Michael Liberty

How illegal campaign donations deepened the downfall of a Maine-made mogul

By Darren Fishell on Dec. 02, 2016, at 1:39 p.m.
The possibility of jail comes at an already difficult time for Michael Liberty.


on Dec. 02, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.
“Landfill Harmonic”

‘There are no winners here': Noyes Street landlord sentenced to 90 days over deadly fire

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
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Gregory Nisbet listens to a statement from Lisa Leconte-Mazziotti, mother of Nicole Finlay, who died in a fire in a building owned by Nisbet in 2014, on Thursday in court in Portland. Nisbet was later sentenced to serve 90 days in county jail and pay a fine of $1,000.

Portland landlord sentenced to 90 days in jail over deadly fire

By Jake Bleiberg on Dec. 01, 2016, at 2:54 p.m.
“There are no winners here. Nothing will wipe the memory of this tragedy from my mind for as long as I live,” Gregory Nisbet said. “My only hope is that somehow, someway, lives will be saved from the awareness we have all received from this tragic event.”
The Maine College of Art aquisition of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in April. MECA's dean Ian Anderson (left), addressed the crowd as Salt former board chair Kimberly Curry (center) and past president Donald Tuski looked on.

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies gains accreditation, will offer graduate program

By Kathleen Pierce on Dec. 01, 2016, at 1:41 p.m.
For the first time in its 43 year old history, the program is fully accredited.

These old and new Mainers are finding common ground in each other’s language

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 10:20 a.m.
“I think the point of tonight is just to get people together and help people get to know each other by learning and sharing with each other, the languages that we speak.”

Portland tree guy represented by city councilor, pleads not guilty

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 10:10 a.m.
The Portland man who dressed up as tree and plodded through a busy city intersection is being represented by city councilor and environmental lawyer Jon Hinck.


on Dec. 01, 2016, at 9:08 a.m.
“Evangeline: A Modern Tale of Acadia”
A downtown merchant attempts to keep ahead of Thursday’s storm that closed schools and many businesses in Presque Isle and most of Aroostook County.

Second storm this week ups snowfall total to 22 inches in County

By Anthony Brino on Dec. 01, 2016, at 8:41 a.m.
The second major snowstorm to hit Aroostook County this week already had the total snow depth at 22 inches in Caribou by late Thursday afternoon.

Court to rule whether South Portlanders have to pay legal fees in pipeline lawsuit

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
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Maine man, 65, sentenced to 14½ years for armed bank robberies

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 30, 2016, at 6:09 p.m.
Neil West Sr. of Portland was found guilty in July by a jury on one count each of armed bank robbery and conspiracy to commit bank robbery, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a press release.
The South Portland Police Department, which has been using computer program Geofeedia to monitor social media since 2014.

Maine police using a controversial tool to monitor what you say online

By Jake Bleiberg on Nov. 30, 2016, at 12:40 p.m.
“Most of the hits we get are someone going hunting and talking about their shotgun, so we get some nice pictures of a freshly killed deer.”


on Nov. 30, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
“Do Not Resist”
Motorists make their way north on Interstate 295 through Portland in this February 2013 file photo.

State officials hope to ease traffic woes on I-295 near Portland

By Maine Public, Fred Bever on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:46 p.m.
“We’re going to be looking at a lot of the on- and off-ramps, especially through the Portland corridor. They are all very close together.”

‘Doesn’t anyone who lives in Maine have a connection to rural land, whether they know it or not?’

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Gregory Nisbet stands up after he was found not to be guilty of manslaughter by Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Thomas Warren in Portland, Oct. 21, 2016. Nisbet is the landlord who owned the Portland building where six young adults died in a fire in 2014.

Sentencing of Portland landlord tried for Noyes Street fire postponed

By Jake Bleiberg on Nov. 29, 2016, at 10:58 a.m.
The sentencing of a Portland landlord who stood trial in a criminal case arising from Maine’s deadliest house fire is decades was postponed Tuesday because of confusion over who could speak at the hearing.


on Nov. 29, 2016, at 8:16 a.m.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

Portlander turned Florida man guilty of illegal campaign donations

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 6:05 p.m.

Police do not suspect foul play in Westbrook woman’s death

By CBS 13 on Nov. 28, 2016, at 4:14 p.m.
Police identified the victim as 42-year-old Michelle Minor.

Ex-Portland real estate developer pleads guilty to making illegal campaign contributions

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 28, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
Liberty faces a fine of between $67,000 and $250,000.