AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says Maine ended the fiscal year on June 30 with better-than-expected revenues of $39 million.
Department of Administrative and Financial Services Commissioner Richard Rosen said Wednesday that the revenue and unused funds produced a net year-end surplus of nearly $62 million.
The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club of Milo and Brownville set themselves apart from other clubs as they officially opened their new home after years of work, Wednesday.
“I mean I have goose bumps, it’s ecstatic it really is,” says Brenda Kelley, VP of the club.
State Police are investigating a stabbing in Sullivan.
Two people were hurt.
Police say they responded to Ashville Road Wednesday morning for a report of an altercation that left two people with stab wounds.
Deer Isle is the place for jazz lovers this week.
The 14th annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival starts Thursday, July 31st and runs through Saturday, August 2nd.
It kicks off with a screening of a documentary about jazz saxophonist and Deer Isle Jazz Fest alum Charles Lloyd, which airs Thursday night at seven at Burnt Cove Church Community Center.
For some, losing a limb can feel like the end of the world.
At the Pine Tree Camp in Rome, kids who have suffered limb loss are spending this week learning that life may just be getting started.
One of four men accused of a brutal beating in Howland will spend one year in prison.
Charles Gardner of Howland was charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault.
The Schoodic Arts Festival needs volunteers.
The festival started Sunday, July 27th and runs until Sunday, August 10th.
Volunteers are still needed for a wide range of things, they’re looking for folks of varied skills, talents and interests.
A benefit luncheon and auction to help the family of Corinna’s former Town Manager Kim Godsoe is happening Sunday.
Godsoe was killed in an ATV accident earlier this month.
The benefit is this Sunday from 2:00-5:00 at the Corinna American Legion on Maple Street. Admission is by donation.
A SUV collided with a horse drawn carriage in Easton Wednesday morning.
Police the car was traveling on the Conant Road around 6 AM.
They say the driver did not see the buggy and when the driver attempted steer his vehicle to avoid the carriage, he struck the back corner and rear wheel.
A Danforth man has been indicted on drug charges after police say they found items used to make meth in his car.
26-year-old Zachary Faulkner is charged with unlawful trafficking of drugs, unlawful possession of drugs, and driving to endanger.
The grand jury has indicted a Brewer man accused of eluding police after a chase and car crash.
33-year old Charles Fling is also charged with burglary and theft.
A man accused of stealing a safe from a Dexter deli has been formally charged.
35-year-old Christopher Richardson of Dexter is charged with burglary, theft by unauthorized taking, and criminal mischief.
A man from Cutler has been indicted on a manslaughter charge for a crash that killed an Eddington woman this winter.
43-year-old Scott Ramsdell is also charged with aggravated criminal OUI, driving to endanger, and three counts of stealing drugs.
A former Howland Police Chief accused of assaulting twin 5-year-old girls has been formally charged by the Penobscot County Grand Jury Wednesday.
72-year-old Carl Smith of Eddington is charged with gross sexual assault and two counts of unlawful sexual contact.
More federal money heading to Maine to help support local fire fighting.
The Sorrento Fire Department will receive a little over $230,000 for a new tanker truck.
And, Corinth is getting almost $150,000 to fund a new pumper truck.
A person has been stabbed in Sullivan Wednesday morning.
A State Police spokesperson says it occurred on the Morency Road.
He says the wounds do not appear to be life threatening.
You may remember us telling you about an escaped pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Oakland.
According to the morning sentinel, the four-month old was captured Tuesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group representing women pilots is planning to mark the 80th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s visit to Maine.
An informational display is planned for Saturday in a hangar at Maine Instrument Flight, adjacent to the state airport in Augusta.
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Getting pulled over for speeding may have been the luckiest thing that happened to an elderly man in Maine.
Gavin Falconer was stopped on Saturday by a police officer in Kennebunk. But shortly after giving the officer his license and registration, the 84-year-old suffered an apparent heart attack and slumped over in the car with no pulse.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Amtrak’s Downeaster is wrapping up the worst month for train cancellations since the passenger rail service launched more than a decade ago.
The train’s on-time performance usually runs around 80 percent but it dipped to about 15 percent in July and ridership has dropped because of delays and cancelations caused by track repairs following a harsh winter.