FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is preparing to release some 2,000 brown trout into the Kennebec River as part of a study of trout populations in a stretch of the waterway.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers are set to receive a briefing on the $40 million MaineCare rides program after reports of missed rides and thousands of complaints.
The Portland Press Herald, reports that Tuesday’s progress report could determine whether legislative leaders push to cancel any contracts with private companies that provide transportation to and from medical appointments for low-income and disabled residents.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine’s largest labor organization is making its endorsements for governor and 2nd District congressman in next year’s elections.
The Maine AFL-CIO is endorsing Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud for governor in the race against Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent Eliot Cutler.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine veterans will have a chance to learn about health care, education and job opportunities throughout the state next month.
The fair hosted by the Lewiston and Auburn Military & Community Network will be held Saturday Nov. 16 at the National Guard Armory on Alfred Plourde Parkway in Lewiston.
MONTICELLO, Maine (AP) — The Maine Potato Board has selected a 23-year-old woman as its 2013 young farmer of the year.
Officials say Sara Corey of Monticello is the first woman to receive the award. She’s also the youngest recipient of the award.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Health officials are confirming Maine’s first flu case of the season.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that an adult from Kennebec County tested positive late last week for the influenza A virus. The patient did not require hospitalization and is recovering at home.
SOUTH THOMASTON, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine say one of two fishermen rescued after their boat sank off the Massachusetts coast has died.
A Coast Guard helicopter spotted the two crew members from the 65-foot Terra Nova in the water Friday night, and the Coast Guard said both were rescued. But Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison in Maine said Monday that one of them, David Oaks of South Thomaston, had died.
OAKLAND, Maine (AP) — Citing safety concerns, at least two central Maine towns are considering alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating on Halloween.
In Benton, children and their parents can attend a “Trick or Trunk” event on Thursday evening in the parking lot of the town’s elementary school. Instead of going door to door, kids can go car to car for candy dispensed from the trunks of the vehicles. There will also be other activities including haunted hayrides.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine voters will be considering three separate bonding requests for higher education on next week’s ballot.
The approach by state education leaders differs from a year ago, when a single bond proposal for three state institutions was rejected by a narrow margin.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is inspecting the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge that connects Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine.
The inspection is scheduled to start Monday. The bridge carries U.S. Route 1 bypass over the Piscataqua River between the two states.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who lived alone in the Maine woods for nearly three decades may soon be admitted to a special court program and released from jail.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Maine’s second-busiest Bureau of Motor Vehicles office has moved from South Portland to Scarborough.
The new BMV office on Expedition Drive in Scarborough opens on Monday.
The old branch at the Maine Mall in South Portland closed on Thursday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank is one of two keynote speakers at this week’s annual Maine Affordable Housing Conference.
More than 400 industry representatives including builders, real estate agents and money lenders are registered to attend the conference, which takes place Wednesday at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A new institute is opening at the University of Maine for educators and others who work with children with autism and post-secondary students seeking to follow that path.
ARUNDEL, Maine (AP) — Officials are investigating a late-night single-vehicle accident in southern Maine that killed a 26-year-old Sanford man.
The York County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were called to an accident around midnight Saturday in which a car had failed to negotiate a curve and struck a utility pole on Log Cabin Road in Arundel.
ISLE AU HAUT, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard says a kayaker who was feared missing near the coast of Maine has been found safe.
The guard began its search earlier Friday after Matt Grabowski missed his scheduled check-in call with his friend’s father on Thursday.
LEBANON, Maine (AP) — A woman is recovering after a 12-foot-long tree limb fell and hit her on the head in Lebanon, Maine.
Foster’s Daily Democrat reports, police said the limb fell 25 to 30 feet and struck the 30-year-old woman on the head before it broke. Police say she suffered a head injury, but it’s not believed to be life-threatening.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are looking for a man who stole two engagement rings from an Auburn jewelry store and then pawned them in Lewiston.
The owner of Goldworks jewelry store tells the Lewiston Sun-Journal, the man asked to see engagement rings Thursday. A saleswoman showed him two rings. He asked what size they were, then ran out of the store with the rings, worth about $7,000.
MADISON, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are hoping a new study will help restore the brown trout fishery on the Kennebec River.
A Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologist says competition for food and habitat among fish populations in the river has stunted growth of the trout.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage and the former New Hampshire GOP speaker of the House are headlining a luncheon for a Maine conservative advocacy group.
LePage and William O’Brien are expected to speak at the Maine Heritage Policy Center’s Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon on Friday in South Portland.