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The current majority leader, Sen. Elizabeth Mitchell of Vassalboro, won the caucus nomination as Senate president Monday evening. Because the Democrats have a majority, her nomination assures her election to the Senate’s top spot.
Mount Desert Island residents gathered for a rally in Bar Harbor Sunday.
They wanted to address what they say is a rare hate crime in their community.
Two effigies, both painted black,were found hanging from trees the day after the Presidential election…there is speculation that the figures may have referenced President-elect Barack Obama.
Maine’s turnout was 70%, based on unofficial and still-incomplete figures from vote-counting sources. In the presidential race four years ago, nearly 74 percent of Maine’s eligible voters cast ballots.
In the other northern New England states, Vermont had a 65% turnout and New Hampshire had70%.
None of the company’s stores in Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont were on the closure list, but Circuit City said said it filed out of concern that vendors would not ship goods to the stores for the holiday shopping period.
Two skunks have been confirmed to have
rabies in central Maine and animal control officers say there’s
concern that other wild animals might have the disease.
Animal control officer Howard Morang said two dogs are now in
A double homicide trial will begin next
month for a 22-year-old man charged with killing a former high
school classmate and then fatally stabbing his own father six days
John A. Okie’s trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 8 in Kennebec
42 year old Reynolds was accused of shooting Rhonda Wakefield-Reynolds in January2007, the day she planned to file for divorce.
Reynolds took the stand Thursday. He told the court during his testimony, ":I wanted to shoot myself in her presence. I wanted that image to be the last thing she saw, and that she would have to explain to the kids what happened to their father.":
An anti-racism vigil is being planned for Sunday in Bar Harbor after a serious of disturbing events on Mount Desert Island.
Police say two black cardboard figures were found hanging by nooses from trees in Bar Harbor and tremont the day after the Presidential election.
At a time when most airlines are cutting
back flights, low-fare carrier Allegiant Air is expanding its
flight schedule out of Maine.
Allegiant last year began offering nonstop jet service between
Barber Foods Co. is recalling 41,415
pounds of frozen chicken products after consumers complained of
finding pieces of rubber in the products.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the recall applies to
The family claimed that they weren’t given enough money when the state seized their restaurant and surrounding land to make way for the Penobscot Narrows Bridge five years ago.
The Dyers were given $225,000 in that initial deal.
On Election Day, volunteers from the group EqualityMaine were posted at petition tables in nearly 100 polling places, and spoke with thousands of voters about marriage for same-sex couples.
EqualityMaine’s Betsy Smith says that by the end of the day, volunteers had identified and collected contact information from more than 33,000 voters.
A man was rushed to the hospital after flying off the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.
Witnesses say 35-year-old John Hanson’s vehicle was traveling normally when all of the sudden his car veered to the left.
An unidentified man was taken into custody just after 10:00 p.m.
It all started around 5:30 p.m., when police were asked to check on the wellbeing of a man on the Spring Bridge Rd.
Nearly a quarter million absentee ballots were cast in this year’s elections.
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is projecting that 80% of Maine’s registered voters cast ballots on Tuesday. That outnumbers the 2004 presidential election, which was a record of 74%.
The deal will require people who post ":erotic services": ads on the Web site to provide a working phone number and pay a fee with a valid credit card. The Web site will provide that information to law enforcement if subpoenaed to do so.
The charges against chasse include kidnapping, aggravated assault, and terrorizing.
Prosecutors say Chasse took a prison worker and an inmate hostage during a seven hour standoff at the prison.
No one was seriously injured.
Reynolds stands accused of shooting his estranged wife.
The state rested its case late Wednesday afternoon, and the defense immediately asked for a motion for acquittal due to the state’s lack of sufficient evidence.
About 160 workers were laid off when the mill shut down in back in June.
The company filed for bankruptcy, and earlier this week an investment firm in New York closed the $19,000,000 deal to buy the facility.