(WABI) – Fire crews arrived around mid-morning, and found significant flood damage to five restaurants on Silver Street.
Those businesses include Steve’s Restaurant, Midnight Blues, and The Last Unicorn, which at one point had five feet of water in its basement.
Maine’s blueberry growers are expecting to pay higher prices for honeybees to pollinate their fields this
spring following a die-off of bees across the country.
Maine’s blueberry crop requires about 50-thousand beehives for
(WABI) – Thelegislator was killed in a skiing accident at Sugarloaf USA. Sheis remembered as a dedicated public servant and a strong political force.
45-year-old Abigail Holman of Fayette died Saturday afternoon at the resort in Carrabassett Valley when she struck a tree after crossing the finishing line in an annual fund-raising ski race.
The man who recently took over the mail-order pharmacy operation on Indian Island has been arrested as a fugitive from justice.
That’s according to a report in the Bangor Daily News.
A member of the Maine Legislature died Saturday afternoon in a skiing accident at Sugarloaf U-S-A in Carrabassett Valley.
Representative Abigail Holman of Fayette was participating in an annual fund-raising ski race when she hit a tree. Holman, who was 45, was pronounced dead at Sugarloaf’s first aid clinic.
A former state senator from North Haven says she wants Tom Allen’s congressional seat.
Chellie Pingree has filed papers to officially launch a bid for Maine’s first district congressional seat.
Her fellow Democrat, Tom Allen, has said he plans to run against US senator Susan Collins next year for her seat.
Good news from Central Maine Power…fewer than 500 customers are still without power in the wake of this week’s snowstorm.
That’s a big improvement from Friday, when 117-thousand customers were in the dark.
(WABI) – That’s according to a study on the topic by the tax foundation.
New Hampshire is the second friendliest state in the nation for taxes. Folks who live there, on average, shell out about 8% of their income for state and local taxes.
An Irish-style wake is planned this afternoon for a Maine soldier killed in Afghanistan.
Army Sergeant Edmund Wayne McDonald died last week in a crash while he was riding in a military convoy in Afghanistan.
Hundreds of eager family members and friends were there to welcome home the 240th Engineer Group, from the Maine Army National Guard.
82 soldiers arrived at eight o’clock and before they were reunited with their loved ones there was a short ceremony including the National Anthem and unveiling of the troup.
(AP) – Baldacci sent a letter yesterday to Maine’s congressional delegation saying he doesn’t believe enough time’s been allowed for public comment on the proposal. The governor’s also concerned that the environmental impact of the flights has not been fully considered.
(AP) – The owner of the home near the corner of Salem and Clark Streets, Jo Coyne, was outside clearing snow at the time of the late morning blast and was uninjured. No one else was believed to be inside the building.
(WABI) – Arrested and charged with murder is 23 year old Todd Gamache of Auburn.
Emily Leigh Cole died in a Portland hospital last month.
Police say she was left in the care of Gamache, who is the boyfriend of the baby’s mother, 32 year old Libby Saint Pierre.
(WABI) – It’s gotten to the point where the school board is now considering whether to cut some teaching positions, and maybe even eliminating some schools.
A special meeting was held at Harrington Elementary School Wednesday night.
(WABI) – Police say Amy Cerrato’s SUV crossed the center line, and collided with the bus.
She was rushed to the hospital where she passed away.
Six passengers on the bus, as well as the bus driver, were also brought to the hospital to be checked out.
They’re recommending three separate referendum votes in June and November of this year, and then again in June of next year.
The first vote would give a thumbs up or thumbs down for 131-million dollars in borrowing, mostly for road and bridge repair.
Menu Foods has a long list of products that it recalled. To check out the list you can go to www.menufoods.com, or call them at 1-800-551-7392.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. also recalled some products. You can check those out at www.HillsPet.com, or you can call them at 1-800-445-5777.
Specialist Christopher Wilson was killed on March 29th, while supporting operation enduring freedom.
The Pentagon says the 24-year old died from wounds suffered when a rocket propelled grenade exploded.
The Department of Defense says Wilson was from Bangor, although Governor Baldacci says he actually has a young daughter in Maine, the rest of his family is in Massachusetts.
On Monday, a judge sentenced Albert Dumas to40 years behind bars, but Dumas could serve only 34 years with good time. He’d remain on probabtion until he’s 80.
Dumas grabbed a teenager last August, at knifepoint. He bound her wrists, threatened to kill her, then raped her several times.
A 16-year-old girl is hospitalized after a snowmobile accident.
It happened in the Somerset county town of Brighton Plantation around 8:30 a-m Saturday.
Game Wardens say the girl, who is from New Hampshire, rode through an intersection without stopping…and into the woods.