AUGUSTA (AP) — A legislative committee has overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal to nearly double the annual salary of Maine’s next governor.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Legislature has sent the governor a bill requested by the mayors of Auburn and Lewiston to make it harder for municipalities to merge.
A key part of the proposal requires votes in each community considering a merger to gauge interest before starting work to implement the idea. Later, there would be a second vote.
The measure was adopted Tuesday.
PORTLAND (AP) — Stephen King’s foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Portland elementary schools.
The Portland Press Herald reports the Portland Education Foundation announced Tuesday that it will receive the grant from The Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine courts could keep “high-risk” individuals from possessing firearms under legislation that lawmakers are considering.
Today is Wednesday, April 4, the 94th day of 2018. There are 271 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History
The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of widespread opposition from elected officials and the public.
A lawyer urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to toss a lawsuit accusing Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage of blackmail for threatening to withhold state funding to force a charter school operator to rescind a job offer to a Democratic political opponent.
Brunswick students continue to speak out on gun violence.
In addition to a walkout and rally in which they’ve already taken part, students have organized a town hall Saturday that will be open to the public.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the school’s Crooker Theater, located at 116 Maquoit Road.
Bath may soon be able to fix its sidewalks and roads.
A technical issue that prevented the city from issuing a $2.8 million bond to fund the work, approved by voters last fall, has been remedied by a state Legislature bill. Now it will go to Gov. Paul LePage for his signature.
A conversation about environmental action will span generations this week.
“We’re All In This Together: Intergenerational Action on the Environment,” will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 315 of Searles Hall at Bowdoin College.
PORTLAND — A Brunswick man was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for providing false information when trying to purchase a pistol.
Evan Lewis, 28, was sentenced to the prison time Tuesday in U.S. District Court, as well as three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to the charge Oct. 26, 2017.
Unmarked trails may soon be a thing of the past in Lisbon.
Parks and Recreation Director Mark Stevens noted there are a number of unmarked paths in town.
Female veterans of the Midcoast will finally have a day dedicated specifically for recognizing their role in the military.
Gov. Paul LePage blamed lawmakers for his refusal on Tuesday to begin securing federal funding needed to expand Medicaid to well over 70,000 low-income residents.
As a gardener, I consider anything I would reach for in a food store to be fair game to try to grow at home. That accounts for the kumquat, avocado and bay laurel trees at my kitchen window.
So when I recently reached for a jar of curry powder at the store, I figured: Why not?
We have not always had much luck with pet fish, and by that I mean, our fish don’t live more than a few weeks. This didn’t worry me too much, because it seems like a rite-of-passage in childhood. You beg for a fish, get it, and then it dies.
With spring — and just-observed Easter — upon us, I offer a dish guaranteed to spruce up a seasonal brunch. It may look complicated, but it really couldn’t be simpler.