PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine fisheries regulators say the state should license elver exporters as part of the state’s effort to tighten oversight of the fishery.
The Maine Department of Marine Resources is preparing legislation to require individuals who ship baby eels overseas to buy a $5,000 exporter’s license. The state already licenses elver fishermen and dealers. Maine elver fishermen harvested nearly 9,700 pounds of the eels last year at an estimated value of $8.4 million.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The average price of gasoline in Maine has fallen 4.3 cents a gallon in the last week.
Website GasBuddy.com reports the average price was $2.11 per gallon, according to a daily survey of 1,228 Maine outlets. The website says the national average fell 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.02 per gallon.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System is considering a proposal to reduce tuition for military veterans’ dependents living outside the state.
The system would offer in-state tuition to all veterans’ dependents who qualify for the GI Bill, bringing it in line with new federal requirements for public colleges and universities.
The University of Maine is now the first land grant institution in America to divest from coal.
Trustees unanimously voted to move away from investments in coal-mining companies.
After studying fossil fuel investments over the past year.
The safety advisory group Walk n’ Roll is working closely with the public, city staff, elected officials and businesses to find safer ways to get around town.
“What works and what doesn’t if you’re traveling by foot, by bike, or assisted mobility device like a wheelchair and get their ideas on how we can make it better. We’re trying to take ideas from other places where they do work and see if they apply here. If they don’t, what can we do to make things better for these folks,” says Community Relations Officers for Bangor Police Department, Jason McAmblay.
There are plenty of ways to inspire an athlete.
A welcoming parade….
A pep talk from an Olympic gold medalist…
Or the iconic lighting of the flame of hope, signaling the start of the Maine Special Olympics Winter Games.
A museum in Bar Harbor that highlights Maine’s Native American heritage is offering free admission for some of the winter this year.
It’s thanks to a partnership between The Abbe Museum and Machias Savings Bank.
Registered snowmobilers in Maine can cross state lines this weekend and ride for free.
Starting Friday, January 30th snowmobilers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont can go to any of three states and operate without being registered there.
Folks travelling by air were affected by the storm, before it even hit our area.
Several airlines flying in and out of Bangor International Airport cancelled flights Monday.
Airport Director Tony Caruso says all flights for Tuesday are cancelled.
While we wait for the snow and wind to arrive later tonight, many aren’t waiting around.
As Joy Hollowell shows us, road and power crews are preparing for whatever Mother Nature throws our way.
A jury has found an Augusta woman guilty of assaulting her mother.
28-year-old Bobbi Sue Trask, also known as Bobbi Sue Kinney, was accused of choking her mother last April in Augusta.
All seven of Maine’s public universities will soon be managed by one integrated administration.
University of Maine System Chancellor James Page presented the plan to the Board of Trustees in Bangor today.
Weathervane Seafood Restaurants has closed some of its restaurants in Maine.
The company says current economic conditions are behind it.
Weathervane’s in Brewer, Waterville, and South Portland all closed this morning.
Ellsworth police are warning residents that a door to door solicitation is actually a scam.
They say that someone claiming to represent the Emmaus Shelter is knocking on doors, asking for money.
A close call for some residents in Rockland early Saturday morning.
Fire fighters were called to Mechanic Street just before 4 a.m.
According to Rockland’s Interim Fire Chief Adam Miceli, a cigarette tossed from a window got caught behind some shelving, igniting paper and leaves on the covered porch.
Jeremy Kennedy is the new Executive Director of the Maine Democratic Party.
And, former Maine Senate majority leader Troy Jackson was named to the Democratic National Committee.
Democratic State Committee members made those decisions yesterday.
Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Augusta quick mart on western avenue.
Investigators say a man came into the store around 8:30 last night and demanded cash from the register. the man was believed to have a handgun.
Fire destroyed a home in Glenburn early Monday morning.
Crews were called to Misty Way around 4 a.m.
The occupants of the home were already outside when crews arrived.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers from both parties are making a push this year to fund a unit in the attorney general’s office that would focus solely on investigating the state’s more than 100 unsolved homicides.
Wreaths Across America is a Maine-based non-profit organization dedicated to honoring veterans killed in war.
Sunday, they honored World War Two soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Bulge..