Maine

USM police investigate report of man exposing himself to female student

Campus police are warning students at the University of Southern Maine about a man who exposed himself Sunday to a female student at the...

Lobster industry brainstorms market strategies

ROCKLAND — With overseas markets shaky at best, the leaders of Maine’s $1.4 billion lobster industry came together Wednesday to talk about how to...

World War II plane lands at Jetport

A B-24 Liberator makes its landing approach on Wednesday at the Portland International Jetport in South Portland. The World War II-era plane is the...

Portland officials consider expanding tax-shelter districts

PORTLAND — Portland officials plan to add more than a dozen properties to the city’s network of tax shelter districts, a move that could...

Group pushes for mountain bike trail in Topsham

TOPSHAM — A group of mountain bikers have revived the push to add a series of mountain bike trails in town. The Six Rivers chapter...

Semipro football team gets home field advantage

ATHENS — The Twin City Riot semiprofessional football team in the Bangor-Brewer area has named Athens as its new home field for practice and...

Winthrop teen pleads guilty to murdering parents

AUGUSTA — In front of a courtroom packed with news media, Andrew Balcer, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering his parents on Halloween morning...

State denies teaching credentials to former Democratic lawmaker accused of inappropriate behavior

A former Westbrook lawmaker who resigned his seat amid allegations he engaged in inappropriate relationships with female students can no longer teach, coach or...

Cannabis & crustaceans? These lobsters may get baked before customers can cook them

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A local lobster pound owner believes she may have found a new, marijuana-based method for killing Maine’s signature seafood species more...

Westbrook OKs first phase of project that includes Market Basket

WESTBROOK — The Planning Board on Tuesday night unanimously approved plans for the first phase of what could eventually become a 100-acre mixed use...

Republican National Committee offers support to Shawn Moody

AUGUSTA — Touting Shawn Moody’s background as a “self-made man,” the Republican National Committee on Tuesday issued a statement of support for the Republican...

Janet Mills releases economic ‘action plan’

AUGUSTA — Gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills unveiled an “action plan” Tuesday that would create a “one-stop shop” for businesses, provide no-interest loans to help...

Owner of Brunswick senior housing pleads not guilty of taking money from resident

The owner of a Brunswick senior housing complex has pleaded not guilty to charges that she committed financial crimes against one of her residents. Amy...

PUC rules that CMP and Emera prepared 'reasonably' for Oct. 29 storm

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has concluded that Central Maine Power and Emera Maine responded “reasonably” to an intense rain and wind storm last...

Kennebunk teacher acquitted of sex charges with student ponders her next career move

KENNEBUNK — When a jury acquitted Jill Lamontagne in July of sex-related charges involving a 17-year-old student at Kennebunk High School, the former teacher...

‘World’s largest’ Maine Italian to be made in Monument Square Thursday

PORTLAND — If you’re a fan of the Maine Italian, head to Monument Square Thursday to get a bite of what is being billed...

Police capture escaped murderer in Dover-Foxcroft

A convicted murder was arrested Tuesday morning in Piscataquis County, five days after he escaped from a minimum-security prison in Charleston. Arnold Nash, who has...

Dealers say China inflating lobster prices

SUGGESTED PULLQUOTE: “The tariff is bad enough, but to use the hard-shell price on a firm-shell order to drive it up higher, that’s salt on...

Baby lobsters going deep for cold water

The discovery of baby lobsters in the deep waters off eastern Maine could be good news for the future of the U.S.’s most valuable...

Susan Collins wants more testimony from Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of...

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine was among the small group of Republican senators Monday who called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold...

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Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence...

Ben Cross field dedication Friday

The baseball/soccer field at Telstar High School will be dedicated Friday, Sept. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in memory of U.S. Marine Capt. Ben Cross. Cross,...

Guitars for the playing at local businesses

BETHEL - It was just another day for Bethel resident Ross Timberlake. The musician of 52 years was at home when he decided it was...

Medical marijuana facility approved

BETHEL - Bethel Planning Board members last Wednesday approved an application by Gabe Stoppini to build a medical marijuana cultivation facility on his property....

Historic replica closer to complete

BETHEL - A replica of an office/library that belonged to Dr. Moses Mason is getting closer to completion. The project, which started in early July,...

Bethel man dies in car crash

PARIS – A Bethel man was killed early Sunday morning on Route 26 after veering off-road and striking a utility pole. Det. Sgt. Michael Dailey...

SAD 44 cost-sharing formula hearing Oct. 3

BETHEL - The SAD 44 School Board has scheduled a public hearing for Oct. 3 on a proposal to change the district's budget cost...

Oxford County arrest log

• Gabrielle Alexandra Aube, 18, of Waterford, domestic violence assault, 9:20 p.m. Sept. 17 in Waterford, Oxford County Sheriff's Office. • Joshua Lane Hussey, 41,...

Lewiston police continue crackdown on prostitution; seven arrested

LEWISTON — Police on Wednesday charged seven more people in what investigators say is a crackdown on human and sex trafficking. Police said they arrested...

Ron Wyden says state-backed hackers are targeting U.S. senators and staffers

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has refused...

Police log

Lewiston • Alamine Mahamat, 22, of 48 Howe St., on warrant charging failure to appear in court, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 100 Mount Auburn Ave. •...

Rockin' in Lewiston

Maryella Moyers, right, 12, surveys her collection of hand-painted rocks and shells that she has set up for sale on Dumont Street in Lewiston...

USDA secretary, congressman hear needs of rural areas in Farmington

FARMINGTON — Representatives of several professions and nonprofit services from Maine's rural counties met Wednesday with the U.S. secretary of agriculture and stressed the...

Former Edward Little teacher denies charges of driving without a license

LEWISTON — A former Edward Little High School teacher Wednesday denied two charges of driving after his license was revoked. Andrew Cessario, 26, of Limerick...

Lewiston-Auburn's oldest church undergoes repairs

The task of repairing the steeple, bell and bell housing on Lewiston-Auburn's oldest church began Wednesday morning with removal of the spire. "It is...

Bangor Savings Bank coming to Auburn

The three-story apartment building at 170 Turner St. in Auburn will be torn down to make way for a Bangor Savings Bank branch office....

Former Bethel Police lieutenant found guilty of gross sexual assault

PARIS — An Oxford County Superior Court jury found a former Bethel police lieutenant guilty Tuesday of felony gross sexual assault against a woman in...

Auburn strategic planning a go

AUBURN — A six-month strategic planning effort to help guide the work of city officials will begin next month, but only after the City...

Lewiston classmates to dedicate bench to fallen 'hero'

LEWISTON — He called himself "the Irish Frenchman." A friend from Portland spoke fondly of his humor.  A Lewiston High School classmate described him as...

Former lobsterman tells students about life onboard boat

Dirigo Elementary School fourth-trader Holly Ellis giggles while Doug Barber of Mexico helps her put on gear worn by a stern man on a...