Football coach Robby Vachon and others slept outside as part of a “Hunger Games”-themed fundraiser for the Augusta Community Warming Center.
An increasingly nasty spat between the city of Augusta and Central Maine Power over the possible loss of $200,000-plus in revenue will now involve the Public Utilities Commission.
Authorities cite Oakland home, Waterville Fireside Inn and a Skowhegan car as being connected with a manufacturing operation.
Prisoner advocates, however, say new controls and less programming and privileges have raised tensions.
Aimey Ribeiro of Tupper Road said two cows, three pigs — two of which were to give birth this spring — a chicken and a cat all lost their lives in the blaze that tore through the barn and into the house.
Students are waiting to hear whether they will be invited to compete in the national competition in Hawaii.
Council passes a resolve urging the Legislature not to pass a bill that could cost city more than $200,000 after toning down the language.
The victim, now recovered, told authorities he did not want the woman prosecuted.
J.P. Devine reflects on getting “ashed up,” going to confession and the nature of sin, more or less.
But with little appetite for higher taxes, the city manager says his 2015 proposal is just a good starting point for discussion.
Town officials want to ward against a reduction in state aid by reducing the amount of taxable property the power station adds to the tax rolls.
Economists embrace February’s modest expansion and suggest the economy is poised to pick up after enduring a harsh winter.
The 26-year-old insulin-dependent diabetic told police he heard search helicopters but their crews could not see him through the tree canopy.
Augusta area police reports for March 7, 2014
The treasurer and tax collector jobs change hands in town elections on the eve of Saturday’s Town Meeting.
Samuel Moore is charged with manslaughter in the death of a 5-month-old baby he was hired to look after.
Peter George Bathgate II pleaded guilty to murder two years ago, but now blames his former girlfriend and attorney for his 45-year-sentence.
Maine apparently has one of the highest per-capita rates of UFO sightings in U.S.
A legislative committee first amends the proposal to keep the state’s targets for wind-energy production, which the governor had sought to eliminate.
The fate of a November ballot measure to bar use of food, hounds and traps in a hunting state like Maine will be watched closely by hunters, wildlife advocates and animal-rights groups.
Two others were hurt in an accident that occurred in front of Hall’s Collision Center on U.S. Route 202.
A Somerset County official and a UMA instructor were among those named.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Lori Fowle, D-Vassalboro, would no longer require small businesses that host fundraisers for charities to register with the state.
Agents from the Maine DEA seize heroin, cash and marijuana in a raid on Bucksport Road.
A quick thaw could spell trouble for towns along the Kennebec River, officials said at Thursday’s annual River Flow Advisory Commission meeting.
The man who held up a convenience store early Tuesday morning wore a sweatshirt with a logo for the Irish Twins Pub on Main Street in Lewiston.
The foundation has awarded nearly 23,000 grants worth almost $11.5 million since establishing the program in 2009.
The man’s attorney questions why it took Maine so long to prosecute a case it knew about in 1994.
A prosecutor says 5-month-old Korbyn Antworth had injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.
In some ways, the debate over sanctions echoes the Cold War’s MAD doctrine – mutually assured destruction.
The intruder fled the home with cash, prescription drugs and three handguns, according to police.
The bridge is not damaged and remains open, but the U.S. Coast Guard warns that part of the fender is believed to be in the water under the bridge.
With record profits and sales up 3 percent, the Freeport-based retailer also gave 8 percent bonuses to employees.
The USS Truxtun is participating in exercises with Romania and Bulgaria and is expected to be in the Black Sea for several days.
The 75-year-old Bronx woman plans to invest her winnings and may splurge on a trip to Switzerland.
The governor, citing a provision halting virtual charter schools, rejects the proposal within hours of its final passage in the Senate.
The approval of a new virtual charter school means school districts in Skowhegan, Madison and North Anson are budgeting additional money.
The basement area will become City Hall storage space by fall after 28 years as the hub of the city’s police activity.
Pieces by Maine artist Bernard Langlais arrived at the town’s library this week as part of a planned town-wide art walk display.
Augusta area police reports for March 6, 2014.
The shelter will provide job training and a GED program.
The Netherlands, world pioneer in pot libralization, is cracking down on street sales and ‘coffee shops.’
The denial comes after Newsweek published a 4,500-word cover story claiming Dorian Nakamoto wrote the computer code underlying the digital currency.
A security guard recalls the Olympian telling him everything was 'fine' after neighbors reported gunshots coming from Pistorius' house.
An ambulance took the women to the hospital as a precaution, but their injuries are not considered life threatening.
The Republican senator and tea party favorite is seriously considering a run for the White House in 2016.
Experts find little to surprise them about the man behind the digital currency.
In a letter to the governor, Neria Douglass says not selling the bonds will hurt the state’s finances.
Susan Collins was a co-sponsor of the bill, while Angus King supported a competing but less-sweeping measure.
The Town Meeting proposal would regulate what can be sold at yard sales and how often they can occur.
The meeting will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. at the municipal building.
A new borrowing plan could pay for the improvements, but it still is subject to voters’ approval at the ballot box.
Kennebec Valley Humane Society is looking for outdoor homes for feral and semi-feral cats who won’t snuggle, but will give back in other ways.
Mary Louise McEwen had been in charge of the hospital since 2009, and a DHHS statement said the psychiatric hospital needed ‘a change in leadership.’
The town’s proposed budget is $411,684, up 4.4 percent from the previous year, and residents Saturday will be asked to move money from surplus to keep taxes from rising.
An attorney on behalf of Pleasant Pond Mill LLC and AquaFortis Associates LLC filed the suit, along with a request for mediation, appealing a water level order issued by the Department of Environmental Protection earlier this year.
Environmentalists fear it’s a step toward exporting oil sands through East Coast ports.
The new report explains in part why the train near the Maine border ignited so quickly, leading to the deaths of 47 people.
The Rev. James Gill of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church offered ‘ashes to go’ downtown Wednesday.
Two men were sentenced Tuesday for offenses at the state’s forensic hospital.
The decision leaves in the hands of commanders the power to prosecute rape and other serious crimes.
The Lewiston man faces four years in prison and fines of $251,000.
The family that lives there is expected to be able to return after cleaning up the affected room.
If approved, the proposal would authorize a bond for up to $15 million to move the state’s court documents online, increasing public access.
Jeffrey Sinclair still faces five other charges stemming from the claims of a female captain who said he twice forced her to have sex.
Such details are needed because crude oil is not refined before being loaded onto trains and its properties can vary greatly among shipments.
Daniel Neal, 62, of Dover-Foxcroft was found dead Wednesday in his daughter’s home.
Police continue to search for man who robbed the Circle K on Main Street in Winthrop at gunpoint early Tuesday morning.
The measures address games run by the state’s tribes.