PORTLAND(AP) — Residents of Lewiston and Auburn have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed merger.
Supporters said that combining two cities into a single municipality with nearly 60,000 residents and the state's largest school system would've saved money.
The proposal needed majorities in both cities.
Montsweag Road in Woolwich was closed for three hours Tuesday after a concrete truck rolled over when its driver attempted to navigate a sharp turn just before 10 a.m., according to the Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Office.
Lt. Brian Quinn with the sheriff ’s office said the Auburn Concrete truck was driven by Travis Oakes, 23, of Wilton.
PORTLAND (AP) — Crews are restoring power to the last of the customers left in the dark by a powerful fall storm more than a week ago.
The storm peaked in the early morning of Oct. 30, leaving nearly a half million homes and businesses without power in Maine. The state's two main power companies said there were only about 400 customers left without power on Tuesday night.
A Brunswick hotel was evacuated Monday night after smoke escaped a room and filled the second story hallway.
Brunswick Fire Department was called to Days Inn at 224 Bath Road at 8:22 p.m.
Chief Ken Brillant said the smoke was caused by plastic on pots and pans burning in an oven, filling the efficiency room with black smoke.
Maine voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal backed by an out-of-state gambling entrepreneur for a third casino in the state.
In a letter sent to the Phippsburg selectmen last week, Jack and Susan Parker stated that they will voluntarily delay the controversial removal of the pilings at Popham Beach.
Republican Rick Mason won his late wife’s House District 56 seat in Lisbon Tuesday by more than a 300-vote margin.
Mason won 1,180 votes and Democrat Scott Gaiason got 868 votes. Gaiason was the Democrat’s candidate who ran for the seat in 2016.
Kathy Wilson, vice chairwoman of the Brunswick Town Council, fended off a challenge from Whitney Parrish to win re-election for a second three-year term. Wilson received 2,960 votes to Parrish’s 2,524.
Wilson, a business owner who grew up in Brunswick, said she hopes to balance the needs of all townspeople when considering issues that come before the council.
Residents in this rural state grappling with a heroin epidemic and an aging population voted Tuesday to deliver a rebuke to Republican Gov. Paul LePage and join 31 other states that have expanded Medicaid under former President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Voters in the four communities that make up RSU 1 — Arrowsic, Bath, Phippsburg and Woolwich — voted overwhelmingly in favor of issuing bonds to the tune of $74,628,411 for the construction of a new high school to replace the current Morse High School building.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
Friends have complimented me on my pumpkins, but are these things I’ve grown really pumpkins? Sure, they are round and orange and fluted. But look again: There’s more than a hint of red in their skins, and their shape is more akin to a doughnut than to a basketball.
Last month I found a photo that brought back a rush of memories and validated our long-ago decision to stay in Maine to raise our children.
Buying a home can be daunting, especially if you’re young.
[img_assist|nid=1184165|title=|desc= WASHINGTON CAPITALS defenseman John Carlson (74), T.J. Oshie (77), Madison Bowey (22), and others celebrate after Carlson’s game winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game as Arizona Coyotes goalie Scott Wedgewood (31) skates by at top on Monday in Washington. The Capitals won 3-2 in overtime.
The NFL hit the halfway point with a slew of crucial quarterback calls. Will anybody ring up Colin Kaepernick?
Alex Cora didn’t expect his first chance to manage in the major leagues to come this soon, but the new Boston Red Sox manager he says he’s ready to take on the challenge of leading one of its most storied franchises.
GREEN BAY, Wis.
Matthew Stafford put on a quarterback clinic for the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.