February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Maine

LePage in final address: ‘Our job is not done’

AUGUSTA Republican Gov. More...

Residents call for change to ‘dangerous’ road

SOMERVILLE (AP) — Drivers in Maine are calling for officials to provide a fix to a “dangerous” stretch of Route 105 in Lincoln County.  More...

Lobstermen’s Association longtime leader stepping down

ROCKLAND (AP) — The man who has led the Maine Lobstermen’s Association for nearly three decades says he is stepping down to make way for new leadership.  More...

As fishermen age, Maine looks for new scallop harvesters

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s fishing managers are considering letting new people into the scallop fishery for the first time in nearly a decade.  A legislative committee is set to vote on a proposal to create a license lottery system on W More...

British luxury retailer to pay $900,000 over U.S. customs duties

PORTLAND (AP) — An English luxury knitwear retailer accused of splitting up shipments to evade U.S. customs duties has agreed on a civil settlement.  More...

Bangor High basketball coach resigns after OUI

BANGOR ( AP) — The Bangor High School basketball coach has resigned in the aftermath of his weekend arrest for operating under the influence. More...

Investors look to bring new technology, jobs to closed mill

MILLINOCKET (AP) — A group from North Carolina says it will bring more than 100 jobs to Maine by developing part of a shuttered mill into the state's first manufacturer of a type of composite wood.  More...

Legal action aims to prevent shuttering of Maine prison

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Washington County Commission on Tuesday filed an injunction to prevent Republican Gov. Paul LePage from taking further steps to shutter a minimum-security state prison.  More...

Prison closure hits businesses hard

MACHIASPORT (AP) — A number of Maine county businesses say they have taken a huge hit from the abrupt closure of the Downeast Correctional Facility.  More...

Colby College alumnus donates $1M for community forum

WATERVILLE (AP) — A Colby College graduate has donated $1 million for a new community space within a new student residence under construction in Waterville.  More...

Lawmakers to consider hybrid car fee

AUGUSTA (AP) — Lawmakers are set to consider Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to add an annual fee on electric and hybrid cars in order to pay for highway maintenance.  More...

Lobster marketing group up for key vote

AUGUSTA (AP) — A proposal to continue an industry-funded lobster marketing group is up for a key vote in the Maine Statehouse. Members of Maine’s lobster industry pay fees to support the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative. More...

Former Trump speechwriter’s ex-wife in hiding outside Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — The ex-wife of a former Trump speechwriter says she’s left Maine amid news reports about her allegations of physical and emotional abuse.  Jessica Corbett told the Portland Press Herald speaking out about her marriage More...

Idexx wants tax deal extended

WESTBROOK (AP) — A large veterinary technology company headquartered in Maine is seeking to extend a favorable property tax deal as it plans a major expansion.  More...

Navy issues request for proposals for more destroyers

Bath Iron Works

BATH   The Navy has submitted a request for proposals for more destroyers to be built by either Maine’s Bath Iron Works or Mississippi’s Ingalls shipyard, or both.  The Naval Sea Systems Command issued its final request on Thurs More...

General Dynamics buying CSRA for $6.8B

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The defense contractor General Dynamics is buying CSRA for almost $7 billion with the latest Senate proposals pushing defense spending aggressively higher.  Shares of CSRA Inc. More...

Lame duck LePage to work until ‘very last minute’

AUGUSTA Maine’s outspoken governor has kicked off his final year in office by keeping a low profile. There have been no personal jabs, no radio rants. More...

Police: Man in custody after multiple hours in standoff

ROCKLAND (AP) — Maine police say they have apprehended a man who led a several hour standoff at a hotel armed with a walking stick. More...

Fewer crashes on Interstate 295 since speed limit lowered

PORTLAND (AP) — There have been fewer crashes on Interstate 295 north of Portland since the speed limit was reduced, though officials say it’s too early to say whether it’s the start of a positive trend.  More...

LePage: Unaware of alleged abuse by ex- White House staffer

AUGUSTA (AP) — A spokeswoman for Maine Gov. More...