Kennebec County, ME

Maine Commercial Fishermen Will Receive Money in The Mail From Mills

An article posted by WABI, notified commercial Maine fisherman that you'll be receiving money from the state. This goes for aqua culturists, dealers, and processors, as well. The reason behind this new reimbursement is because of the Mills Administration. They released a statement announcing Thursday that they will reimburse Maine fisherman for the cost they paid on their 2022 licenses. This is coming from federal funding.
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Scott and Priscilla Adams honored

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Up and down the Kennebec Valley: Native Americans – Part 4

Last week’s article talked about Native American sites along the Kennebec River between Fairfield and Sidney on the west bank, but the east bank between Ticonic (Winslow) and Cushnoc (Augusta) was skipped for lack of space. This week’s article will remedy the omission by talking about Vassalboro and about sites inland on the east side of the river (as was done for the west side last week).
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New group aims to shed light on what's happening in Maine district courts

A small pilot program is recruiting volunteers to visit, record and monitor what's happening in district courts in Maine. Under the CourtWatchME initiative, two Colby College students and a few other volunteers are visiting courtrooms in Augusta, Waterville and Skowhegan, recording and documenting court arraignments and publicizing the outcomes. Volunteers...

Recent court filings renew debate on Sunday hunting in Maine

For decades, Mainers have debated the State’s more-than-a-century-old prohibition against hunting on Sundays. This year, however, one family has chosen to take the battle to the courtroom. Virginia and Joel Parker of Kennebec County have filed a lawsuit against the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW), arguing that the Sunday hunting ban violates the State’s recently-passed, first-of-its-kind, Right to Food Amendment. The Maine Attorney General’s Office, on the behalf of the IFW, has requested that the suit be dismissed.

Maine State Police Arrest Trucker Whose B.A.C. Was 4X Legal Limit

According to WMTW, on Wednesday afternoon the Maine State Police got several calls about a trailer truck driving erratically on the northbound side of I-95. The truck was reportedly weaving between lanes, nearly striking other vehicles on the road. Troopers quickly found the allegedly drunk driver and pulled the truck...

Up and down the Kennebec Valley: Native Americans – Part 3

The Kennebec tribe’s village at Cushnoc (a word that means head of tide, most historians agree) was on high ground on the east bank of the Kennebec River in what is now Augusta, about 20 miles south Ticonic village (described last week). Leon Cranmer, in his Cushnoc, pointed out...

Results of June 14 Maine's 1st Congressional District Election

The Maine's 1st Congressional District covers all or part of York County, Kennebec County, Lincoln County, Sagadahoc County, Cumberland County, Knox County. The U.S. House of Representatives elections in Maine are scheduled on November 8, 2022. The primary was scheduled for June 14, 2022. The filing deadline was March 18, 2022.

China municipal building committee to make presentation to select board

Three members of China’s Municipal Building Committee met June 9, for the first time since January, and agreed they need to make a presentation and two requests at the June 21 select board meeting. After reporting to select board members on their plan for additional storage space at the...

Cumberland County DA concedes to Jackie Sartoris in Democratic primary

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Maine — Cumberland County's District Attorney Jonathan Sahrbeck conceded to Kennebec County Assistant DA and Brunswick native Jackie Sartoris Tuesday in the Democratic primary for Cumberland County District Attorney. With 52 precincts reporting out of 54 in the county, Sartoris received 65% of the vote to 35%...

Notice of Jun 14 Maine's 1st Congressional District Election

The 1st Congressional District of Maine covers all or part of Cumberland County, Kennebec County, Knox County, Sagadahoc County, Lincoln County, York County. All U.S. House districts, including the 1st Congressional District of Maine, are holding elections in 2022. The general election is scheduled on November 8, 2022. The primary is scheduled for June 14, 2022. The filing deadline was March 15, 2022.

Here’s How Much Central Maine Raised for This Year’s Request-A-Thon

2022 Request-A-Thon was a hit! This was proudly presented by, Graham Behavioral Services and all the money was given to support Special Olympics, Maine. Matt and I started off the morning with an amazing visitor and helpful volunteer, Sergeant Emily Christiansen of the Kennebec County Sheriffs Office. She jumped right in and started taking calls and requests and I fell in love. She is a remarkable person and the best thing about having law enforcement come in to the studio and help with this cause is that I get to learn about them. Emily has had an incredible life and I look up to her. As a woman, she has broken the glass ceiling and nothing will stop her.