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Two national veterans service nonprofits enter partnership

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
Sen. Andre Cushing attends to business in Augusta in this December 2014 file photo.

Maine Sen. Andre Cushing’s sister accuses him of ‘fraud’ in ethics complaint

By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 21, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
The complaint alleges that Assistant Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing moved thousands of dollars between political and private bank accounts with a family-owned business as a conduit.
Staff Sgt. Qasey Perry (left), crew chief with the 101st Air Refueling Wing, Maine Air National Guard, receives the 10,000th walking stick from Galen Cole at the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor on Friday morning.

MAINEiac with family history of service gets 10,000th veteran walking stick

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 21, 2016, at 3:08 p.m.
“It means all the more for me because the military has always been in my family.”
Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said recently that the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower due to the drought in Maine.

Weather Service: Current rain won’t cure Maine drought conditions

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.

UMaine System releases plans for consolidated graduate center in Portland

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
Leaders of the University of Maine System released details of their plan to unite graduate programs for aspiring businesspeople, lawyers and public administrators under one roof.

A tip if you have an owl encounter in the Bangor City Forest

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 1:41 p.m.
Irene MacDougall (left) hands a ballot to a voter as Laurie Gifford sits next to her on Thursday at Lewiston City Hall. MacDougall said accusations that the election is rigged are "ridiculous."

Maine ballot keepers: Election not rigged

By Bonnie Washuk on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:22 a.m.
All ballots will be counted, accurately and properly, election worker Irene MacDougall said.
Jonathan Fulford

Ethics panel nixes investigation sought by Maine GOP

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 20, 2016, at 3:33 p.m.
The Maine Ethics Commission voted Thursday not to pursue an investigation into a California-based organization that has pledged $50,000 in support of a Democratic candidate for the Maine Senate.
Matt Lauzon

House District 12 candidate’s eligibility questioned

By Alan Bennett, Journal Tribune on Oct. 20, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
Mary Bonauto, the Portland attorney who successfully argued for marriage equality before the United States Supreme Court, receives the Maine History Maker Award from the Maine History Maker Award.

Maine lawyer honored as history maker for role in marriage equality fight

By Jake Bleiberg on Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
“We’re still not done,” the Portland attorney told the roughly 100 people there to honor her.

State’s last charter school slot to remain vacant as applicant withdraws

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 20, 2016, at 12:53 p.m.
“We have decided to stay focused on the work we know and the work we do well as a private school,” Wayfinder’s CEO said.
Dead fish below the Brunswick dam from Oct. 15 and 16, 2016.

Dam operator accused of killing thousands of fish in Maine

By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Oct. 20, 2016, at 8:26 a.m.
Conservation groups are raising red flags about what they say are two significant fish kills in Ellsworth and Brunswick over the past week.
Matthew Silva (center) and Josh Silva (right) watch the last presidential debate at Kosta's Restaurant & Bar in Brewer on Wednesday.

With final presidential debate over, Mainers still not happy about their options

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 19, 2016, at 11:17 p.m.
“We’re a great country. We have great people who could run,” Ken Capron of Portland said. “Where are they?”
Incumbent Bruce Poliquin makes a point while answering a question from a local resident in the 2016 Congressional debate between himself and Challenger Emily Cain held at WAGM Television Station in Presque Isle.

In second debate, Poliquin-Cain turn critical in The County

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 19, 2016, at 9:43 p.m.
Concerns about a stagnant job market and rising taxes in Aroostook County took center stage in the second debate between incumbent 2nd District U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and challenger Emily Cain.

DHHS proposed rule changes met with outcry by affected families

By Patty Wight, Maine Public on Oct. 19, 2016, at 7:59 p.m.
Families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are urging Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services to abandon a proposed rule change that they say would impinge on services for their loved ones.
Health Access Network, which employs about 120 people and serves the greater Lincoln Lakes region, can be seen Wednesday in Lincoln.

Lincoln health center warning patients of data breach, fired worker

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 19, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
Health Access Network is warning “a very small number” of its 17,000 patients to beware of identity theft after firing a new employee for improperly accessing patient clinical info.
Loring Development Authority President Carl Flora President Carl Flora (right) said during a Wednesday board meeting in Limestone that reports from a meeting between Gov. Paul LePage’s delegation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority had a positive outcome.

Loring president optimistic about Maine Military Authority contract

By Christopher Bouchard, Aroostook Republican & News on Oct. 19, 2016, at 2:47 p.m.
Maine Military Authority employees may be able to continue their transit bus repair work with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, according to Carl Flora.

Intern Investigates: Owl Attacks in Bangor City Forest

on Oct. 19, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.

A year after suspension, Freeport physician again sanctioned by state

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 19, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
A Freeport cardiologist disciplined in 2015 for having a sexual relationship with a patient has again been sanctioned by the Maine Board of Licensure of Medicine and Office of the Attorney General for filing inaccurate and incomplete applications to renew his medical license and for reappointment to the staff at Mercy Hospital in Portland.
Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain (left) listens as Republican former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin makes a comment about her during the 2nd Congressional District debate in 2014.

Answers are hard to come by at first Poliquin-Cain debate

By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 18, 2016, at 10 p.m.
Monday’s debate between U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, and Democrat Emily Cain had plenty of unanswered questions and deflections.