AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine State Treasurer Neria Douglass says not selling bonds this summer will hurt the state’s finances and delay much needed infrastructure projects.
In a letter to Republican Gov. Paul LePage Wednesday, Douglass urged the governor to reconsider his decision not to sell bonds to pay back projects the state has started funding until there’s $60 million in the rainy day fund.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Environmental groups say a decision by the Canadian National Energy Board shows how a crude oil pipeline could be repurposed to export large amounts of oil through the Maine city of South Portland.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative panel has rejected a contentious proposal to overhaul the state’s mining regulations.
The Democratic-controlled Environment and Natural Resources Committee voted 7-5 in favor of denying the proposed mining regulations drafted by the Department of Environmental Protection. The committee wants the department to redraft the rules, but not re-introduce them until 2016.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would put a pause on the creation of virtual charter schools in the state until next year while officials try to come up with a state-run cyber academy.
Fire destroyed a barn in Madison overnight Thursday, but fire crews were able to save an attached house.
Fire fighters from five towns responded to Tupper Road around 9 p.m.
We’re told a few animals died in the barn fire. The homeowners were able to make it out safely.
Events at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center are causing major traffic problems on Main Street.
Residents living in nearby neighborhoods aren’t too happy either.
On Thursday, locals leaders addressed the issue at a public meeting.
After being closed for a year, Hospitality House in Rockport has reopened its doors to area homeless.
Now operated by the Knox County Housing Coalition, the revamped shelter takes a more holistic approach to tackling homelessness.
“I’m a funny guy. I’m not shy. I’m outgoing – the main qualities of everyone who has ever won Mr. Bucksport,” says senior competitor Josh Gray.
Next week someone new will have the title.
“It’s a world class national park and you know I think that’s evident by the numbers of people that come here from all over the country and all over the world,” says Len Bobinchock.
Supporters of harness racing lined the halls leading up to the Maine House of Representatives on the day lawmakers were debating several gaming bills. Included among them is a proposal, LD 1111, that would let Scarborough Downs have slot machines. The facility’s owner says if it fails to pass it could doom harness racing across Maine.
Healthcare advocates resumed their crusade to expand MaineCare at the State House today lining up in the halls in between the Maine House and Senate to urge lawmakers to support expansion. The group held up signs featuring people who would be helped by expansion as they chanted at passing lawmakers.
A man from Holden accused of using Facebook to try to lure girls into sending nude photos of themselves to him pleaded guilty Thursday to sexual abuse of a minor.
21-year-old Allan Richmond is due to be sentenced next month.
A state prison inmate accused of stabbing another inmate to death was in court Thursday.
35-year-old Richard Stahursky is charged with murder in the death of Micah Boland at the state prison in Warren Friday.
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The babysitter of a 5-month-old boy has been arrested in the child’s death.
Bangor Police have charged Samuel Moore, 25, of Bangor with manslaughter.
Wednesday police say Korbyn Antworth passed away at Eastern Maine Medical Center a day after being transported there from a residence on the Griffin Road in Bangor.
Traffic is back to normal after a water main break in Bangor early Thursday morning.
Water district crews were called in around 1am.
Traffic was down to one lane on Broadway and some residents lost water for some time.
The mother of a car accident victim accused of spending at least $50,000 intended for her daughter’s care on herself pleaded not guilty Thursday.
48-year-old Jill Farnham of Bangor is charged with theft.
Police say a Camden independent and assisted living home employee has admitted to stealing from residents.
Linda Perkins, 58, from Washington, was working as a certified nursing assistant and hairdresser at Quarry Hill.
Traffic is down to one lane due to a water main break on Broadway in Bangor Thursday morning.
Bangor Water District crews were called there around 1 am.
The district engineer says it was a six inch line near John Bapst.
The Bangor Police Department is looking for a man involved in a stolen car chase and accident that happened Thursday morning.
A little before 6:30 a report came in from the Holiday Inn on Odlin Road of a vehicle stolen from their parking lot.