WATERVILLE — City councilors on Tuesday voted 7-0 to approve rezoning two lots on Kennedy Memorial Drive and Carver Street to allow professional offices and financial institutions to operate there.
AUGUSTA — While the Legislature moved Tuesday to shield concealed-weapon permit information from the public, Maine’s law enforcement community says better access to the information could help police get guns out of the hands of criminals.
BELGRADE — The Board of Selectpersons is proposing fee changes to the transfer station to avoid unexpected costs of disposing of clean wood and bulky waste.
MANCHESTER — The Planning Board in scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss proposed ordinance revisions including those regulating itinerant vendors, multi-family housing density and frontage requirements, and subdivisions.
AUGUSTA -- The identity of Mainers who have permits to carry concealed guns will be shielded from the state's right-to-know law for the first time since at least 1985 following action Tuesday by the Legislature and Gov. Paul LePage.
AUGUSTA -- A legislative committee voted 10-1 Tuesday against a bill that would ban most motorists from using handheld cellphones.
The state's teachers would be given more leeway to intervene physically when dealing with a disruptive student under a bill scheduled for a public hearing Wednesday.
PORTLAND -- A former state prosecutor who cut off his electronic monitoring device and fled Maine last November while out on bail pleaded guilty Tuesday to a new charge.
EAST MADISON — The top administrator at the Somerset County Jail was relieved of his duties Tuesday in a move to cut jail spending for the coming year.
SKOWHEGAN — Firefighters were sent to Chestnut Street Tuesday morning after a caller reported a fire in a mobile home. Skowhegan fire
NEWPORT — As head cook for Albert S. Hall School in Waterville, Ann Marquis is in charge of providing breakfast and lunch for about 225 children every school day.
WATERVILLE — A Skowhegan man charged with robbing a High Street resident of prescription pills is scheduled to appear April 9 in Kennebec County Superior Court.
WATERVILLE — Officials at Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce tried for years to recognize Shawn Michaud for his many hours of volunteer service.
SKOWHEGAN — A 48-year-old Fairfield man with a history of violence and mental illness will not appear in court Wednesday to face charges that he trespassed and resisted arrest at an area high school.
AUGUSTA — A loophole in existing state law that would allow sex offenders to live near the Capitol Area Recreation Association ballfields on the city’s east side is the subject of a new piece of legislation sponsored by Rep. Matt Pouliot, R-Augusta.
BELGRADE — A battle between area residents and Pan Am Railways will reach the State House on Thursday, when legislators hold a public hearing on a bill designed to address the issue.
Backers say the current reluctance to intervene is leading to property damage and staff injuries.
AUGUSTA — A jury trial set for Wednesday for Renee E. Reynolds, 29, of Winslow, was called off Tuesday after the prosecutor dismissed the charges.
SIDNEY — A River Road woman lost her home and possibly three cats during a fire Tuesday afternoon.
James Cameron, 50, fled Maine last November while on bail appealing his child-pornography conviction.
Tuesday's police blotter
The case is being closely watched by researchers and businesses holding patents on DNA molecules, nanotechnologies and other self-replicating technologies.
Kenneth Kimber also was fired from his job as a boys' varsity basketball coach at Noble High School in Berwick, Maine.
By a 6-3 vote, the justices side with a New York man who was picked up about three-quarters of a mile away from his apartment as police searched it for a gun.
The Boston Beer Co. will sell Samuel Adams Boston Lager in a can for the first time beginning this summer.
Meanwhile, jury selection will resume Wednesday in the high-profile case after nearly a month's delay.
AUGUSTA — Kennebec Savings Bank officials say they are sorting out a problem affecting customers who made deposits at ATMs over the past few days only to find the deposits missing from their accounts.
Robbers forced their way through a perimeter fence of Brussels' airport and broke into the hold of a passenger plane 20 minutes before departure.
The plans come after a Virginia cybersecurity firm releases details that tie a secret Chinese military unit to years of cyberattacks in the U.S.
The Olympian said Monday he thought he was shooting at an intruder when he pumped four bullets into the bathroom, killing his girlfriend.
Patricia Cornwell wins her lawsuit against her former financial management company and a former principal in the firm.
Mayor Jonathan LaBonte says the cities could save millions of dollars per year by sharing costs for core services including police, fire and public works.
He attributes the increase in orphaned bears to sows getting shot looking for food in chicken coops.
The Acadia project is part of a $12.5 million package of funding to improve access to 29 national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges.
Joe Rickey Hundley of Idaho allegedly slapped a toddler on a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta.