52-year-old Paula Caron was sentenced in Kennebec County Superior Court to 9 years in prison with all but 3 1/2 years suspended and3 years’ probation at a hearing in which her parents, children and friends asked for mercy for her.
In Maine, there are more than 130,000 people categorized as low income. On Monday hundreds gathered at the capital to talk about poverty and plead for action.
The conference featured workshops on affordable housing, energy, health care, and hunger.
Quoddy Bay LLC has withdrawn its request for state permits.
It happened after federal regulators dismissed the company’s application.
The commission said Quoddy Bay failed to provide information needed to move forward with an engineering review and environmental assessment.
Authorities say Christine Hesseltine worked for a Bangor doctors office for two years.
During that time, she wrote a number of bogus prescriptions so that others could pick up drugs at local pharmacies.
Deon Taylor was killed in action last Wednesday. The 30-year-old Taylor, who was a New York City police officer, had attended Carrabec High School in North Anson for two years before graduating in 1995.
HUD Secretary Steve Preston on Tuesday announced the allocations for states affected by natural disasters.
Maine will receive about $2.2 million for flooding damage that occurred in several counties during severe storms last spring.
Police say three molotov cocktails were thrown at a building on Larkin St. early in morning.
18-year-old Jake Hesseltine of Old Town and 22-year-old Dwayne Bell of Bangor have been arrested and charged in the crime.
The Coast Guard made its decision after a Falcon jet completed a final sweep at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday, without any sign of 24-year-old Chris Whittaker. Officials say Whittaker left the day before, aboard a 21-foot skiff and was last seen about two miles east of Matinicus.
The search continues for the man police say pointed a gun at an officer Thursday night before driving away.
A two-mile section of Route 1 between Searsport and Stockton Springs was shut down for a time on Friday, along with a local school district, as police searched for a local motorist who allegedly pointed a gun at an officer during a traffic stop and fled.
According to the Maine Association of Realtors, real estate agents sold 928 existing single-family homes in the state in September, down 9.7% from the same month last year.
The median sales price of those homes was $177,750. Down 6.5% from September 2007.
Maine electric companies are making progress restoring service to customers affected by high-caused outages as the weather improves.
About 5,000 electric customers remain without service — less than half the total earlier Sunday.
Somerset County showcassed its new, $30,000,000 jail over the weekend.
Ceremonies include a ribbon cutting and flag raising at the dedication of the jail and sheriff’s department offices in Madison.
The building was openSaturday and Sundayfor public tours.
Prosecutors say Bruno Rousselle, a truckdriver from New Brunswick, was arrested at the border crossing in Houlton on October 16th.
Investigators say they found 1,064 lbs.of marijuana in the truck, with an estimated street value of $2,500,000.
Prices havedropped by $1.78 since they peaked at $4.71 in early July.
The latest weekly survey found a price range from $3.20 in central Maine to $2.35 in the southwestern part of the state.
Absentee voting beganMonday, andis becoming increasingly popular in Maine and other states. Maine election officials say that four years ago, 166,000 absentee ballots were submitted. A week and a day before this year’s election, nearly 135,000 have been requested and officials say it’s very likely the previous total will be surpassed.
Acadia National Park is getting ready
On Friday, the popular park on Mount Desert Island will close
its Hulls Cove Visitor Center and Sand Beach Entrance Station. As
of Nov. 1, park information will be available at the Winter Visitor
With the economy in the tank, college
seniors around the country may be facing a tough job market next
spring. But that doesn’t appear to be the case at Maine Maritime
They’ve been silent on the proposed casino
in Oxford County, but two Maine tribes and Penn National Gaming are
paying close attention to the outcome of the statewide vote.
The Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Indian Nation, which have
A suspect is back behind bars
following his initial court appearance on a charge of murdering his
70-year-old sister in Dover-Foxcroft.
Michael Toby, who’s 53, was arrested late Thursday night after
Sunday morning gambling at Maine’s lone
casino may soon become a reality.
The Maine Gambling Control Board has given initial approval to a
request from Hollywood Slots in Bangor to allow it to open at 8