Biddeford 39, Westbrook 12
Brewer 68, Hampden Academy 34
Bucksport 46, Ellsworth 0
Cape Elizabeth 29, Yarmouth 28
Cheverus 49, Bangor 7
Cony 30, Brunswick 6
Deering 27, Massabesic 16
Edward Little 26, Lewiston 22
Falmouth 21, ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two challengers from opposite ends of the political spectrum are looking at an uphill battle to knock off a popular incumbent in the first U.S. Senate race to use a ranked-choice style of voting.
Independent Sen. Angus King, first elected in 2012, has enjoyed high ...
Bonfire canceled, minor arrested after social media dustup
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police in a Maine city say an underage person has been arrested and a homecoming bonfire canceled in the wake of a flare-up on social media.
Bangor police say they were contacted by a parent on Thursday evening who reported having seen some “concerning statements ...
Maine unemployment rate rose slightly in September
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Unemployment ticked up very slightly in the state of Maine in September.
The Maine Department of Labor says the unemployment rate rose from 3.2 percent in August to 3.3 percent last month. The rate is unchanged from a year ago, and it has also been below 4 percent for ...
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Officials say enrollment in the University of Maine system has increased following a small decline last fall.
The Portland Press Herald reports ...
$39.5 million contract awarded for tollbooth replacement
YORK, Maine (AP) — The Maine Turnpike Authority has awarded a $39.5 million contract for the construction of a new York tollbooth plaza.
MTA officials announced Thursday Woolwich-based construction firm Reed and Reed will build the toll plaza over the next three years.
The new ...
Canadian moose hunter arrested for illegally entering US
JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a Canadian citizen who they say illegally entered the U.S. and hunted moose.
The Bangor Daily News
The season is getting underway in Vermont and Maine
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The 2018-2019 ski season is getting underway with the first resorts opening in Vermont and Maine.
Vermont’s Killington ski resort is due to open Friday for season’s pass holders. It will open to the general public on Saturday.
In Maine, the Sunday River ski ...
Maine town needs to reschedule vote over signature error
ORRINGTON, Maine (AP) — Residents of a Maine town were due to vote on a new police building, but officials say they will now have to reschedule the vote due to a signing error.
Residents were due to vote on Orrington’s proposed new $3.5 million public safety building at a special town ...
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is getting a boost from the federal government for a pair of aquaculture projects, one of which addresses a pest problem in worldwide salmon farming.
The money is coming from NOAA Sea Grant, which supports fishery and coastal projects. The ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An Army veteran known for his work with fellow combat-injured troops is now one of the owners of a Maine company that provides supplemental insurance.
Travis Mills lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan and went on to create the Travis Mills Foundation ...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Drivers of dump trucks, motorcycles, busses and cars hope their planned convoy will bring joy to a two-year-old boy hit by a tanker truck on the highway.
The organizers of the convoy hope as many as 500 pickup trucks and other vehicles will participate on Oct. 27. ...
LePage says health “excellent” after cardiac “issue”
Republican Gov. Paul LePage calls his health “excellent” following a “cardiac issue.”
LePage spoke Thursday on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. LePage has declined to ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he’ll lead a delegation of 40 Mainers to Iceland for a dialogue on the Arctic’s future.
LePage’s office said he’ll meet Saturday with Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson. LePage says the delegation signals ...
Power company proposes burying line under Maine gorge
CARATUNK, Maine (AP) — A Maine power company is making a concession to environmentalists by proposing to bury a portion of a transmission line that would cross a scenic gorge.
Central Maine Power notified regulators Thursday that it wants to drill rather than cross the Kennebec River Gorge ...
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) _ Bar Harbor Bankshares Inc. (BHB) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $9 million.
The bank, based in Bar Harbor, Maine, said it had earnings of 58 cents per share.
The bank posted revenue of $39.3 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland’s Mercy Hospital has started its fundraising campaign for a planned move.
WGME-TV reports the hospital announced the $20 million campaign Wednesday evening ...
HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Some Maine residents have shared their concerns with the state about a proposed 145-mile power transmission line.
The Kennebec Journal reports dozens of ...
Prosecutors want to try parents together for child’s death
STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors in the case of a Maine mother charged with beating her 10-year-old daughter to death with her husband’s help want to try the couple together with separate juries.
Sharon and Julio Carrillo have pleaded not guilty to charges of depraved ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says Maine should consider repealing voter-approved Medicaid expansion or paying for the state’s share with a hospital tax.
LePage on Thursday also proposed reducing municipal revenue sharing, putting more school funding into the classroom ...
Crime declines again in Maine, though some categories up
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Officials say crime in Maine fell again last year for the sixth consecutive year, though certain categories of crime such as rape, simple assault and motor vehicle theft increased.
The Maine Department of Public Safety says crime fell 8.2 percent in 2017, a number ...
MADISON, Maine (AP) — A Chinese company has bought the giant paper machine at a now-closed paper mill in Maine for an undisclosed amount.
A representative of one of the three partners that bought the Madison Paper Industries mill in December
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine college student says a Dunkin’ Donuts worker refused her family service for speaking Somali and called the police.
Twenty-year-old Hamdia Ahmed
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — In a story Oct. 16 about the death of a bicyclist, The Associated Press erroneously reported the bicyclist’s name. Her name was Linda Cavanaugh, not Lisa Cavanaugh.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Police: Bicyclist killed in collision ...
