FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — New York Yankees retiring captain Derek Jeter is getting a gift from L.L. Bean and the Boston Red Sox.
L.L. Bean has produced a special pair of boots for the “captain” sporting a Yankees logo and colors. They’re even lined with pinstripes. An L.L. Bean spokeswoman says the tongue of the boot has the years in which he and the Yankees won the World Series.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland has installed its bicycle corral with a goal of boosting business by giving cyclists a place to put their bikes.
Mayor Michael Brennan and city officials on Friday are celebrating what could be the first of several bicycle corrals. The pilot location is between Arabica Coffee Company and Rosemont Market and Bakery on Commercial Street.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The first session of Maine’s annual moose hunt is drawing to a close.
The moose season started Monday in eight of the state’s 29 wildlife management districts. The season is all in northern Maine and ends Saturday. The state cut down moose permits from 4,110 last year to 3,095 this year. Officials say winter ticks were among factors that culled the moose herd.
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Maine and New Hampshire departments of transportation have reached a tentative price agreement for replacement of a bridge connecting the two states.
Officials say the $158.5 million construction cost agreement with Cianbro Corp. of Pittsfield, Maine, is a major milestone for the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge. Construction is scheduled to start late this year with the new bridge expected to open in August 2017.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says Republican Bruce Poliquin has a “real shot at winning” Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat.
The Ohio Republican is in Maine to attend a fundraiser for Poliquin. The event at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland kicked off with a VIP reception Thursday evening. Poliquin supporters were paying at least $1,000 to get a photo with Boehner, or $250 for the general reception.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A Biddeford, Maine architectural firm won a $10 million Navy contract to design and engineer improvements to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery and other Navy facilities.
The Portland Press Herald reports Oak Point Associates will improve buildings at the naval yard and improve their energy efficiency. The firm’s first job will be to repair and improve three buildings at the Kittery facility. That job will cost $800,000.
A man with his face covered by a bandana, carrying a gun reportedly robbed a convenience store in Augusta early Friday morning.
According to police a man described as younger looking, weight 130 to 165 pounds went into the Cumberland Farms on Mount Vernon Avenue and demanded money from the employee.
One person is hospitalized in stable condition after a car crash in Bradford early Friday morning.
According to State Police, it happened on the Storer Road around 1:30 a.m.
Fairpoint workers say they aren’t giving up in their fight for a new contract.
Union members picketed along Wilson Street in Brewer Thursday.
Their contract expired last month but 1,700 workers have stayed on the job.
A best-selling author and motivational speaker returned to his hometown Thursday.
Michael J. Chase shared stories from his past inside the Brewer Performing Arts Center.
During his lecture, Survival of the Kindest, he explained how a family history of violence, substance abuse, depression, and suicide inspired him to try and make the world a better place.
A man wanted in connection with a deadly hit and run in Lewiston has been returned to Maine to face charges.
State police say 33-year-old Evaristo Deus, 33, was arrested Wednesday in New York after boarding a plane for Haiti.
Lisa Goodwin was honored at a gathering of all city and town clerks in preparation for a busy election season.
She was recognized for excellent contribution to the election process in Bangor.
Maine’s department of agriculture hopes to see people across the state benefit from the hunters for the hungry program.
Since 1996, it’s provided thousands of meals to folks in need.
A worker at a church summer camp in York is charged with molesting a child.
Police say the child told her mother she had been kissed and touched on her chest by a maintenance worker while attending camp at the York First Parish Church in July.
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Police say two women opened the trunk of their rental car to retrieve their luggage and were greeted by a snake.
The women drove the rental car from Boston to Kennebunk, Maine, where they discovered the ball python Wednesday night and called police.
EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s administration isn’t blaming a New Hampshire-based investment firm that manages the paper mills in Millinocket and East Millinocket for the bankruptcy filing by Great Northern Paper Co.
Raising awareness of Maine’s recreational areas and their conditions, that’s what the Maine Active Communities Conference was all about.
It was held today at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bangor.
At fourteen, a man from Glenburn, his single mother, and siblings lost everything they owned in a fire.
They lived in Connecticut at the time.
The Salvation Army got them back on their feet, now they want to give back.
The “Together Place” in Bangor held a grand opening Thursday for their thrift store that supports their food pantry.
They say they help many homeless and transients in the area.
It was a perfect day for a parade in Orono.
Residents of Orono Commons watched as the Orono Police Department led the way, followed by the Old Town Marching Band.