February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

MORE SNOW ON THE WAY

A ROBIN braves a winter storm as seen along Crescent Street in Bath, in this photo captured by Times Record reader Cindy Hutchins. Another round of winter weather is poised to clobber Maine. More...

No further penalty for nurse who let patient go in snowstorm

PORTLAND   The state has lost its effort to impose a greater penalty on a nurse whose license was suspended after letting a disoriented patient leave a hospital during a snowstorm.  More...

Dem spurs GOP allegations over consultant pay

AUGUSTA Maine Gov. Paul LePage has demanded that the House chairman of the taxation committee step down from the post for accepting $9,000 to serve as a consultant on a referendum. More...

Hearing on elver permits postponed to end of month

AUGUSTA (AP) — A public hearing on a Maine plan to use a new lottery system to award baby eel fishing permits will likely take place later in February.  The hearing was originally scheduled to take place on Feb. More...

Fall fishing hours could get longer for Maine’s lobstermen

PORTLAND (AP) — The fishing day might get a little bit longer for Maine lobstermen in the fall.  Legislators are considering a bill to extend the legal hours when lobsters can be harvested in the month of October.  More...

Officials: Maine to face shortage of 3,200 RNs by 2025

AUGUSTA (AP) — Nursing Leaders of Maine, the American Nursing Association of Maine and the Maine Nursing Action Coalition say the state is going to face a shortage of about 3,200 registered nurses by 2025.  The organizations announced the More...

Man pleads guilty in cocaine ring case

BANGOR ( AP) — A Maine man has pleaded guilty to drug charges stemming from a large cocaine operation.  Donald Vigue, of Dexter, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute cocaine on Tuesday. More...

Lawmaker proposes giving the next governor a raise

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine has the nation’s lowest salary for a governor and a lawmaker says it’s time to boost it. Republican Rep. Bradlee Farrin is sponsoring a bill to raise the governor’s salary from $ 70,000 to $150,000. More...

Bill to expand access at national parks for disabled vets

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Maine Sen. Susan Collins have introduced a bill to expand access to national parks for disabled veterans. More...

Second person shot by Maine police dies

VASSALBORO (AP) — Maine state police say officers shot and killed a man and woman after the pick-up truck the two were in rammed a state police cruiser.  The Portland Press Herald reports that both 25-year-old Kadhar Bailey, of Gardiner, More...

Maine mayors ask for Patriots visit after gov’s criticism

PORTLAND (AP) — The mayors of three Maine cities are asking for the New England Patriots to bring the Lombardi Trophy to the state in the wake of Gov. More...

Food banks increasing a “means of survival” for many

PORTLAND — A new study finds Mainers are increasingly relying on food pantries for survival, and not for emergencies.  One in four respondents to a survey commissioned by hunger relief agencies reported being dropped from the Supplemental More...

Desperate immigrants risk trek to Canada

TORONTO After he was denied asylum in the U.S., Seidu Mohammed’s fear of being deported to his native Ghana, where he believes he’d be killed or jailed, became so great that he set out in brutal winter conditions to cross illegally into More...

State police: Fire at log home in York leaves 1 dead

YORK (AP) — State police have tentatively identified a man killed in a fire that destroyed a log home in York over the weekend.  Workers at a nearby Veterans of Foreign Wars hall reported the fire on Saturday morning. More...

Gas prices falling in Northern New England

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Retail gas prices are still falling or staying flat in northern New England.  More...

Police offer humorous take on snowstorm advice

BANGOR (AP) — Head to the grocery store to buy things you’ll never need — the economy may depend on it. More...

Lawmakers target ballot measures

AUGUSTA Lawmakers and GOP Gov. Paul LePage say it's time to rethink how questions with far-reaching consequences get on the November ballot. More...

Lawsuit over fishing monitors to reach Court of Appeals soon

HAMPTON, New Hampshire (AP) — A New England fishermen's group suing the federal government over the cost of at-sea monitoring is scheduled to present oral arguments before the federal Court of Appeals in March.  More...

Drought conditions improve in much of Northeast

BOSTON (AP) — It's too soon to close the books on the drought that has plagued New England over the past year, but conditions are steadily improving.  More...

Collins joins senators calling for tough Russia approach

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine's Republican U.S. senator is among a group of party members urging President Donald Trump to get tough on Russia.  More...