Stories about Augusta

Gov. Paul LePage

Using rare vote, Democratic leaders block LePage’s $3M plan for Riverview

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 30, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
Construction of a crucial forensic psychiatric unit in Augusta was dealt a blow by Democratic legislative leaders who, using an oft-overlooked oversight power, voted against Gov. Paul LePage’s administration’s plan.

Question 2 recount withdrawal shifts tax reform question to LePage’s budget proposal

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
Graphic designer and film maker, Min Yao from Nanjing, China

UMA to welcome visiting artist from China

By Rachel Paling on Nov. 30, 2016, at 9:47 a.m.

The Proust is in the pudding

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 8:19 a.m.
Q: What do you most dislike about your appearance? A: The envious stares it elicits from passers-by makes me uncomfortable.

Maine House GOP leader doubts Legislature has the ‘courage’ for tax reform

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 9:58 a.m.
Flowers are seen next to a statue of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro following the announcement of his death inside the Cuban embassy in Lima, Peru, November 26, 2016.

The time Maine officials discussed dairy cow insemination with Fidel Castro

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 10:03 a.m.
The first major snow of the season hit northern Maine over Thanksgiving weekend. By early Sunday, the National Weather Service reported that 10 inches of snow had fallen in some parts of Aroostook County.

Rain to fall across most of the state Tuesday, with snow in The County

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
A fast moving wave of low pressure is expected to sweep across Maine, bringing 2 to 3 more inches of snow to northern Aroostook County and rain to the rest of the state.

Putting the Angst in Thanksgiving

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
“Using the same knife you almost sliced your finger off with last Thanksgiving…”
A sign for The Red Barn shows the restaurant is holding a fundraiser in this November 2015 file photo. Restaurant owner Laura Benedict works to help others, and she has raised millions for good causes.

Despite hardships, Maine restaurant owner strives to help others, raise money for charity

By Abigail Curtis on Nov. 24, 2016, at 7:17 a.m.
Laura Benedict has turned the joint she affectionately calls “a chicken shack” into a charitable powerhouse, raising more than $2 million for good causes.

Maine officials aren’t sure what to make of Trump’s infrastructure plan yet

on Nov. 22, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.

The LePage administration could be a talent pool for Trump

on Nov. 21, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.

Maine House Democrats meet to pick leaders amid wrangling over constitutional officers

on Nov. 18, 2016, at 9:39 a.m.
Antonio and Alice Balcer

Winthrop teen enters ‘no answer’ in double murder, affidavit to be unsealed in 60 days

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
The Winthrop teen accused of killing his parents on Oct. 31 entered a “no answer” plea Thursday afternoon at the Capital Judicial Center.

Maine man charged after allegedly threatening to kill Obama, Pingree

By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 17, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
The indictment was sealed until Thursday, when Peter Hamilton entered his plea at an initial video appearance in U.S. District Court.

Will the Sanders faction gain more traction in the Maine Democratic Party?

on Nov. 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
St. Augustine Church, located at 75 Northern Ave.

Catholic Bishop Robert Deeley to help celebrate centennial of St. Augustine Church

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 11:51 a.m.

Maine ethics panel aims to close ‘clean election’ loopholes

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.

UMA Jazz Week Set for Nov 29th, Dec. 2nd and 3rd

By Rachel Paling on Nov. 15, 2016, at 3:09 p.m.

LePage keeps pushing to make it harder for citizens to get referendums on ballot

on Nov. 15, 2016, at 9:58 a.m.
Erin Campbell

Erin E. Campbell Joins Maine State Credit Union

By Jen Roper on Nov. 14, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.