AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine panel has rejected one of Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s nominees to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.
The Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted 8-6 against Susan Dench’s nomination to the 16-member board on Friday.
Aroostook County is one of the last areas in the country to close schools for the potato harvest.
TV5 visited a farm to see how operations are running.
Schools are on break and there are potatoes to dig up on Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater.
Forget about falling into fall. At Thunder Road Farm in Corinna, you can bounce into it.
Kindergarteners from Dover-Foxcroft enjoyed the beautiful day at Thunder Road Farm.
They bounced on the jumping pillow, boarded the cow train, and hopped aboard the hay ride.
Dozens of anxious kids hopped on their bikes to ride for donations, all to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The kids from Parkside Children’s Learning Center in Bangor practiced bike safety, while cruising around a track designed for the Trike-A-Thon.
Simpson Memorial Library in Carmel made a big announcement today.
They’re adding on to their historic building, hoping construction will start as soon as next year.
They’ve surpassed their initial fundraising goal, reaching $447,062.24.
Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center celebrates its one year anniversary.
In it’s first year the arena brought a wide variety of entertainment and other events to Bangor, and there’s no sign of slowing down.
A longtime benefactor continues to support the University of Maine at Machias, years after her death.
Elizabeth DeShon Tibbetts graduated from what is now known as UMM in 1937.
She passed away in 2012.
Crashing waves on the Belfast coastline wouldn’t be quite as beautiful if they carried trash with them.
“Trash is an eye sore and Maine has a very big tourism competent to its economy, so nobody is going to want to come to the beach or the shoreline if it’s riddled with trash,” Betty Hallman, with Ocean Conservancy.
People will be rallying for peace this weekend in Bangor.
Organizers of the End Violence Together Rally and March met up
They hope the event Saturday will help build a culture of peace and draw attention to the interconnectedness of issues like poverty, war, domestic violence and the climate crisis
Whether it’s the colors on the trees or the smell of the sea that inspire your visit, there will be no charge to visit Acadia National Park tomorrow.
This one of several days in a year where park visitors can enjoy all the park has to offer without an admission charge.
Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta got a passing grade from an independent inspector this week. John Martins, a spokesman for the hospital, says the Joint Commission did a surprise inspection of the facility and found no issues.
Friday, faculty at the University of Maine at Farmington hosted an informational roundtable discussion on the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Back in August, a plane transporting a United States aid worker with Ebola touched down in Bangor. It came from Liberia, bringing her back to the U.S. for special treatment of the virus.
A new group has been formed in Maine to combat human trafficking.
Nearly 80 law enforcement officers from 30 agencies from Maine and Canada make up that force.
They aim to increase awareness and enforcement of the underground industry.
More bad news for 200 workers who lost their jobs at Old Town Fuel and Fiber.
The U.S. Department of Labor has ruled the import of materials, and foreign competiton, did not contribute to the job losses.
A former Deer Isle bus driver sent to prison for six years for raping a little girl wants a new trial.
53-year-old Larry Bunt was sentenced in July 2013.
Millinocket town leaders are taking a step forward to help reshape the town’s future.
Councilors voted Thursday night to accept help from a Virginia economic development firm.
And it’s all free.
A collision in Newburgh between a car and a school bus sent two people to the hospital.
None of the children on the bus were hurt.
Troopers say 30-year-old Andrew Jacobson was driving on Kennebec Road Friday morning with his grandmother, 79-year-old Marion Veino.
A man with his face covered by a bandana, carrying a gun reportedly robbed a convenience store in Augusta early Friday morning.
According to police a man described as younger looking, weight 130 to 165 pounds went into the Cumberland Farms on Mount Vernon Avenue and demanded money from the employee.
One person is hospitalized in stable condition after a car crash in Bradford early Friday morning.
According to State Police, it happened on the Storer Road around 1:30 a.m.
Fairpoint workers say they aren’t giving up in their fight for a new contract.
Union members picketed along Wilson Street in Brewer Thursday.
Their contract expired last month but 1,700 workers have stayed on the job.