GRAY, Maine (AP) — Police say a New Gloucester man is facing charges after allegedly causing a car crash that injured four people then fleeing the scene on foot.
Police on Monday charged 34-year-old Jeffrey Casey with driving to endanger and leaving the scene of an accident.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Brunswick’s Planning Board is scheduled to review two separate Bowdoin College building projects this week.
The board meets Tuesday to discuss a plan by the school to tear down a building on Maine Street and replace it with a new administrative office building, as well as a proposal to turn the former Stevens Retirement Home on Harpswell Road into student housing.
CUMBERLAND, Maine (AP) — The developer hasn’t even broken ground yet, but businesses and homeowners in Cumberland, Yarmouth and Falmouth are already signing up for natural gas service.
Summit Natural Gas is preparing to break ground on the pipeline soon.
BETHEL, Maine (AP) — A Maine poet who spoke at the presidential inauguration says he hopes a visiting writers program will help to create a new generation of readers who appreciate poetry.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A snowy Maine winter has increased the demand for snowblowers, and police in Portland say some opportunistic thieves are taking advantage.
Police say four of the machines have been stolen in the city in the past week.
KENNBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — The town of Kennebunkport is asking the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to reconsider its ruling vacating the right to public access to Goose Rocks Beach.
The York County Coast Star, report that the town says the decision makes it unclear if previous rulings that sided with public access are automatically overturned. The town wants the case to be sent back to a Superior Court judge to rule access rights on a case-by-case basis.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against one of the two boys charged with setting a fire that destroyed three apartments last spring in Maine’s second-largest city.
The Sun Journal, reported Tuesday that the decision to dismiss the charges came after a judge dismissed the boy’s confessions.
Authorities say a man had to be flown to a Portland hospital with a serious head injury after a two-vehicle crash in Oxford.
Police say a car pulled out of Oxford Street and onto Route 26 and was struck by a tow truck at about 4 p.m. Monday.
BETHEL, Maine (AP) — Inaugural poet Richard Blanco is helping Maine’s Gould Academy show that there’s more to the prep school than ski programs.
The Bethel resident this week will announce a visiting writers program in his name. Over a two-week retreat, writers will stay in a private cottage owned by Blanco where they can work on their craft. They’ll also engage with students and faculty through classroom visits and workshops.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine family has filed a legal challenge to a Portland city ordinance that bars anti-abortion protesters from getting too close to women’s health clinics.
Daniel and Marguerite Fitzgerald and their seven children say in their lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Portland that the 39-foot buffer zone violates their constitutional rights of free speech and the prohibition against unlawful search and seizure.
HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A 19-year-old lobsterman dragged overboard into the frigid ocean waters off York County is alive and expected to survive thanks to his dad and another crew member.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Rumford lawyer who’s on administrative release after pleading no contest to charges of making bomb threats to two Wilton schools in 2012 is in trouble with the law again.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine at Presque Isle is ready to provide details of its move to proficiency-based education.
Public high schools are required to incorporate proficiency-based standards by 2018, and UMPI aims to become the first university in Maine and the first in the country to do the same.
SUMNER, Maine (AP) — The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office says adult siblings are missing after a late-night house fire in Sumner.
The blaze in the Barrows Road home was reported by neighbors at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Medical Center has received final state approval for a $40 million expansion.
The Portland hospital plans to add five new operating rooms and create a special cardiac operating room for the most critically ill patients.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The chorus at Portland’s Deering High School has been chosen to sing backup at an upcoming concert by Foreigner, the soft rock band that reached the height of its popularity in the 1980s when their parents were teenagers.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Police have charged a Topsham teenager with firing a bullet through the window of a Brunswick home, causing a minor injury to a woman inside.
Eighteen-year-old Brenden Jasper was released on bail following his arrest on charges of reckless conduct, criminal attempt, criminal mischief and aggravated assault.
WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) — Police say a Wiscasset man was killed and a 17-year-old Boothbay girl seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 1 in Woolwich.
Sheriff Joel Merry says a northbound Jeep driven by 45-year-old Walter Crosman struck a Toyota sedan he was trying to pass at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A Presque Isle man who worked as a referee at Aroostook County high school basketball games has been charged with sending sexually explicit photos to students he met while officiating.
WILTON, Maine (AP) — Wilton officials say a $200,000 federal grant is expected to cover the majority of costs associated with the cleanup of a former tannery in town.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant will be used to remove chemicals, deer hide scraps and hazardous debris left inside and around the tannery building near the intersection of Tannery Road and U.S. Route 2.