August 11, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Learn about unassuming undergrowth with hike at the Bonyun Preserve

BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites curious observers of nature to join a walk discovering the woody shelf fungi of Bonyun Preserve on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. More...

FACES OF THE FAIR

Sheep farmer Joan Rolfe

TOPSHAM   Joan Rolfe raises the sheep and spins wool. More...

Child healthcare grant applicants sought

BRUNSWICK — The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is seeking grant applications from Maine families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not More...

Bath Area BackPack Program hosts benefit supper

BATH — A Benefit Supper is being held On Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Avenue, Bath from 5- 6:30 p.m. More...

Audit: Maine didn’t adequately protect disabled

AUGUSTA Maine has failed to adequately report and investigate deaths and abuse of its residents with developmental disabilities, according to a federal audit released Thursday. More...

New border grants announced while program’s future in doubt

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Police: Man drove through intersection, struck gas pumps

SCARBOROUGH (AP) — Police in Maine say a man has been hospitalized after driving through a busy intersection and crashing into gas pumps.  More...

Maine gov says state secretary wrong on voter fraud request

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor says the state’s secretary of state is making a mistake by denying a request for voter data made by a Trump commission.  Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, a Democrat, has declined t More...

Police: Car struck police cruiser

CASCO (AP) — Authorities in Maine say a police cruiser was totaled in a two-vehicle crash.  The crash occurred in Casco on Thursday morning. The Cumberland County Sheriff ’s office says Deputy Patrick Ferriter was driving along U.S. More...

Body recovered off coast of Kennebunkport believed to be missing man

KENNEBUNKPORT (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a body recovered off the Maine coast matches the description of a Massachusetts sailor who went missing last week.  More...

Deadline soon for feds’ response to fishing monitor petition

PORTLAND (AP) — A fishermen’s group says it’s still waiting on the federal government’s response to a petition it filed with the U.S. Supreme Court about the cost of fishing monitors.  More...

UMaine to receive more than $220K from NOAA to study tuna

ORONO (AP) — The University of Maine is slated to receive more than $220,000 from the federal government to support research of Atlantic bluefin tuna.  More...

Pipeline says they could ship 100,000 barrels of oil daily

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — The president of the company behind a Maine pipeline says they would be able to ship 100,000 barrels of crude oil daily if they were allowed to reverse the flow of their pipeline.  More...

Ethics panel wants source of millions behind casino campaign

AUGUSTA (AP) — Ethics commissioners trying to figure out the source of a $4.2 million campaign to build a southern Maine casino say the women behind the campaign can only withhold certain documents.  Lisa Scott’s lawyer, Bruce Merril More...

Woman severely injured after ship mast breaks, hits her head

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine woman has suffered a severe head injury after a ship mast broke and struck her in the head.  The woman was sailing on a trimaran just of Portland Harbor Wednesday afternoon when she was injured. More...

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. More...

Maine Public acquires the addition of a Midcoast signal for FM broadcast of classical network

PORTLAND/BANGOR/LEWISTON   More...

Man gets 4 months for illegal donations

PORTLAND (AP) — A developer who pleaded guilty to making illegal campaign contributions in the names of others has been sentenced in a Maine federal court to four months in prison and fined $100,000.  More...

Woman suffers injury after mast breaks

PORTLAND (AP) — Authorities say a woman was seriously injured while sailing when the mast of a boat snapped and struck her head.  More...

Money will help two communities grow

ROCKLAND (AP) — The Northern Border Regional Commission is providing $650,000 to a pair of Maine communities to help improve local infrastructure.  Democratic Rep. More...