Choose Your News
Loading...
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Thumbnail
A Maine woman who acknowledged shooting her husband in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun says she still loves her husband,... [Read More]
A Maine woman who acknowledged shooting her husband in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun says she still loves her husband, who says he's forgiven her for the shooting and still loves her too. Sixty-two-year-old Sally Ann Earl-Costello apologized Thursday at her sentencing in Augusta, saying she was deeply remorseful for the shooting. The Kennebec Journal reports Earl-Costello was sentenced to five years in prison with 15 years suspended. Her husband of 38 years, 82-year-old Hugh Costello, was present for the hearing and says he's forgiven her and wants contact with his wife. Costello says his wife was drunk... [Read More]
Supporters of ranked choice voting say they're hopeful Maine's relatively smooth experience with the system could spur others to give a try. The state finished its first ranked choice process Wednesday, when it named the winners of Democratic primaries for governor and the 2nd Congressional District. Ranked choice voting was approved by... [Read More]
Maine's high court is temporarily giving Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration more time to make plans to roll-out Medicaid expansion demanded by voters last fall. Chief Justice Leigh Saufley in a Wednesday order is setting oral arguments on the administration's latest motion for July 18. A ... [Read More]
Thumbnail
Attorney General Janet Mills won the Democratic nomination for governor on Wednesday following the nation's first use of ranked-choice voting to decide a statewide election. After days of scanning, downloading and certifying ballots, the Secretary of State's Office ran all of the results from the June 12 election through the ranked-choice voting tabulation…... [Read More]
The Maine Senate has unanimously voted to create a program designed to make sure drinking water in schools is safe. The senate voted Wednesday in favor of amended legislation offered by Sen. Rebecca Millett, a Democrat from Cape Elizabeth. The bill directs the Maine Department of Education to develop a grant program... [Read More]
The Maine Association of Realtors says sales of single-family homes in the state decreased slightly in May, while prices crept up by nearly 10 percent. The realtor group says sales of existing single-family homes went down by a little less than 1.5 percent. The statewide median sales price increased to $219,900. The... [Read More]
Democratic state Rep. Jared Golden has won the right to face Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin for Maine's 2nd Congressional District in the November general election. Golden didn't win an outright majority in the first round of voting, but he became the winner by defeating Lucas St. Clair after additional tabulations under... [Read More]
Maine names Janet Mills as Democratic gubernatorial primary winner in nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting. [Read More]
Maine names Janet Mills as Democratic gubernatorial primary winner in nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting. [Read More]
Maine names Janet Mills as Democratic gubernatorial primary winner in nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting. [Read More]
Thumbnail
There has been an additional delay in the tabulation of Maine's ranked-choice ballots. Democrats have been waiting over a week now fo... [Read More]
Thumbnail
The governor chastised his own allies for agreeing to come back to Augusta. Now, he's submitting his own long-shot bills. [Read More]
Thumbnail
The Maine Legislature returned to work Tuesday, passing one of two major spending packages that would add about $41 million to the state's current two-year budget, with much of the funding aimed at helping those with disabilities, the elderly and people grappling with opioid use disorders. There was little partisan rancor on the…... [Read More]
Thumbnail
Maine election officials are ready to announce election results in the nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting. Officials say all of the June 12 primary election ballots have been downloaded onto computers, and the tabulations are expected sometime Wednesday. Under the election system, voters rank all candidates from first to last on the ballot, and a candidate who collects a majority of the vote wins. If there's no majority, then last-place candidates are eliminated and votes reallocated in additional rounds of tabulations. It'll be used for the first time in a statewide primary in a race featuring seven Democratic... [Read More]
Thumbnail
Maine Gov. Paul LePage's administration is refusing to identify members of a public commission charged with reviewing the impact of wind farms on tourism. The Republican governor, a critic of wind power, created the Maine Wind Energy Commission in January via executive order. The Portland Press Herald reports the administration says it will only reveal the membership of the commission after public comments have been gathered. The commission is not subject to Maine's public meetings law. State energy official Steve McGrath declined to identify commission members Tuesday, saying LePage will provide names when the commission first meets in late... [Read More]
Kelsey Wood, a senior at Mt. Abram Regional High School in Salem Township, received a $1,000 scholarship for her winning essay on elder abuse. The Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention and the General Federation of Women's Clubs received 93 entries responding to the question "What is elder abuse, and why does it…... [Read More]
Maine election officials are ready to announce election results in the nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting. Officials say all of the June 12 primary election ballots have been downloaded onto computers, and the tabulations are expected sometime Wednesday. Under the election system, voters rank all candidates from first to last on... [Read More]
Ground-level ozone concentrations will be climbing in Maine on Monday, June 18, and are expected to reach unhealthy levels according to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, in a news release. Unhealthy levels of ozone are... [Read More]
Thumbnail
It takes a long time to count tens of thousands of votes. Election officials tasked with delivering an outcome on who won two Democratic primaries last week that employed, for the first time, ranked-choice voting spent Tuesday certifying numbers and gathering the last stray ballots. Officials said they are likely to have results…... [Read More]
Loading...
Preview