Evergreen Wind Powers says its 38-turbine farm on Stetson Mountain in northern Washington County could be operational by the end of the year.
The company says the farm will generate enough electricity to power 27-thousand homes.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission approved the deal last night. One of the conditions says FairPoint cannot negotiate a purchase agreement in New Hampshire or Vermont that weakens provisions adopted in Maine to strengthen FairPoint’s financial condition.
Fake payroll checks from the Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington were cashed at a number of businesses, including Machias Savings Bank, on November 30th.
The bank discovered the scam late last month.
Stephen McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department says a fiery car crash on Dec. 29 that claimed the life of a motorist in Standish lifted the number of fire deaths to 12, a level reached only once before in 1991.
The Dexter fire department says that some friends of Jeff Richards were in his house when the fire started. But they were all able to get out unharmed.
Police had to shut down the Ripley Road for a few hours until all of the flames were extinguished.
The body of 61-year-old Reid Emery of Eastport was found in a snowbank on Wednesday.
His family says Emery was being treated at Downeast Community Hospital when he decided to check himself out on Tuesday.
David and Daniel Cook received their sentences on Wednesday.
David Cook will spend a year and a half behind bars after being convicted on forgery and other charges.
Daniel Cook received a two year sentence.
43-year-old Angela Russell was a part time employee of the Winn post office.
Police say she stole gift cards out of people’s holiday packages.
Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies say Russell stole several gift cards out of holiday mailings, then used them at local stores.
Witnesses could see smoke rising from a home on the Pasture Road at around noon.
Firefighters got to the scene within a few minutes, but they tell us there was nothing they could do to save the home.
Authorities were out for most of the night Tuesday, searching for a woman and two young boys who set out on a snowmobile and didn’t return.
Officials tell us that Jane Sullivan, her son, and his friend were all riding on a single sled.
On Tuesday, they got together at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park, to take a New Year’s Day plunge into the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Believe it or not, it’s become a yearly tradition.
Justice Donald Marden ruled Monday that Mathiew Loisel’s interview with a reporter, in which he admitted to fatally shooting Jean-Paul Poulain, would be allowed as evidence at his trial. The interview was broadcast several times the day Loisel was arrested.
But law enforcement officials say that drug killings were up in 2007.
In all, five separate drug-related homicides were recorded in Maine last year, the first time that’s happened since the state started keeping detailed records in 1970.
Augusta firefighters spent Tuesday morning mopping up a blaze that destroyed most of a home on Murray Street.
Crews got the call just after midnight.
They arrived on the scene to find a single family home on fire from the cellar to the second floor.
Christopher Fillyaw turned himself in to police Monday morning.
Police say he confessed to breaking into the Waterville Savings Bank on Upper Main Street.
That crime happened last Wednesday night.
Fillyaw saw his face in a local newspaper, after authorities released surveillance video from the bank.
Family members say 60-year-old Reid Emery had been in the hospital for days before he checked himself out.
He is reportedly delusional, and was only wearing his slippers when he left.
Local and federal authorities raided a home on High Street after hearing that someone was selling drugs there.
An investigation also led them to what’s being described as a safe house in Bangor.
An 18-year-old Limerick man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a hit-and-run snowmobile accident that seriously injured a man who was walking his dog.
The Maine Warden Service said Patrick Rosa was arrested Saturday night.
The mother of a Vassalboro man who was shot and killed by police four days before Christmas says her son was in need of help and shouldn’t have been shot.
Denise Paradis says her son, 28-year-old Jason Wentzell, was desperate to talk to his estranged wife when he went to her mother’s house in Gardiner the afternoon of December 21st.
Get out your shovels and long johns. More
snow is on the way.
The National Weather Service says a storm will arrive late
Sunday and drop heavy snow across much of Maine, with the deepest