Maine Woman Brings a Baby Raccoon into Petco for a Nail Trimming. People Touch & Kiss it in the Store. Now EuthanizedZack LoveNewsBreak Contributor
Portland's Unhoused Citizens: Victims of an Intensifying Housing CrisisRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
Top 3 Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in Maine: Keeping Kids Engaged on the TrailRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
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Long-Awaited New Olive Garden Restaurant Opens Today, May 22Joel EisenbergNewsBreak Contributor
Lisbon Town Council to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Budgets and Capital Improvement Plan
The Lisbon Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on the Proposed Municipal Budget and Proposed Capital Improvement Plan on June 20, 2023, at 7:00 pm at the Lisbon Town Office.
Man charged with attempted murder after shots fired in Mechanic Falls
MECHNANIC FALLS, Maine (WMTW) - A man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after after police claims he fired multiple shots at another man Thursday night. Multiple agencies, including Maine State Police and Oxford Police Department, also responded. According to the Mechanic Falls Police Department, Sean Hutchins is accused...
Raccoon brought to Auburn Petco for nail trim tests negative for rabies
An adolescent raccoon was brought to the Auburn Petco on Tuesday, prompting concerns it could have transmitted rabies to humans.
Iconic Maine Frozen Custard Shop Closes Down After 69 Years of Service
Mainers received sad news regarding one of the state's most iconic frozen treat shops. The popular New Gloucester frozen custard shop recently announced the news on social media. After nearly 70 years of filling folks up with delicious custard, Hodgman's will sail off into that proverbial sunset. The stand was...
This is your chance to own a Maine lighthouse for free
The Little Mark Island and Monument in Harpswell is being offered at no cost to anyone willing to maintain the structure for historic purposes.
Missing Lisbon man last seen Sunday afternoon
LISBON, Maine — Police are searching for a missing Lisbon man who was last seen Sunday. Andrew Tuttle reportedly left his Lisbon home around 1 p.m. and has not been seen or heard from since, a Facebook post by the Lisbon Police Department said Monday. Tuttle left his home...
30 years after rescue of missing woman, searcher reflects on the changes it brought
Ann Baribeau points to a map while discussing her 1993 rescue after a weekend missing in the Maine woods. (Troy R. Bennett photo/Times Record) Thirty years ago, Ann Baribeau fell through a crack. She was on her way from Brunswick to Jackman to visit her niece’s family on a Friday evening when she took a wrong turn. She kept driving until she ended up on an unpaved road that petered out in the woods. When she tried to turn around, her car got stuck in the soft ground.
Bath man sentenced to prison for driving intoxicated, hurting three in crash
PORTLAND, Maine — On Aug. 22, 2021, Brandon Johansen drove on the wrong side of I-295 in Portland as he attempted to drive home to Bath. Investigators said his blood alcohol content was well above the legal drinking limit. After driving three miles north on the southbound lane, Johansen...
Man Critically Injured in Explosion at Maine Junkyard
A man was critically injured in an explosion at a junkyard in Freeport, Maine, on Friday morning, state police said. Freeport police and firefighters responded to Dave's Junkyard on Allen Range Road shortly before 9 a.m. for a report of an explosion. When they got there, they learned that a 60-year-old man had been working with an excavator on the site and punctured a cylinder of flammable gas.
Why Are These Plastic Blue Flamingos Popping Up All Over Maine?
Our state has been invaded! But you don't have to look to the skies because they are not real birds. Actually, I don't even think flamingo's can actually fly so either way, you're not looking up. Wow, that didn't start off well. Let's try this again. We're being invaded!. If...
Maine Flagger Spikes Energy & Comments with This Creative Idea
I am not sure if you have seen the latest, but construction workers and flaggers are becoming more and more creative with how to make it through the day a bit easier. Summer is blazing its way in and flaggers are stepping up their game to beat the heat and make their long days a little more bearable.
Recycling plant fire in Lewiston may have been caused by a lithium-ion battery
Firefighters say the fire broke out on a conveyor belt, but was quickly put out before it could spread to nearby piles of recyclables.
"Life Saving Award": Group who saved Maine mother, infant from burning van honored
A group of people were honored for saving a woman and her baby after her minivan crashed into a tree and caught fire. In November 2022, a mini-van crashed into a tree on Route 24 in Topsham, catching fire. Inside the locked vehicle was a woman and her two-month-old. Amanda...
Lewiston Public Library to Have New Operating Hours
The Lewiston Public Library (LPL) will have new general operating hours that. will commence on Thursday, June 29, and its former "Summer Saturday. Hours" will no longer be offered. On Thursday, June 29, the new operating hours at the Library, 200 Lisbon Street, will be:. • Mondays from 9:30 AM...
Reports of Freeport Explosion
A Freeport man is reportedly in critical condition after an explosion at Dave’s Junkyard on Allen Range Road in Freeport. …today (May 26) at 8:58am, Freeport Fire and Police Departments responded to 13 Allen Range Rd. in Freeport on a report of an explosion. The location is the site of Dave’s Junkyard. Responding crews discovered that a 60 year old male had been working with an excavator on the site and punctured a cylinder of flammable gas. The excavator operator was transported to Maine Medical center with burns to face and arms and is in critical, but stable condition. A team of investigators from the Fire Marshal’s Office is presently on-scene investigating the incident. Freeport was assisted by Brunswick FD and also a representative from OSHA.
Love Breadsticks, Pasta? New Auburn, Maine, Olive Garden Now Officially Open
After what's felt like forever, the wait for a new Olive Garden in Maine is finally over. Could you feel the anticipation for it?. The Italian chain restaurant officially opened its Auburn, Maine, doors on May 22, 2023. Time for some unlimited breadsticks and salad, right?. It's hard to believe...
Topsham native Caleb Manuel competes in NCAA golf championship
The NCAA Division I golf championships continuing in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday, with temperatures hovering around 90 degrees. Georgia star and Topsham native Caleb Manuel finished even par on the day and is currently tied for 20th at 3 over.
Bowdoin College Celebrates 218th Commencement
Graduating seniors were joined by friends and family as Bowdoin College conferred 478 bachelor of arts degrees on the Class of 2023. The 218th Commencement ceremony was held on the steps of the Walker Art Building on the morning of Saturday, May 27, 2023. Forty-two states as well as the...
Judge to decide ruling in Waterville murder trial
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The murder trial of a New York man accused of shooting a West Gardiner man in Waterville nearly three years ago is now in the hands of a judge. According to the Kennebec Journal, during closing arguments Wednesday, Jashawn Lipscombe, 23, was described as either a cold-blooded killer fleeing the scene or an innocent man who had no motive.
Big changes planned for Lewiston's riverfront area
PORTLAND (WGME) -- Big changes could be coming to Lewiston’s riverfront area. Tuesday night, the city council and planning board adopted a massive master plan for the project. Simard Payne Park is one of the focus areas for revitalization. It’s not only exciting for city leaders, but businesses as...
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