A Stockton Springs man is accused of sexually assaulting a 14 year old girl.35 year old Colan Ginn was arrested Tuesday.He is charged with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact.Ginn is being held at Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset.
University of Southern Maine faculty members are circulating a petition aimed at forcing a no-confidence referendum vote for President Selma Botman.William Steele from the university’s theater department says many faculty members believe Botman’s campus-wide reorganization was misguided.
Police say a 56-year-old Warren man has been charged after animal welfare officials removed two dogs, 14 chickens and six ducks from his property.Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison says Foster Sullivan was charged with animal cruelty and issued a summons to appear in Rockland District Court on May 21.Acting on a top, a deputy went to the property and discovered that the animals had inadequate food and water and were suffering from severe neglect.
Two Bangor sandwich shops are engaged in a tempest in a coffee pot.The owners of Coffee Pot CafÃ© have gone to federal court, complaining that The Legacy Sandwich shop infringed on their trademark names for sandwiches and engaged in deceptive trade practices.The Coffee Pot CafÃ© is asking the court to award it any profits Legacy Sandwich makes from its similarly named sandwiches.Both shops model their meals after the historic Coffee Pot, a landmark shop that closed in 2009.
An Eastport man is behind bars, charged with possessing child pornography.25-year old Rubin Perry was taken into custody Sunday.Authorities say they also seized a computer.Eastport Police worked with the State Police Computer Crimes Unit.Authorities say Perry had sexually explicit material of children under the age of 12.
After nearly four months of clearing the frozen Great Lakes, the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay is due back at its home port in Maine.The 140-foot ice-breaking tug and its crew are expected to return to Rockland on Tuesday.The Thunder Bay was temporarily assigned to the Great Lakes to join eight other icebreakers during Operation Taconite, a major Great Lakes ice-breaking operation to open channels for commercial freighters.The Thunder Bay arrived in Cleveland in mid-December.
Fishermen in Maine are cashing in on tiny translucent baby eels that make their way up the state’s streams and rivers each spring.A worldwide shortage of elvers has driven prices up to an unprecedented $2,000 a pound.Fishermen catch the alien-looking, toothpick-sized eels in nets and sell them to dealers who ship them to Asia, where they’re grown out to market size in aquaculture ponds.
The head of Maine’s liquor bureau says bar and restaurant owners who buy large volumes of alcohol in New Hampshire to sell in Maine are costing the state as much as $11 million a year in revenue.Gerry Reid of the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations said Monday the state loses an estimated 206,000 to 584,000 cases of liquor sales each year to New Hampshire, which sells alcohol at lower prices and without sales taxes.Reid says although consumers are allowed to buy small quantities of liquor in New Hampshire for personal use, it’s illegal to buy multiple cases and bring them back into Maine.Maine Today Media reports that Reid wants to renegotiate the state’s liquor distribution contract, lower prices and hire more enforcement officers.
The dry weather conditions had Maine Forest Service Rangers and the Clinton Fire Department out dealing with a wildfire Monday night.Crews were called to the scene off Route 100 just before six p.m.The fire reportedly burned about six acres of grass and brush before it was contained, no other damage or injuries were reported.Forest Service Rangers interviewed 3 juveniles who may have information about how the fire started.
The University of Maine System gave $7 million in individual pay raises over the last seven years, a time of tight budgets in the seven-campus system.Chancellor James Page halted the portion of the raises which were discretionary after the Portland Press Herald reported on pay raises at the University of Southern Maine.The raises, some as high as 64 percent, were granted under the Salaried Employee Compensation and Classification Program.
It’s been five years since the start of commercial wind power operations in Maine.Wind-energy company First Wind says that since Mars Hill began commercial operations on March 27, 2007, its turbines have produced more than 627,000 megawatt-hours of energy and generated about $2.5 million in tax revenue for the northern Maine town.
It’s not too late to apply for a Habitat for Humanity house.The organization is still looking for families who are interested in applying.Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor will start building house number 15 in Hampden in May.The deadline to apply is April 20th.For more infomation, you can visit habitatbangor.org