Arnold and Corinne Murray have spent years navigating a health care system that’s not geared to the needs of the elderly. Their dizzying encounters with a string of doctors, hospitals and rehabilitation centers reflect the challenges of staying healthy in a state where the elderly population is exploding.
While the state is sharing only a fraction of the mandated share of income and sales taxes with cities and towns, the new money may fend off property tax spikes.
The state’s delegation makes sure federal decision makers know the benefits of and support behind UMaine’s deep-water venture.
The DHHS will make changes – including significantly expanding staff – after an internal review over its handling of reports of abuse.
In existence less that two years, the high school squad ranks second only to Erskine Academy locally and 15th statewide.
Robert J. Peavey, 57, of Gloucester, Mass., is struck by a truck and killed while trying to cross Route 27.
The Eagles bounce Gorham 6-1 to finish 21-0.
Voters at the Town Meeting also increase the size of the school board to five members.
Voters approved the purchase of a new plow truck to replace the town’s current 15-year-old vehicle.
Voters rejected the yard sale measure by a show of hands after some criticized it for including a requirement to get a $2 permit two weeks in advance.
Voters approved a $411,684 budget, up 4.4 percent from the year before.
About 150 people of all ages try to learn the ropes at Circus Atlantic’s open house.
Voters at Saturday’s annual town meeting agreed to spend more than a quarter of a million dollars for a new fire truck and rescue truck to replacing aging equipment.
Vote is set for Friday and Town Meeting is next Saturday.
A $522,452 municipal budget was approved at Saturday’s Town Meeting, with a six percent decrease in the amount of money to be raised from taxes.
After the town manager outlined the existing buildings’ defects, the votes for new buildings were nearly unanimous.
Waterville-area police reports for March 8, 2014
It could take investigators months, if not years, to determine what happened to the Boeing 777 flying from Malaysia’s largest city of Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Authorities cite Oakland home, Waterville Fireside Inn and a Skowhegan car as being connected with a manufacturing operation.
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.
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.
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.
J.P. Devine reflects on getting “ashed up,” going to confession and the nature of sin, more or less.
Football coach Robby Vachon and others slept outside as part of a “Hunger Games”-themed fundraiser for the Augusta Community Warming Center.
Students are waiting to hear whether they will be invited to compete in the national competition in Hawaii.
However, guards and prisoner advocates say the officials’ claims aren’t true, that changes have made the prisons less safe.
The victim, now recovered, told authorities he did not want the woman prosecuted.
Two others were hurt in an accident that occurred in front of Hall’s Collision Center on U.S. Route 202.
Economists embrace February’s modest expansion and suggest the economy is poised to pick up after enduring a harsh winter.
Peter George Bathgate II pleaded guilty to murder two years ago, but now blames his former girlfriend and attorney for his 45-year-sentence.
Samuel Moore is charged with manslaughter in the death of a 5-month-old baby he was hired to look after.
The overwhelming win is purely symbolic, but reflects the Republican senator’s popularity among conservatives.
The Regional School Unit 4 board could vote Wednesday on the issue, which voters rejected in 2012.
Across Maine and America most people will be setting their clocks forward an hour Saturday night.
She played the role of Alice Kramden from 1966 to 1970 on 'The Jackie Gleason Show.'
No information is available on who might have stolen the passports.
Waterville area police reports for March 7, 2014
Representatives from eight fields, including the timber industry as well as agriculture and bioscience, will attend the event.
Among the projects receiving grants is the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
Ukraine is heavily dependent on Russian natural gas, and previous disputes between Ukraine and Russia have led to gas supply cuts.
The father, who is charged with killing the daughter’s mother, is found with his daughter in a hotel in Florence, S.C.
Yulia Tymoshenko suffered three slipped discs while in prison for more than two years.
The suicide blast wounded 14 people.
No one is hurt as a fully loaded truck changes lanes and catches a hatchback by the bumper in Farmington.
Bill Irwin dies in Maine at age 73 of prostate cancer.
Terrorism isn’t ruled out in the disappearance of a Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard.
Olena Iurkovska, who won bronze in the women’s 6 kilometer sitting competition, says, 'Every time I race, it will be for Ukrainian independence and peace in my country.'
The 26-year-old insulin-dependent diabetic told police he heard search helicopters but their crews could not see him through the tree canopy.
Moscow’s foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine’s new authorities
Chancellor James Page tells a legislative committee the system is trying to address a $36 million deficit and further cuts could complicate plans.
The Black Bears fall to Hartford 63-62 in OT in the quarterfinals of the America East tournament.
The treasurer and tax collector jobs change hands in town elections on the eve of Saturday’s Town Meeting.
The basement area will become City Hall storage space by fall after 28 years as the hub of the city’s police activity.
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.
The approval of a new virtual charter school means school districts in Skowhegan, Madison and North Anson are budgeting additional money.
Maine apparently has one of the highest per-capita rates of UFO sightings in U.S.
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 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.
Agents from the Maine DEA seize heroin, cash and marijuana in a raid on Bucksport Road.
But with little appetite for higher taxes, the city manager says his 2015 proposal is just a good starting point for discussion.
The foundation has awarded nearly 23,000 grants worth almost $11.5 million since establishing the program in 2009.
The Town Meeting proposal would regulate what can be sold at yard sales and how often they can occur.
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.
Pieces by Maine artist Bernard Langlais arrived at the town’s library this week as part of a planned town-wide art walk display.