AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A state appeal of the federal government’s decision to cut about $20 million in funding from the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center has been denied by a federal judge.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The Waterville City Council has approved up to $6 million in tax-exempt bonds for Inland Hospital improvements.
City Manager Michael Roy said Tuesday after the 7-0 vote that the money will come through the Finance Authority of Maine and the city is in no way liable for the debt.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Attorneys for two Biddeford men charged with stabbing and using a brick to beat another man allege prosecutors deliberately withheld evidence and are asking that charges against their clients be dismissed.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine boxer who was once considered a rising star in the sport and is the son of a former world champion has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When it comes to high-speed Internet service, Maine lags behind most of the nation.
Analysts say only Montana has less capacity to offer education, medical assistance, commerce and economic development via the Web.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is giving an award to the owners of a Freeport farm for their contribution to Maine agriculture.
LePage and Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb presented Ralph and Lisa Turner of Laughing Stock Farm with the award on Tuesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic-controlled Legislature is starting to tackle the long list of issues on its agenda for the new session.
Among the top issues lawmakers face when they return on Wednesday is to craft a supplemental budget to address funding shortfalls, like $20 million the state now must pay for a state psychiatric hospital that lost federal funding.
WHITEFIELD, Maine (AP) — Friends and family say the 84-year-old Whitefield man brought to the hospital on Christmas Day suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning has died.
Mervyn Parmenter died at a VA hospital on Saturday, according to his brother.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is asking the acting commissioner of the state’s education department to take on the permanent role.
LePage said Monday that he’s nominating Jim Rier (RYE’-er) of Topsham as Department of Education Commissioner. Rier has been leading the department since October after Stephen Bowen resigned to take a post at a national nonprofit group.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Scarborough man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a violent street attack in Portland in 2012 that left a woman with permanent injuries.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Missouri man who drove to Maine with a car full of guns intending to kill his estranged wife and her boyfriend has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Democratic co-chairs of Maine’s budget-writing committee are backing a bill to prevent reductions in state aid to towns and cities.
Democratic Rep. Peggy Rotundo of Lewiston and Sen. Dawn Hill of York say their measure would restore $40 million in revenue sharing. They say more than $29 million would provide tax relief for homeowners while the rest would benefit commercial property owners.
BREWER, Maine (AP) — Maine is holding a final public hearing on plans to cut Maine’s lucrative glass eel catch.
The Maine Department of Marine Resources meeting scheduled for Tuesday was supposed to take place last week but was rescheduled due to bad weather. It’s taking place at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police from two states plan to publicly discuss their investigation into the shooting death of a Maine man in an apparent case of road-rage.
State police from Pennsylvania and Maryland plan to participate in the Tuesday news conference.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — The Skowhegan Indian restoration project wants your unwanted Christmas gifts.
The group trying to raise enough cash to restore the 62-foot wooden sculpture downtown is accepting those ugly sweaters and loud ties for an auction in March they hope will raise the last few thousand dollars needed.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — More than 10,000 homes and businesses are without power because of strong winds and freezing rain.
Central Maine Power reported about 8,500 outages Monday morning, mostly in Androscoggin, Piscataquis, Somerset and Waldo Counties.
PARIS, Maine (AP) — Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant says he plans to run for a third four-year term.
Gallant is the only candidate so far to register with the state’s election ethics commission.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A natural gas company building a pipeline in Maine has agreed to pay contractors tens of millions of dollars included in a lawsuit against the utility.
A top official at Summit Natural Gas of Maine, building a network from Richmond to Madison, tells the Kennebec Journal, that $38 million will be paid to between 10 and 20 contractors by Friday.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Three men arrested in connection with what authorities call one of the biggest marijuana busts in state history head to trial this week.
The Portland Press Herald, reports that Malcolm French, Kendall Chase, and Rodney Russell are scheduled to appear Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials have signed a contract for office space for the state Department of Health and Human Services and the state Department of Labor in South Portland.