A music and arts festival that was born in Bangor more than five years ago is moving to Portland, just three weeks before it begins.
Organizers of the KahBang Festival, which started in 2009, say they decided to leave the Bangor Waterfront, largely, because they couldn’t find a campsite for artists and festival-goers.
Mark Horton is the chef and co-owner of Woodman’s Bar and Grill in Orono. He says their college-town run has gone by in the blink of an eye.
“We were kind of the young ones, but now there are a lot of businesses that have come in, in those years, and a lot of changes in Orono.”
The National Weather Service has determined that a tornado did in fact touch down in St. Albans Tuesday.
Folks in the town believed that was the case Tuesday evening.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An investigator for the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office has been named the national deputy of the year.
The National Sheriffs’ Association last month presented Sgt. John Bourque with the Charles Meeks Merit Award for Deputy Sheriff of the Year during a ceremony at the association’s conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
WILTON, Maine (AP) — A Wilton homeowner fined $9,500 for refusing to clean up his trashy yard has started removing some of the junk, possibly staving off intervention by the town.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former police officer involved in a motorcycle accident in Augusta earlier this month has died of her injuries.
Karen Nightingale’s husband, Jared, tells the Kennebec Journal his wife died Tuesday at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was 53.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former nonprofit executive and Maine gubernatorial candidate will lead a collaborative group that promotes the state’s lobster industry to the world.
The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative says Matt Jacobson is its new executive director. Acting Executive Director Marianne LaCroix will stay with the organization in a supporting role.
State flags will fly at half-staff in Bangor Thursday by order of the governor, in honor of former Polie Chief Don Winslow.
Winslow died last week after his four year fight with cancer. He was 57.
One man is dead after a car collided with a tractor lawn-mower in Corinna.
It happened just before 5 pm Wednesday on Corinna Center Road.
Deputies say 79-year-old Dana Doherty of Corinna was killed when a car driven by Mark Franzose of Garland struck him from behind.
The weather caused a major leak in the roof of a Bangor Middle School, canceling a summer camp that’s held there.
We’re told water began leaking into Cohen Middle School early, then got worse throughout the morning.
Maine’s lobster fishing season is off to a slow start due to lack of lobster molting likely brought about by the cold winter.
The state’s lobster season typically picks up after the bulk of the lobster population sheds its shells and grows to legal harvesting size. That occurred in late June last year. But state officials and lobstermen say it hasn’t this year, meaning small catches.
Somerset County was hit with some violent storms last night that caused flash flooding, road closures and property damage.
County officials and the national weather service are looking into reports a tornado actually touched down in St. Albans.
The Blacksmith Shop Museum in Dover-Foxcroft has quite the history.
“1864 it was opened. Around the late 1800s, it became a cooperative, and then it went out of use around 1910,” said curator David Lockwood.
Day two in the trial of a man accused of trying to kill his then wife by hitter her with a rock and shoving her off a cliff in Camden.
Investigators say a fire that raced through a grocery store in Belfast appears to have started in the kitchen.
The fire at the Goose River Grocery on Swan Lake Avenue was discovered Tuesday night by a firefighter who was driving by.
People and businesses throughout Downeast and Central Maine are stepping up to help a business that burned to the ground last week in Machias.
Helen’s Restaurant was known all over the country for its blueberry pie and warm-hearted service. Last week a fire destroyed the building sending 50 workers into unemployment.
A lightning strike started a fire that destroyed a garage in Medway Tuesday night.
Fire officials say they were called to a garage fire around 7pm.
After speaking to the homeowner, the Medway Fire Department believes it was caused by lightning.
The Fire Marshal’s Office says a lightning strike it to blame for fire Wednesday morning in Dedham.
Fire officials say they were called to a fire at a garage at Roy’s Marine Services just after 6:15AM.
Two people have been arrested in connection with a meth lab bust in Merrill last week.
Police say they found them Tuesday night hiding out in a camp on the Clark Road.