ALFRED, Maine (AP) — The former pastor of a Biddeford church has avoided prison time after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.
Prosecutors tell WMTW-TV that James Napier entered his plea to 10 counts of possession of sexually explicit materials of a minor under 12 on Wednesday in York County Superior Court.
WHITING, Maine (AP) — Fishermen in an American Indian tribe may now pick up electronic swipe cards that will allow them to fish for elvers in Maine and record sales of the baby eels.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two filmmakers who won acclaim for their documentary about Maine troop greeters are ready for the U.S. premiere of their new film, “Beneath the Harvest Sky.”
The first feature-length movie by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly will be shown Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic-led Legislature has approved roughly $50 million in bond proposals that would support small businesses and water infrastructure projects.
The House and Senate approved the six bond proposals on Thursday as they wrapped up their work for the short session.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have approved a final attempt during this session to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 70,000 low-income residents under the Affordable Care Act.
Under the new proposal, the state would expand Medicaid for one year while seeking a waiver from the federal government.
Bangor shoppers can expect to smell the friendly aroma of fried dough and french fries over the next week.
The parking lot at Bangor Mall has been turned into fairgrounds for East Coast Midways.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says Maine faces more than $7 million in federal fines because it’s not meeting work participation requirements for welfare recipients.
LePage said Thursday that Maine needed an overall work participation rate of 47.5 percent and 87.5 percent for two-parent families in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program in 2011, but fell fall short of that.
Allen Yeaton has been volunteering for a decade.
“I do the Brooks route.”
Twice a week, he picks up food to be delivered to seniors and disabled members of the Waldo County community.
You may see Paul Bunyan with a bit of a makeover around town.
Bangor Public Health and Community Services is rolling out their new brand and website.
They’re using their version of Paul Bunyan as a way to reach out to a broader network of people in the area.
Governor LePage has allocated $20,000 in contingency funds to help the Penquis Journey House in Dexter continue its services.
The governor says he’s proud to support Journey House because it, “Equips young people to lead productive and rewarding lives.”
For two years, Coastal Farms Food Processing in Belfast has provided a production and storage space for about a dozen local small businesses.
But now the facility is closing, leaving those tenants scrambling.
Flood season isn’t new for most Mainers, but the town of Dexter hasn’t seen anything like this for a long time.
“The force of nature is just unbelievable and the town has never experienced anything like it. Just unbelievable,” says Diana Patterson, Dexter Resident.
A Deer Isle poet will be sharing work from his latest book next week as part of National Poetry Month.
Stuart Kestenbaum will be reading from Only Now, which came out this month.
Fire Marshals are investigating a boat fire in Stonington.
Local fire departments were called to a moored boat off of Seabreeze Ave. just after 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The boat was completely engulfed in flames and took about two hours to put out.
Plans to put a wood pellet plant in Millinocket have been dealt a serious blow.
Last October, the board of directors at the Finance Authority of Maine approved a $25 million loan to help Thermogen industries to get the $140 million facility off the ground.
Things are looking up for the construction industry this summer, especially for women looking to enter the field. Those were two of the takeaways from this year’s construction expo of Maine in Augusta.
A Dresden man has admitted to robbing a Shaw’s pharmacy twice in one week.
As part of a plea agreement, Ryan McLaughlin, 26, has pled guilty to one count of interference with commerce by robbery.
A former bank teller in Searsport was sentenced to 1 month in jail and 7 months of home detention for stealing almost $26,000 from dozens of customer accounts.
Brittany Mace, 24, admitted to embezzling the money in 2010 and 2011.
The man accused of robbing Jensen’s Pharmacy in Rockland has changed his plea.
Elbert Ranquist Jr. 42, of Cushing admitted to the crime in federal court Thursday.
Police say he had a knife when he went into the pharmacy and demanded oxycodone in August.
A convicted sex offender from Enfield is going to prison for 9 years for sexually abusing a neighbor’s daughter nearly three decades ago.
That young girl, now a wife and mother, says the sentence Thursday for 71-year-old Dean Knights means other little girls won’t have to live through the pain she’s suffered.