Michael Shepherd

Michael Shepherd

Staff Writer

mshepherd@centralmaine.com
@mikeshepherdME

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Latest Articles by Michael Shepherd


April 17, 2014

LePage signs bill calling for removal of some local highway signs

The new law will bring the state into conformity with federal standards by requiring the removal of a quarter of signs directing drivers to secondary destinations.


April 16, 2014

Cain, Poliquin virtually tied in fundraising

As the leaders jockey for party support, their opponents say they have enough money to be competitive in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud.


April 15, 2014

Hallowell road could be closed five months for turnpike bridge project

The project may add to confusion on roads expected to be dominated by natural gas crews and could lead the city to put off planned paving projects.


April 14, 2014

Natural gas expansion could spike Hallowell water rates by 20 percent

The small district says it needs another employee to keep up with Summit Natural Gas of Maine, which is expected to install lines in residential areas later this year.


April 13, 2014

More testing, strong state response sought on link to arsenic in wells, IQ

Columbia University is seeking federal money to test a majority of Kennebec County’s 17,000 wells.


April 11, 2014

Convicted killer’s hire as chaplain at Togus concerns federal officials

The chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee said the hiring means the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs must ‘look very closely at their hiring practices.’


April 10, 2014

Augusta councilors slate Lithgow Library referendum for June election

The city wants to borrow $8 million to renovate the 118-year-old building, which can be done without a tax increase.


April 4, 2014

Police: Augusta woman admitted setting fire while drunk and upset with landlord

Linda M. Gallant, with a long criminal record, was charged with arson after telling a policeman she was drinking again days after the blaze.


April 3, 2014

New PAC backed by unions will boost Michaud in 2014 Maine governor’s race

Maine Forward is supported by a cadre of liberal groups that spent hundreds of thousands in 2012 to influence legislative races.


April 1, 2014

Three men charged after alleged armed burglary in Augusta

A Connecticut man and a West Gardiner man who are said to have fled the scene were tracked to Gardiner, where they were apprehended on Tuesday morning.



Latest Blogs by Michael Shepherd


April 18, 2014

Poliquin first to TV in Maine's 2nd congressional district race


April 17, 2014

Authors, PACs, old foes and a LePage aide: Tidbits from 2nd district filings


April 17, 2014

National LGBT group endorses Michaud for Maine governor


April 16, 2014

In radio interview, LePage takes aim at own party


April 16, 2014

New poll: LePage has slight lead over Michaud in Maine gubernatorial race


April 11, 2014

Glass blowing, local food, beer on Michaud's swing through Maine


April 9, 2014

Did Jackson submit bill for partner's relative? Yes, and he's probably related, too


April 9, 2014

Cain outraises Jackson in latest 2nd District fundraising period


April 9, 2014

Maine Democrats 'doubling down' on ground game in 2014


April 8, 2014

Democratic-leaning pollster shows Michaud with 7-point edge on LePage; Cutler well behind