DENNYSVILLE (AP) — A celebration of winter and family fun in Down East Maine has been pushed back by a lack of snow.
Cobscook Bay State Park Winter Family Fun Day was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says it has moved the event to Feb. 17 due to a lack of snow.
PORTLAND (AP) — China’s foreign garbage ban has hurt recyclers in Maine and other parts of the U.S.
(AP) A Maine college planning to build a hydroponic greenhouse is ending a partnership with a company that would have donated $750,000 to the effort.
The Bangor Daily News reports St. Joseph’s College this month ended its relationship with Organic Nutrition Inc.
MILLINOCKET (AP) — A North Carolina man charged in connection with a fatal home invasion in Millinocket has made his first appearance in court.
Thirty- eight- year- old Christopher Murray, of Maxton, North Carolina, was ordered held without bail by a judge on Tuesday.
Murray and another man are charged in the death of 59-year-old Wayne Lapierre.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s first Somali police officer is on paid leave during an investigation after her arrest over the weekend in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Worcester police charged Zahra Munye Abu, of Portland, with several misdemeanors including assault and battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has collared 50 moose as part of an ongoing study about the animal’s mortality in the state.
The study is to determine if winter ticks are the primary cause of increased moose mortality and decreased productivity, and how weather, forest-cutting, and moose density interact to influence tick numbers on moose.
SULLIVAN (AP) — A conservation group has acquired about seven acres in Down East Maine as part of a dam removal project.
The Downeast Salmon Federation says it has taken ownership of the parcel in Sullivan that surrounds the head of tide of Smelt Brook, which has been blocked by a stone dam for more than 50 years.
PORTLAND (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Maine are pushing the state’s attorney general to resign over her decision to move forward a bill that would expand abortion access.
Federal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world’s largest turtle from the United States’ list of endangered animals.
HERMON (AP) — Maine State Police say four people were seriously injured in a morning head-on crash involving three vehicles in Hermon.
Police say around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a driver heading east on Route 2 crossed the center dividing line. WABI-TV reports the driver slammed into another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.
Four people were charged for drug possession after police were called to the Bath Shopping Center to investigate the report of someone seen with a syringe in the CVS parking lot last week.
The police received the complaint at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Bath police say a couple overdosed an hour apart Monday afternoon while their two-month old baby was home.
At 1:19 p.m. the child’s father called for Bath Rescue after his girlfriend overdosed in a Floral Street home, according to Bath police. Lt. Robert Savary said the girlfriend was administered Narcan and revived. She was taken to Mid Coast Hospital.
Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday.
PORTLAND (AP) — A landlord who was convicted of code violations stemming from Maine’s deadliest fire in decades is due to file a brief in his appeals case.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s top marine official is opposing proposed federal regulations that would require all lobstermen to record daily fishing reports.
PORTLAND (AP) — New England residents are facing a messy commute.
The National Weather Service says a storm that arrived Tuesday night could bring 6 to 8 inches of snow to parts of the region before it ends Wednesday evening.
Meteorologist Margaret Curtis said it’s a coastal storm, so there will be lesser amounts inland.
It took the Brunswick Town Council just under two hours to get through its agenda Tuesday night — approving several changes designed to produce smoother, faster meetings.
In light of a recent cold snap, Woolwich Selectman Jason Shaw is proactively reminding the community to donate to the town’s heating assistance fund.