Abernethy had become a fixture at The Gathering Place in Brunswick, where he was drawn to the stories of people experiencing homelessness.
The Mills administration confirmed Dr. Mark Flomenbaum's decision to end his controversial tenure, and verified that the governor had issued him a formal reprimand over allegations of inappropria...
Jamie Logan concluded a 3-day run on the game show Friday night, finishing second to a Virginia graduate student and taking home more than $50,000.
The health care provider is preparing to close its mass vaccination site at Scarborough Downs as it shifts to providing clinics at schools and continues with walk-in options.
The House and Senate floor sessions scheduled for next Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center have been postponed until May 19.
Regional School Unit 2 school board member Dawn Gallagher voiced dissatisfaction with Superintendent Tonya Arnold's decision-making process to bring students back to school four days a week.
Proponents said the ban would save lives and protect children from tobacco manufacturers' marketing efforts, but others said a ban would simply drive consumers into New Hampshire to buy products.
School officials hope to break ground on the new project by the end of 2023, with the goal of having students in the building at the beginning of the 2025-2026 school year.
The 2-acre park — half of which is a pond — had become overgrown in recent years, nearly becoming invisible to anyone passing by.
The Town of Winslow is accepting vehicle registrations for Waterville residents during the closure.
What started as an amicable exchange of messages between State Farm insurance agent Michael Lee and Wendy's has spread mirth throughout the region.
Augusta and Waterville area police reports for May 7, 2021.
A recent letter from a generous, unidentified reader resulted in a donation to charity, Amy Calder writes.
The fair is scheduled for Sept. 24-26 at the Common Ground Country Fairgrounds in Unity.
Three juveniles and an 18-year-old, all males, from the Anson and Madison area have been charged. A fourth juvenile is being interviewed.
Three vehicles were broken into, including one car that had its window smashed, with stolen items including a wallet, purse and cash, police said.
The $40 million bond for the Land for Maine's Future program would honor longtime sportsman George Smith, who died in February after a long battle with ALS.
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With half the state's eligible population fully vaccinated, public health officials are trying to maintain momentum by expanding clinic hours and emphasizing the convenience of walk-ins.
Meeting set for 6:30 p.m. at Community Center in Farmington.
Graduations will look different for a second year in a row but campuses are finding ways to recognize students through smaller in-person events with COVID precautions.
Deputy Chief S. Clyde Ross and firefighter Junior Turner joined the department on the same day, May 3, 1971 — 50 years ago.
A Friday rally aims to push college administrators to go further than this week's decision to take away the batons carried by otherwise unarmed security personnel.
The Old Orchard Beach resident's service to the organization spanned nearly 75 years.
Andrew Hazelton, who is charged with possessing child pornography, was a member of a small but vocal white supremacist propaganda group that recently established a presence in Maine.
Authorities in Sanford issued a similar warning this week about such thefts, which are an increasing trend regionally and nationally.
Potential for change — from having town police officers to coverage by the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office — fuels disagreement on social media.
Vendors began setting up stands on Thursday afternoon at the Head of Falls parking lot, with products ranging from fresh breads and vegetables to seedlings and baked goods.
With the help of an anonymous gift and federal stimulus money, the community-owned cooperative seeks to rebuild toward long-term sustainability.
With more workers receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, the shipyard is reversing a policy that previously required employees to quarantine at home until they tested negative for the disease.
ICU demands hit near-record levels at many hospitals despite lower overall patient counts; Central Maine Medical Center sees record levels of both.
“The company is opening up and it's not based on gender anymore, it’s based on what an individual can do,” said 1st Lt. Ellen Morrison.
Businesses are reopening and need help, especially with the summer tourism season approaching, the state's labor commissioner says.
University officials on Thursday announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Two Republican-backed bills are similar to legislation being pushed by conservatives in at least 30 other states.
Jamie Logan has wanted to be on the show her whole life and finally got the chance after auditioning for 15 years; she will compete again Friday night after winning on Wednesday and Thursday.
Augusta and Waterville area police reports for May 6, 2021.
City Offices will reopen at 7:30 a.m. after posting a notice about the closure "out of an abundance of caution."
The award from the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation includes $25,000 and an exhibition at CMCA.
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance will reveal the winners during an online ceremony May 27.
Bangor Savings Bank ranked No. 2 and Camden National Bank ranked No. 7 on the list.
A New Hampshire man now charged with holding down a teenage boy during a rape at a youth detention center had been fired years earlier.
More than 70% of the new cases were in people younger than 40, reflecting the lower vaccination rate among younger Mainers.
The fire at the Raymond H. Fogler Library was reported shortly after 9 p.m.
A Portland business owner called the FBI after receiving an anonymous tip that an employee was a white nationalist who was buying guns and preparing for the collapse of society.
The tuition proposal, approved by the board of trustees' finance committee Wednesday, will go to the full board May 24.
Dean Leigh Saufley says the current law school building is ‘literally falling apart’ and the move is necessary as the university continues planning a new building on the USM campus.
The Selectboard hired former Gardiner City Manager Christine M. Landes, who will start her three-year contract May 10 on a base salary of $92,500.
Regional School Unit 12 students beat South Portland in the final competition of the Maine Department of Education's 2021 Farm to School Cook-off.
Some councilors on Tuesday questioned whether the city should commit to funding certain organizations in the proposed budget, while others said the city has the money to do so.