Central and Western Maine News

10:50am

State awards new contracts for MaineCare transportation

AUGUSTA — One of the companies at the center of a problematic transition for state's non-emergency Medicaid ride program will not have its contract renewed, according to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Coordinated Transportation Solutions, the Ansonia, Connect... 1

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7:31am

Oakland man sues over injuries from starting gate at Windsor Fair

AUGUSTA (AP) — An Oakland man injured by a malfunctioning starting gate during a harness race at the Windsor Fairgrounds in 2010 has f [...]

7:09am

Richmond trailer park residents evicted

RICHMOND (AP) — Residents of a Richmond mobile home park say they don't know where they'll live now that they've been ordered to vacat [...] 1

6:48am

After tea party uprisings, Maine GOP expects unity at Bangor convention

AUGUSTA — Top party officials are promising unity at the Maine Republican State Convention this Friday and Saturday in Bangor. If the [...] 1

6:31am

New Mexico electronic corporation plans to invest millions in Camden

CAMDEN (AP) — A New Mexico-based business says it plans to invest more than $3 million and create 29 new jobs in the Maine town of Cam [...]

6:26am

Birdwatching event coming this weekend to Freeport, Pownal

PORTLAND (AP) — The fourth annual "Feathers Over Freeport" birdwatching event is scheduled to take place at Bradbury Mountain State Pa [...]

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6:17am

Portland man files suit against Petco for illness caused by rat bite

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine man who says he developed a serious disease after getting bit by a rat he bought at Petco has sued the pet sup [...]

3:10pm

Oil companies and railroads spar over changing rail safety standards

AUGUSTA — Ever since a crude oil train disaster decimated a Quebec village’s downtown last July, Maine fire departments have bee [...] 1

9:20pm Sun Journal

Report finds problems with how Maine CDC deals with diversity

AUGUSTA — An independent review of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention found, among other things, that the agency make [...]

4:06pm

LePage vetoes bill that sought greater government transparency

AUGUSTA — A bill that would have opened records on industrial hazardous waste and mercury emission control plans was vetoed by Republi [...] 7

12:00am

Spending April vacation learning, helping the poor in Mississippi

Britt Eastman and Ciara Ferguson, seniors at St. Dominic Academy in Auburn, pose with elementary school students Wednesday in Mound Bayou, M [...]

11:25pm Sun Journal

Budget-cutting ideas sought at Auburn meeting

AUBURN — With changes to city ambulance services, cuts to curbside recycling, higher Recreation Department fees and city staffing chan [...]

H.S. Baseball: Emerson's 2-hit gem leads Lewiston past Hampden, 1-0

LEWISTON — Sure, it's April, when the infield dirt is rugged as plywood, the outfield grass is brown and saturated, and the pitchers a [...]

Bates to give honorary degrees to Idexx founder, Pulitzer winner and actress Glenn Close

LEWISTON — A national business leader, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, a technology visionary and an acclaimed actress will receive h [...]

Lewiston library hosts book giveaway

Michael Malloy of Auburn, left, checks out a book by Walter Dean Myers titled "Sunrise Over Fallujah" at a table staffed by volunteer Shawn [...]

Norway Downtown recognizes Norway Historical Society

NORWAY — Norway Downtown has recognized the Norway Historical Society for its contribution as "an important factor contributing to the [...]

'Rock stars' expected at New England Mineral Conference in Newry

NEWRY — Details for next month's second annual New England Mineral Conference are fast becoming crystallized. The event will be held f [...]

'Tax Day' rally set May 4 in Lewiston

LEWISTON — Maine Taxpayers United will hold its annual Tax Day Rally on Sunday, May 4, at the Franco American Heritage Center, 46 [...]

Livermore to go with Lewiston-based animal control officer

LIVERMORE — Selectpersons unanimously voted Tuesday to enter into a contract with Rich Burton of Maine Animal Damage Control of Lewist [...]

Livermore Falls to hold hearing on proposed $2.45 million budget

LIVERMORE FALLS — A public hearing will be held Monday, April 28, on a proposed $2.45 million town budget for 2014-15. Selectmen will [...]

French fries get extra crispy when truck catches fire in parking lot

WATERVILLE— Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in th [...]

State funds to help overhaul lower Main Street in Norway

NORWAY — The state has approved money for an $800,000 overhaul of lower Main Street. If the local share of approximately $400,000 is a [...]

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