- BusinessWireMaine Information Network Among “Best Places to Work in Maine”October 19, 2018
- BusinessWireBar Harbor Bankshares Reports Third Quarter EarningsOctober 18, 2018
- BusinessWireThe First Bancorp Reports Record Net Income of $5.9 MillionOctober 17, 2018
- BusinessWireWEX Inc. to Release Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results on October 31, 2018October 16, 2018
Maine psychiatric hospital set to regain US funding
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine psychiatric hospital that lost its federal certification and funding five years ago has been found to be in “substantial compliance” with all conditions needed to participate in Medicare.
The Sun Journal
Bar Harbor councilors approve lease for ferry terminal
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Town councilors on Bar Harbor have approved an agreement to lease a former ferry terminal to the company that left the property nearly a decade ago.
The council voted 7-0 Tuesday to allow the town manager to sign a lease agreement with Atlantic Fleet Services, a ...
Bug that gathers in big groups annoying some Mainers
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine forestry officials say they have received several calls this fall about swarms of a potentially bothersome bug that congregates in large numbers.
The pest in question is the boxelder bug, which feeds on leaves, flowers and seed pods of boxelder trees and other ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s four gubernatorial candidates on Wednesday tried to make their case with voters with weeks to go before the Nov. 6 election.
Independent state treasurer Terry Hayes, independent entrepreneur Alan Caron, Republican businessman Shawn Moody and Democratic ...
2 of 3 congressional candidates: We won’t use ranked-choice
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says she won’t rank candidates this fall when she votes in the three-way race for her seat.
The incumbent made the comments during a WMTW-TV congressional candidate forum Wednesday. Her Republican challenger, Mark ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lawsuit that claims a Maine lobster wholesaler’s partner embezzled over $1.5 million has added new defendants and moved to federal court.
The Portland Press Herald
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Southern Maine barred from teaching a retired professor who organized a one-credit course for students to protest Republican Sen. U.S. Susan Collins in Washington as she considered then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
University president ...
DAMARISCOTTA, Maine (AP) _ The First Bancorp Inc. (FNLC) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $5.9 million.
The Damariscotta, Maine-based bank said it had earnings of 55 cents per share.
The bank posted revenue of $21.1 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest ...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine power companies are close to restoring power in the wake of a damaging wind storm, but are warning customers that more disruptive weather is on the way.
The Tuesday storm cut power to more than 60,000 homes and businesses that rely on Central Maine Power. Emera ...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police officers in New Hampshire and Maine are putting down their razors to raise money for children’s advocacy groups.
The Portsmouth Herald
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say the state psychiatric hospital in Augusta was found to be in “substantial compliance” for participation with Medicare after a federal review.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday it received notification of compliance ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new task force has formed to discuss conservation strategies in Maine once Gov. Paul LePage leaves office.
The Portland Press Herald
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A threatening letter sent to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins that claimed to contain deadly ricin specifically mentioned her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, her husband said.
Thomas Daffron, who opened the letter Monday, said the writer ...
Maine man pleads guilty to threatening Navy instructors
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has admitted he threatened four U.S. Navy instructors with a pistol near a remote military base in northwestern Maine.
U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank said Monday that 32-year-old Justin Woods pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges in connection with the ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The price of heating oil continues to climb steadily in Maine even as global crude oil prices have fallen.
The Governor’s Energy Office said on Tuesday the average statewide cash price is now $2.99, which is 3 cents higher than a week ago. It’s also up from $2.21 per ...
SACO, Maine (AP) — Police say that a 59-year-old man injured in a motorcycle crash has died.
Police say that Buxton resident Lee Pratt was operating a motorcycle that collided with a car at the intersection of Buxton and Jenkins roads in Saco on the evening of Oct. 3.
Police say ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attention would-be leaf peepers: Even if fall is a bit player where you live, PBS has got you covered.
A three-night public TV series, “AutumnWatch New England,” promises to showcase the colorful landscape and other seasonal glories.
Among the live and pre-taped ...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A spokeswoman for Sen. Susan Collins says the envelope a letter writer said contained deadly ricin was addressed to the senator’s husband.
Collins’ husband, Thomas Daffron, told WCSH-TV and WLBZ-TV that he saw the letter while walking the dog. He says he saw the word ...
Police say man shot by officer is expected to live
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Bangor police say an officer shot a man while responding to a report of a domestic disturbance.
The Bangor Daily News
More than 70K customers in dark after windstorm in Maine
Utility crews are making progress in restoring power after gusts topping 40 mph overnight caused widespread power outages across Maine.
At the peak, Central Maine Power reported more than 60,000 homes and businesses were in the dark Tuesday morning. Emera Maine reported more than 10,000 ...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody says if elected, he intends to keep his stake in his companies and real estate.
Property records show Moody’s real estate is worth $14.8 million, while an August U.S. Department of Labor
As expected, Maine’s federal incumbents report outraised and outspent competitors with just a few weeks to go before the Nov. 6 election.
Federal campaign finance reports say Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King spent about $654,000 between July and September. King reports a $2.3 million ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The alma mater of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says it has no plans to rescind an honorary degree it awarded the Maine Republican despite requests from alumni and faculty.
Hundreds of St. Lawrence University alumni who opposed the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Brett ...
Piglet who went hog wild in traffic safely returned home
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine’s capital say a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out dodging traffic after escaping has been safely returned home.
Augusta police say they found the piglet Saturday after receiving reports of the hog running wild. The Kennebec Journal