PORTLAND (AP) — The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Halsey Frank to be the next U.S. attorney for Maine.
Frank currently serves as an assistant U.S. attorney for Maine and is a career prosecutor who’s worked for the Department of Justice in both Maine and Washington, D.C.
COPLIN PLANTATION (AP) — Maine game wardens say a woman was killed when she crashed her all-terrain vehicle in Coplin Plantation, near the town of Eustis.
Wardens say 25-year-old Krystle Lincoln, of Eustis, died Tuesday night after the ATV rolled on top of her. Her body was found by friends when she didn’t return.
PORTLAND (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services says a migratory songbird that summers in the northeastern United States does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company has returned $21 million to Maine employers insured by the workers compensation provider.
About 18,000 employers in the state will see insurance returns from the Portlandbased insurer. MEMIC president Michael Bourque attributes the lower costs to better workplace safety. Bourque says fewer injuries keep costs down.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Maine authorities say a body found over the weekend is that of an elderly, retired priest who was missing for more than two months.
The sole witness to a brutal 1989 killing on a Portland waterfront changed her testimony about witnessing the crime because she was being hounded relentlessly by a private investigator and defense lawyer over a period of years, prosecutors said.
KENNEBUNK (AP) — A Maine high school health teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student has been indicted on more than a dozen sex-related counts.
On Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Merrymeeting Gleaners invite you to “Glean with a Friend,” as part of the First Annual Maine Gleaning Week.
Charged with 20 counts of alleged sex crimes against children, youth theater group founder Henry Eichman will face a jury in January.
Eichman, 57, of Brunswick, has two cases pending — one in Cumberland County Superior Court and one in Sagadahoc County. Those cases will be combined and tried together, as requested by defense attorney Annie Stevens.
Many of the 20 quahog harvesters at a Bath hearing on Wednesday say they oppose fishery limits being proposed by the Department of Marine Resources. DMR wants to prohibit harvesting quahogs in the New Meadows Lake area on weekends and between Dec. 31 to April 1.
The Bath City Council unanimously approved bans on single-use plastic bags and the use of polystyrene foam containers for prepared foods at its regular meeting on Wednesday.
Second passage will be voted on at the next council meeting on Nov. 1, when a public hearing is scheduled.
The activities and fun just keep coming in October, as the Midcoast is bristling with activities for job seekers, business leaders, golfers, families and more. Here is a look at some local events in the Midcoast you may enjoy this October.
A local spice company is getting some worldwide exposure, thanks to celebrity chef/foodie Andrew Zimmern. Blends by Litchfield-based Gryffon Ridge Spice Merchants are now available at shop.andrewzimmern.com.
The Brunswick High School girls soccer team exploded offensively on Wednesday, rolling to a 9-3 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference victory over Lincoln Academy.
BRUNSWICK — Paced by the first-place finish of sophomore Chandler Vincent of Pownal and Freeport High School, the University of Southern Maine men’s cross country team finished second among the seven teams competing Saturday at the Bowdoin College Invitational II.
TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat High School field hockey team scored early and often en route to a 5-0 win over Hampden Academy on Friday.
Annie Wilkins opened the scoring off an assist from Kelsey Dwelley with 14:45 remaining in the first half.
Nicole Thibotot scored the next two goals for the Eagles, the second assisted by Wilkins, Dwelley made it 4-0 at the half.
LEWISTON — The Mt. Ararat Middle School “A” field hockey squad rolled to an 11-0 win over Lewiston recently.
Paige Witwicki scored four goals, Jazzy Huntsman had three and assisted on two others for pace the Eagles.
BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick High School jayvee girls Orange team rolled to a 6-0 win over Hyde on Monday.
Alex Bunker netted two powerful shots from the right wing as well as dished out two assists. Elena Palmer also scored twice from close range in the first half.
The Mt. Ararat Middle School girls soccer team beat Lewiston 3-2 recently to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Trailing 1-0, Mt. Ararat's Angel Huntsman tied the game with a goal. Soon after, Ella Bergeron scored on a free kick to put the Eagles up by one. Huntsman added in her second tally of the game to giving the Eagles a 3-1 lead.