Articles by portland press herald


Biddeford man seriously injured in ‘violent assault’

By portland press herald on Jan. 17, 2011, at 8:04 a.m.
Three young men have been arrested after what Biddeford police described as a “violent assault” that appears to have been racially motivated. Deputy Chief JoAnne W. Fisk said …

AG investigates police shooting of Sanford man

By portland press herald on Jan. 16, 2011, at 3 p.m.
The Maine Attorney General’s Office is investigating a police shooting of a Sanford man during a confrontation in which the shooting victim brandished knives.

Finest Hearth files for bankruptcy

By portland press herald on Jan. 14, 2011, at 4:58 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Finest Hearth Inc. has closed its stores and is liquidating its business. The company, which ran Finest Hearth and Home stores in Portland, Yarmouth and Topsham, filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Monday. The company’s assets were estimated at $1.3 million and its liabilities …

Portland’s mandate for bar to install camera stirs civil rights debate

By portland press herald on Jan. 13, 2011, at 11:09 a.m.
The city’s decision to require a bar on Portland Street to install surveillance cameras may become a model for bars in areas where crime is a problem, but it is raising concerns for civil libertarians.

Maine business leaders guide federal financial regulator

By portland press herald on Jan. 13, 2011, at 6 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Roughly 40 Maine businesspeople met Wednesday with a high-level federal regulator to discuss how a new agency with broad authority to regulate the nation’s financial system might affect Maine businesses. The conference, held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, was initiated by Sen. Olympia Snowe and attended by …
**  CAPTION CORRECTION, CORRECTS TO SUGARLOAF BEING  THE STATE'S SECOND TALLEST MOUNTAIN AND TALLEST SKI MOUNTAIN ** This photo provided by Al Noyes shows skiers and lift chairs on the slope after a lift derailed on the state's tallest ski mountain and second tallest mountain overall at the Sugarloaf resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Al Noyes)  NO SALES

5 hurt in Maine ski lift accident now have lawyers

By portland press herald on Jan. 12, 2011, at 6:47 a.m.
At least five of the skiers who fell when a chairlift derailed at the Sugarloaf Mountain Resort have retained a law firm to represent them in potential injury claims, according to a Lewiston-based attorney. They appear to be the first people injured in the accident to explore a legal claim, …

Slaying of Zoe Sarnacki: Chad Gurney told police ‘a monster’ took over

By portland press herald on Jan. 12, 2011, at 5:37 a.m.
In an interview with a detective about 12 hours after he strangled Zoe Sarnacki, Chad Gurney described every gruesome detail of the killing, saying he needed to honor his …

Woman charged with shooting at neighbor’s dog

By portland press herald on Jan. 10, 2011, at 3:28 p.m.
Deputies initially responded at 6:41 a.m. to a report of a woman who had shot a black lab that was chasing her grandson.

Saco police charge 3 with forcing woman to be a prostitute

By portland press herald on Jan. 05, 2011, at 6:19 a.m.
Police arrested three people on charges of kidnapping after a woman reported being held against her will and forced to be a prostitute. Police charged Lydia Ross Sholl, 26, of South …

Car keys stolen one night, car stolen the next

By David Hench Portland Press Herald (MCT) on Dec. 21, 2010, at 9:22 a.m.
Portland police have charged a Falmouth man and two 16-year-old boys after they were arrested in a stolen car Sunday night.

Financial moves pay off for Portland schools, taxpayers

By Kelley Bouchard Portland Press Herald (MCT) on Dec. 18, 2010, at 7:15 a.m.
Refinancing school debt, open positions and a profitable school food service program all helped.

Bath gun dealer admits illegal weapons sales

By Trevor Maxwell Portland Press Herald (MCT) on Dec. 18, 2010, at 7:06 a.m.
Richard Burgess faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.