Stories about John Baldacci

Richard Rockefeller

Falmouth’s Richard Rockefeller dies in NY small plane crash

By Beth Brogan on June 13, 2014, at 10:22 a.m.
Maura McDonald, a nurse practitioner and South Portland resident, speaks on Thurs., June 6, 2013, at a rally organized by the Protect South Portland against the prospect of pumping oil sand crude, also known as tar sands, from Montreal to South Portland harbor. Protect South Portland launched a citizens initiative to block any attempt by Portland Pipe Line Corp. to pump tar sands to South Portland.

Fight over tar sands is financially one-sided, turns ‘nasty’

By Whit Richardson on Oct. 29, 2013, at 4:21 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage vetoes another five bills

By Matthew Stone on June 14, 2013, at 6:44 p.m.
Rep. Peggy Rotundo, D-Lewiston

Budget panel endorses another proposal to repay Maine’s debt to hospitals

By Scott Thistle on June 11, 2013, at 6:43 p.m.
The State House in Augusta.

Bill to create Maine presidential primary, adopt ranked-choice voting comes with hefty price tag

By Christopher Cousins on May 06, 2013, at 2:16 p.m.
Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross

LePage calls jail summit as sheriffs warn of overcrowding, budget crisis

By Daniel Hartill on April 28, 2013, at 6:50 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage addresses members of the media and the public at Roopers Beverage and Redemption on Main Street in Auburn recently about his plan to use the revenue from the state's liquor business to pay back $484 million the state owes to 39 Maine hospitals.

LePage vulnerable in 2014, says top political observer

BDN staff reports on April 08, 2013, at 5:01 p.m.

LePage supporters’ hospital debt ad ignites political firestorm

By Robert Long on April 04, 2013, at 7:33 p.m.

If LePage is ‘The Boss,’ who would Baldacci be in Red Sox-Yankees rivalry?

By Robert Long on March 31, 2013, at 9:57 a.m.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage delivers his State of the State address in in the house chambers in Augusta on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

Baldacci increasingly LePage’s target, policy motivation

By Matthew Stone on Feb. 06, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.
Eliot Cutler

Eliot Cutler likes chances in 3-way race for governor

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 30, 2013, at 11:12 a.m.
Former independent candidate calls on Maine to plan for future of trade, tourism.
U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe speaks with reporters at the Capitol after she delivered her farewell address. At left is Christopher Averill, Snowe's communications director, and behind her to the right is Scott Ogden, her deputy press secretary.

Maine’s political surprises of 2012

By Robert Long on Dec. 21, 2012, at 2:47 p.m.
John Baldacci

Former political rivals John Baldacci, Rick Bennett join debt-fighting campaign

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 25, 2012, at 3:54 p.m.
Maine is one of 10 states where the Campaign to Fix the Debt is launching state chapters.
Gov. John Baldacci (left) serves spaghetti at a fundraising event to benefit the Preble Street Resource Center, an agency that helps the homeless in Portland, in April 2010.

Baldacci to ladle up sauce again in support of same-sex marriage

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 08, 2012, at 7:15 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage

Ex-Baldacci staff say LePage decision to quit governor’s association could isolate Maine

By Robert Long on Oct. 02, 2012, at 6:24 p.m.
Carroll Conley, executive director, and the Rev. Bob Emrich, chairman of board of directors of the Christian Civic League of Maine, are seen in January 2012.

Supporters of same-sex marriage outraise opponents 36-to-1

By Judy Harrison on June 01, 2012, at 10:38 p.m.
Mainers United for Marriage raised about $359,000 compared with the nearly $10,000 raised by Protect Marriage Maine,
Dick Ruhlin

Former Brewer mayor, legislator, outdoorsman Dick Ruhlin dies

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 10, 2012, at 7:47 p.m.
Former Maine Gov. John Baldacci

Old Town mill faces fine despite help from state, taxpayers

By Lance Tapley, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Jan. 11, 2012, at 12:10 a.m.
Computers and other electronic devices are stacked to the ceiling in several evidence rooms at the Maine State Police's Computer Crimes Unit in Vassalboro recently. The unit — tasked with investigating child sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking crimes as well as other computer-based offenses — have had to backlog some pending investigations because there are't enough forensic investigators.

Backlog at Maine Computer Crimes Unit keeps child pornographers on the streets

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 25, 2011, at 5:26 p.m.
This shuttered paper mill in East Millinocket and the one in Millinocket were due to be purchased by New Hampshire investor Cate Street Capital on Friday, Sept.16.

Final purchase details for Katahdin paper mills being set

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 16, 2011, at 11:44 a.m.