Waterville trash proposal draws fire, support

A former mayor and others say many residents can’t afford a proposed pay-as-you-throw system.

Car hits dog abandoned with stolen van

Two sisters have been arrested after abandoning their dog along with a stolen van in Norridgewock, according to police.

Avon drug bust one of the largest Franklin County has seen

Police seized $144,000, marijuana, pills and seven firearms at the home of the alleged drug dealer, Daryl Searles.

Maine couple sentenced for housing fraud

The couple lived in a federally subsidized apartment while they owned and operated a profitable market and bought multiple properties with cash.

Water shut off to Richmond mobile home park to prevent contamination

A broken pump at Meadowbrook Trailer Park could cause sewage to leak into Richmond’s drinking water. Nine households are without water.

Dexter still assessing damage one week after flooding

The town is hoping it can get some aid money after the East Branch of the Sebasticook River washed away culverts and roads downtown last week.

Skowhegan downtown parking plan unveiled

The first phase of the project will begin May 1, and overall plans include landscaping, lighting and signs.

Decision to switch to natural gas riddled with complex considerations, UMF panelists say

The fact that converting to gas would enable other local institutions to tap into it played a big role in UMF’s eventual plan, according to the school’s president.

Vassalboro’s Duratherm has found green by going ‘green’

The manufacturing company has found ways to make environmental choices pay, both in money and pride, its president told an Earth Day Mid-Maine climate change business forum.

Pittston man accused of pointing rifle at teenage son

Shawn D. Burgess, 37, was arrested Monday on several charges stemming from an incident sparked by an argument with his girlfriend over the purchase of a pickup truck.

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