News

High Court Supports BEP Decision to Permit Passadumkeag Mountain Wind Farm

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the Board of Environmental Protection’s decision to grant permission for a wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain in Grand Falls Township.

Last year, the BEP overturned a decision by the Department of Environmental Protection to reject the 14-turbine wind farm.

Read more on High Court Supports BEP Decision to Permit Passadumkeag Mountain Wind Farm…


Penobscot Man Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

A Penobscot man could be sent to prison for up to ten years for having child porn.

52-year-old Kevin Ross was found guilty Tuesday in Bangor’s Federal Court.

Prosecutors say police found child porn on his computer during a 2011 investigation.

Read more on Penobscot Man Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge…


Former Maine Drug Prosecutor Could Face More Time Behind Bars

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

A federal judge has raised the recommended sentence in a case against a former Maine drug prosecutor.

Court papers say Judge John Woodcock initially considered a 22 to 27 year sentence for James Cameron for having child pornography.

Read more on Former Maine Drug Prosecutor Could Face More Time Behind Bars…


Salvation Army in Bangor to Sign Up Families for Angel Tree Help

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

The Salvation Army in Bangor is looking for families who may need a little extra help this Christmas.

Organizers are getting ready to register children for the annual Angel Tree program.

Read more on Salvation Army in Bangor to Sign Up Families for Angel Tree Help…


Players Gear Up for “Taylor Tip-Off” Tournament

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

Kids, teens, adults, and even the governor were at the Augusta Y to invite Mainers to shoot some hoops to help children affected by domestic violence.

“These young ladies behind me, they’re playing a game, they’re raising money for a cause, but they’re putting it up front against the most heinous crime in society,” said Governor Paul LePage.

Read more on Players Gear Up for “Taylor Tip-Off” Tournament…


Two Snowmobile Clubs to Share $120K in Federal Grants

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

 

Two local snowmobile clubs are sharing more than $120,000 in federal money to help grow the industry in Maine.

The USDA awarded Moosehead Riders in Greenville a $75,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant.

Read more on Two Snowmobile Clubs to Share $120K in Federal Grants…

020514pmsnowmobilelivepkg thumbnail


Update- Three Taken to Hospital after Crash in Blue Hill

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

Three people were taken to the hospital after a head-on crash in Blue Hill Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 1:30 on the Mines Road.

According to troopers, a vehicle driven by 49-year old Karin Sanborn of Deer Isle collided with a car driven by 70-year old Ann Flewelling of Sedgwick who was heading in the opposite direction.

Read more on Update- Three Taken to Hospital after Crash in Blue Hill…

BLUE HILL AX FS2


Nurses Demand Stricter Ebola Protocols at Hospitals

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

The highest protocol to protect healthcare workers and the public.

That’s what a handful of Maine nurses were demanding in Bangor Tuesday in response to the ebola crisis.

They are asking everyone to join them in signing a National Nurses United petition.

Read more on Nurses Demand Stricter Ebola Protocols at Hospitals…


Item Thought to Be a Grenade Was Only a Toy, Police Say

Updated 4 days ago

The Maine State Police Bomb Squad was called to a Skowhegan motel following a report that a grenade was found.

The Towne Motel on Madison Avenue was evacuated just after 11 this morning.

Read more on Item Thought to Be a Grenade Was Only a Toy, Police Say…


Accused Bridgton Pharmacy Robber Pleads Guilty

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

A Gardiner man, accused of robbing a pharmacy on Thanksgiving Day, admitted to the crime in federal court Tuesday.

According to court documents, 26-year-old Robert Richard went into a Bridgton rite aid last November and handed a pharmacist a note demanding prescription pain killers.

Read more on Accused Bridgton Pharmacy Robber Pleads Guilty…


Bangor Police Arrest Man for Late Summer Crematorium Burglary

Updated 4 days ago

Police say an arrest has been made in connection with a burglary at a Bangor crematorium over the summer.

In July, police were called to the Pine Grove Crematorium on outer Hammond Street.

Read more on Bangor Police Arrest Man for Late Summer Crematorium Burglary…


Nor’easter To Test FairPoint’s Replacement Workers

Updated 4 days ago

Striking workers say a nor’easter is going to test FairPoint Communications’ replacement workforce in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

More than 1,700 FairPoint workers went on strike Friday, demanding that the company return to the bargaining table. The company is hiring temporary replacement workers to maintain the system.

Read more on Nor’easter To Test FairPoint’s Replacement Workers…


Police: Baby Found Dead in Bathtub of Lewiston Apartment

Updated 4 days ago

The death of a baby in Lewiston is being investigated after police say it was found unresponsive in a bathtub.

State Police say 27-year-old Sean St. Amand placed his infant son in the tub with the boy’s two year old sister.

Read more on Police: Baby Found Dead in Bathtub of Lewiston Apartment…


Three Injured In Thomaston Crash

Updated 4 days ago

Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash this morning on Route 1 in Thomaston.

Police say a van carrying four people crossed the center line and struck a pole.

Read more on Three Injured In Thomaston Crash…


Firefighter Faces Arson Charge

Updated 4 days ago

WILTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine firefighter is facing an arson charge for allegedly setting a small blaze at an outdoor music theater in the village of East Dixfield.

An investigator with the state Fire Marshal’s office says Jason Baldwin set a fire at the Countryfolk Music Theatre on U.S. Route 2 on Oct. 15 and then helped extinguish it with only minor damage.

Read more on Firefighter Faces Arson Charge…


Colorado Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to sending a picture of himself engaged in sexually explicit behavior with a minor to an undercover federal agent in Maine.

Read more on Colorado Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge…


Police Identity Victims Of Bridgton Crash

Updated 4 days ago

BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old Gorham High School student was one of the two people who died in a weekend car crash in Bridgton.

Police on Monday identified Branden Denis, a starting lineman on Gorham’s football team, and 35-year-old Eric Morey, or Portland, as the victims of the crash on Route 302 south just before 6 p.m. Sunday.

Read more on Police Identity Victims Of Bridgton Crash…


Ocean Acidification Group To Issue Report

Updated 4 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine committee charged with studying the impacts of ocean acidification on the state’s environment is expected to issue a draft of its recommendations.

The Maine Ocean Acidification Study Commission is meeting on Tuesday in Augusta to finish the draft. A spokeswoman says the commission will likely make a final vote on the recommendations Nov. 12. The 16-member council will report findings to the state legislature’s Marine Resources Committee.

Read more on Ocean Acidification Group To Issue Report…


Recommendations For Elver Season Due Soon

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A key federal panel will provide recommendations to fishery regulators soon about Maine’s elver quota for next year.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s American Eel Management Board is considering options for elver fishermen that range from closing the fishery to maintaining this year’s quota of 11,749 pounds. A spokeswoman for the commission says the American Eel Working Group’s recommendations to the board will be released on Wednesday.

Read more on Recommendations For Elver Season Due Soon…


Gubernatorial Candidates Tangle Over Taxes, The Economy

Updated 4 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in a tight race for Maine governor have engaged in a fiery TV debate, quarreling over tax cuts, energy and Maine’s economic health.

Democrat Mike Michaud blasted Republican Gov. Paul LePage for tax cuts that benefited wealthy individuals and accused him of ignoring education in the budget. LePage countered that his tax overhaul removed more than 70,000 low-income residents from the tax rolls altogether.

Read more on Gubernatorial Candidates Tangle Over Taxes, The Economy…


MENU