PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The president of Planned Parenthood and its political arm is visiting Maine later this month to host a rally for Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Michaud.
Cecile Richards will headline a “Women for Mike” rally in Portland on Aug. 27.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A popular summer festival featuring more than a dozen balloons and tens of thousands of spectators is drawing to a close in Lewiston, Maine.
Warm, sunny weather served to boost attendance for the Great Falls Balloon Festival on all three days, including the final balloon launches on Sunday.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — An autopsy shows a 60-year-old Lewiston, Maine, who died after trying to break up a fight in his building died of a heart attack.
Louis St. Pierre died at a hospital following the apartment house fight on Wednesday night. Police said there was an altercation in the building during which St. Pierre collapsed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Washington has sent military equipment to U.S. police departments. But federal officials are now reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.
Attorney General Eric Holder says that when police and citizens need to restore calm, he’s concerned that using military equipment and vehicles sends “a conflicting message.”
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Maine man accused of assaulting his infant twins has pleaded not guilty.
Twenty-two-year-old Anthony Carpinelli of Sanford on Friday denied charges of aggravated assault, aggravated assault with indifference, two counts of assault on a child younger than 6, and two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Boaters needing foghorn assistance around Kennebunkport, Maine, now need to request it, instead of hearing it automatically.
Mariners and residents say boaters are at risk because of the U.S. Coast Guard decision to change the operating system of the Goat Island Light.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Company officials say the Nova Star ferry that runs between Portland, Maine, to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is starting to see some healthy growth.
The company said Friday that 17,255 people sailed on the new vessel in the first two week of August, for an average of 557 passengers per day. That compares with 13,043 passengers in July, an average of 421 passengers per day.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine nurse who failed to report signs of abuse of an infant who later died has lost her license.
Former home health nurse Virginia McNamara signed a voluntary agreement with the state Board of Nursing, and the agreement was made final this week.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A husband and wife from Kennebunk who told authorities they did not live together so the wife could continue to collect welfare benefits have pleaded guilty to welfare fraud charges.
STANDISH, Maine (AP) — A former local official in a Maine town and two of his nephews are facing charges of abusing a corpse for digging up the cremated remains of two relatives in Standish.
BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage and his wife Ann have purchased a home in Boothbay where they intend to live after he leaves office.
Ann LePage said the couple had been looking for about 10 years for a home near the coast. But she said they’ll continue to live in the Blaine House for as long as her husband is governor. LePage, who’s seeking re-election, is currently locked in a three-way race with independent Eliot Cutler and Democrat Mike Michaud.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police in Lewiston are investigating after a 60-year-old man died at the hospital following a fight outside an apartment building.
Officers responded to the Lisbon Street apartment just before 5 p.m. Wednesday after getting calls about an altercation involving several people.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland officials say a developer can build a boat repair yard for large recreational and commercial vessels on the city’s downtown waterfront.
The Portland Press Herald reports Phineas Sprague Jr. wants to build a 27,600-square-foot building on five acres he owns on West Commercial Street near the Casco Bay Bridge. The building would be located alongside a recently built 19,000-square-foot building.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is giving $6,000 from his contingency fund to six Maine nonprofit organizations.
The Republican governor is helping organizations that are being supported by the “Art of Giving Gala,” which is being held in Portland on Thursday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland man accused of fraudulently collecting state unemployment benefits while he continued to work has avoided jail time with a plea deal.
Forty-nine-year-old Tracy Young was sentenced to three months but the sentence was suspended pending successful completion of a two-year probation term. He pleaded guilty July 28 to theft by deception.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bottled water company that won the right to draw water from Poland Spring is at loggerheads with the Maine-based Poland Springs brand.
The newcomer, Maine Springs, says it’s required by law to identify its water source, which includes Poland Spring. The company is suing Poland Spring, which has told Maine Springs that putting the name on labels infringes upon its brand.
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Two Kennebunk police officers have been honored for saving a man who went into cardiac arrest during a traffic stop.
The town’s board of supervisors honored officers Matthew Harrington and Michael Tucci at Tuesday’s meeting. The officers were also reunited with the man whose life they saved — 84-year-old Gavin Falconer.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Lewiston has decided to accept deals offered by two federal agencies to pay penalties for fraudulent loans made to a developer.
City councilors voted 7-0 Tuesday to accept the settlement offers.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland-based IT services company Winxnet has acquired a Massachusetts company, adding 40 employees and giving it a foothold in the Boston market.
CEO Christopher Claudio says Winxnet’s purchase of KDSA in Methuen, Massachusetts, reflects the first step of an expansion southward.
PARIS, Maine (AP) — A judge has upheld the vehicular manslaughter conviction of a Maine woman accused of being drunk and reading a text message at the time of a double-fatal car crash.