Latest Maine News

Body found in Maine is identified more than 10 years later

Sep. 20, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state medical examiner's office has identified a man whose remains were discovered more than a decade ago in northern Maine, officials said Monday. DNA tests confirmed the remains were those of Christopher Roof, from Massachusetts, officials...

Panel hears comments on redrawing congressional districts

Sep. 20, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's redistricting commission on Monday approved county commission districts, but did not reach consensus on the state's congressional districts or legislative districts. The commission heard public comments, but took no action on proposals for...

Stolen weed, livestock removal, and a recall vote in Maine

Sep. 20, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

LEBANON, Maine (AP) — Residents of this southern Maine town are going to vote whether to recall several town leaders in a flap that grew out of the select board chairman's decision to take a farmer's pot plants. Farmer Eric Kelley accused Select Board Chairman Charles...

Maine schools to start new required lead testing in water

Sep. 20, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine schools are required to test drinking water for lead this year due to a new state law. The previous rule was that only schools that provided their own water through wells were required to undergo regular testing. That was due to federal law....

Maine towns vote on development of retail marijuana stores

Sep. 20, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) — Maine towns are proposing ordinances to decide whether to ban or allow recreational marijuana stores because most of the state’s towns still do not permit retail weed sales. In the state, only 47 of Maine's 500 towns allow recreational...

More than half of Maine's youngest eligible fully vaccinated

Sep. 20, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than half of Maine's youngest residents who qualify to get the COVID-19 vaccine are now fully vaccinated. About 53% of people age 12 to 15 in the state have had their final dose of vaccine, the office of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills reported...

Maine to get $1M toward cleanup of brownfields

Sep. 20, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

SACO, Maine (AP) — Two Maine groups will receive a total of $1 million to help with brownfields cleanup in the state. Brownfields are contaminated sites that were often formerly home to industrial or commercial businesses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is...

Maine man dies in police chase after crashing into pole

Sep. 19, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who crashed into a telephone pole during a dangerous police chase on Saturday evening has died. The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that a deputy was sent to a scene in Phippsburg around 10 p.m. to investigate...

Colby holds groundbreaking for $85M performing arts center

Sep. 19, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Colby College has celebrated a groundbreaking for its $85 million Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. It's the largest academic building project the small liberal arts college's history, the Morning Sentinel...

Maine downtowns to get revitalization, preservation help

Sep. 19, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine foundation is slated to receive $750,000 through the National Park Service to revitalize and preserve downtowns in the state. The park service's Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program is providing the money to the Maine...