The battle is raging in the race for control of the Maine Legislature. While most eyes are on the candidates vying to become Maine’s governor, what some say is of equal importance, are the majorities in the Maine House and Senate.
About 30 volunteers spent their Sunday digging in the mud just off the shore of Mowry Beach in Lubec.
They were hoping to remove a treasure buried there two decades ago. “It’s a Finback whale” said Chuck Kniffen the organizer of the Mowry Beach Recovery and Rearticulation Project. “It’s about 55 foot long, I’m thinking I’ve heard 70 tons as far as weight goes.”
Students and faculty at Unity College just returned from New York City.
They participated in the People’s Climate March Sunday.
Joy Hollowell spoke with the group about their experiences as well as what they hope will be accomplished at Tuesday’s United Nations Climate Summit.
“It was kind of crazy enthusiasm. Just the amount of people and the amount of music and the amount of chanting for change.”
More federal funding is on the way for Acadia National Park.
An $800,000 grant will go towards the continued planning and construction of the Acadia National Park Welcome Center as well as the Acadia Gateway Intermodal Facility.
Authorities say the Brewer woman who was the victim of a hit and run crash in Orrington earlier this month has died.
Deputies say 59-year-old Robin Rie was trying to make a turn off Route 15 on September 13th when her SUV was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Marc Sparks of Bucksport.
Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire at a drumstick factory in Newport.
The fire was contained to an area under a metal stairwell, which stopped it from spreading to where the drumsticks are produced.
A part-time Hampden police officer will no longer be able to work in law enforcement after pleading guilty to domestic violence assault.
The Penobscot County district attorney’s office says William Briggs was sentenced to 90 days in jail earlier this month, with all of the time suspended.
Two were taken to the hospital after a motorcycle and SUV collided in Easton. According to state police, 18-year old Zachary Lamoreau of Easton was turning left into a driveway.
WEST PARIS, Maine (AP) — Investigators say an improperly installed wood pellet stove caused a weekend blaze in West Paris that destroyed a home and displaced 21 people.
About 60 firefighters from more than a dozen surrounding communities responded to the blaze reported just before midnight Saturday.
WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A Union man has been arrested after leading police on a high speed chase in an allegedly stolen car.
Police tell WGME-TV that 23-year-old Anthony Baker took off when an officer tried to pull him over for speeding in Wiscasset at about 4 a.m. Sunday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The National Alliance on Mental Illness is partnering with the Augusta Housing Authority to offer training to landlords and tenants to prevent crises that might result in someone with mental illness becoming homeless.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The former U.S. ambassador to Syria is speaking at the University of Maine.
Robert Ford, who held the position from 2011 until earlier this year, will discuss domestic policies and U.S. strategy in Syria on Monday at the Buchanan Alumni House.
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine resident convicted of bashing his wife on the head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff is due to be sentenced this week.
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — University of Maine System trustees are meeting to consider asking the state for more money to continue a tuition freeze. They’re also discussing the elimination of three academic programs at the University of Southern Maine.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is considering a plan to sell or give some of the weathered green copper from the Statehouse dome to jewelers and artists.
Artists say that preserving the beauty and history of the 100-year-old copper through art is a no-brainer.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine groups working to eliminate elder abuse and violence against children are getting more than $1 million.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said the Maine groups will receive the funds through the Department of Justice.
HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A historic lighthouse in Casco Bay will likely have a new owner after the federal government closed out an auction for the structure.
The Halfway Rock Light Station, built in 1871, is located on a two-acre ledge of rock off of Bailey Island, near South Harpswell.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Early voting is getting under way in Maine — for those in uniform.
Maine election officials say that they’re mailing absentee ballots for military service members and civilians living outside the country. There were 300 requests on file, and those ballots were due to be sent Saturday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hunters getting ready to hunt moose in northern New England will face a season of less competition and fewer moose, as winter ticks have cut down the states’ moose populations.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Investigators say an apartment fire in Biddeford, Maine, is now being investigated as a homicide after one of the fire victims has died.
Twenty-three-year-old Michael Moore died Friday afternoon at the hospital.