AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s supreme court has upheld an order requiring a St. Louis-based pharmaceutical company to complete the cleanup of the former HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. plant in Orrington.
Mallinckrodt LLC, which inherited responsibility for the site after HoltraChem went bankrupt, sought to overturn an order requiring it to complete an environmental cleanup that could cost $250 million.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s finance chief, who has worked for decades in various levels of state government, is retiring next month.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that Department and Administrative Services Commissioner Sawin Millett will step down at the end of May.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s U.S. senators are speaking out against the Department of Defense’s call for a new Base Realignment and Closure round.
Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte are the chairwoman and ranking member, respectively, on the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill that would remove or relocate dozens of informational signs along Maine’s interstate highways has been amended before heading for a vote.
The Legislature’s Transportation Committee on Wednesday agreed to amendments that would allow some signs to stay and restrict putting up new signs in the future.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is appealing last month’s ruling by a judge who determined that agency Commissioner Patricia Aho erred in her decision involving noise complaints about a Vinalhaven wind farm.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have failed to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill changing the funding formula for youth homeless shelters.
The Democratic-led Senate voted 20-14 in favor of overturning the Republican governor’s veto on Wednesday, falling short of the two-thirds support necessary.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says Democrats have put politics before the best interest of Mainers in their rejection of a bill that would have allowed children younger than 16 years old to work in bowling alleys or movie theatres.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Governor’s Energy Office reports the statewide average cash price for heating oil for the week that ended Monday was $3.71.
The office reported the price was down 4 cents from last week and 9 cents from two weeks ago. The office also reported the average statewide propane price was down to $3.40 per gallon and kerosene down to $4.17 per gallon.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic-led Senate has endorsed a bill designed to block multinational corporations from avoiding paying state taxes by holding their profits in overseas tax havens.
The Senate followed the actions of the House on Wednesday to give initial approval to the bill with a 19-15 vote. The measure faces final votes in both chambers.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A second man has been arrested in connection with a series of arson fires that happened last month in Portland, Maine.
Eighteen-year-old Aaron Hornbeck-Fielder of Portland was arrested Monday. He’s accused of starting a fire in a Dumpster on Sunday, March 23. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is poised to sign into law a bill calling on the federal government to recognize disabilities suffered by Maine soldiers who were exposed to Agent Orange at a military base in Canada.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative panel has approved a bill to have the state study the market potential for building more casinos in Maine.
The Veteran and Legal Affairs Committee unanimously endorsed the measure on Tuesday. The bill directs Maine to contract with a consultant would study whether a market exists for more slot machines in the state.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have given the first nod to a bill aimed at preventing companies from avoiding paying state taxes by stashing their profits in foreign banks.
The Democratic-led House approved the bill in an 86-58 vote Tuesday. It adds 38 tax havens to Maine’s tax code and would require those that use them to report their corporate income tax like a Maine business would.
HOLLIS, Maine (AP) — Maine’s attorney general says it was reasonable for a trooper to use deadly force to protect himself and other officers when he fatally shot a Hollis man during an armed confrontation in December.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Augusta man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for growing marijuana inside the security fence at Augusta State Airport.
Marlon Cloutier was also sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to four years of probation.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The former pastor of a Brunswick church has been sentenced to two years of probation for receiving nearly $150,000 in federal benefits while also collecting a salary.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Verizon Wireless says it aims to add 42 full-time retail and sales jobs in Maine, part of larger recruitment effort to add 330 employees in New England.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic-led House has voted to direct the Department of Environmental Protect to re-submit new mining regulations.
The House voted 98-39 on Monday in favor of rejecting the regulations drafted by the department and asking it to come up with new rules and submit them to the Legislature by February 2016.
MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Monmouth man says he may not be alive if not for the mystery woman who stopped and helped him after a heart attack.
Leonard Crocker, who works for the Monmouth Public Works Department, lost consciousness by the side of the road March 17 just after his crew finished cutting trees.
NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a barn housing dozens of sheep and hundreds of chickens has been destroyed in an early morning fire in North Yarmouth.
The exact number of animals that died has yet to be determined.