Local News

Augusta’s Gannett House Expected To Be Sold

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The granddaughter of Maine publishing magnate Guy Gannett says the family wants to repurchase his Augusta home from the state and turn it into a First Amendment museum.

Read more on Augusta’s Gannett House Expected To Be Sold…


Maine’s Moose Hunt Starts In A Week

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s annual moose hunting season is set to begin in a week.

The moose hunt starts Sept. 22 in eight of the state’s 29 wildlife management districts. The districts are all in far northern and northeastern Maine. More management districts open up Oct. 13, and others on Nov. 3. The hunt closes Nov. 29, with a Maine “resident only” day set for Nov. 1.

Read more on Maine’s Moose Hunt Starts In A Week…


Statehouse Dome Dons New Copper Coat

Updated 1 week ago

 

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — For the first time in decades, the Maine Statehouse dome is no longer its signature green.

Workers are nearing the end of a more than $1 million, months-long project to replace the century-old copper sheath, making the dome look like a shiny penny and setting the Capitol abuzz.

Read more on Statehouse Dome Dons New Copper Coat…

Dome11-JPG


UMaine To Study Hemlock Tree Die-off

Updated 1 week ago

ORONO, Maine (AP) — University of Maine researchers are studying the impact of hemlock tree die-offs on the state’s freshwater forests.

UMaine stream ecology assistant professor Hamish Greig and Climate Change Institute Jacquelyn Gill are leading the researchers as they study past and present declines of the trees.

Read more on UMaine To Study Hemlock Tree Die-off…


UMaine To Host Climate Change Conference

Updated 1 week ago

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine Climate Change Institute is hosting a conference next month about preparing for extreme weather events.

The Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability Conference will take place Oct. 23 at the Wells Conference Center at the university’s main campus in Orono. University officials say the event is for business people, farmers, community planners and other interested residents and will cover subjects such as the spread of ticks and rising sea levels.

Read more on UMaine To Host Climate Change Conference…


Health Groups Get $600K To Help Consumers

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Two Maine health organizations are getting $600,000 to help consumers sign up for insurance under the federal health care overhaul law. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Fishing Partnership Health Plan and Western Maine Community Action will receive navigator grant funding. The grants are part of $60 million given to 90 organizations nationwide. The money will be used to pay for workers to help Mainers navigate the exchange website and their options under the law. Maine is one of 36 states using the federal website, . More than 44,000 Mainers signed up for coverage on the exchange during the six-month open enrollment period, nearly doubling federal health officials’ target. The open enrollment period begins again on Nov. 15 and will last through Feb. 15.

Read more on Health Groups Get $600K To Help Consumers…


‘LOVE’ Artist Indiana Doesn’t Show At Celebration

Updated 1 week ago

VINALHEAVEN, Maine (AP) — Maine-based artist Robert Indiana was expected make an appearance outside his island residence to take part in a celebration of his art around the world on his 86th birthday but he didn’t come out his home on Saturday, disappointing dozens of fans.

Read more on ‘LOVE’ Artist Indiana Doesn’t Show At Celebration…


AG Investigating Secret Recording Of Call

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general’s office is investigating whether laws were broken when a conservative blogger listened in and recorded a conference call by several liberal groups.

Mike Tipping of the Maine People’s Alliance tells the Portland Press Herald that investigators are talking to participants in the Sept. 4 call. The liberal advocacy group contends blogger Steve Robinson violated Maine law when he secretly recorded the call because he was not invited and his presence was unknown.

Read more on AG Investigating Secret Recording Of Call…


LePage A No-show At Candidate Forum In Portland

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It was supposed to be the first time all three candidates for governor in Maine spoke publicly at the same event.

But it didn’t happen Friday morning.

Read more on LePage A No-show At Candidate Forum In Portland…


Maine Apple Sunday at Treworgy Orchards

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Sunday was a perfect day to kick off the fall season with something other than football…. apples!

Crisp air calls for one thing, and that’s apple picking.

Orchards around the state were open for Maine Apple Sunday.

Read more on Maine Apple Sunday at Treworgy Orchards…


Women Take on Outdoor Challenges in Winslow

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

Many consider living in Maine, the way life should be.

Taking advantage of the outdoors and wildlife is just one of the many perks living here.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife hosted their “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” event on the grounds of Camp Caribou in Winslow.

Read more on Women Take on Outdoor Challenges in Winslow…


Veteran Benefits All Under One Roof in Ellsworth

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

We all need them, but where do we start?

That’s the question veterans find themselves asking when it comes to their families and benefits.

Many vets have to travel as far as Togus in Augusta to receive help.

Read more on Veteran Benefits All Under One Roof in Ellsworth…


Celebrating Recovery Month, Supporters Ride for Recovery

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

This month is a milestone for what many call a “Dark Disease.”

September is National Recovery Month, this one marking 25 years.

Fighting substance abuse can be a tough ride when your’e doing it alone.

Read more on Celebrating Recovery Month, Supporters Ride for Recovery…


Greenbush Hosts Town Celebration

Updated 1 week ago

Summer technically isn’t quite over yet and some Maine towns are enjoying the remaining days of sunshine.

The town of Greenbush held its annual “Old Home Week” on Saturday.

Read more on Greenbush Hosts Town Celebration…


Volunteers Cleanup Illegal Dumping

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Volunteers cleaned up more than 50 illegal trash sites across the state Saturday.

Landowner Appreciation Cleanup Day is a way for people to thank landowners for allowing access to their lands for recreational activities and keep the woods clean at the same time.

Read more on Volunteers Cleanup Illegal Dumping…


Anti-Bear Baiting Group Canvasses Bangor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

The opponents of bear baiting were out in the Bangor area today, trying to get people to vote yes on Question one in November.

Mainers For Fair Bear Hunting had the help of the President of the Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle.

Read more on Anti-Bear Baiting Group Canvasses Bangor…


Police: Speed & Alcohol Factors in Winslow Motorcycle Fatal

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

The Winslow Police Department says speed and alcohol are believed to have contributed to a fatal motorcycle crash Friday.

Around 4:00 pm police were called to Augusta Road in Winslow for reports of a motorcycle crash with a serious injury.

Read more on Police: Speed & Alcohol Factors in Winslow Motorcycle Fatal…


At Least One Seriously Injured After Orrington Crash

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

Authorities say two cars were involved in a crash Saturday afternoon near 421 River Road in Orrington.

The call came in at 11:24 A.M.

Both drivers were headed South on River Road when the 59-year-old driver of a black SUV was rear ended by a gold sedan.

Read more on At Least One Seriously Injured After Orrington Crash…


EqualityMaine Recognizes Bangor City Council

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 weeks ago

EqualityMaine is honoring leaders in Bangor.

The state’s largest LGBT advocacy group hosted their annual celebration banquet at the Cross Insurance Center.

The Bangor City Council was recognized for their leadership on gay rights issues.

Read more on EqualityMaine Recognizes Bangor City Council…


Man Admits to Illegally Owning Guns in Somerset County

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 weeks ago

A New Jersey man who, deputies say, was in illegal possession of several firearms, pleaded guilty in U.S district court in Portland Friday.

According to court documents, 46-year-old Kevin Anderson was living in Moose River, in Somerset County, in 2013, when deputies found the firearms during a probation check.

Read more on Man Admits to Illegally Owning Guns in Somerset County…


MENU