Police Uncover Body Inside Bus at Waterville Junior High School
In a quiet town that prides itself on safety and community, the unsettling discovery of a deceased individual inside a bus at Waterville Junior High School has left residents in shock. Early Monday morning, the Waterville Police Department was alerted to a distressing scene in the school's parking lot, marking a somber start to the week for this Maine community.
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Four Maine Residents Associated With the Heath Street Gang Charged in Federal Court
A recent federal sweep, which was part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces operation, captured over 40 members, with 4 being from Maine. Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces operations identify, disrupt, and dismantle the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach.
Lottery Open to Allow Sixteen Maine Residents to Join Maine’s Lucrative Elver Fishery
The Maine Department of Marine Resources has announced that they will be holding a lottery that will allow sixteen Maine residents the opportunity to receive an elver license. Starting today, February 8, 2024, through March 4, 2024, at 4:30 p.m., the Department of Marine Resources will hold a lottery providing the chance to apply for a license prior to the upcoming season, which starts at noon on March 22, 2024, and runs until noon on June 7, 2024.
Maine's Housing Market Update: The Average Home Price
Maine homeowners and future buyers alike are keeping an eye on the ever-changing landscape of property values across the state. With housing trends constantly rising and falling, it becomes crucial to understand the current state of affairs and how it compares to the previous year. To gain insight into the housing market's dynamics, financial experts at GOBankingRates have utilized the Zillow Home Value Index to unveil the median home values for August 2023 and August 2022 in each state. This analysis enables one to determine the year-over-year changes in both dollars and percentage, providing a valuable snapshot of the nation's real estate trends.
Maine's Medical Dilemma: Why Seeing a Doctor Now Takes Months
In Maine, a state often celebrated for its tranquility and natural beauty, residents are currently facing a less serene challenge: extended waiting periods to see healthcare providers. With wait times stretching into months, and even up to a year for certain specialties, Mainers are feeling the strain of a healthcare system under pressure.
Maine Superior Court Announces Decision in Trump's Appeal Case for Maine Ballot
Former President Donald J. Trump's lawyers filed an appeal in the Kennebec County Superior Court of Maine after Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows ruled on December 28, 2023, to not allow him to be on the Maine primary ballot.
Maine Lawmakers Vote Against Decriminalizing Marijuana
Recently, a group of lawmakers in Maine decided against a major change that would have stopped treating marijuana as a crime. This is a step back for those wanting to change marijuana laws in Maine.
From Assault to Homicide: The Deadly Attack at Portland's YMCA
PORTLAND, Maine – In a shocking incident that has rattled the local community, a 60-year-old man, David Hannauer, succumbed to his injuries following a brutal assault. The Portland police, upon responding to an emergency call at the YMCA of Southern Maine on 70 Forest Avenue, discovered the gravely injured Hannauer in the early hours of Friday. According to the police spokesperson Brad Nadeau, the assault led to Hannauer being rushed to Maine Medical Center, where he tragically passed away the next afternoon.
Discover Orono's Latest Attraction: The Charming Hotel Ursa
The University of Maine is buzzing with excitement as it gears up for the grand opening of Hotel Ursa on March 5. This isn't just any hotel—it's a remarkable blend of UMaine's rich history and a bold step into the future of hospitality. With nearly 400 reservations already lined up through October, the hotel is off to a flying start.
Maine's Trash Troubles: Landfills Bursting as Recycling Rates Plummet
Maine is facing a mounting garbage crisis, with landfill waste surging nearly 50% in recent years. This alarming increase, propelled by a mix of more disposable products, dwindling recycling options, and a growing populace, is forcing lawmakers and environmentalists to confront a troubling reality.
From Lab to Field: DNA Science Redefines Maine's Potato Crop
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine's potato breeding program is gearing up for a groundbreaking mission to protect Maine's vital potato industry from the unpredictable impacts of climate change. Under the leadership of Mario Andrade, the program's newly appointed head, cutting-edge DNA science is poised to revolutionize the way potatoes are cultivated to withstand changing weather patterns.
Community Shocked: Winslow Firefighter Arrested for $12,000 Theft
WINSLOW, Maine — A shocking revelation has shaken the close-knit community of Winslow as one of their own, a firefighter, faces accusations of stealing a substantial sum of money from the town’s firefighters association. The arrest of 34-year-old Shawn Stetson of Fairfield has raised concerns and questions about the integrity of those entrusted with safeguarding public funds.
Androscoggin Mill's New Chapter: Redevelopment Sparks Hope in Jay
JAY, Maine — The Androscoggin Mill, a cornerstone of Jay’s history for nearly six decades, has entered a new era. The mill's journey, marked by ownership changes, a catastrophic explosion, and eventual closure, has taken a significant turn with its recent sale to a redevelopment group. This move signals a potential renaissance for the property and the local community.
Town of Greenville, Maine / A-FRAME CABIN (Full Airbnb Tour) Snow
Greenville is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. The town is centered on the lower end of Moosehead Lake, the largest body of fresh water in the state. Moosehead Lake is a deep, coldwater lake located in Piscataquis County in Northwestern Maine. It is the largest lake in Maine, second-largest lake in New England, and the largest mountain lake in the eastern United States.
Revolutionizing Marina Funding: Bar Harbor's Cruise Ship Strategy
In Bar Harbor, a new proposal for funding the recently approved marina has emerged. During a Harbor Committee meeting, a resident suggested using cruise ship revenue to finance the project. The idea is to divert funds, typically allocated for street improvements and other public infrastructure, towards the marina's construction.
Raging Storm Engulfs New Harbor, Drags Parts of Community into Ocean
In the quaint coastal community of New Harbor, part of Bristol, Maine, residents are waking up to a scene of devastation. The powerful storm that hit Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday morning has left a trail of destruction, unlike anything the locals have seen in recent memory.