SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — For the third consecutive month, sales of single-family homes have resulted in double-digit growth in Maine.
Maine Listings reported this week that 1,307 homes changed hands in September for a 25 percent increase from the same period a year ago. Statewide, the median sales price for those homes increased nearly 2 percent to $173,000.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The regional Small Business Administration chief is returning to his home state for an event.
SBA Regional Administrator Seth Goodall is visiting a Little Caesars Pizza in Waterville that’s owned by a disabled veteran who purchased the business with SBA loans.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The former executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is ready to launch her campaign for U.S. Senate.
Shenna Bellows, who’s seeking the Democratic Party nomination to challenge three-term Republican Susan Collins, grew up in Hancock County and is holding her kickoff rally Wednesday in Ellsworth. That’ll be followed by events in Portland, Lewiston and Eliot, along with an event Thursday in Presque Isle.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — The agency that’s redeveloping the former Brunswick Naval Air Station and a Midcoast agency are getting $2 million from the federal government to spur business investment and job creation.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services says the number of complaints it has received about its MaineCare transportation contractors is far below what is being reported by the companies.
PARIS, Maine (AP) — A Maine teenager shot by a state trooper during a confrontation in West Paris in June has been indicted on three felony charges.
The Sun Journal, reports that an Oxford County grand jury on Monday indicted 18-year-old James Reynolds on burglary, theft and criminal threatening charges.
WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) — A Maine hospital is apologizing for sending a Woolwich man the wrong medical records, including another patient’s name, date of birth and Social Security number.
Don Adams says he asked Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick for his records because he never received a bill for procedures received more than a year ago.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Five protesters, four of them locked to each other with steel pipes, have been arrested after refusing to leave the Irving Oil corporate building in Portsmouth, where police said they threw glitter and blew whistles.
FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — A man on the state’s sex offender registry has been charged with having prohibited contact with a minor after parents told police he was seen with children at a Fairfield athletic field.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former division director at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has sued the agency, saying she was assaulted and harassed after refusing an order to shred public records.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine lawmaker has introduced a measure that would allow victims of human trafficking to have their prostitution convictions vacated.
Republican Rep. Amy Volk of Scarborough is the bill’s sponsor. She says Maine would join 14 other states that have the law.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland’s Preble Street Resources Center is getting a $400,000 grant to help young women escape from sex trafficking.
The social services agency will begin receiving the first $200,000 installment of the two-year grant from the Department of Justice this fall. Part of it will be used to develop a statewide network of housing and shelter options for victims.
ST. GEORGE, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobster processor is being honored with a national award that recognizes young entrepreneurs.
Kyle Murdock, the founder of Sea Hag Seafood in St. George, is one of eight recipients of the 2013 Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneur awards. They were recognized at an awards dinner Monday night in Washington, D.C.
BOSTON (AP) — Environmental officials say New Englanders experienced an overall decrease in the number of unhealthy air quality days this year during the summer ozone season.
Between April and September 2013, air quality monitors recorded 20 days when ozone levels in New England exceeded levels considered healthy, compared to 29 days during the same period in 2012.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices have fallen for the seventh straight week in Maine.
Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports in its weekly price survey Monday that the average retail price of gas in Maine fell just over a penny a gallon in the past week, to $3.46.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Maine-based railroad whose runaway train killed 47 people in Quebec has closed on a $3 million loan that will allow it to continue operations during bankruptcy.
PITTSFIELD, Maine (AP) — Police didn’t need Batman to help them arrest the Joker in central Maine over the weekend.
A man returning from a Halloween party in full Joker makeup was charged with drunken driving after crashing his car in Pittsfield on Sunday morning.
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Westbrook police say they have arrested a local man responsible for a series of night-time burglaries at a mobile home park.
Police allege 22-year-old Robert Paul Auger has broken into several homes at the Hamlet Mobile Home Park while residents slept.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors have brought charges against a mother and daughter they say caused $34,000 worth of damage at a Monmouth cemetery when they rammed each other’s cars.
District Attorney Maeghan Maloney tells the Kennebec Journal, 42-year-old Melissa Grant and 20-year-old Savannah Lowe were charged with aggravated criminal mischief in connection with the Sept. 28 incident at Monmouth Ridge Cemetery.
GARDINER, Maine (AP) — State officials are heading to western Maine for two public information sessions about the new federal health care law.
The Maine Bureau of Insurance is holding an information session about the Affordable Care Act at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the South Paris fire station. Another session is scheduled at 5 p.m. Nov. 6 at the University of Maine at Farmington’s Roberts Learning Center.