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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.