Frustrated Woman Fires Gun From Porch Over Neighbor's DogThe Maine WriterNewsBreak Contributor
Penobscot County Sheriff's Office Seizes Another Illegal Marijuana Operation: New York Man ArrestedThe Maine WriterNewsBreak Contributor
Four Maine Residents Associated With the Heath Street Gang Charged in Federal CourtThe Maine WriterNewsBreak Contributor
Wanted: 3 Male Subjects in Multi-State Theft Spree including MaineThe Maine WriterNewsBreak Contributor
Man Tells Lincoln Police He Had Tooth Pain and Stress Which Caused Him to Discharge His FirearmThe Maine WriterNewsBreak Contributor
Police uncover ‘extensive’ illegal marijuana operation in Passadumkeag
Police seized 40 pounds of marijuana, several bags of marijuana plants, methamphetamine and cash from the Passadumkeag property.
Maine Prison Inmates Donate $12,000 to Help Homeless
One of the sad facts about life in Maine in 2024 is the sheer number of people who are experiencing homelessness. Fortunately, many people in our communities are doing what they can to help combat the problem. Politicians, business owners, church groups, and prisoners. Yes, even the ‘guests’ of the...
Gov. Mills requests federal disaster declaration for January storms
AUGUSTA -- Gov. Mills has sent a formal request to President Biden, asking him to issue a major disaster declaration for the severe storms that battered Maine's coastal communities on January 10th and 13th. In her letter, the governor wrote that those storms caused an estimated $70 million in public...
3 Maine State Prison workers on administrative leave over misconduct allegations
Maine Department of Corrections Commissioner Randall Liberty said the warden, a deputy warden, and a captain were placed on leave amid misconduct allegations.
Organizers cancel Dover-Foxcroft charity snowmobile races
This winter's first Piscataquis Radar Runs event took place in early February and raised $30,000, according to organizers.
55-Million-Dollar Potato Chip Plant Coming to Maine
New jobs and a whole lot of potato chips may soon be available in Maine. According to a Bangor Daily News article, developers have chosen the old Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine, as the site of a $55 million potato chip processing plant that could open in 2025:
Maine Residents Urged to Support Proposed Sales Tax Exemption for Local Nonprofits
The Governor has proposed a new budget that includes a sales tax exemption for 501(c)(3) nonprofits. This proposal was discussed at the State House's Nonprofit Day, attended by representatives from 85 organizations. The exemption would mean that all 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Maine would not have to pay sales tax on purchases related to their work. This is a common practice in most states and New England. The current exemptions are seen as unfair and inefficient.
Maine’s Largest Food Truck Park Announces 2024 Opening Date
These days, food trucks are the 'in' thing throughout much of New England. While they had been gaining traction in the 2010s, they really took of during the pandemic. At a time when going to a normal restaurant was a pain (or in some cases impossible), these trucks gave chefs a chance to show off their culinary skills.
Do Your Remember the Last Time Taylor Swift Performed in Maine?
As we are a rural state, it does not surprise us that we rarely get major pop or rock tours coming through Maine. Many of us are just happy that we get so many top-tier country artists coming through Maine. We understand, though. Even though we have some amazing concert...
Some Maine pharmacies affected by nationwide cyberattack
PORTLAND (WGME) -- A cyberattack is affecting pharmacies across the country, including Maine. Now some people, including the most vulnerable, are having trouble getting their medication. UnitedHealth, which owns Change Healthcare, says it found a suspected cyber security threat on Wednesday. To prevent the issue from getting any worse, it...
Presidential candidate sues Maine Secretary of State, calls her a 'partisan hack'
AUGUSTA, Maine — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is running for president as an independent, is suing Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday and claims Bellows told the Kennedy campaign was told it would be allowed to collect signatures inside polling locations on March 5 but that Bellows then told municipal clerks in mid-February to not allow signature collection at primary polling locations.
In Maine, These are the Top 5 Reasons You Could Get Pulled Over
I was such a greenhorn when I got my license. I remember actually saying out loud once, that I could fathom why anyone really needed to speed. It just seemed so obvious that if everyone just obeyed the law, we'd all get where we were going that much easier. Fast forward all these years later, and I constantly have to keep myself in check when it comes to speed.
Here Are 7 Things You Didn’t Know Were Invented in Maine
There's a long history of inventions that Mainers have come up with over the years. Mainers have ingenuity, and here are 7 examples of things you may not know that Mainers invented. The cold winters in Maine led Chester Greenwood of Farmington to invent earmuffs in 1873 at the age...
OPEGA says Maine isn't meeting federal standards when reuniting children, families
PORTLAND (WGME) -- Government watchdog OPEGA says Maine's child welfare system isn't meeting federal standards when reuniting children with their families. OPEGA found four overarching challenges with the agency, including concerns with caseworker training and practices. OPEGA says workers are inadequately assessing parents' substance abuse and failing to listen to...
Sledding the County - A Closer Look at the New Off Trail Riding Law
ASHLAND, Maine (WAGM) - As the snowmobile season starts to ramp up, misconceptions and misinformation around a new off-trail riding law has lead to confusion regarding it’s intended purpose. Brian Bouchard spoke with the Maine Snowmobile Association Northern Region Vice President to get answers. “In the past we’ve had...
Maine L.D. 2130 Legislation to Ban Paramilitary Training Passes
On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, L.D. 2130 was voted on by the Maine House, and it passed with 66 yes votes and 60 no's. There were 24 total representatives absent, with 16 Republicans and 8 Democrats missing the vote.
Popular Site Says Maine is One of the Best States to Live in
The greatest state in the nation is being hailed as, wait for it, one of the best states in the nation. Maine is receiving the love from the very popular travel site The Impulse Traveler. The site recently published an article that detailed the 20 best states to live in. To nobody's surprise, Maine made the cut.
Teens in Maine arrested following series of vehicle break-ins
(WGAN) A pair of teenagers in Maine are facing charges in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins, and police say that at least one of those crimes may have been inspired by social media videos. Fairfield police arrested 19-year-old Janathian Viles of Waterville on Tuesday. According to the Portland...
Mainers can vote in primaries right now, regardless of party enrollment
PORTLAND (WGME) -- We're less than two weeks from Primary Day in Maine, but you can vote right now regardless of your party enrollment. For the first time this year, Maine has a semi-open primary, meaning Republicans can only vote in the Republican primary and Democrats can only vote in the Democratic primary, but any voter who's unenrolled, or "independent," can vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary, but not both.
Bill looks to safeguard Maine shoreland, giving more 'teeth' to municipal zoning violation fines
AUGUSTA, Maine — Major support is being shown for a bill that aims to safeguard state shoreland, by giving municipalities more authority to enforce zoning laws. Presented by Sen. Tim Nangle, "An Act to Strengthen Shoreland Zoning Enforcement" would give more strength to local governments to defend zoning laws when ordinances are violated. It would also grant more authority to the Maine Land Use Planning Commission.