BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A program that has a goal of giving a book to every first grade student in Maine is hoping to increase the number of participating schools.
The program is called Dirigo Reads and it wants to accomplish its goal by 2025.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston nonprofit that convenes resources to help people who have been in jail or prison to stay out has gotten a $750,000 federal grant.
The Maine Prisoner Reentry Network will use the funds from the U.S.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor is moving ahead with plans to demolish eight buildings that are more than 100 years old.
Four of the buildings near its main campus have already been knocked down, the Bangor Daily News reported Tuesday.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman who was sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing her husband in a bathtub in 2011 has died in prison, officials said.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Bangor-based trucking company Hartt Transportation has been sold to a Canadian firm, ending 73 years of local ownership.
Bison Transport President Rob Penner said the acquisition will transform the company into a top tier U.S.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A nonprofit organization has released records related to complaints and disciplinary actions against law enforcement officers in Maine, many of which lack basic information about officers' misconduct.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Maine election officials to allow Libertarian Party members to reenroll in an expedited process and to nominate candidates for the 2022 elections.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Rising mortgage rates that are anticipated when the Federal Reserve tightens credit in the new year is expected to slow but not stall Maine's red hot real estate market.
Home prices will keep rising but not as fast as this year despite inflation and higher lending rates, experts say.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Newport man pleaded guilty to the fatal strangulation of his wife and was ordered to serve 12 years in prison on Tuesday.
Frederick Allen Jr., who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, apologized to friends and family in the courtroom, saying he loved his wife “with all my heart."
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine experienced greatest population growth in nearly two decades during the pandemic because of migration into the state.
Maine's population growth was relatively anemic in the decade before the pandemic, gaining just 2.6% compared to a national average of 7.4%, the Bangor Daily News reported.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police in a Maine city said they are investigating a vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Bangor.
Police said the crash killed city resident Gary Rich, 74, on Dec. 17.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine is going to need more money to accelerate electric vehicle use and help the state meet its ambitious climate goals.
Maine has made progress since 2019 by increasing battery and plug-in hybrid vehicles by 90% to 5,577 vehicles and public charging stations by 65% to 265 locations, according to a clean transportation roadmap created by an executive order by Gov.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's clam industry is growing as climate change warms the Gulf of Maine.
The Bangor Daily News reports northern quahogs are among the state's fisheries that have seen increased harvest volumes and values over the past decade.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The closure of a neurosurgical trauma program in central Maine will leave the state with just two.
Officials with Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston said on Monday that the program would end in two months.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine hunters killed the most deer during the season that ended last weekend in more than 50 years, according to preliminary figures.
An online dashboard operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife indicates hunters killed 38,889 deer since September, the most since 1968, when 41,080 deer were tagged, the Bangor Daily News reported.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Max Linn, a former U.S. Senate candidate from Maine who shook up a high-profile race with his antics during debates, has died. He was 62.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A B-52 bomber that was one of the last two planes to depart Dow Air Force Base before it closed is getting a new lease on life.
The cockpit of the aircraft dubbed “City of Bangor” is being restored and will be displayed next year at the Tillamook Air Museum in Oregon, the Bangor Daily News reported.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The final stretch of Maine's annual deer hunt is ending for the year on Saturday.
The last two weeks of the deer hunt are reserved for people who hunt using muzzleloaders and some archers.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A bipartisan group of legislators wants to make sure older high-rise residential buildings are outfitted with more sprinklers.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Democratic Sen.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — At least two of the three people who died in a fire in a condemned house had been moved with other homeless people from a riverfront encampment days before by city officials, a newspaper reported.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Three people died and two others were injured early Sunday in a fire in Bangor, according to fire officials.
The blaze broke out just before 5 a.m. on Union Street near the corner of Sanford Street.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A New York man convicted of killing a woman in Maine wants the state supreme court to toss his murder conviction because his trial was delayed during the pandemic.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes.
Warming temperatures and an extended growing season can lead to quality problems and disease, Gregory Porter, a professor of crop ecology and management, told the Bangor Daily News.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine city plans to issue trespass orders to people who do not leave a homeless encampment under a highway bridge by Dec. 1.
More than a dozen people live next to the Penobscot River under the Interstate 395 bridge that goes from Bangor to Brewer, the Bangor Daily News reported.
HOWLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine said they have identified a 3-year-old boy who was found dead in a town north of Bangor and are continuing to investigate.
Police were notified Saturday of the death of Justin Jenkins Jr.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Millions of dollars in road construction projects are coming to communities in eastern and northern Maine.
The money is via the RAISE grant program and it will boost projects in Bangor and Houlton.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — More Maine hunters are seeing purple as property owners use the color to mark land that is off limits to hunting without first obtaining permission.
Purple paint can be used on trees, rocks or fence posts as an alternative to nailing a sign on a tree to let others know that no hunting is allowed without advanced permission, said Mark Latti of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Substantiated sexual assault cases have spiked in the Maine National Guard, whose leaders have largely been dismissive of victims and lenient toward perpetrators over the years, a newspaper reported.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A new bench was unveiled in New Hampshire to honor the late Charlie Howard, a 23-year-old gay man and Portsmouth native killed by three teenage boys because of his sexuality in Bangor, Maine, in 1984.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Starting in 2022, the 3G mobile network will be shutting down in Maine, impacting older cellphones and some other devices that connect to the internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The accused ring leader of an operation that allegedly diverted and sold more than $13 million in marijuana grown for Maine’s medical cannabis program pleaded not guilty Thursday to eight charges.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Officials are taking steps to move Maine’s homeless indoors as colder weather approaches, but there may be fewer options this winter.
In Bangor, city employees began cleaning up an encampment of homeless residents.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Stephane Ingo recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds to lift Maine to a 71-52 win over Maine-Farmington on Friday.
Adefolalrin Adetogun had 11 points for Maine (1-1).
Jack Kane had 14 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for the Beavers.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine, is planning to join the growing national movement to ban the sale of flavored cigarettes because of public health concerns about marketing targeting children and marginalized people.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican senator said Tuesday that she's joining with dozens of others in calling for an immediate transition of federal workers back to in-person service.
Sen. Susan Collins is part of a group of 43 senators, all of whom are Republicans, calling for the change.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The son of a man who died in a snowblower accident in 2017 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against both of Bangor's hospitals and two medical professionals.
Herbert Pelletier, 86, died four years ago of complications of a ruptured spleen caused by the handle of his snowblower.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Depending on whom you ask, Maine’s proposed “right to food” constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or would endanger animals and food supplies, and turn urban neighborhoods into cattle pastures.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Bangor High School’s suspended principal will return to work upon resolving charges stemming from a crash at Bass Park.
Paul Butler pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to report an accident, the Bangor Daily News reported, and the superintendent cleared the way for his return to work on Monday.
Former Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin plans to decamp from his coastal home and relocate to the Bangor area for his campaign to take back his seat in Congress.
Poliquin, who has a home in Georgetown, recently sold his family home in Oakland.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Hospitals are getting some relief from COVID-19 with a drop of more than a quarter in patients hospitalized with the coronavirus.
Hospitalizations across Maine dropped from 211 last Friday to 152 on Thursday, a decline of 28%, the Bangor Daily News reported.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Mexican national who was prosecuted four times for illegally entering the United States is going to prison.
A judge on Tuesday sentenced Galdino Velasco-Santiago to more than 2 years in federal prison.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The headlining event of this year's Maine Science Festival will be a musical exploration of climate change.
The organizers of the festival said they commissioned composer Lucas Richman to create a symphony about hope in the era of climate change in the Gulf of Maine.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Luke Gross was a dedicated sheriff's deputy, but he was a big kid at heart whose premature death leaves a gaping hole in a family and its community. That's what Gross's widow, Lauren, told those gathered at a funeral that drew hundreds to Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Thursday.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A funeral for a Maine deputy who died while responding to a call about a crashed vehicle will take place later this week at a Bangor arena.
Hancock County Sheriff's Deputy Luke Gross, 44, was struck and killed by a pickup truck while responding to the crash in Trenton on Sept.
HAMPDEN, Maine (AP) — The northbound stretch of a $45 million bridge replacement project in the Bangor area is almost finished.
The project is called the Hampden Bridge Bundle. The Maine Department of Transportation said it plans to shift traffic onto the fourth of four new northbound Interstate 95 bridges on Monday.