AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Wireless energy meters being tested by a Maine company are getting high marks in a government study.
The so-called smart meters are being put through their paces by the Central Maine Power Company. The new meters use wireless technology to cut costs and track energy usage online.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine has fallen by a little more than a penny in the past week.
Price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com reports Monday that the price at the pump has gone down to an average of $3.61 per gallon in the past week, 10 cents above the national average.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A camera that once belonged to artist Winslow Homer has been donated to Bowdoin College’s museum.
The camera was made by Mawson & Swan Co. around 1880 and purchased by Homer in 1882 when he lived in northern England.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The future of the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival is in doubt after the arrest of its founder and efforts by other backers to rescue it fell through.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland police are questioning two people in connection with a series of suspicious fires in the city over the weekend.
Authorities say there were nine fires overall from Saturday night into Sunday, most of them in large trash containers or garbage cans and all in the same general area of the city.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A member of President Barack Obama’s administration is traveling to Maine to support a Democratic plan to raise the federal minimum wage.
Laura Fortman is principal deputy administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. She’ll join Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, Portland Mayor Mike Brennan and others on Monday in Bangor and Portland as part of an 11-state tour touting the minimum wage hike proposal.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Spring is getting its official welcome in Maine from the Coast Guard breaking up winter ice.
Tugs boats are scheduled Wednesday to tackle winter ice in the main channel of the Kennebec River from Merrymeeting Bay to the town of Gardiner. Opening the channel to prevent flooding from melting snow is a sign that mud season is here.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 3,000 Maine homeowners and businesses could see their rates for flood insurance rise in an attempt to put the troubled National Flood Insurance Program back on sound financial footing.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the state must take “term limits and throw them out of the window.”
LePage said Thursday that term limits means the Legislature is full of young people with “firm agendas” who pass bills that “are hurting us for the long haul.”
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature has overturned Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that allows retired teachers who return to work to get paid in full.
The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 29-5 to override the Republican governor’s veto Thursday, following the same action in the House earlier this week.
PARIS, Maine (AP) — An Oxford County woman has been sentenced to nine months in jail for lying in a complaint she made against a Dixfield police officer.
Nikki Libby was sentenced this week after a jury found her guilty of unsworn falsification verdict.
WINTHROP, Maine (AP) — A Winthrop food pantry that serves 100 area families is closing down after 22 years because the Maine-based supermarket that provided most of its food is changing the way it makes donations.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine state officials say recycling laws are helping to keep the environment clean.
The Department of Environmental Protection says it presented data Thursday showing millions of pounds of toxic materials in electronics have been kept from entering landfills and other facilities.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Police say they’ve charged the publisher of a Maine magazine with possessing child pornography.
The Maine Department of Public Safety said Thursday that 38-year-old Joshua Shea was arrested at his Auburn home. The department says they found hundreds of sexually explicit images of a child under the age of 12 on his computer.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — It may be the first day of spring, but heavy snow is bringing power outages to some parts of Maine.
Electric utility Emera Maine says more than 3,300 of its customers in Hancock County are without electricity on Thursday morning.
GREENWOOD, Maine (AP) — The mother of a teenager killed in a hit-and-run in Paris last weekend is pleading with the person responsible for her son’s death to come forward and take responsibility.
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a pit bull that attacked a 5-year-old boy in Fryeburg this week did not have rabies.
The boy from Brownfield was visiting relatives Tuesday morning when the 7-year-old dog attacked him and bit him multiple times on the face.
HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage will discuss the state’s energy policy at a forum with lawmakers, business leaders and environmentalists.
The Republican governor is expected to address the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine’s forum on Thursday in Hallowell.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mayor of the Maine city of Portland is discussing setting a citywide wage.
Mayor Michael Brennan says he will hold the first of several meetings on Thursday to examine the city having its own minimum wage. He first raised the idea during his state of the city address in January.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate has rejected efforts by state’s American Indian tribes and harness horse-racing industry to build casinos.
The Senate turned down six gambling bills late Wednesday.