A top federal official says the National Park Service has no plans in the coming year to study conservationist Roxanne Quimby’s proposal for a national park in the North Woods of Maine.Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told U.S.
A lawsuit seeking to have a 36-foot mural depicting Maine’s labor history returned to a state office lobby will be at stake when a federal judge hears arguments on whether the suit should be dismissed.Governor Paul LePage ordered the mural removed from Labor Department offices last March – causing a public uproar and a distraction for his new administration.A lawsuit contends that LePage and other officials violated the U.S.
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A Mount Vernon woman is accused of helping her son try to escape from police.The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ernest Gagnon, 29, Tuesday for motor vehicle theft.Police say while speaking to his mother, Brenda Choate, 46, she agreed to distract deputies as he escaped through a window.But authorities were monitoring their conversation.They say Gagnon removed a screen and tried to get through the window when he was caught.Choate is accused of aiding an escape.Gagnon now faces an attempted escape charge too.
Senator Olympia Snowe’s decision not to seek re-election is the first of what will likely be many interesting changes to this campaign season.Snowe said it was a difficult decision to make, but it came after growing frustration with partisanship in the senate.In an interview with TV5 she said, “It is with mixed feelings that I’ve made this decision because I love the Senate, I love working for the people of Maine, I love public service and the essence of it is to solve problems which, regrettably, is not happening in the Senate, certainly to the degree that we should, given the times that we’re in.”While many see her retirement as a loss for the state, some Maine politicians see it as an opportunity.”There’s a lot of high level politicians in Maine who are thinking about their chances.
DCP Midstream has fielded questions and concerns from Searsport residents since announcing they would like to bring a huge propane gas tank to the town.They decided to have an economic impact report done, hoping it would answer some of the questions and concerns.Employment was a high priority.” It would bring both temporary jobs, construction jobs which again we’re trying to rebuild that base of 138 in the first year and about 134 in the second year.
Lawmakers heard from sexual abuse victims Wednesday as they consider forming a task force to raise awareness about the subject.Representative Joyce Maker proposed the bill that would create a panel to make an appropriate aged based curriculum to help kids identify and report sexual abuse.That curriculum would establish instruction for kids in grades Kindergarten-5 to help them understand the difference between appropriate and inappropriate contact with adults.