack down on people with multiple drunken driving violations is among several that will s [...] 11:05am

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Sources say it's official: Red Sox trade Lester, Gomes to Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Jon Lester along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox [...] 10:40am

Dixfield resident requests up to $10,000 to build new Harlow Park structure

DIXFIELD — The Board of Selectmen on Monday approved establishing a fundraising committee for a new outdoor electronic sign to announc [...] 10:40pm

St. Mary's administrator testifies before Congress on Medicare bill

Bob Armstrong, vice president for elder care services for St. Mary's Health System in Lewiston, testifies Wednesday before the U.S. Sen [...] 9:10pm 3

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Cuts to the Buckfield rescue budget may threaten emergency providers

BUCKFIELD — Positions at the Rescue Department will either be eliminated or have hours cut unless voters restore about $52,000 removed [...]

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Parking big issue for Bates College dormitory plan

LEWISTON — Parking is the biggest concern for city planning officials when it comes to Bates College's plan to build two student dormi [...] 1

Michaud will only participate in debates when LePage does

LEWISTON — While they don't agree on much, one thing Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his Democratic challenger Mike Michaud seem to be [...]

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Mainers on Medicare saving millions on drugs

More than 5,300 elderly or disabled Mainers have saved more than $4 million in drug costs during the first half of this year as the federal [...] 1

Livermore Falls has the first village post office in Maine

LIVERMORE FALLS — U.S. Postal Service officials opened its first village post office in Maine on Wednesday morning at Pike's Corner Oa [...]

$5M federal grant coming for Head Start programs

PARIS — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award Community Concepts Inc. a $5 million grant for Head Start and Earl [...]

Two teens killed in Boothbay Harbor crash

BOOTHBAY HARBOR (AP) — Police are continuing to investigate a crash in Boothbay Harbor that left two teenagers dead. The Lincoln Count [...]

EPA to get $5.7 million for South Paris sludge lagoon cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $5.7 million settlement with the owners of a former tannery in South Paris that began [...]

Blaze at condo complex in Westbrook leaves 45 homeless

WESTBROOK (AP) — No injuries are reported but authorities say 45 people are homeless after a three-alarm fire at a condominium complex [...]

American Legion Baseball State Tourney: Pastime Club outlasts Franklin County, 3-2

BANGOR — If one of those baseball purists ever gets in your ear and says there’s never a good reason to slide into first base, s [...]

Dixfield dairy farm selected to supply milk to Wisconsin-based distributor

DIXFIELD — A local dairy farm recently signed a deal with a Wisconsin-based milk distributor to become one of its six suppliers from M [...]

American Legion Baseball State Tournament: Bessey Motors beats Post 51, 7-2

BANGOR — The team in red went by the name Post 51, not Messalonskee, although there were enough Eagles on the Oakland-based American L [...]

Police charge Auburn teen in Jay, Livermore Falls vehicle burglaries

JAY — Police in Livermore Falls and Jay were dealing with nine reports early Wednesday of vehicles broken into in Chisholm Village. It [...]

LePage, utilities commissioner conflict over ethics only partially resolved

A conflict over ethics between Gov. Paul LePage and a member of the state’s Public Utilities Commission has been settled in the short [...]

My Maine Ride owner agrees to suspension, reimburse consumers up to $30,000

BANGOR — The used car dealer sued by the Maine Attorney General’s Office earlier this year for unfair and deceptive trade practi [...]

'Night Out' in Auburn on Aug. 5

AUBURN — The Police Department's annual National Night Out against crime will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Festival Plaza. T [...]

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