LEBANON (AP) — Maine State Police say speed and heavy fog were factors in a crash that killed an Acton man in Lebanon.
The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Troopers say 28-year-old Brian Leclair died at the scene after his car went off the road, rolled over and slammed into a tree. Leclair was wearing a seat belt. He died of head injuries.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A lawmaker in Maine used a public hearing to encourage residents to support a proposed bond that would improve rural broadband in the state.
State Rep. Seth Berry, a Democrat from Bowdoinham, wants voters to decide on the broadband issue. A public hearing was held on the subject on Wednesday in Augusta.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s secretary of state is warning residents to be aware of for-profit websites that offer services provided by the state for free.
Several leaders of rural schools in Maine have called for lawmakers to restore funding for centers where students can receive services ranging from mental health counseling to routine physicals.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Wardens say the recent subzero cold has made for good ice fishing conditions — for those hardy enough to venture outdoors.
Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologist Jim Pellerin said most lakes and ponds have 8 inches of ice but the cold has kept some fishermen indoors.
The ice still not safe everywhere, and there’s some open water.
ROCKPORT (AP) — Officials in Maine are leading tours around the state to give the public a look at examples of woodland stewardship and conservation by private landowners.
CHICHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The rain and warmer temperatures are gone, but the National Weather Service says a handful of rivers remain above flood stage in northern New England.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The deadline is nearing for a Maine lottery in which the winners will get the right to fish for baby eels.
Baby eels, called elvers, are often worth more than $1,000 per pound to fishermen. They are sold to Asian aquaculture companies for use as food.
PORTLAND (AP) — Police have charged a Portland man with murder in the death of his partner six days after she was found dead in their home.
Portland police say Anthony Leng turned himself in on Saturday morning.
America’s catch of cod is at an all-time low, but the fishery might finally experience a rebound in the coming fishing year.
It’s a busy month for the Topsham Public Library.
In addition to an ongoing fundraiser, the library will be getting a bit of a facelift.
The Lisbon Parks & Recreation Winter Fest 2018 will take place Saturday, Jan. 20. New hours this year are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.
There will be free food and hot drinks available from McDonald's and Sunshine Hill Seniors.
Two weeks after its inaugural meeting, on Tuesday the Brunswick Town Council will discuss changing its rules to allow an earlier meeting start time.
The current council rules of order and procedure requires council meetings start at 7 p.m. The council will discuss and consider implementing 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. start times.
The Freeport Town Council will meet Tuesday evening to discuss its goals for 2018.
In addition to setting goals for the ensuing year, the council will also consider a recommendation by the Freeport Sustainability Advisory Committee to endorse a the “Climate Mayors Statement to adopt the Paris Climate Agreement.”
On Sunday morning, the future USS Michael Monsoor, DDG 1001, navigated away from Bath Iron Works, down the Kennebec River and out into the Atlantic Ocean for sea trials. The Monsoor is the second of three Zumwalt-class destroyers to be built by BIW.
The town of Harpswell is making it easier for residents to take advantage of its heating assistance program.
At last week’s selectmen’s meeting, Selectman Kevin Johnson suggested that the application process could be simplified to lower the barrier for those who need assistance.
Lisbon residents could soon be seeing an increase in their water rates — possibly even as much as a 25 percent hike.
The town’s Water Department is proposing new rates. As noted in a letter sent to rate payers in November 2017, the department cited the town’s aging water system and deterioration as primary drivers of the potential increase.
Old school New Orleans style jazz will greet concert goers Saturday night.