Stories about Augusta

 
House Minority Leader Ken Fredette (right), R-Newport, answers a question to the House during the House of Representatives vote on the state budget at the Maine State House.

Maine lawmakers back roads bond; GOP stalls LePage-backed student debt relief

By Michael Shepherd on July 20, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
A $105 million transportation bond proposal cruised through the Maine Legislature, but Republican opposition stalled a $40 million student debt relief plan.
Jonathan Fulford

Third Democrat jumps into race to oust Bruce Poliquin

By Christopher Cousins on July 19, 2017, at 6:21 p.m.
Jonathan Fulford of Monroe announced Wednesday that he will run against Poliquin, a Republican, if he wins the 2018 primary against at least two other Democrats.
Wade Robert Hoover

State’s high court rejects appeal of 60-year sentence in child sex assaults

By Judy Harrison on July 18, 2017, at 1:46 p.m.
An Augusta man must serve 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting two boys who attended his karate school, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled.

Ethical Considerations for Counseling in the 21st Century

By Steve Nesky on July 18, 2017, at 9:20 a.m.

Everything Your Kid Does Makes Perfect Sense

By Steve Nesky on July 17, 2017, at 3:22 p.m.
Fernando Martinez, 19, recently renewed his status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, allowing him to continue working in the United States and studying at the University of Southern Maine.

Undocumented Mainers eligible for in-state tuition at UMaine schools

By Jake Bleiberg on July 15, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Last school year, of the roughly 29,000 students in the University of Maine System’s seven schools, there were 13 students throughout the who had chosen to disclose their DACA status.

Calling all Entries for The Big Parade – Central Maine Egg Festival on Sat., July 15 in Pittsfield

By Kathryn Ruth on July 12, 2017, at 2:46 a.m.
A tractor trailer full of watermelons caught fire in Augusta Saturday morning.

Tractor trailer full of watermelons catches fire in Canada

By CBS 13 on July 08, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
Augusta Fire Rescue responded to the fire near Prescott Road.
EDITORIALS
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Paul LePage’s at a Republican rally in Portland in November 2014.

A tale of two shutdowns: At least LePage didn’t go to the beach

on July 08, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
While Gov. Paul LePage may be a liar, he didn’t actually go to the beach while state government was shut down. Instead, he stayed in Augusta to play games.

Experience the Vietnam Graffiti Project

By Broadreach Public Relations on July 07, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
ANALYSIS
Sen. Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon Falls, puts his hands to his face while listening to arguments during the Senate's hearing on the state budget at the Maine State House in Augusta.

More than 130 Maine bills passed this year could die for lack of funding

By Christopher Cousins on July 07, 2017, at 6:05 a.m.
There are still decisions worth potentially tens or hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars left to make when the Legislature returns for its last two days of this year’s session.
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Gov. Paul LePage

LePage left fake vacation voicemail ‘to get Senators to return his call’

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd on July 06, 2017, at 4:03 p.m.
“I’m heading out of town for about 10 days and I’d like to speak with you before I leave,” said Gov. Paul LePage in a voicemail for Sen. Roger Katz, R-Augusta.
ANALYSIS
House Minority Leader Ken Fredette (right), R-Newport, watches as votes come in on a vote board during the House of Representatives vote on the state budget at the Maine State House in Augusta.

Maine’s short government shutdown was months in the making

By Michael Shepherd on July 05, 2017, at 5:03 p.m.
Those seeking people to blame for the shutdown can look in the mirror all the way back to the last election and plenty of flashpoints along the way.

Performance: Astro Trilogy and other works by Kerry Laitala

By Nate Towne on July 05, 2017, at 3:48 p.m.

MIFFONEDGE

By Nate Towne on July 05, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.

Art Installation: Rebecca Fitzpatrick

By Nate Towne on July 05, 2017, at 3:39 p.m.

Waterville Rocks! with Bella’s Bartok and West End Blend

By Nate Towne on July 05, 2017, at 3:25 p.m.

Waterville Rocks! with Adam Ezra Group and Chris Ross and the North

By Nate Towne on July 05, 2017, at 3:17 p.m.

Waterville Rocks! with Spencer Albee and The Boneheads

By Nate Towne on July 05, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.

Waterville Rocks! with the Pete Kilpatrick Band and Armies

By Nate Towne on July 05, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.