Stories about Augusta

Senate President Michael Thibodeau (from left), Speaker of the House Sara Gideon and Gov. Paul LePage.

Six lawmakers will decide if Maine gets a budget or a government shutdown

By Christopher Cousins on June 13, 2017, at 6:26 p.m.
In order to give lawmakers time to vote on a new spending plan and the likely veto from LePage, they must pass a budget bill with two-thirds support in both chambers by Friday or very soon thereafter.
School officials in Augusta are not taking any chances with some of their younger students and this heat.

Augusta sends elementary schools students home early due to heat

By CBS 13 on June 13, 2017, at 7:48 a.m.
School officials in Augusta are not taking any chances with some of their younger students and this heat.
Police in Augusta are looking for a suspect after a stabbing in the city Sunday night.

Augusta police seek stabbing suspect

By CBS 13 on June 13, 2017, at 7:45 a.m.
Police in Augusta are looking for a suspect after a stabbing in the city Sunday night.
Companion planting around fruit trees always draws a crowd at Farm & Homestead Day workshops. Companion plants help support beneficial insects, including pollinators.

MOFGA Farm and Homestead Day focuses on teaching traditional skills

By Lauren Abbate on June 08, 2017, at 10:29 a.m.
The Farm and Homestead workshops cover a range of skills, from gardening techniques to blacksmithing, all aimed at getting folks to do things in a more traditional way.
United Way of Kennebec Valley's Executive Director Rob Gordon and Finance Director Wendy Beaudoin have dedicated more than 30 years to the agency.

United Way staff honored for more than 30 years of service

By Courtney Yeager on June 08, 2017, at 10:17 a.m.
Tim Keefe with his tent in Washington, where he lived for the winter.

‘I felt like a caveman’: How work requirements for state benefits hurt one Maine man

By Patty Wight on June 03, 2017, at 1:50 p.m.
Tim Keefe says despite his injury, he lost his benefits because he couldn’t fulfill the work requirement.

Food sovereignty bill passes in Maine House, Senate

By Julia Bayly on June 03, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.
“Food is life. If you can feed yourself, then no one else can push you around or tell you what to do.”

Committee split on party lines over 2-year state budget

By Mal Leary on June 03, 2017, at 8:42 a.m.
“We all want Maine to be No. 1 in lots of things, but being No. 1 in how much we tax job creators is not one of them.”
An exterminator was brought in to treat the building after a man let more than 100 live bed bugs loose.

Augusta city hall shut down after angry man lets 100 live bed bugs loose

By CBS 13 on June 02, 2017, at 9:01 p.m.
City manager William Bridgeo said employees immediately called police, who quickly located the man.
Gov. Paul LePage

Two LePage bills related to addiction are likely dead

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 01, 2017, at 5:48 p.m.
The governor’s bills — one that would essentially treat alcohol and drug use by pregnant women as child abuse, and another that would force towns to charge people revived more than once by an opiate overdose antidote — failed in the House on Thursday.

Roadhouse Lou’s Second Chance

By Amanda Thompson on May 31, 2017, at 2:20 p.m.

United Way receives grant for Augusta Community Warming Center

By Courtney Yeager on May 31, 2017, at 11:18 a.m.

Clouds, rain to move across Maine on Memorial Day

By Judy Harrison on May 28, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
Rain showers will slowly move from New Hampshire into Maine on Memorial Day before settling in for the rest of the week, according to the weather service.
Ricker Hamilton

LePage appoints longtime DHHS manager as interim replacement for Mayhew

By BDN Staff on May 26, 2017, at 3:54 p.m.
Ricker Hamilton will run the department following the departure of Mary Mayhew, who served as commissioner of the state’s largest agency since the early days of LePage’s tenure.

Blood Drive

By Jen Roper on May 25, 2017, at 2:50 p.m.

Maine State Credit Union to provide over 145,000 meals to local people in need

By Jen Roper on May 25, 2017, at 2:41 p.m.
A woman cycles by the statue of Joshua Chamberlain in front of the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick.

How Joshua Chamberlain’s ghost struck down ranked-choice voting

By Darren Fishell on May 23, 2017, at 3:17 p.m.
The ghost of election chaos past, quelled by former governor and civil war hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, figured prominently into the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s unanimous opinion that ranked-choice voting conflicts with the state constitution.
Dr. Henry Ryan (third from left) is shown a dedication ceremony for a plaque installed in his honor at the state medical examiner's office in Augusta on Oct. 15, 2013, with (from left) former Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Margaret Greenwald, former Deputy Attorney General William Stokes and Attorney General Janet Mills.

Former longtime medical examiner Henry Ryan dies at 78

By Dawn Gagnon on May 22, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
“Dr. Ryan set the standard for dedication to his profession.”

Greater Gardiner River Festival

By Patrick Wright on May 21, 2017, at 3:20 p.m.
Northbound traffic at the Maine Turnpike toll plaza in West Gardiner.

How much LePage’s plan to end Maine Turnpike Authority could cost drivers

By Christopher Cousins on May 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“The idea that the DOT has the money to take care of 109 miles of four-lane highway is not feasible, it’s not rational and it doesn’t make any economic sense.”