BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A former industrial bakery in Biddeford, Maine is for sale for $8.45 million.
The Portland Press Herald reports Wednesday that the listing ends hope the bakery will be reopened by the company that took it over after Hostess Brands filed for bankruptcy and laid off 370 employees. Flower Foods acquired the bakery last year and is selling the plant and eight other bakeries and 21 depots across the country.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A team of American and Canadian scientists are about to depart on a two-week study of deep-sea corals in the canyons in the northern Gulf of Maine.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in three Maine cities say they plan to defy the state and continue offering General Assistance welfare benefits to immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
Officials from Portland, South Portland and Bangor said Tuesday they will continue to offer the temporary, emergency aid intended to help individuals and families who show financial need pay for housing, food and heat.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — Three photographs on display at Old Orchard Beach Town Hall have apparently been taken without permission and without payment to the photographer.
Assistant Town Manager V. Louise Reid notified the public of the missing photographs in an email news feed and asked anyone with information about their whereabouts to come forward. She acknowledged that they may have been taken with the intention of paying the artist.
NEW VINEYARD, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a bald eagle struck by a school bus in New Vineyard has been euthanized.
Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service says the eagle took off from a pond along Route 27 on Monday and flew into the path of the bus.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A former Lewiston man has filed a lawsuit against the city’s police chief and three officers in connection with his arrest last year.
Ali Mahmoud filed a complaint this week in Androscoggin County Superior Court alleging his civil rights were violated because police falsely arrested him last July and used excessive and unreasonable force against him. In his suit, Mahmoud said police injured him physically and caused him emotional distress and psychological injuries. He says the charges against him were dropped.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine National Guard’s proposal to build a new headquarters in Augusta has won Planning Board approval and construction could start next summer.
The Guard plans to build a 100,000-square-foot building between Civic Center Drive and the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, to serve as for the state’s Army and Air Guard.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The New England Fishery Management Council is set to consider a request for an emergency action about the haddock catch limit in the Gulf of Maine.
The council’s meeting takes place Wednesday. The council — an inter-governmental body that represents state and federal interests — is being asked to modify the annual catch limit for the 2014 fishing year for Gulf of Maine haddock. The action would be contingent on a July 2014 stock assessment.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine master guide and small business owner will be the new head of information and education at the state’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
State officials say Bonnie Holding will be named to the post. She will be in charge of overseeing marketing and communications for the department. The information and education division also oversees Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials have identified a Portland firefighter whose body was pulled from Casco Bay near the Maine Yacht Center.
Officials said 21-year veteran firefighter Capt. Michael Kucsma died on a recreational scuba dive while off duty. His colleagues at the Portland Fire Department retrieved him and attempted resuscitation. He was pronounced dead at the scene Monday.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A South Portland, Maine-based corporate payment systems firm, WEX Inc., will acquire health care technology company Evolution1 for $532.5 million.
The Portland Press Herald reports WEX and the North Dakota-based company announced the deal Monday. WEX officials say the acquisition will advance the firm’s move into the health care industry and help diversify its business.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state supreme court has rejected a Blue Hill farmer’s challenge of regulations requiring him to spend thousands of dollars to be licensed to sell raw milk at his farm stand.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The mother of a 3-month-old Maine girl who died while in the care of a baby sitter has filed a lawsuit against the caretaker and her 12-year-old daughter.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland City Council has approved ordinances that charge consumers a nickel for disposable shopping bags and bans polystyrene foam food and beverage containers.
Supporters of the measures — both approved by 6-3 votes Monday night — say they reduce litter and help the environment.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — An Augusta woman has been sentenced to more than 2 ½ years in prison for selling oxycodone pills to an undercover informant.
Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Jennifer Dowling was also sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to three years of probation.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The mother of a 3-month-old girl who died while in the care of a baby sitter has filed a lawsuit against the caretaker and her 12-year-old daughter.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A zombie film by a Maine native who spent the past decade in Los Angeles making horror, comedy and science fiction films has spilled into public view on several streets in Portland.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland is set to host a meeting of the New England Fishery Management Council.
The meeting begins Tuesday and continues through Thursday. The council — an inter-governmental body that represents state and federal interests — will consider a request for emergency action regarding the Atlantic herring fishery.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a Portland firefighter whose body was pulled from Casco Bay near the Maine Yacht Center.
Portland officials said in a news release Monday night that an off-duty firefighter died from an apparent scuba diving accident. The firefighter has not been identified.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s associate commissioner for tax policy has been appointed deputy finance chief.
Gov. Paul LePage said on Monday that Michael Allen has become the acting deputy commissioner of Finance for the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. The Republican governor said Allen will also continue to serve in his previous role.