AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says a worker at a Cumberland County restaurant infected with hepatitis A may have exposed customers.
The agency says the worker served food between Sept. 29 and Oct. 11 and after examining the food and beverage preparation practices at the restaurant, it’s possible others were exposed.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A power outage that knocked out electricity to thousands of homes and businesses in Lewiston is being blamed on a squirrel.
A spokeswoman for Central Maine Power Co. says a squirrel got into a substation on Thursday afternoon and caused about 6,200 customers to loser power in Maine’s second-largest city.
LEBANON, Maine (AP) — Police say one person has died and another has been sent to the hospital after a crash involving a car and a pickup truck in Lebanon.
The vehicles crashed at about 8:20 p.m. Thursday on Route 202 near the intersection with Long Swamp Road.
MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — Maine police say there is no timetable for wrapping up an investigation into a fatal Halloween-themed hayride accident.
A state police spokesman says fire marshals are still investigating the Oct. 11 accident at Harvest Hills Farm in Mechanic Falls and will turn their findings over to a district attorney’s office.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Several Maine hunting seasons are set to end.
Friday is the final day of the year to hunt deer with a bow statewide. A more restricted archery season lasts until Dec. 13.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Independent Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is reducing his budget for television advertising in the week leading up to the election.
A spokeswoman for Cutler says the budget for the week that began Tuesday and ends the day before the election is being cut from $150,000 to $120,000. The statement from Cutler’s campaign comes a day after Cutler acknowledged that the odds of him winning the race are long.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is denying an animal rights group’s request for an expedited appeal in its case against the state’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say the price of heating oil in the state dropped 8 cents this week, continuing a downward trend in the price of fuel.
Officials say the average statewide cash price for heating oil was $3.16 per gallon this week, according to an Oct. 27 survey. The average price of kerosene fell 6 cents from last week, to $3.73 per gallon. Propane prices dropped a penny to $2.83 per gallon.
GREENWOOD, Maine (AP) — A Maine skiing area will soon unveil 803 solar-electric panels it says will offset 70 percent of its electricity use.
The Portland Press Herald reports the Mt. Abram Ski Area in Greenwood will hold a public ceremony and tour of its acre of solar panels on Nov. 6. Owners expect the panels to generate enough kilowatt hours over the years to power 46 average Maine homes and offset nearly three quarters of the ski area’s electricity use.
The Bangor Mall is promoting a new indoor-outdoor walking program.
At an event Thursday afternoon, signage outlining the mall’s point-6 mile indoor path, along with a 1-mile outdoor path, was unveiled.
Owners of the Fiddlehead Restaurant in Bangor hope to help a Brewer girl living with a live-threatening illness.
They’re hosting Halloween night fundraiser to benefit Wynter Przybylski
She was diagnosed with leukemia in February.
A nurse in Fort Kent who vowed to defy Maine’s voluntary quarantine for health care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients has done just that.
State healthcare officials are seeking a court order to ensure Kaci Hickox obeys a 21 day in-home quarantine.
Maine preservation has added eight entities to this year’s most endangered historic places.
A handful of local buildings, and spots, made the list – including the Anson town office, Belfast opera house, Skowhegan drive-in and downtown Gardiner.
Scientists are recommending the gulf of Maine shrimp season be shut down for a second straight year.
They say long-term trends in environmental conditions are not good for shrimp.
A man arrested earlier this week for waving a pellet gun at picketers was taken into custody again Thursday afternoon, according to Bangor Police.
33-year-old Michael Meteer is accused running from police after stealing clothes from Sears at the Bangor Mall.
The old American Woolen Mill in Vassaboro is opening it’s doors for a spooky haunted walk.
Fright night will be on Halloween, from 5 to 8 p.m.
People should expect to see graveyards, skeletons and monsters galore – plus plenty of candy for the kids.
“Natural foods are what drive the population. When we have poor natural foods, nuisance complaints increase. It’s consistent across the country.”
Judy Camuso, Wildlife Division Director for Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, says nuisance complaints average around 500 per year, a low tally considering Maine’s large bear population.
“We as humans, we eat meat and in the end whether it’s baiting hounding or trapping you’re going to harvest an animal. Our job is to make sure that harvesting of the animal is done humanely.”
Get a taste of some local art this weekend
The Augusta Fine Crafts show is Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4 both days.
It’s at the Maine State Museum Cultural building.
Oakland Police are leading the way when it comes to safe trick-or-treating.
Police are hosting Costumes on Parade Friday night, on Halloween, starting at 5:30 p.m.
The parade starts at Williams Elementary School and routes through well-lit areas in the neighborhood.