2:51 PM

New Nova Star ferry arrives in Portland Harbor Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The ferry docks at the Ocean Gateway passenger terminal after its first crossing from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Portland greets the Nova Star: Photos
Inside the Portland-to-Nova Scotia ferry: Sleek, colorful, refined, great views

1:08 PM

Bruins’ Bergeron gained confidence in the Olympics

Patrice Bergeron won a gold medal in Sochi, but also thrived for the Bruins when he returned from Russia.

11:19 AM

Portland panel backs plastic foam container ban

But a decision on imposing a plastic grocery bags fee is delayed. The issue now goes back to the City Council.

1:00 AM

Our View: Cutler’s tax plan starts right debate

It’s time to reform a tax code that was designed for another economic era.

12:53 PM

‘In the Underworld’ at USM uses humor to tell a dark story Several photos included in this story

The operetta, having its English premiere here, illuminates women’s lives in a German concentration camp.

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1:38 PM

Maine fined $7 million over welfare work participation rates

The governor says the action shows that his reforms should have been passed, but an advocacy group says the penalty is based on a work participation rate from 2011 and that his reforms would not have helped.
View Temporary Assistance for Needy Families work participation rates
Letter notifying Maine of welfare penalty

12:26 PM

Maine approves bill to hold OUI offenders more accountable

The measure allows prosecutors to consider a driver’s lifetime felony offenses, rather than being limited to looking back 10 years.

1:22 PM

Maine finance agency approves $16 million bond for Thermogen

The biofuel startup, which plans to operate in Millinocket, had sought $25 million.

11:19 AM

Portland panel backs plastic foam container ban

But a decision on imposing a plastic grocery bags fee is delayed. The issue now goes back to the City Council.

6:05 AM

UMaine System administrator received $40,000 raise

The chancellor agrees others may object in this time of deep cuts, but he wanted to keep the system’s top financial officer from leaving.

9:24 AM

Maine's coldest temperatures for April 17, 2014: ColdTrac

Several locations broke records for low temperatures this morning, including Portland, which dipped to 23 degrees.

1:31 PM

Police chief asserts Windham man waved gun before fatal shooting

That contradicts the account of Stephen McKenney’s wife. Video from police cruisers may show what happened.
Deadly force: Police & The Mentally Ill
Windham man killed by police had shown no distress to outside world

12:10 PM

Former Maine bank teller sentenced to month in prison for embezzlement

Brittany Mace stole more than $26,000 from customers at the Searsport branch of Bangor Savings Bank in 2010 and 2011, and many of those targeted were elderly or disabled.

Other Maine News Headlines

Art collective finds affordable home in Portland

The collective Running With Scissors meets its goals with a larger, well-equipped building that provides workspace for about 75 artists.

2:16 PM

Maine man pleads guilty to twice robbing same Augusta pharmacy

Ryan McLaughlin, 26, who told police he had an addiction and was desperate, faces up to 20 years on each of two counts.

9:24 AM

Two dogs dumped at Maine shelter after face time with porcupine

A Great Dane and a terrier were cold, in pain and 'very, very not happy little dogs,' says the operations manager at the Humane Society Waterville Area.

After ‘end of the world’ explosion, Lac-Megantic aims to rebuild

The total cost for rebuilding the broken village could total $2.7 billion over the next decade. Cleaning up the contaminated land, sewer system and bodies of water will cost another $200 million.
Maine's planning 'gap' could be disastrous in Quebec-type rail emergency

11:10 AM

Maine 10th-grader suspended for 10 days for having squirt gun

The bright yellow squirt gun fell out of the student’s backpack.

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