TENANTS HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The booming lobster processing business in Maine is struggling to find and retain good workers.
Since 2010, when a change in Maine law expanded the types of products plants can process, the number of companies that hold lobster processing licenses has more than doubled to 13.
A little more than a week before election day, and a new poll has Governor LePage pulling away in the race for The Blaine House.
A Portland Press Herald Poll shows Republican LePage with 45%, Democrat Mike Michaud ten points behind with 35%, and Independent Eliot Cutler with 16%.
There were plenty of witches, skeletons and princesses trick-or-treating in Bangor Sunday.
Pumpkins in the Park gives kids the opportunity to show off their costumes before Halloween.
It also benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Maine, which helps children with Autism or severe language disorders as well as other people.
Hundreds of folks in Bangor were out tonight to support Congressman Mike Michaud as Election Day draws nearer.
The Democratic governor-hopeful stopped by Cohen Middle School for a spaghetti dinner.
The Attorney General’s Office is investigating the 10th officer involved shooting in the state this year, this one in a downtown Lewiston park Friday night.
Police say they shot a man after he brandished a gun. Authorities say police shot 20-year-old Albert Crowley after he brandished a gun. They say he did not suffer life-threatening injuries, but he was hit multiple times as three officers fired shots at him.
It’s been 2 years since the Lincolnville Community Library has been at 208 Main St.
“It was pulled over here by over 250 people from the community, by hand. We used huge timbers and lead pipes to roll the building. It was a very exciting day,” says Kathleen Oliver, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Lincolnville Community Library.
“I’m lucky I was here,” says Bryden Burleson.
There, was Belfast Harbor Thursday when 92 year-old Eva Lenfest accidentally drove her car into to the water.
“I was coming off the water and saw the car go rolling bye quite quick and just hit the water and I knew nobody was really around to get there as fast,” says Burleson.
Law enforcement officials are looking for two people involved in a reported break-in attempt in Carmel Friday.
Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with State Police, were called to a home along Hampden Road, near the interstate, around 5 pm.
With less than two weeks before election day, Independent candidate for governor, Eliot Cutler, has declared he’s the only candidate with a shot at beating incumbent Republican Paul LePage. He even issued a challenge to Democrat Mike Michaud to give his supporters the green light to support Cutler if they feel the same way.
Many in Central Maine find themselves at court, in need of advice, but without money to pay– Friday the lawyers who step up to help them were thanked.
A Searsport attorney says legal problems can happen to anyone.
Business owners were all ears at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce as local experts spoke about data security breaches.
“It is a risk in terms of damage to customers, damage to the business’s reputation, its finances,” said attorney Berney Kubetz, a partner at Eaton-Peabody.
Holden police are looking for a hit-and-run driver.
Police say 35-year-old James Furrough of Holden was riding a bicycle to work on Main Road near the Brewer line around 5:20 Thursday morning.
A fire Friday morning in Hermon caused minimal damaged to a home in Hermon.
Firefighters say the fire was contained to the basement of a home on Swan Road.
Fire spread from a vehicle to a home in Dedham early Friday morning.
Firefighters were called to a vehicle around 4:00 am, they say it quickly spread to the nearby residence.
Some tense moments for fire fighters along the Mid-coast Thursday night, when they thought an elderly woman was trapped in her burning home in Rockport.
Crews were called to Wellington Drive around 11:00 PM.
Border patrol agents pulled a person from the water in Lubec.
They were seen clinging to a skiff and drifting towards the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Memorial Bridge.
The person was taken to a hospital. No word on their condition.
A high speed chase Thursday ended in Newport when a state trooper was able to stop the car by using his own cruiser.
David McGregor, 24, of Canaan, Christopher Daldwell, 25, of Pittsfield, were in the car, that turned out to be stolen.
A Searsport woman is alive thanks to two men who acted quickly to help her.
Belfast Police say 92-year-old Eva Lenfest drove down the boat ramp and into Belfast Harbor this morning.
High seas have kept Coast Guard officials busy today. They’ve been responding to calls for assistance up and down the coast.
They say just after noon in Lubec, a person was seen clinging to a skiff, drifting toward a bridge. Customs and Border Protection personnel in the area were able to help the individual from the water.
Troopers are urging drivers to use caution in this weather after a one-vehicle crash turned into four wrecks on I-395 this morning.
Troopers say that a vehicle traveling east near Exit 2 lost control on the wet road, hit the guard rail and rolled onto its roof.