PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a proposal backed by Maine's senators to provide more care for military veterans who were exposed to toxic substances.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Religious schools got what they wanted when the Supreme Court allowed them to participate in a state tuition program.
But the state attorney general said the ruling will be for naught unless the schools are willing to abide by the same antidiscrimination law as other private schools that participate in the program.
BATH, Maine (AP) — A key congressional committee has signed off on an additional destroyer like those built at Bath Iron Works for the upcoming fiscal year.
The House Armed Services Committee approved an extra $37 billion in spending in an amendment sponsored by Rep.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins was blasted Friday for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as opponents targeted her votes to confirm two justices to the Supreme Court who were in the majority opinion allowing states to ban abortion.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine Audubon scientist is alarmed by reports of more dead seabirds — this time in Casco Bay.
Shannon Silverson, who lives on Peaks Island, noticed about 30 dead and dying birds this week.
WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are searching for a man in connection with the hit-and-run death in Acadia National Park of the founder of a youth retreat.
The crash on the campus of the Schoodic Institute within the park killed Nicole Mokeme, 35, some time between Saturday night and early Sunday.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The president of Bates College will step down next year after 11 years at the liberal arts institution.
Clayton Spencer made her announcement in a letter to the community on Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine unnecessarily institutionalizes youths with mental health and developmental disabilities because of a lack of sufficient community-based services that would allow them to stay in their homes, the U.S.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A fungus found to kill browntail moth caterpillars has made an appearance in Maine, potentially easing tension for Mainers dealing with the itchy rash, respiratory issues and other problems caused by the caterpillars, researchers said.
BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) — A man who was fatally shot by law enforcement officers outside a home was holding an injured woman against her will, state police said.
Peter Pfister, 27, of Blue Hill, was killed early Tuesday in an armed confrontation with a deputy and two state police officers, said Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and her husband are putting their Bangor home that has been the site of recent protests on the market.
Collins and Thomas Daffron bought the 4,250-square-foot house on West Broadway in 2013, a year after they married, and they've made a number of improvements.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Another Maine man who entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 is facing federal charges, officials said Tuesday.
Todd Tilley, 61, of South Paris, was arrested without incident Tuesday, the FBI said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — The deaths of two people in an apartment in Auburn have been ruled homicides, state police said Tuesday.
Investigators have begun to identify “persons of interest” and are working to track them down, said Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — One of the largest employers in Maine is permanently closing a Russian subsidiary and ceasing business in the country.
Westbrook-based Idexx Laboratories, a leader in veterinary medicine, disclosed its decision with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week, the Portland Press Herald reported.
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating the hit-and-run death of a Maine woman at Acadia National Park.
Nicole Mokeme, 35, of South Portland, was struck on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center between late Saturday and early Sunday, state police said Monday in a news release.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine is producing more oysters than ever due to a growing number of shellfish farms that have launched off its coast in recent years.
The state's 2021 oyster harvest was the largest and most valuable in its history, according to recent data from the Department of Marine Resources in Maine.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A shuttered trash plant called Coastal Resources of Maine will soon be owned by a group comprised of more than 100 municipalities.
BATH, Maine (AP) — The christening of a Navy destroyer on Saturday highlighted the sacrifices of two generations — the ship’s namesake killed in World War II and another Marine who died more than 60 years later.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A fourth person has been charged in connection with a shooting in Portland in April that left a man dead and a woman injured, police said Saturday.
Jonathan Geisinger, 44, was arrested in South Portland on Friday on a charge of felony murder in connection with the April 26 shooting of Derald Coffin, police said in a statement.
SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Two children reported missing from their grandmother’s home in New Hampshire early Friday were found safe in Maine hours later after police issued an Amber Alert, and their mother was charged with interfering with custody.
LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) — Maine is launching a new push to revitalize a former Air Force base in the northern part of the state.
Loring Air Force Base in Limestone closed in the 1990s. It was redeveloped into Loring Commerce Centre.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system extended the contract of its chancellor into the summer, but has yet to make a decision about his long-term future.
Chancellor Dannel Malloy has received votes of no confidence from faculty at three of the system's campuses.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The first lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland since Maine took away a limitation on claims of child sexual abuse were filed on Thursday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator has proposed that the U.S. military play a role in reducing carbon emissions by converting some vehicles to electricity.
Sen. Angus King's bill calls for transitioning the non-tactical fleet of the U.S.
MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A 5-year-old boy drowned when he fell off a dock into Ambajejus Lake, according to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim’s family was renting a camp on the lake, and the boy fell into the water while fishing from the dock Tuesday afternoon, WABI-TV reported.
A House committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would allow Native American tribes in Maine to benefit from future federal laws, despite a state land claims settlement.
Wabanaki tribes in Maine are governed by the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 that stipulates they’re bound by state law.
CORNITH, Maine (AP) — Voters in a rural Maine town have decided to reverse a decades-old ban on alcohol sales.
Residents of Corinth, a town of about 2,800 some 20 miles from Bangor, voted in the late 1960s and '70s to impose bans on alcohol sales.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Turnout was low Tuesday during a Maine primary election that served as a tune-up before the November general election, which will have many more voters and higher stakes.
Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said there was no contested statewide race to bring out voters.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Paul LePage, the Republican whose two terms as Maine's governor were dominated by his offensive rhetoric and combative leadership, is seeking a political comeback.
FRENCHVILLE, Maine (AP) — DNA evidence played a role in charges brought 36 years after a baby died in the far northern part of the state, police announced Tuesday.
The newborn's body was discovered in Frenchville in December 1985 after a dog carried the baby's body several hundred feet to the home of the dog owner, who contacted police.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Central Maine Power said customers are going to get a break on their bills starting next month.
Electric rates will dip 5.5% on July 1 as part of the company's rate reconciliation and adjustment process, the company said Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Rhode Island to two years in prison for his role in a scheme that recruited homeless people to cash counterfeit checks at banks around New England in exchange for a small fee.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine will continue to have only a single area code through at least the end of 2025.
The entire state is covered by the 207 area code, and numerous officials in Maine want to keep it that way. However, the state is running low on new numbers for that area code.
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LINCOLN, Maine (AP) — State Rep. Jeffery A. Gifford, a retired paper mill worker who served five terms in the Maine Legislature, has died at age 75.
Gifford, R-Lincoln, served four terms from 2006 to 2014 and was elected to another term in 2020.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The governor of the oldest state in the nation created a "Cabinet on Aging" on Monday with a hope of preparing for demographic changes that will impact health care and the workforce.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A network of adult care facilities in Maine will adopt a nondiscrimination policy about the care of transgender people as part of a settlement with a woman who filed a human rights complaint against the company.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Primary voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of two South Carolina Republicans who are clinging to their seats in the U.S.
NEW VINEYARD, Maine (AP) — A New Vineyard man was discovered dead in his vehicle after fleeing from officers who were attempting to arrest him for murdering his wife last year, state police said.
Wilfred Daggett Jr., 43, took his life on Friday, little more than a year after the death of Collette Daggett, 43, in New Vineyard, state police said.
LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) — Researchers exploring the presence of so-called forever chemicals around the former Loring Air Force Base are asking residents how they use the local waters.
BATH, Maine (AP) — Police have made an arrest following a suspicious fire that damaged an elementary school in Bath.
Police said a 30-year-old man was arrested by the fire marshal's office and local police Saturday evening.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The main runway at Portland International Jetport is back in operation, ending disruptions during construction.
The runway reopened three days ahead of schedule on Friday, allowing resumption of normal flight patterns and a restoration of the airport's instrument landing system.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A former Republican congressman is bidding to return to his old seat in Maine, but he must first hold off a challenge from a fellow party member.
Bruce Poliquin represented Maine’s 2nd Congressional District from 2015 to 2019 until losing to the current seat holder, Democratic Rep.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine State Police restructuring plan includes the addition of behavioral specialists to assist troopers and the creation of an overnight shift to ensure swifter response times, officials said.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal authorities spent the past few years analyzing rules for the shipping industry and are now close to releasing fresh guidelines to help protect a vanishing species of whale.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A local district attorney's race in Maine wasn't generating much attention until a political action committee linked to a deep-pocketed liberal donor with international name recognition suddenly took an interest.
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — A 370-acre forest in Ellsworth, the summit of Bauneg Beg Mountain in North Berwick and a patch of urban open space in Portland are among 20 new land conservation projects in Maine.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will invest $230 million in statewide suicide prevention and mental health services after a report found that more than 85% of gun deaths in 2020 were suicides.
The state report released this week concluded that 132 of the 154 people killed by guns in 2020 died by suicide.
CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A person accused of entering a high school and spraying a fire extinguisher has been arrested, police said Thursday.
The person, a 23-year-old without a fixed address, entered Caribou High School on Thursday morning through a lobby entrance and went to the school's science wing, police said.