MEDDYBEMPS, Maine — Officials at the Maine Public Broadcasting Network have found the problem with its antenna that has forced the network to operate on reduced broadcast output and have fixed it temporarily. Gil Maxwell, senior vice president and chief technology officer, said that one of… Read More
    Bangor police charged a Holden woman with Class C felony theft Wednesday as the result of a recent investigation. Sarah Granville, 35, is accused of having stolen at least $1,000 from her former employer, Borders Bookstore located at 116 Bangor Mall Boulevard, Bangor police Sgt. Paul… Read More
    ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce chose its 54th annual meeting Thursday night to premier a promotional video of the city that will be used by both the Chamber and the city. “Ellsworth: Business, Leisure, Life” was developed and filmed by Ben Speed… Read More
    ELLSWORTH, Maine — Two industrial buildings, one on Route 1 and another about 10 miles away in Trenton, caught fire Thursday night, sending firefighters from several Hancock County towns scrambling to put out the flames. Read More
    PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s highest court has ruled that a Maine bus company that transports cruise ship passengers in Portland and Bar Harbor on in-state excursions is not exempt from paying use … Read More
    ROCKLAND, Maine — Lighthouses, with their steadfast symbolism and romantic history, can inspire love and even obsession in fans around the world. The question is, can love of lighthouses inspire $50,000. That is how much money the interim director of the Maine Lighthouse Museum… Read More
    BANGOR, Maine — Strong winds Thursday knocked out power to thousands of Mainers as gusts topping 60 mph brought down utility poles, trees and limbs throughout the state. The blustery weather … Read More
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Firefighters who contract cancer potentially linked to their jobs would be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under legislation that received preliminary support Thursday in the House. The Senate already has passed the measure. Both volunteer and professional firefighters are already eligible for workers’… Read More
    AUGUSTA, Maine — A legislative committee on Thursday endorsed a massive energy bill that would revamp Maine’s efficiency and conservation programs but could slow down Gov. John Baldacci’s plan for “energy corridors” through the state. The omnibus bill recommended by the Energy Futures Committee establishes ambitious… Read More
    BAILEYILLE, Maine — Projected rate hikes of more than 84 percent had water users thunderstruck this week as they tried to figure out how they would pay their bills now that the town’s biggest employer has shut its doors. On May 5, Domtar Industries shut down… Read More
    BELFAST, Maine — A Searsport man has been charged in connection with the theft of five cars from Belfast and Searsport on Sunday and Monday. Michael Pyle, 26, was summoned on five counts of theft by unauthorized taking after reportedly confessing to the crimes on Wednesday. Read More
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Budget negotiators in the Legislature have tentatively agreed to a one-time 5 percent pay cut for all state employees effective Oct. 1. The across-the-board cut would take off the table other proposals including furloughs and curbs on merit and longevity pay. The bill… Read More
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Two laws enacted by the Legislature will restrict smoking at Maine state parks and beaches and allow rentals and sales of merchandise at state parks and historic sites. Gov. John Baldacci ceremonially signed the two bills on Wednesday. One of the… Read More
    CAMDEN, Maine — Citing financial hardship and a pressing need to restructure, the Community School last week laid off its entire teaching staff and two other employees. The five teacher-counselors are welcome to reapply for the new positions that now are being created, said executive director… Read More
    NEWPORT, Maine — The Board of Selectmen gave its approval this week to the purchase of safety gear and a used firetruck for the Fire Department. Chief Jeff Chretien said the truck, a 1989 E-1 Hurricane rescue-pumper, will replace two existing vehicles, a 1978 Pierce pumper… Read More