Maine

Former UMaine baseball player charged with raping 6 women in Delaware

A former University of Maine student and member of the baseball team has been charged with raping six women over a five-year period in...

It’s looking like a white Thanksgiving thanks to snow storm

It’s not even Thanksgiving, and Mainers are already back into the familiar winter routine. Snow began falling overnight across the area and is expected to...

Greyhound adoption service gears up for Florida racing ban

Maine’s primary service for placing retired greyhound racing dogs with loving owners is about to get a lot busier thanks to a decision by...

Pertussis cases continue to climb, and York County remains a hot spot

Pertussis cases ballooned in October, and with 64 cases reported statewide it was the worst month so far this year for the infectious disease,...

Owners of L.L.Bean donate $4 million to Maine Med expansion

The family of former L.L.Bean president and board chairman Leon Gorman has donated $4 million to Maine Medical Center to pay for the lobby...

Jury selection begins in trial of former Maine priest

ALFRED — A rare trial tied to the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal is set to begin next week in York County. Jury selection began...

UMaine System records $15 million in surplus revenue

Better-than-expected investment income, cost-cutting and an increase in tuition revenue from out-of-state students helped drive an extra $15 million into the University of Maine...

Sisters taking up Indian mascot issue with Skowhegan school board

SKOWHEGAN — Two Skowhegan-born sisters are calling for peace between opposing sides in the long running debate over the nickname “Indians” for the high...

Maine Democratic chair, vice chair won't see new terms

AUGUSTA — Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett and Vice Chairwoman Peggy Schaffer won’t be seeking re-election to their posts. Bartlett and Schaffer, who announced...

John Ford Sr., retired Maine game warden, author, dies at 71

A retired game warden who wrote a book about his experiences patrolling the Maine woods died Saturday after battling cancer. John Ford Sr., who joined...

A few inches of snow expected Tuesday then a bitter, cold Thanksgiving

Maine is done with heavy snow accumulations for now, but the Thanksgiving holiday week promises to bring extreme cold to the region. Even though the...

Episcopal Church in Maine is about to get a new leader, and lots of...

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine has received about three times the usual number of applications in its ongoing effort to replace Bishop Stephen Lane...

Augusta man accused of stealing manhole covers

AUGUSTA — An Augusta man is accused of stealing an eclectic group of items over the past six months, including liquor, chips, DVDs, a...

Biddeford holds meetings to counter criticism of new parking fees

BIDDEFORD — Facing opposition from downtown business owners and a lawsuit filed by a resident, Biddeford city officials will hold a community meeting Monday...

Hauling traps in South Freeport

First mate Sean Murphy of Brunswick hauls lobster traps owned by John Coffin of Freeport onto the dock at Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Co....

Huge spikes in peak traffic expected with Portland developments

PORTLAND — In the next three years, four new developments are expected to go up in a two-block area around Fore Street in Portland’s...

Mt. Ararat school building shaping up

TOPSHAM — A drive up Eagles Way affords a side-by-side glimpse of the past and the future. To the right is Mt. Ararat High School,...

Maine's ranked-choice system likely to be adopted by other states

Maine made history Thursday when it became the first state to elect a representative to Congress using a ranked-choice voting instant runoff. National election experts...

Turkey biz stressful but rewarding

WEST GARDINER — With the sun reflecting off the disappearing layer of snow, Judy Abbott was enjoying a calm moment Saturday morning.  The turkeys that...

Sabattus man injured in Topsham hunting incident

TOPSHAM — A Sabattus man was shot in a Topsham hunting incident Saturday morning. Joshua Stark, 25, was shot in the hip around 7:30 a.m....

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Americans, Canadians are warned: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials in the United States and Canada said Tuesday consumers should stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new...

Franklin County commissioners approve loan guidelines

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Commissioners approved guidelines Tuesday for a loan program aimed at increasing jobs and assisting businesses. Commissioners have said they hoped...

Retired teacher donates $700,000 to UMF — second-largest gift in school history

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington has received a $700,000 donation from a retired Portland teacher, which will be used to fund student...

Lisbon Falls turkey missing. Is it fowl play?

LISBON FALLS — The town turkey is missing. Some suspect fowl play. The apparent heist of the public display item has townspeople scratching their heads...

Reading to the animals

First-grader Ali Heikkinen, left, reads "The Beak Book" and third-grader Fela Colon reads "Zack Alligator Goes to School" to Yellow, one of 19 at...

Don’t eat the romaine lettuce

Romaine lettuce is unsafe to eat in any form, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday in a broad alert in response...

Out to pasture

Sophie, a Belgian-Haflinger cross owned by Bill and Sarah Skelton, weathers Tuesday's snowfall in her Auburn pasture. Bill Skelton said Sophie is probably a...

Jay man pleads guilty to stalking

FARMINGTON — A Jay man pleaded guilty Monday in Franklin County Superior Court to stalking a family member in May. Details of the case against...

Ackley confirmed winner in House District 82 race over Greenwood

AUGUSTA — Incumbent independent state Rep. Kent Ackley was confirmed Tuesday the winner of the House District 82 race following a recount by the...

Pickup rolls over on snow-covered road in Avon

AVON — A pickup truck driven by a local man went off River Road on Tuesday morning and rolled over near the Strong town...

Missing Rangeley man found safe in Connecticut

RANGELEY — A Connecticut state trooper confirmed Tuesday that a man from Rangeley and Connecticut, who left Rangeley on Nov. 8 has been found...

House Democrats plan to investigate Ivanka Trump’s use of personal email for government business

WASHINGTON - The House Oversight Committee plans to investigate whether Ivanka Trump violated federal law by using a personal email account for government business,...

Sliding vehicle smashes into building's entryway in Jay

JAY — The entryway of a building at Jewell Street and Route 4 was taken out by an SUV on Tuesday morning, police Sgt....

Coming Thanksgiving: Kindergarten commentary

In our Thanksgiving edition Thursday, we give to you a brief visit to Mrs. Grover's kindergarten class at Lewiston's McMahon Elementary School. We interviewed...

Farmington arrest log

• George Whittam Paticopoulos, 32, of Rome, operating under the influence, Nov. 12, $350 cash bail, Maine State Police. • Chas L. G. Harkins, 27,...

Police log

Charges Lewiston • Tomeca Weaver, 32, of 77 Seventh St., Auburn, warrant, violation of bail 6:55 p.m. Sunday on Pine Street. Auburn • Victoria Auger, 22, of 30 Northern Ave.,...

Francis Gagnon resigns as Lewiston School Committee chairman

LEWISTON — School Committee Chairman Francis Gagnon stepped down from that position Monday night at the request of some committee members.  He was replaced by Mark...

RSU 16 teachers stress need for literacy coach

POLAND — Three teachers told Regional School Unit 16 directors Monday night that a literacy coach is needed because less than half of students...

Auburn extends moratorium on medical marijuana storefronts

AUBURN — The City Council on Monday extended a moratorium on medical marijuana caregiver storefronts by 180 days, as city staff laid out a...

Student ambassadors give tour

Sixth-grade students Will Routhier, 11, and Iphia Zhang, 10, lead a tour Monday night of McMahon Elementary School for Lewiston School Committee members Renee...