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21 people left homeless after fire destroys West Paris home

WEST PARIS, Maine — Twenty-one people are homeless after a fire destroyed their home on Ellingwood Road in West Paris. Fire officials said the call …

Amtrak Downeaster hits, kills person in North Berwick

NORTH BERWICK, Maine — An unidentified person died after being struck by the Amtrak Downeaster on Saturday night in North Berwick. Northern New England Passenger …

Additional Mill Stores closing in New Hampshire, Maine

STRATHAM, New Hampshire — The owner of the Mill Stores Furniture Outlets has announced additional store closings. On Wednesday, company representatives announced they would be …
Jesse N. Mansir, 31, of Gardner

Gardiner man indicted in connection with Rite Aid robbery

PORTLAND, Maine — A Gardiner man facing a robbery charge in state court was indicted Friday by a federal grand jury on a count of …
York Selectman Ron Nowell discusses his support for placing a marijuana legalization measure on the town ballot during an August news conference while fellow supporter Victoria Simon looks on.

Court ruling snuffs November vote on marijuana legalization in York

YORK, Maine — A York County Superior Court judge Friday denied a motion by marijuana proponents to force the town of York to place a …
Bishop Robert P. Deeley, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, visited with Pope Francis at the Vatican in September.
From the community

Maine bishop visits Pope Francis at Vatican

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, Bishop Robert P. Deeley, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, visited with Pope Francis at the Vatican. During the …

Van strikes utility pole on Buxton Road in Saco

SACO, Maine — Three men escaped with minor injuries after a vehicle they were in struck a utility pole on Buxton Road Friday morning, police …
From the community

Sought-after Speaker, Dr. Susan Linn, to Give Talk in Freeport on The Gift of a Commercial-Free Childhood

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, Maine For more information: 2078653900; merriconeag.org FREEPORT: On …
Scott McMahon

Police arrest Saco Rite Aid robbery suspect

SACO, Maine — A New York man allegedly responsible for robbing a Rite Aid in Saco last week has been arrested, police said Friday. Scott …
Higgins Beach is seen in this 2008 photo.

Plan to expand retirement community onto conserved land near Scarborough beach meets strong opposition

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — A plan to expand the Piper Shores retirement community met strong opposition from Scarborough officials Wednesday night. In a joint workshop with …
Eliot Cutler
CAMPAIGN 2014

Cutler touts endorsements of Republican business owners, says momentum growing

PORTLAND, Maine — Independent candidate Eliot Cutler on Friday appeared with GOP business owners who bucked their party to support him in this year’s gubernatorial …
A woman was killed when her SUV was struck head-on by a tractor-trailer on the Maine Turnpike Thursday afternoon.

Police identify woman killed in Maine Turnpike accident

KITTERY, Maine — A Rhode Island woman killed in an accident on the Maine Turnpike Thursday was headed to her summer camp in Rangeley, according …

South Portland, GWI team up for new high-speed Internet system in city

PORTLAND, Maine — The city of South Portland is scheduled …

60-year-old man hit by car while walking in Casco

CASCO, Maine — A 60-year-old man was critically injured on …
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