YORK, Maine (AP) — A group that wants to legalize marijuana for recreational use by adults is ready to submit its petitions to the town of York.
Citizens for a Safer Maine collected more than 900 signatures. That’s far more than the 641 valid signatures of registered town voters needed to qualify for the ballot.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Officials in Lewiston and Auburn are determining the impact of a Canadian National Rail decision to suspend service to Auburn’s truck-and-rail hub.
Canadian National announced it’s discontinuing service effective Nov. 15. Spokesman Mark Hallman said shipping via the Auburn facility no longer made financial sense.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can’t help mouthing off. He’s told the NAACP to “kiss my butt,” called the IRS “the new Gestapo” and has said he wouldn’t be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to “go to hell.”
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Maine next week to campaign for Democrat Mike Michaud.
Clinton is the headliner for a rally and fundraising reception for Michaud and the Democratic Party Tuesday evening at the Ocean Gateway.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two Maine teenagers have been sentenced to 100 hours of community service each after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges alleging they put an 8-week-old kitten in a microwave and turned it on.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Lewiston police have charged a man with criminal cruelty to animals for allegedly trying to neuter a cat with a rubber band.
Authorities say 25-year-old Derek Edgerton, who recently moved from Lewiston to Dixfield, was charged Monday.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The person who broke into an off-the-grid cabin in remote western Maine didn’t get away with money, jewelry or other valuables. Police say the thief took a pair of bear heads.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins is starting her re-election campaign bus tour that will take her to all 16 counties.
The Republican senator’s “All of Maine” bus tour is kicking off in Bangor on Tuesday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three groups, including a virtual charter school that is applying for the third time, have filed papers to open charter schools in Maine.
There are four spots available for new charter schools in Maine under the state’s 10-school cap.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A church-run home for poor women in Augusta is closing after nearly 150 years.
Leaders of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, which operates the St. Mark’s Home on Winthrop Street, voted last week to close the facility, which opened in 1870 but now has just four residents.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Average gas prices in Maine have fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week.
The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.50 a gallon, down 16 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.
RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — Officials say that a man has been killed in an accident at a paper mill in Rumford.
Tony Lyons, a spokesman for the NewPage mill, told the Lewiston Sun Journal ( ) that the accident occurred Monday afternoon and involved a contracted employee.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine says a plan to require some welfare recipients to receive drug tests is unconstitutional.
At a public hearing Monday, Oamshri Amarasingham (ohm-SHRI’ AH-mahr-AH-sinhg-ham), the ACLU’s public policy council, said the government must have a warrant based on probable cause to get a drug test except in limited circumstances.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s bear hunting season gets underway amid a drive from animal rights activists to ban three methods of hunting the animals.
State residents will vote in November on a proposal to ban hunting bears with bait, dogs or traps. The general bear hunting season begins Monday and closes Nov. 29.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The head of Planned Parenthood and its political arm is heading to Maine this week to support Democrat Mike Michaud, for Maine governor.
Cecile Richards is hosting a “Women for Mike” rally outside of Portland City Hall on Wednesday.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston man charged with falsifying evidence into the investigation of a slaying has been sentenced to time served.
The Sun Journal reports that Sebastian Moody pleaded guilty in November to a charge of falsifying physical evidence and on Thursday was sentenced to the 107 days he’s already served in jail. A felony charge of hindering apprehension or prosecution was dropped.
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A Norridgewock man says he was shocked to find members of another family buried in his family’s plot in a town-owned cemetery.
Stephen Bishop tells the Morning Sentinel he first discovered the situation last year while he was moving the ashes of his brother, who died as an infant in 1944, from Skowhegan to Sunset View Cemetery.
WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A decision by officials in Wiscasset to rename a road in town after the local high school’s former sports team nickname — changed because some people found it offensive — is drawing criticism from Native Americans.
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — An Old Orchard Beach man charged with beating and stabbing his grandmother to death in the home they shared, then setting it on fire, has been sent by a judge to a state psychiatric hospital for a 60-day evaluation.
BROWNVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for submitting false invoices to a Maine town has reached the end of his allotted time to file objections to a pre-sentencing reporting.