The University of Maine track and field program has announced the commitments of eight incoming student-athletes, including several local athletes who have enjoyed outstanding high school careers.
ELLSWORTH – The City Council voted unanimously to approve a new fire ordinance during their meeting Monday night.
ROCKLAND – The developer for Walgreens Pharmacy and the City Council are going to try again to work out a conditional rezoning plan to allow construction and operation of a pharmacy at Camden and Maverick streets.
ELLSWORTH, Maine – The sentence for convicted murderer John J. Turner came down Tuesday like a heavy mallet: 50 years.CREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACERCREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACERFor the family of Tad Howard, the victim of Turner’s crime, it was the final chapter in a sad story.
BANGOR, Maine – Aiming to hold down health care spending and medication errors, the federal Department of Health and Human Services this week announced it will begin paying doctors and other health care providers to give up their paper prescription pads and switch to electronic prescribing.
BELFAST, Maine – Nomination papers for municipal offices will be available at the city clerk’s office beginning July 24. Completed papers must be returned by Aug. 29 to earn a place on the Nov. 4 ballot.
OXFORD – Sprint Cup series driver Kevin Harvick has won at two of the most prestigious tracks in the Cup series. He won at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2003 and he captured the Daytona 500 in 2007. But taking the checkered flag at the 35th annual TD Banknorth Oxford 250 Monday night is also a significant achievement in Harvick’s eyes.
HEBRON, Maine – All-star training camps can make for some strange bedfellows. After all, the football teams at Foxcroft Academy and Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln have met helmet-to-helmet on the gridiron five times in the last three seasons, three times in regular-season play and twice in the Eastern Maine Class C championship game.
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Mark Reed’s time away from the basketball court proved to be short-lived – a little more than two months. CREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACERCREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACERReed, who coached the Brewer boys varsity basketball team for the last eight seasons before resigning in May, on Tuesday was named to the same position at Hermon High School, according to superintendent of schools Patricia Duran.
A University of Maine researcher told members of Congress on Tuesday that offshore wind power offers enormous potential for helping wean the U.S. off its fossil fuel dependence and that Maine is ready to lead the charge in developing the technology.
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.