3:59 PM

Nova Star ferry’s arrival ‘puts port back in Portland’ 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.

4:55 PM

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

The hugely popular Spanish-language writer may be best known for the epic ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude.’


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5:41 PM

Maine Democrats to make final push for Medicaid expansion

A new proposal would use federal money allocated to expand the program to help low-income Mainers purchase private insurance.

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.

4:12 PM

LePage signs bill to remove some highway signs

Some municipal officials said the signs are vital to direct visitors, but the state stood to lose millions of dollars in federal highway funds.
Maine lawmakers may keep some in-question highway signs

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.

Other Maine News Headlines

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.

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.

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