MONTPELIER, Vt. — The record storm that dumped 21⁄2 feet of snow on the streets and suburbs of southern New England and New York last week has primed the ski resorts of northern New England for the President’s Day holiday that could help erase memories of last year’s dismal season.
PORTLAND — A pair of studies commissioned by a foundation that wants to create a national park in northern Maine suggest that communities near federal parks have better economic performance than other rural communities and that creation of a second national park in Maine could create 450 to 1,000 jobs.
AUGUSTA -- City councilors are considering joining with Gardiner and Kennebec County to seek a deal with one of two competing companies to bring natural gas via pipeline to municipal, county, school and court buildings in the two cities.
IN ATHENS, Wednesday at 8:54 p.m., a report of a domestic disturbance was investigated on Hole In The Wall Road.
WATERVILLE -- The following cases were closed from Dec. 31, 2012, to Jan. 4, 2013, in Waterville District Court.
Jesse Bouchard makes his living as a chef, but he's becoming famous for his ice carving.
Tuition will remain flat next year for two area colleges, and perhaps more.
President Barack Obama's proposal to provide quality early childhood education to all children, including preschool for all 4-year-olds, would mean a significant expansion of those programs in Maine, where only about 60 percent of public school districts offer pre-kindergarten classes.
A Bangor newspaper came under a withering attack from gun-rights advocates, top politicians and hundreds of online readers Thursday after requesting personal information on concealed weapons permit holders from all Maine police departments.
President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour would inflate labor costs in Maine, which relies heavily on service-sector jobs, many of which start at minimum wage, to fuel the state's biggest industry -- tourism.
OAKLAND -- A 40-year veteran police officer made some seventh- and eighth-grade girls cry at Messalonskee Middle School Thursday.
VASSALBORO -- Selectmen got their first look at the proposed municipal budget Thursday, which includes a request to put a new roof on the Town Office.
AUGUSTA -- A South China man will spend 90 days in jail for threatening to shoot a district court judge.
AUGUSTA -- A proposal to require high schools to teach gun safety and handling would be yet another mandate taxing schools and undercutting local control, critics said Thursday at a legislative hearing.
AUGUSTA -- An online college comparison tool launched this week by the White House to improve transparency about college affordability and outcomes is being praised in concept by people who work in and study education.
Wayne LaPierre also says universal background checks for gun sales would not make anyone safer.
The Maine Heritage Policy Center claimed the MMA had violated the center's free-speech rights by opposing tax campaigns.
Two Augusta area teachers are among 14 statewide in the running to be Maine’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen announced Thursday.
Two area teachers, both employed by Newport-based Regional School Unit 19, have been nominated to become Maine’s 2014 Teacher of the Year.
Daniel Lilley seeks to have the order lifted, saying that lawyers also have First Amendment rights.
VASSALBORO — Selectmen got their first look at the proposed budget Thursday, which includes a request to put a new roof on the town office.
Just trace amounts of pharmaceutical drugs can have a ripple effect on marine life, researchers say.
NOAA also signals it is considering other options to help the groundfishing fleet, including using federal funds to help fishermen pay for at-sea monitoring.
The glamorous South African celebrity had been scheduled today to give a motivational speech to school students in Johannesburg.
Only six months ago, Pistorius was running circles around the Olympic track, a shining example of what a person can achieve in the face of adversity.
All the prize money for the Sebago Lake Derby has been shifted to the Cumberland County Derby.
The survey of Mainers also shows a slim majority are in favor of canceling tax cuts enacted in 2011.
The winner will be announced in September at a surprise event at the teacher’s school.
Two studies to be released today attempt to clarify the potential economic impact that a national park and recreation area could have on Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.
Al Capone was the last Public Enemy No. 1 in 1930.
Lisbon police acting on information from the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force arrest 48-year-old Scott Helms on a fugitive from justice charge.
Pope Benedict XVI hit his head and bled when he got up in the middle of the night in an unfamiliar bedroom in Leon, Mexico.
Engineers say high phosphorus levels could have been caused by runoff or by a new species of alga, or a combination of the two.
The combined carrier will be called American Airlines. The merger reduces the number of major U.S. airlines to four.
Passengers were disembarking after five grueling days on board.
The Kennedy relative claims his 2002 defense suffered from his then-lawyer's money woes.
Drug agents in chemical and fire resistant suits seized equipment and chemicals as well as an unspecified amount of methaamphetamine.
New England Sports Network announcers Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo, will be meeting with fans today at Binga's Stadium restaurant starting at 3 p.m.
Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out against abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours at Pistorius' house.
The House speaker also has little hope for a consensus that would stop automatic spending cuts on March 1.