Portland, MEWMTW

Bicyclist seriously injured in Portland crash

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland police are investigating after a bicyclist was struck by a car and seriously injured. The incident happening Friday evening near the intersection of Washington Avenue and East Kidder Street. Police responded to several 911 calls about the crash at around 6:15 p.m. Police say the cyclist...
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Brunswick, MEWGME

New Hannaford store to open in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- There's a new Hannaford and new jobs in Brunswick. The new store is opening at Cooks Corner Saturday. Hannaford says it will employ nearly 150 full and part-time workers, including 90 new positions. Despite a shortage of willing workers, the company says it still managed to fill...
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Portland, MEnewscentermaine.com

Portland police investigating car vs. bicyclist crash

PORTLAND, Maine — Police are investigating in Portland after a crash that involved a car and a bicyclist. Police responded around 6:15 p.m. Friday night to several reports of a crash on Washington Avenue near East Kidder St. Police said first responders found a cyclist at the scene suffering from...
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Auburn, MEwgan.com

Auburn man charged with attempted murder related to domestic dispute

Police in Auburn have made an arrest following a report of a shooting on Thursday night. Officers arrived at an apartment on Ninth Street around 10:30 p.m. for a domestic violence call. A 47-year-old woman told police that her boyfriend, 42-year-old Germaine Page of Auburn, had fired a single shot at her during a physical altercation but missed. She then fled the apartment. The woman wasn’t seriously injured but was taken to Central Maine Medical Center.
Portland, MEWPFO

Bicyclist hit in Portland, suffering serious injuries

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A bicyclist struck by a car in Portland is suffering serious injuries. Police say they received calls about the crash on Washington Avenue at East Kidder Street around 6:15 p.m. Friday. They say the victim, a 36-year-old man from Portland was taken to Maine Medical Center. "It...
Lewiston, MEfoxbangor.com

State shuts down cremation business

LEWISTON (WGME) — A cremation business is shut down and the owner’s license has been suspended by the state. He is accused of leaving bodies unrefrigerated and decomposing for weeks while keeping families from accessing their loved ones remains. Affordable Cremation Solutions is temporarily banned from doing business. This order...
South Portland, MEWPFO

South Portland completes property tax evaluation

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The results are in for South Portland's property tax revaluation. Officials there say the city won't be bringing in any additional tax revenue as a result of the revaluation. Revaluations don't change how many tax dollars are collected, but who pays what percentage. For those who do...
Augusta, MEpenbaypilot.com

Statewide ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect July 1

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is reminding retail stores, restaurants, and shoppers that the statewide ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags will go into effect July 1. A ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags, which was passed by the Maine Legislature in 2019, was scheduled to go...

Friday, June 25: Main Streets and Back Roads: Bath, ME

NEEDHAM, Mass. — Erika Tarantal heads to the river: the Kennebec River and the town of Bath, Maine to be exact. There, she hops the city trolley to tour the retro, yet revitalizing, downtown. Then, she heads to the water for a riverboat tour and a look at Bath’s shipbuilding history. Summer vacay isn’t complete without a little indulgence (read: food!), but since Erika is on assignment, she’s doing the cooking! On the menu: Native American cuisine.
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Businesses flock to job fair searching for workers

Some businesses offered competitive wages and benefits packages. Others sweetened the offer with a cash bonus and flexible schedules. But all 18 Midcoast businesses at a June 15 Boothbay Harbor job fair searched for the same commodity: Labor. This spring’s labor shortage has left many businesses in desperate need of workers. Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce sponsored the job fair at Boothbay Region YMCA in an attempt to match employers with prospective employees.
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Home ownership bill signed into law

AUGUSTA — As the 130th legislative session came to an end, Gov. Janet Mills Thursday signed into law a bill that aims to remove barriers to home ownership, specifically student debt. The bill directs the Maine State Housing Authority to work with the Finance Authority of Maine to design a...
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Free Live Music Is Happening All Over Portland, Maine on Monday

Get ready to hear live music wherever you go in Portland on Monday, June 21st. It is Make Music Portland Day. This is part of an international free music day with events happening from New York to Paris. Live performances will happen across the Portland peninsula on Monday, and it's all FREE. From the Make Music Portland Facebook Page:
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Instead Of Demolishing Brian Boru In Portland, Maine, The Entire Building Could Be Moved

The court of public opinion has spoken and the current owners of the building that once housed Brian Boru in Portland, Maine have heard the response loud and clear. News broke earlier this month that the iconic building could be torn down to build out a future parking lot. Uproar from the public followed but so did some interesting offers. Rather than tear down such a unique structure, why not relocate it?
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Maine proposal approves Native Americans to build casinos

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Maine’s legislature approved the initial proposal that would allow four Native American tribes to build gambling businesses on their lands, in reversal from years of resistance and laws that opposed Native ownership of casinos in the state. Breaking years of opposition against the bill, the House and...