Maine

Bruce Poliquin backs GOP bid to smother carbon tax

Maine lawmakers split this week on a U.S. House vote to condemn the idea of a carbon tax to fight climate change, though no...

Foul play ruled out in death of artist Robert Indiana

The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled out foul play in the death of artist Robert Indiana, but the cause of death remains in...

A pair of toilets reserves seating for Yarmouth Clam Festival Parade

Some cheeky Yarmouth residents found a new use for some old toilets this week. A pair of commodes were placed in front of a home...

Class-action suit filed against CMP, claiming customers overcharged

More than 600 Central Maine Power Co. customers who believe they have been overcharged on their electricity bills have sued the company and are...

Bridgton Hospital lashes out at corporate parent

Members of the medical staff at Bridgton Hospital voted unanimously this week that they have no confidence in the CEO of their parent company...

Supporters urge pardon for deported Haitian

AUGUSTA — Supporters of a Waterville man deported to Haiti earlier this year made emotional pleas Thursday to a board that will recommend to Gov. Paul LePage whether...

Trump administration extends special protections for small group of Somalis

The Trump administration has extended special protections for a small group of Somalis living in the United States, after dismantling the same program for...

Republicans mum on funding for Clean Election candidates

WATERVILLE — With the Legislature due to return next week and a special ethics commission meeting to follow, Republican leaders are remaining largely mum...

Maine Supreme Court grapples with Medicaid expansion case

Maine Supreme Court justices heard lively arguments Wednesday over whether to allow the LePage administration to continue to delay filing plans with federal officials to expand...

Manchester murder case goes to jurors

PORTLAND — A jury will continue deliberations Thursday in the murder trial of David W. Marble Jr., who is accused of executing two people...

Winthrop man charged in attack on woman, toddler

WINTHROP — Police say a local man attacked a 27-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy early Monday morning. Brian Diaz, 23, was charged with aggravated...

Federal voter fraud commission documents released

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap was notified Wednesday that he will receive, within 24 hours, documents related to a presidential commission on voting integrity he served...

Power line project offers prospect of better internet in rural Maine

FARMINGTON — A possible benefit of the proposed $950 million hydropower transmission line between the Canadian border and Lewiston is the opportunity it offers...

More than 200 CMP customers join class-action lawsuit claiming they were overbilled

More than 200 Central Maine Power Co. customers who believe they have been overcharged on their electricity bills have joined a class-action lawsuit against...

Court taking up LePage administration's Medicaid policy today

AUGUSTA — Maine’s highest court will hear arguments Wednesday over the LePage administration’s refusal to begin offering Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of...

Wall That Heals arrives in Maine

CHELSEA — Amy and Sheldon Tozer drove from their home in Winthrop to the Chelsea Town Hall on a rainy Tuesday to join dozens...

Golden calls Poliquin "astonishingly weak" on Russia

LEWISTON — Democratic U.S. House candidate Jared Golden said Tuesday that  Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin displayed “astonishingly weak” leadership in his comments about what...

Portland selected to test self-driving car technology

Portland is trying to get on the map of the emerging self-driving vehicle industry. Maine’s biggest city is one of seven municipalities and transit agencies...

NWS warns thunderstorms and flash flooding possible Tuesday

A strong cold front moving into Maine will bring rain and potentially severe thunderstorms with flash flooding this afternoon. Multiple rounds of thunderstorms with very...

Maine to beef up cybersecurity of voter registration system

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine wants to beef up cybersecurity of its voter registration system. Maine Public reports that Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap last...

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Mexico officials shopping for sidewalk plow

Mexico looking to purchase sidewalk plowMEXICO — Selectmen have authorized Town Manager Jack Gaudet and Highway Foreman John Blais to go to Ottawa, Ontario, to...

Lewiston doctor arrested on domestic assault charge

AUBURN — Lewiston urologist Joel S. Olstein, 72, was arrested at his Auburn home Thursday night and charged with domestic assault. At about 8 p.m., police...

Telstar High School celebrating 50th anniversary

BETHEL — A class of 91 high school seniors walked through the doors of a new school for the first time on Sept. 19,...

Police log

Auburn * Jonas Denzel Ryerson, 21, of 81 Howard St., Lewiston, on a warrant, 2:16 p.m. Thursday at 484 Center St. Androscoggin County * Aaron Waite, 27,...

Lewiston using additional school funding to lower taxes

LEWISTON — It's not much, but it's something.  The Lewiston School Department will use $66,603 in additional state subsidy to offset next year's property tax...

Horse talk at Waterford World's Fair

Ellie Winslow, 8, talks to her horse, Faith, at the Waterford World's Fair on Friday afternoon, as her father, Jeff Winslow, adjusts the saddle....

Traffic advisory for Sunday's Emily's Run

AUBURN — Race two of this year’s Greater L-A Triple Crown 5K Series will be held Sunday, July 22. Emily’s Run will kick off at...

Winthrop church celebrating 225th anniversary

WINTHROP — A lot has changed since 1793, when a group of Quakers started regularly meeting in a small cabin here. The number of worshipers...

Otisfield beach reopens after water test comes back clean

OTISFIELD — Less than a week after closing the town beach on Pleasant Lake because of E. coli bacteria in the water, Administrative Assistant...

Bates College hosting dance festival in Lewiston

Maree ReMalia, center, leads a Bates Dance Festival class at Lewiston Middle School on Friday. The Gaga class teaches movement through nuanced gestures, over-the-top...

Lewiston police, ICE detain woman

Zera Samson, center, is detained by several law enforcement officers at the bus station on the corner of Bates and Oak streets in Lewiston...

Mt. Blue educator from Jay to receive national award for teaching excellence

FARMINGTON — A longtime language arts teacher at Mt. Blue High School is one of 46 public school educators to receive a national award.   The...

Noah LePage's film premieres at 2018 Maine International Film Festival

A short film written and directed by a Mt. Blue High School alumnus is an official selection of the 2018 Maine International Film Festival. "Elysia"...

Renovations underway at Wilton tannery site

WILTON — Renovations have begun at the former tannery building on Routes 2 and 4 for phase one of transforming it into a business...

No more harness racing at Oxford Fair

OXFORD — The Oxford County Fair has eliminated its long tradition of harness racing from this year's schedule, but a state official said it...

Marshall Tucker Band to play Oxford County Fair

OXFORD — The Oxford County Fair has booked the multi-award-winning Marshall Tucker Band as its main act this fall. The free concert at the fairgrounds...

Stormy Daniels to bring strip act to Maine

It looks like Stormy Daniels is blowing into town. A marquee at a Portland adult nightclub says the porn star – who alleges she’s had...

FBI has tape of Trump, Cohen discussing paying Playboy model

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had...

At least 17 die when duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank...

Donald Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield...