When it comes to flushing things down the toilet that they shouldn’t, Mainers are guilty.
Water treatment officials say all kinds of things end up in their system.
“We find money, all sorts of items, jewelry, people call asking if we found it, people lose licenses, the list is quite long,” said Bradley Moore, Superintendent of Bangor Wastewater Treatment.
Just under half of the school districts in Maine don’t offer pre-kindergarten programs. Some lawmakers in Augusta are working hard to change that.
Most studies show that quality early childhood education plays a critical role in determining where a person ends up in life.
The cost of doing business is forcing Great Northern Paper in East Millinocket to temporarily shut down.
A spokesperson for the company says workers could be off the job for up to four months. About 250 people are employed at the mill.
Bar Harbor’s police chief has been fired.
Wednesday, Town Manager Dana Reed terminated Nathan Young.
In a statement, Reed said this decision was made following an “extended internal investigation regarding allegations surrounding” an incident last September.
New information about what happened in Brewer Wednesday night after police were seen with weapons drawn.
Just before 11 pm, Brewer police were called to the Brewer Motor Inn for a report of two people being held against their will.
Crews from several towns battled a fire as well as freezing temperatures in West Forks Wednesday night.
We’re told it broke out in some sort of building on Route 201 across from the town office. It’s not believed to be a home.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The mother of a missing toddler and supporters are rallying this weekend at the Waterville Police Department to demand answers from law enforcement officials.
Trista Reynolds and her father are participating in the event Saturday in Waterville, where her 22-month-old daughter was reported missing on Dec. 17, 2011. The girl’s father told investigators that he last saw the youngster the night before when he put her to bed.
A full house was on hand to honor some of the area’s best and brightest business leaders.
900 people came to the Cross Insurance Center for the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Dinner.
Holly Lounder has had chronic health issues for more than 20 years.
“Fatigue and pain and headaches in my late teens, early 20s,” said Lounder.
By 30, it got much worse.
“Paper industry in this state is struggling,” said Richard Burleigh, a laid off worker.
Congressman Mike Michaud met with Department of Labor officials at the Career Center in Lincoln to discuss the status of those laid off from Lincoln Paper and Tissue.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Officials from Maine’s cities and towns say their budgets can’t handle a further reduction in municipal revenue sharing.
Maine’s Appropriations Committee is considering a measure on Wednesday that would restore $40 million in municipal aid next year. The funds could be cut if lawmakers fail to find savings in the tax code.
A car accident claimed the life of a Jefferson man, Tuesday afternoon.
It happened along Route 17, around 2 pm.
Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies say 37-year-old Chris LeFrance was killed.
They believe he lost control of his Toyota Rav4 and veered off the road.
One man was taken to the hospital after a car accident in Fairfield Tuesday night.
State Police say it happened along the interstate around 8 pm.
Witnesses told police the driver was swerving all over the road and lost control near exit 133.
Penobscot Job Corps Center in Bangor has renamed one of its dorms, “Veterans Hall.”
The center held a ceremony Tuesday, not only to honor students and staff who have served our country, but to remember two fallen soldiers who were former students.
Clean elections advocates are saying we’re set up for the most expensive elections in maine history.
Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of the controversial “Citizens United” decision, that allowed corporations and unions to make unlimited expenditures in political races, which critics say gives special interest groups a far greater influence in our elections.
A fifteen-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after an accident on I-95 in Howland Tuesday morning.
Officials had to shut down the southbound side of the interstate for about 20 minutes.
Sure it’s cold, but it won’t be long until the Waterfront Concert series is heating up along the Penobscot River in Bangor.
The 2014 Country Megaticket has been announced.
Between the snow Sunday and the relatively comfortable temperatures Monday, the weather is finally cooperating for area ski resorts.
Add in the Martin Luther King holiday, and the slopes were downright busy.
Firefighters say it appears a wood stove sparked a house fire in Hampden Monday.
Part of Main Road South was closed about 2 p.m. while crews from five departments responded to the call.
After a one year hiatus, the annual Martin Luther King Junior Breakfast was held at the University of Maine.
It was put on by a different organization this year, but the focus remains the same.