BURNHAM, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is praising a toy company’s decision to manufacture in Maine.
LePage is visiting with Pride Manufacturing officials in Burnham on Wednesday to announce that an “iconic American toy brand” has selected the Maine company as its new manufacturer.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators are set to issue a recommendation about the future of the Gulf of Maine’s declining cod fishery.
The federal New England Fishery Management Council’s Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday to discuss a recommendation, which could include shutting down the fishery or imposing a stricter quota.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A powerful national conservation group is setting its sights on defeating Gov. Paul LePage.
The League of Conservation Voters added the Republican governor to its “dirty dozen” list of candidates it is targeting this year. The group says LePage is the first incumbent governor to make the list, reflecting the “urgency to stop his extensive anti-environment agenda.”
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is receiving more than $1.2 million in grants for community and economic development in distressed parts of the Northern Forest area.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A jury has found one of two defendants who sat on train tracks to block a train carrying crude oil guilty of trespassing.
The jury returned the verdict Tuesday against Douglas Bowen Jr. of Porter. A second defendant, Jessie Dowling of Unity, was awaiting the outcome of her case, which was heard by a separate jury.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the number of Mainers without health insurance grew in 2013.
According to data released Tuesday, Maine was one of two states that saw an increase in the uninsured rate between 2012 and 2013. The other was New Jersey.
HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge has ruled in the public’s favor in a dispute over beach access on Bailey Island.
Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills ruled Monday that the public had earned an easement because Cedar Beach Road has been used for beach access for more than nine generations.
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Navy says it has received more than one proposal in its latest attempt to enlist the private sector to redevelop the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s shuttered prison.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Bar Harbor couple who were arrested after trying to film police officers in Portland.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine environmental officials expect to craft legislation to add several new species to the state’s threatened and endangered animals list within a month.
State officials are considering adding the little brown bat and northern long-eared bat to the endangered list after white nose syndrome hurt populations. The eastern small-footed bat also faces threatened status.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A political action committee has begun a $70,000 campaign hitting Gov. Paul LePage for his education policies.
The PAC run by the Maine Education Association is sending out mailers attacking the Republican governor for proposing to eliminate Head Start funding and to cut $12.5 million from education, among other things.
Planning is in the works for a new National Park in Maine’s north woods.
A land owner is proposing to donate one hundred thousand acres of land for a new national park and recreation area.
Funky-colored lobsters. Fishermen along Maine’s coast seem to be bringing in a lot more of the eye-catching crustaceans.
One scholar says the change in trend is not in the species or environment, but in the attention.
HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — A judge says the Maine State Police do not have to release the details of an investigation into a sexual assault complaint brought against the chief of the Hallowell Police Department by one his subordinates.
It’s time to start thinking about staying warm for the upcoming months.
September is “National Furnace Tune-Up Month,” so it’s a great time to start preparations to keep your family safe this winter.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to weather the perfect storm?
Construction is underway on a new facility at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center that will simulate just that.
One of Maine’s oldest real estate companies will now be operating under a different name.
Prudential Northeast Properties has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network.
About 130 real estate agents from all nine offices across the state gathered at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor Tuesday for new system training.
Two weeks into the school year, and police in Orono have already dealt with two weekends of partying here at the Grove.
“The kids get rowdy and have fun and kind of gets a little out of control,” said Grove resident Jacquelyn Archambault.
A Bangor priest remains behind bars after police arrested him for possessing child pornography.
Adam Metropoulos, 52, is charged with possession of sexually explicit material and violation of privacy.
A volunteer at the Bangor Public library admitted Tuesday to stealing $31,000 worth of war memorabilia.
28-year-old Russell Graves was ordered to spend six months in jail.
Prosecutors say he also pleaded guilty to theft and a drug charge.