WATERVILLE — The city has a beautiful opera house, a popular international film festival, top-notch colleges, a new four-season recreation area, a world-class museum and excellent schools.
AUGUSTA -- Two people accused of carrying out a pair of home invasions in recent months are among the more than 40 people indicted last week by a grand jury in Kennebec County.
AUGUSTA -- A proposed statewide standard for evaluating Maine teachers' performance puts too much importance on how students score on standardized tests, teachers told state education officials Monday.
Five Democratic legislators -- including the top ranking lawmaker and the House co-chair of the Education Committee -- have requested bills to be drawn up that would either impose a moratorium on the approval of full-time virtual charter schools or ban them altogether.
When House District 137 candidates Alan Casavant and Bill Guay were greeting people outside the polls in November, a voter asked what they were running for.
The deal covers border security, guest workers and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.
Under the change being discussed, individual Scout units could decide for themselves how to address the issue – either maintaining an exclusion of gays or opening up their membership.
AUGUSTA -- Potential battles between lawmakers and Republican Gov. Paul LePage began coming into focus Monday, as the Legislature released a list of all submitted bills, including measures from Democratic leaders on issues such as bonding and charter schools.
Police are investigating a string of burglaries that hit seven businesses in three towns early Sunday morning.
IN ANSON, Sunday at 1:27 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Union Street.
PLEASANT RIDGE PLANTATION -- A man from Brighton Plantation was taken to a Bangor hospital by LifeFlight helicopter Monday morning after he was pinned against machinery in a logging accident.
Nonetheless, flu is still a concern for the region, says State Epidemiologist Stephen Sears.
MADISON -- U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud toured the Madison Paper Industries mill on Monday, pledging to help paper mills across the state that could be affected by Canadian subsidies to a Nova Scotia paper mill.
MOOSE RIVER -- A snowmobiler from New Hampshire was injured Monday morning when his sled slid off Interconnected Trail System 89 near Jackman and struck a tree.
AUGUSTA -- A city man is facing growing and trafficking drug charges after police said they seized more than 100 marijuana plants from his Chamberlain Street apartment.
SKOWHEGAN -- The following cases were closed from Dec. 17, 2012 to Jan. 4, 2013, in Somerset Superior Court.
BANGOR -- Pending final accreditation, the University of Maine at Augusta will begin offering a bachelor's degree in aviation this fall.
Freeman Cromwell of Brighton Plantation airlifted to Bangor
Police said Derek Hanscom, 32, of Gorham, was charged in connection with incidents that occurred over the past two weeks.
Jury selection still hasn't been finished. Members of the jury pool who called a court hotline Monday morning were told to call again Tuesday.
Queen Beatrix says she will abdicate April 30.
The single-use launch tube assembly for a Stinger surface-to-air missile had already been used.
Portland police say the two men were drinking together in a Brighton Avenue motel room when they got into a fight.
Monday's police beat
More than half of all manufacturing careers in Maine are considered high-tech jobs, but many go unfilled because applicants don't have the necessary skills.
Six 120-foot-tall spires representing the masts of the schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden sailing ship built in the United States, will be erected this spring.
Nearly 100 people speak out against Gov. Paul LePage's proposed cuts to the state DHHS budget.
The deal, to be announced at a news conference Monday, includes a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.
The pastor, who is of Iranian origin but lives in Boise, Idaho, was accused of attempting to undermine state security by creating a network of Christian churches in private homes.
Most of the illnesses have been in Michigan, but a few cases were scattered in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Northeast lawmakers in both parties are optimistic they have the 60 votes need to pass the bill and send it to PresidentObama for his signature.
Ben Grant led the party in November when Democrats regained control of both chambers in the state Legislature.
The three companies expect their alliance to bring affordable hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to market as early as 2017.
Boys at Mahanoy Area High School now must go to the school office to request toilet paper and sign it out.
An early investigation into the tragedy reveals that security guards briefly prevented nightclub goers from leaving through the sole exit. And the bodies later heaped inside that doorway slowed firefighters trying to get in.
The hand-cranked sub H.L. Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship.
Current prices in Maine are now about the same as they were a year ago.
Using online videos produced by teachers, the model flips the time-honored model of classroom lecture and exercises for homework – the lecture becomes homework and class time is for practice.
The number of bills submitted is slightly lower than the prior Legislature, and leaders say it's likely to be reduced further once duplicates are identified.
The president's meeting comes as he tries to build support for gun control legislation that will be difficult to get through Congress.
They'll also hear about a plan to help Maine adults who have some college credits to complete studies for a bachelor's degree.
Potential jurors were told via a hotline Monday morning not to report to York County Superior Court in Alfred for jury selection.
As America's baby boomers age, far more seniors are being added to a vulnerable population. The number of victims is estimated at 2 million a year.