PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Planning Board has postponed a decision on allowing the proposed mixed-use redevelopment of the city’s Bayside neighborhood after several people spoke against it at a public hearing.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Westbrook resident who fired six gunshots into a Falmouth home, narrowly missing a couple asleep in bed, has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.
YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A new 300-spot park-and-ride lot along Interstate 295 in Yarmouth is getting just a handful of cars per day, prompting some people to call it a waste of taxpayer money and an environmental mistake.
BUCKFIELD, Maine (AP) — Police think the aluminum bleachers missing from the Buckfield Junior-Senior High School athletic complex were stolen to be sold as scrap.
Jonathan Chalmers, assistant director of buildings and grounds at the school, says a maintenance employee discovered the theft during a check on the fields Friday afternoon.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Kentucky man leaving giant tips at restaurants around the nation in the name of his late brother has struck in Maine.
Seth Collins, of Lexington, Ky., on Monday handed a $500 tip to waitress Emily Young at the end of her shift at the Flatbread Company in Portland.
LEBANON, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a man struck by a car while walking along the side of a road in Lebanon last week has died.
Jason Cole, Lebanon’s assistant rescue chief, identified the victim as 34-year-old Ryan Kelley, of Lebanon.
TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) — Police say a pregnant woman has died in a head-on crash in Topsham that may have been caused by driver fatigue.
The victim was identified by police as 37-year-old Salima Nuh of Auburn.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston woman has been charged with fraudulently obtaining about $10,000 worth of welfare benefits.
Amina Ege was indicted this week on multiple counts of theft by deception, aggravated forgery and unsworn falsification.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say the suspect in 10 armed robberies in the Biddeford area has been found dead in his apartment.
Deputy Police Chief JoAnne Fisk says it appears the man took his own life. He was found at about 1 a.m. Friday.
WINTHROP, Maine (AP) — A 17-year employee of the Winthrop schools whose contract was not renewed in June 2012 says she was a victim of discrimination and retaliation in the workplace.
SMITHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Residents of one Smithfield neighborhood say they’re being overrun by rats from a nearby pig farm, but the farmer tells town officials he’s addressing the problem.
Andrew Landry says he has cellphone videos that show dozens of rats fleeing his mother’s chicken coop. He says rats are chewing through plastic water lines, insulation and walls and threaten his mother’s radiant heating system and entering homes through clothes dryer vents.
BERWICK, Maine (AP) — A judge has doubled the bail of a registered sex offender from Berwick charged with trying to lure young girls into his vehicle after two more girls came forward.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Police say a 77-year-old Auburn man has died after getting struck by a pickup truck while crossing a city street.
George Cole was struck while crossing Minot Avenue at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday and died at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — The trial of a Lewiston couple charged with obtaining nearly $60,000 in federal housing assistance while failing to disclose extensive real estate holdings and income has started.
BERWICK, Maine (AP) — A Berwick man already on Maine’s sex offender registry has been charged with trying to lure two fifth-grade girls into his vehicle by offering them candy.
Police say 23-year-old Kevin Weeden faces charges of solicitation of a child to commit a prohibited act, failure to register as a sex offender and prohibited contact with a minor for allegedly trying to lure the girls waiting at bus stops just minutes apart on Tuesday morning.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — The last vestige of Bowdoin College’s fraternity system has been destroyed.
The Times Record, reports that an excavator this week tore down the former Alpha Kappa Sigma fraternity house. It had been vacant for more than a decade.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison following his bank robbery conviction in New Hampshire.
Prosecutors say 27-year-old Derek Kucinski, formerly of Cape Neddick, Maine, entered a TD Bank in Newington in 2012 wearing a black ski mask, gloves. He was armed with a loaded .32-caliber revolver. He ordered several customers to the ground as he repeatedly pointed the gun at tellers and demanded money.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Scarborough voters have overturned an ordinance that requires dogs to be leashed year-round on town property.
The law was enacted by the town council in October in response to the threat of a $12,000 federal fine after an unleashed dog killed an endangered piping plover chick on a town beach in July. At the time, the dog was allowed to be loose.
OXFORD, Maine (AP) — A Paris Elementary School teacher is being credited with saving the life of a student.
Superintendent Rick Colpitts told the Board of Directors at Monday’s meeting that teacher Alice Deegan performed the Heimlich maneuver on the sixth-grader after a water bottle cap got stuck in the student’s throat.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A young New Gloucester woman who died in a two-car crash in Auburn is being remembered by friends as the kind of a person “who lit up a room.”