June 16, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Phish drummer wins local election in Maine hometown

LINCOLNVILLE (AP) — The drummer for the jam band Phish has been elected to his Maine town’s Board of Selectmen. Jon Fishman will take a place on Lincolnville’s fiveseat board after winning Tuesday’s nonpartisan election. More...

Police: Body of man found in parking lot identified

BIDDEFORD (AP) — Maine police have identified the man found dead in an apartment building’s parking lot early this week. More...

Police chase spanning 2 states ends in crash, suspect dead

NEWTON, N.H. (AP) — An hour-long police chase that began in Massachusetts has ended in a crash in New Hampshire with the suspect dead. More...

Tribute set for officer fatally injured in river rescue

AUGUSTA (AP) — Hundreds of police officers will gather to pay tribute to an officer who suffered fatal injuries while searching for a missing canoeist on a river in Maine.  The memorial honoring Nathan Desjardins will be held Friday at the More...

UMaine hosting “Art of Climate Science” exhibit

BELFAST (AP) — The University of Maine is hosting an art exhibit called “The Art of Climate Science” featuring works by faculty, staff and students at its Climate Change Institute.  More...

Lawmaker asks LePage to allow guns in Maine Statehouse

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Republican lawmaker is asking Gov. Paul LePage to use his executive power to let lawmakers carry concealed weapons in the Maine Statehouse.  Rep. More...

Suit claims prison guard sexually assaulted inmate

PORTLAND (AP) — A female inmate has filed a lawsuit against a Maine prison guard, saying he sexually assaulted her.  The Portland Press Herald reports the woman sued Wednesday in U.S. District Court.  More...

Emily’s List hires Emily Cain to head up organization

PORTLAND (AP) — Former Maine House minority leader Emily Cain has been chosen to lead the pro-abortion rights PAC Emily’s List. Cain replaces Jess O’Connell, who now serves as Democratic National Committee CEO. More...

NEA providing more than $850,000 to support Maine arts

PORTLAND (AP) — The National Endowment for the Arts is giving more than $850,000 in grant money to support art programs around Maine.  More...

Landmarks to be illuminated in orange for Make Music Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Landmarks including Niagara Falls, Nashville’s Parthenon and Boston City Hall will turn orange next week for a global music celebration.  The landmarks will be illuminated in orange — signifying the sun and the More...

Lawmakers hashing out budget deal

AUGUSTA A small group of Maine lawmakers on Wednesday began hashing out a budget deal that lawmakers could vote on this week as a July 1 deadline looms for having a two-year budget in place. More...

Woman drowns rabid raccoon that attacked her while jogging

HOPE (AP) — A Maine woman out for a run says she killed a rabid raccoon that attacked her by drowning it in a puddle.  Rachel Borch, of Hope, says she was running near her home June 2 when she saw the raccoon charging her with its teeth ba More...

Mansion built during the War of 1812 goes up for sale

KENNEBUNKPORT (AP) — A Maine mansion built during the War of 1812 has gone on the market with an asking price of nearly $8 million.  More...

Fireball maker concerned about plan to ban ‘nips’

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine-based maker of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is worried about Gov. Paul LePage’s efforts to ban the sale of miniature alcohol bottles.  More...

Maine’s new public advocate is on the job

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s new public advocate is on the job.  Barry Hobbins, who was nominated by Gov. Paul LePage, sailed through the energy committee and received Senate approval last month. He went to work on Monday.  More...

Madison paper mill auction wrapping up

MADISON (AP) — An auction featuring thousands of pieces of equipment from Madison’s closed paper mill is drawing to a close.  A three-day auction wraps up Thursday, and winning bidders can begin removing items on Monday.  More...

2 drivers accused of racing along highway

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Police: Burglars look for open windows during summer

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Police in Maine are warning homeowners about break-ins as temperatures start to heat up.  Police tell WCSH-TV burglars target homes during the summer season because residents tend to leave their windows open.  More...

Jury: Northern Maine man guilty in killing

HOULTON (AP) — A jury has returned a guilty verdict for a 20-year-old man accused of a brutal killing in Houlton.  WAGM-TV reports that Reginald Dobbins was convicted Wednesday of murdering 61-year-old Keith Suitter.  More...

Sheriff: 2 cops on paid leave after getting shot at academy

VASSALBORO (AP) — A sheriff in Maine says two corrections officers have been placed on paid leave after a fellow officer was shot in an apparent accident at a police training academy.  More...