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Police: Brunswick Landlord Pointed Gun At Tenant

Updated 7 months ago

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Brunswick landlord is facing charges for allegedly pointing a shotgun at a tenant he believes stole from him.

Police say Peter Davis, 57, is charged with criminal threatening and terrorizing.

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High School Student Charged In Maine Jewelry Theft

Updated 7 months ago

WILTON, Maine (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old high school student has been charged with stealing more than $50,000 in cash and jewelry from a Wilton home.

Chief Heidi Wilcox says Brian Durrell, of New Sharon, is charged with burglary and theft. A second suspect, a juvenile, is also likely to face charges. Both are students at Mount Blue High School in Farmington.

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Scarborough Approves New Rules For Dogs On Beaches

Updated 7 months ago

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — An effort to balance the rights of dog owners to let their pets roam unleashed on Scarborough’s beaches while protecting piping plovers has led to new regulations.

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Sanford Man Charged With Injuring Twins Held

Updated 7 months ago

SPRINGVALE, Maine (AP) — A Sanford man charged with injuring his twin 2-month-old children has been ordered held on $25,000 cash bail.

Anthony Carpinelli made his first court appearance Wednesday via video from the York County Jail where he has been held since his arrest Monday on charges including aggravated assault on a child. If he makes bail, he is allowed no contact with the children or their mother.

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UMaine-led Offshore Wind Project Loses Key Grant

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine-led offshore wind pilot project has failed to a win a key $47 million grant from the federal government.

The Department of Energy said Wednesday that the Maine Aqua Ventus project was selected as an alternate and could resubmit later if one of the winners falls short of its obligations. In the meantime, it’ll receive $3 million for research and development.

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New Jersey Governor Fundraising In Maine For GOP

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Maine to help raise cash for the state’s Republican Party and Gov. Paul LePage.

Christie, who serves as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will attend two fundraisers in Portland on Wednesday. The events are closed to the press.

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Sea Dogs Mascot Walks From Boston To Portland

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Sea Dogs minor league baseball team’s mascot is walking from Boston to Portland to raise money for Tourette Syndrome.

Slugger, a bipedal seal, left Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday at noon en route to Hadlock Field in Portland. He is expected to arrive on Thursday in time for the Sea Dog’s 6 p.m. game against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

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GOP Seek Resolution On Nursing Home Funds

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature has adjourned, but Republican leaders are urging Democrats to reconvene to consider funding for the state’s nursing homes.

Senate Republican Leader Michael Thibodeau said Tuesday that the funding crisis for the state’s nursing homes is an important enough issue to bring lawmakers back to Augusta. Republicans want to reconsider a bill submitted by Gov. Paul LePage in the final hours of the session that would provide $5 million for the nursing homes immediately.

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Newfield Woman Hospitalized After Crash

Updated 7 months ago

NEWFIELD, Maine (AP) — Police say a driver reaching for his cellphone appears to be the cause of a two-vehicle crash in Newfield that sent a local woman to a Portland hospital.

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Needles Found During Trash Cleanup Event

Updated 7 months ago

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — The organizer of an annual trash cleanup event in parts of New Hampshire and Maine says she’s concerned about the number of discarded medical needles that were found.

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Fairfield Family Shocked By Vandalism At Grave

Updated 7 months ago

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — Family members of a Maine first-grader who died of the flu in 2012 say they are shocked that vandals appear to be targeting the little girl’s grave site.

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Winter Track Damage Slows Downeaster Service

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service between Boston and Maine has been delayed or canceled this week so damaged tracks can be repaired.

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, which manages Downeaster service, says inspectors determined that harsh winter weather and heavy snow melt had destabilized the ground under about 27 noncontiguous miles of track between Freeport and Boston.

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Maine Gives $10,000 For Aroostook War Memorial

Updated 7 months ago

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — Maine will give $10,000 to a VFW group to build a war veterans memorial in Fort Fairfield.

Gov. Paul LePage announced Tuesday that he has designated the amount from contingency funds to support the construction of the memorial. The memorial will be located on land donated by VFW Post 6187.

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Maine Requires Elver Buyers Use Daily Updates

Updated 7 months ago

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Marine Resources is taking emergency action to ensure fishermen do not exceed their catch of elvers.

The department announced Monday an emergency rulemaking that requires buyers of elvers, or baby eels, to update their computers daily to reflect when fishermen reach their catch limits.

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Police: Jailed Son Of Richmond Man Found Dead “thought he was God…”

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Updated 7 months ago

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) – Massachusetts police say the 24-year-old man who helped Maine investigators find his father’s dead body was wanted for violating a harassment order requested by his landlord.

Leroy Smith was being held in Cumberland County jail on the unrelated charge Monday when he gave information leading a Sagadahoc County deputy to the body of 56-year-old Leroy Smith II of Gardiner. Smith’s death has been ruled suspicious.

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Top DHHS Official Leaves Post

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The chief operating officer for Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services has left for the private sector.

Department spokesman John Martins said that William Boeschenstein Jr.’s last day with the agency was Friday.

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Portland Owed Millions In Unpaid Tickets

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The city of Portland is owed more than $3.7 million in unpaid parking tickets at a time when it is considering raising property taxes to boost the budget.

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Maine Agency Announces Coastal Grants

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A government agency is seeking proposals for the protection and development of the Maine coast.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry announced Monday a new round of grants totaling $265,000.

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Cutler To Outline Energy And Environmental Plan

Updated 7 months ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler is highlighting his energy and environmental ideas.

Cutler, who’s seeking to unseat Republican Gov. Paul LePage in November, will discuss his energy platform on Tuesday in Bangor.

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Biddeford Land With Notorious Past To Be A Park

Updated 7 months ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A plot of land in Biddeford where a convicted murderer’s house once stood may soon be a park.

The City Council is scheduled vote Tuesday on design plans for Williams Court Park’s expansion into the land where Rory Holland’s house once stood.

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