AUGUSTA, Maine – A report presented Tuesday to Gov. John Baldacci calls for a series of energy-reducing efforts, such as expanded home weatherization and additional energy audits, to help the state prepare for the coming heating season.
Kevin Harvick, who is trying to earn his third consecutive berth in the championship chase in the Cup series and is currently ninth in points, won the 35th annual race much to the delight of the fans who survived Sunday night’s rainout and Monday’s 3?-hour rain delay.
JONESBORO, Maine – When John Cox heard about plans to turn 87 miles of inactive rail bed in Washington and Hancock counties into public trails, he hoped someone would start a petition against it. He just never thought he would have to do it himself.
BREWER, Maine – Tax increment financing is nothing new, but city officials are taking the idea a step further by setting up a municipal economic development TIF that will pay for part of the new public safety building and improvements downtown and along the river.
GREENVILLE, Maine – Festivities to celebrate the first anniversary of the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail will be held in Greenville beginning July 24.
BANGOR, Maine – Penobscot County commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to enter into a contract with Bangor Gas Co. to supply natural gas to the Penobscot County Jail, courthouse and 3rd District Court building.
MILLINOCKET, Maine – The July 9 fire that burned much of the town’s volunteer-funded creative playground was an arson that did more than $43,000 in damage, town officials said Tuesday.
JACKSON, Maine – Members of the Monty Dunphy family lost their home and all their belongings when fire ripped through their Kendall Hill Road residence Tuesday morning.
Renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden has nearly finished his review of the Joyce McLain case and hopes to have a decision by Friday on whether to pursue exhuming the body.
CUTLER, Maine – Maine’s Friends of Little River Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, recently received a donation of a dual-hulled boat, a catamaran style 16-foot Nautico Seagull.
Lucas Marks of Trenton and Ian Edwards of Bangor earned top honors Tuesday evening as the 2008 American Legion Zone 1 baseball all-star teams were selected by the league’ s coaches.
The MBR 17-and-under boys basketball team reached new heights for a Maine AAU program last summer, finishing 11th in a field of 153 teams at the junior boys AAU National Championships at Orlando, Fla.
PORTLAND, Maine – The Navy has decided to scrap its newest destroyer after the first two are built in shipyards in Maine and Mississippi, Sen. Susan Collins said Tuesday.
ROCKLAND, Maine – A sign on the railing overlooking Rockland Harbor gave testimony to the emotions that pervaded a vigil Tuesday night for homicide victim Jessica Marie Nichols.
BANGOR, Maine – A Calais man waived indictment and pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to a gun charge.
PALMYRA, Maine – Several police agencies responded to a report of an armed robbery in Palmyra shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.
PITTSFIELD, Maine – Local police are investigating the overnight burglaries Tuesday of two residential garages on Madawaska Avenue.
BANGOR, Maine – City councilors gave a tentative green light Tuesday to a revised proposal to protect students at John Bapst Memorial High School from traffic on Broadway.
BANGOR, Maine – An ordinance amendment that would expand installation options for wood-fired boilers in some parts of Bangor is headed to the City Council for a decision.
AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine’s education commissioner says she’s ‘encouraged’ by the latest results of the Maine Educational Assessment.