BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — The last vestige of Bowdoin College’s fraternity system has been destroyed.
The Times Record, reports that an excavator this week tore down the former Alpha Kappa Sigma fraternity house. It had been vacant for more than a decade.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison following his bank robbery conviction in New Hampshire.
Prosecutors say 27-year-old Derek Kucinski, formerly of Cape Neddick, Maine, entered a TD Bank in Newington in 2012 wearing a black ski mask, gloves. He was armed with a loaded .32-caliber revolver. He ordered several customers to the ground as he repeatedly pointed the gun at tellers and demanded money.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Scarborough voters have overturned an ordinance that requires dogs to be leashed year-round on town property.
The law was enacted by the town council in October in response to the threat of a $12,000 federal fine after an unleashed dog killed an endangered piping plover chick on a town beach in July. At the time, the dog was allowed to be loose.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Four people have been sentenced in connection with the morphine-related death of a Farmington woman last year.
Marilyn Rider died during a party last November.
The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death accidental and said it was caused by multiple chronic respiratory diseases aggravated by the morphine. The morphine had been injected at her request.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Paintings of two Passamaquoddy women are being unveiled in the Maine State House as part of the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” project.
The portraits of Denise Altvater and Esther Attean were painted by Maine artist Robert Shetterly and will be unveiled Tuesday in the Hall of Flags.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine and its partner companies say the planning and construction of its 12-megawatt floating offshore wind project will create at least 340 full and part-time jobs and make the state a hub for development.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine game wardens have suspended their search for a 67-year-old man from Quebec in a remote and snow-covered part of northern Maine.
Officials say 26 game wardens, including dog and dive teams as well as search team volunteers and five forest rangers searched for Renald Poulin of Quebec but found no signs of him by Tuesday evening.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State regulators have voted to scrap the winter shrimp season in the Gulf of Maine.
The decision Tuesday by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission came after a harvest last winter that was the smallest since the last shrimp shutdown in 1978. And over the summer, a shrimp survey index indicated stocks were at their lowest since the survey began in 1984.
OXFORD, Maine (AP) — A Paris Elementary School teacher is being credited with saving the life of a student.
Superintendent Rick Colpitts told the Board of Directors at Monday’s meeting that teacher Alice Deegan performed the Heimlich maneuver on the sixth-grader after a water bottle cap got stuck in the student’s throat.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A young New Gloucester woman who died in a two-car crash in Auburn is being remembered by friends as the kind of a person “who lit up a room.”
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The parents of an Army veteran shot and killed by a Farmington police officer during an armed confrontation have a filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the officer, police chief and town.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers and advocates are opposing a plan to move state health department offices to South Portland.
Democratic Senate President Justin Alfond and other Portland lawmakers will join Portland Mayor Michael Brennan and advocates on Tuesday in Portland to denounce the decision to move the offices from the city.
HARRINGTON, Maine (AP) — Thousands of Maine-made wreaths will soon be headed to Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington.
Maine-based Wreaths Across America is gearing up for the annual trip. The truckloads of wreaths are due to leave Harrington, Maine, this weekend.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Game wardens and search teams will spend another day combing wooded areas and shorelines for a 67-year-old man who is missing.
Authorities say Renald Poulin of Quebec crossed into the U.S. on Thursday and was supposed to return a day later, but failed to do so. His car was found in the Chamberlain Lake region.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins won’t be unopposed on the primary ballot.
The head of a group that opposed same-sex marriage in Maine says he will offer a conservative voice in the GOP primary. Erick Bennett, director of the Maine Equal Rights Center, said he was filing his paperwork Monday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The average retail cost of a gallon of gas has gone up a penny over the past week.
Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the price is averaging $3.46 a gallon.
LEBANON, Maine (AP) — Seven people have been displaced after a house fire in Lebanon, Maine.
Fire crews were called to the fire at about 5:20 p.m. Sunday. A resident reported that a fire had started in the master bedroom.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A popular Augusta restaurant that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity has been told to stop because it isn’t properly licensed as a charity organization.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — An Augusta woman described by a federal judge as the mastermind of a pharmacy robbery faces more than four years in prison at sentencing.
Stephanie McCormick is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor in connection with the Jan. 22 robbery of an Augusta Walgreens.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine deer hunters are taking to the woods for the muzzleloader deer season.
Muzzleloader season kicks off on Monday after firearms season for deer ended on Saturday.