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Drive to give books to Maine first graders seeks new schools

Jan. 18, 2022 07:08 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A program that has a goal of giving a book to every first grade student in Maine is hoping to increase the number of participating schools. The program is called Dirigo Reads and it wants to accomplish its goal by 2025. Program founders Dan and Karen Cashman,...

Falko scores 22 to lift Binghamton over Maine 73-65

Jan. 16, 2022 17:33 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Jacob Falko had 22 points as Binghamton beat Maine 73-65 on Sunday. John McGriff had 18 points and six rebounds for Binghamton (6-7, 3-1 America East Conference). Tyler Bertram added 10 points. Christian Hinckson had seven rebounds and three blocks. ...

Network helping ex-inmates stay out of jail gets $750K grant

Jan. 14, 2022 16:27 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston nonprofit that convenes resources to help people who have been in jail or prison to stay out has gotten a $750,000 federal grant. The Maine Prisoner Reentry Network will use the funds from the U.S. Department of Justice to expand its work, the Bangor...

Bangor hospital plans to demolish 100-year-old buildings

Jan. 11, 2022 12:07 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor is moving ahead with plans to demolish eight buildings that are more than 100 years old. Four of the buildings near its main campus have already been knocked down, the Bangor Daily News reported Tuesday. St....

Woman who killed husband in bathtub dies in prison

Jan. 10, 2022 12:26 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman who was sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing her husband in a bathtub in 2011 has died in prison, officials said. Roxanne Jeskey died at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham on Saturday evening, the Department of Corrections told the Bangor...

Maine trucking company sold to Canadian firm

Jan. 08, 2022 08:12 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Bangor-based trucking company Hartt Transportation has been sold to a Canadian firm, ending 73 years of local ownership. Bison Transport President Rob Penner said the acquisition will transform the company into a top tier U.S. domestic fleet while strengthening...

New police records show much left unsaid about misconduct

Jan. 07, 2022 12:12 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A nonprofit organization has released records related to complaints and disciplinary actions against law enforcement officers in Maine, many of which lack basic information about officers' misconduct. The Maine Freedom of Information Coalition obtained and...

Libertarians to be reenrolled, nominate candidates in Maine

Jan. 03, 2022 16:45 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Maine election officials to allow Libertarian Party members to reenroll in an expedited process and to nominate candidates for the 2022 elections. The order by Judge Lance Walker, signed on Dec. 31, requires Secretary of State Shenna...

Maine real estate market expected to slow but not stall

Jan. 02, 2022 09:50 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Rising mortgage rates that are anticipated when the Federal Reserve tightens credit in the new year is expected to slow but not stall Maine's red hot real estate market. Home prices will keep rising but not as fast as this year despite inflation and higher...

Maine man sentenced for manslaughter in wife's strangulation

Dec. 28, 2021 13:21 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Newport man pleaded guilty to the fatal strangulation of his wife and was ordered to serve 12 years in prison on Tuesday. Frederick Allen Jr., who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, apologized to friends and family in the courtroom, saying he loved his wife...