Latest Maine News

Rockefeller home on Maine's Mount Desert Island to be razed

May. 15, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

MOUNT DESERT, Maine (AP) — A billionaire is tearing down David Rockefeller Sr.'s home on Mount Desert Island to make way for something new. Danaher Corporation co-founder Mitchell Rales bought the 14.8-acre Ringing Point property for $19 million in January 2018, a year after...

Gov. Mills touts fiscal record at Democratic convention

May. 14, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Gov. Janet Mills sought to steal a page from the GOP playbook at Maine’s Democratic Convention on Saturday, boasting of returning money to taxpayers and raising the rainy day fund to new heights. The first woman to serve as governor of Maine contrasted her...

State approves 700-acre solar project in central Maine

May. 14, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

UNITY, Maine (AP) — Maine's Land Use Planning Commission has approved a 700-acre solar energy project billed as one of the largest in New England. Commissioners unanimously concluded that the Three Corners Solar Project in Benton, Clinton and Unity Township met regulatory...

Maine senator joins push to help car dealers during pandemic

May. 14, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator has joined an effort to try to help car dealerships cope with supply chain difficulty. Sen. Angus King said dealerships in his state are facing higher costs and limited inventory due to supply chain disruption. He said he is...

Faculty furious over failure to disclose no confidence votes

May. 13, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System chancellor who didn’t think a no-confidence vote was important enough to share with a search committee is now the subject of his own no-confidence votes. The faculty senate at the University of Maine at Augusta issued...

Planned Parenthood to close 5 centers in north New England

May. 13, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will close four health centers in Vermont and one in New Hampshire next month, while also expanding the days of operation at seven other centers in the region. The organization announced the...

Mom charged for giving opioid antidote to overdosing toddler

May. 13, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman has been charged with child endangerment after she allegedly used the opioid antidote naloxone to revive her 2-year-old daughter after the toddler got into the mother's drugs. The prosecution will test Maine’s so-called Good Samaritan law, which...

Starbucks in Maine is first in state to announce union plan

May. 13, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Workers at a Starbucks store in Maine became the first in the state to announce their intent to unionize on Friday. The six employees at the Biddeford store joined workers at dozens of Starbucks locations around the country who have sought to unionize. The...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 13, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Should girls lacrosse players wear helmets? Of course they should If the absence of mandatory helmets in girls lacrosse seems baffling, consider the history of protective equipment in baseball. The most...

Maine children getting access to virtual dental services

May. 13, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Maine is now home to a network of virtual dental services that supporters said would make dental care more readily available to children. The practices are “virtual dental homes” in which children become patients with a dental practice but receive care...