Lawmakers in Augusta are considering several changes to Maine’s medical marijuana law. One change in particular had some folks at the state house outraged.
The controversy surrounded a substance known as “kief”. It’s a natural bi-product of marijuana that is used to make tinctures, an extract that’s used among other things to help epileptics manage their seizures. Among the changes in LD 1739, one of the bill being considered by lawmakers, would outaw the use of kief.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic-controlled Senate voted to override a veto by Republican Gov. Paul LePage on a measure that aims to provide free lunches to more low-income children during the summer months.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to three years in prison for having sexual contact with a child in 2008 while he lived in Maine.
Officials in East Millinocket are trying to trim their annual budget.
The Great Northern Paper Company owes the town $659,700 in property taxes.
In January, company officials announced they were pausing production for up to 16 weeks, because of the high cost of doing business.
Some residents and loggers in Orrington claim they’ve seen and heard stray bullets flying by them–and they believe a local firing range is to blame.
Jerry Perkins owns a large area of wooded land adjacent to the Orrington Gun Club.
Orono police are investigating business break-ins over the weekend.
They all happened during the overnight hours.
The first report came from China Garden on Stillwater Avenue.
Saturday night, The Thai Kitchen on Park Street was hit.
27 years ago, Gerard Chasse was an engineering student at the University of Maine in Orono.
Monday, the president of Emera Maine returned to his roots for a dedication of a lab named in his company’s honor.
Maine’s attorney general says it was reasonable for a state trooper to use deadly force in fatally shooting a man in Old Town who had stabbed his girlfriend to death.
Police say 35 year old April Haskell, who was 26 weeks pregnant, was fatally stabbed by 28-year-old Christopher Ouellette in October.
Bangor International Airport has great news for travelers interested in traveling to Chicago and beyond.
Airport officials announced this morning that starting in June the airport will offer a daily nonstop United flight to and from Chicago.
Music legend Willie Nelson is coming to the Bangor Waterfront this summer.
The singer is touring with Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas.
And there’s a special guest also, Kacey Musgraves.
The Maine Wardens are urging snowmobilers to be extremely cautious after dealing with several crashes this weekend.
Officials say they dealt with eight serious crashes across the state in the past two days and at least 10 people including an 8-year-old were sent to the hospital for injuries.
A woman and her three year old child are in the hospital tonight after a serious accident on i-95 in Hermon.
Police say 31 year old Myndie Davis of Old Town was heading south on the interstate when the she swerved to the left, hit the rumble strips and then swerved to the right, rolled over and hit the stone barrier off the road
By February, winter can get to be a drag
“Winters are long in Maine and we want people to learn how to enjoy the outside. And of course we want people to be active,” said Lauren Jacobs, a coach with the Maine Winter Sports Center.
The sun was out Saturday, so why not go for a dip? Well, we mean a polar dip. It’s the annual Camp Capella Polar Dip. The camp cut a hole in the ice and thrill-seekers raised money for the camp and then hopped in the freezing cold water!
About 40 people from around the state came to the Cross Center to go through a number of physically challenging tests, as part of a national fire fighting test course.
Local radio stations competed to help feed the hungry on Saturday
They held a pasta drive,and their goal was to collect at least a ton of pasta.
The proceeds will go to fill up local food pantries.
Filing for taxes can be a tricky task.
“It’s important because especially in Maine, especially this time of year, people really rely on their tax returns,” says Sara Yasner, interim Eastern Maine CASH Coordinator.” It helps them pay the oil bill, put food on the table. Winter is hard on folks in Maine so to have that tax return is hugely helpful.”
It was a tough end to the workday Thursday in East Millinocket when 212 mill workers heard that Great Northern Paper would be laying them off.
“It must be devastating, you know? Probably four months. Might be longer, might be shorter, we don’t know. I sure hope it’s shorter so they can get back to work because the community can’t stand to those that many jobs. We’ve lost so many all ready, and it’s getting to be a depressed area up here,” said retired mill worker, Douglas Paul Adams.
For the third time in less than a month, a Somerset County bank has been robbed. The Bangor Savings Bank in Pittsfield was hit this afternoon.
Police say around 2:45 a man walked into the bank wearing a black ski mask, said he had a gun and demanded money. He then fled on foot with some cash and headed in the direction of Interstate-95.
A Monroe woman has been found guilty of federal marijuana growing and firearm charges.
This was Darlene Ford’s, 58, second jury trial. A mistrial was declared back in September.