News from June 11, 2013

June 13, 2013

Portland body identified as missing fisherman

A body that police divers found on Tuesday morning under Custom House Wharf in Portland has been identified tentatively as that of George Manning, 66, a well-known fisherman who was reported missing Monday.

June 13, 2013

Portland schools hurry to spend $1.2 million surplus

Teachers and staff order supplies for next year in an annual ritual to use the money by the end of June.

June 13, 2013

Board endorses Portland school improvement plan

A combination of state money and $39.9 million in borrowing could upgrade five schools.

June 13, 2013

Fishermen denied in efforts to keep, sell lobster bycatch

Maine’s House and Senate both reject a bill, opposed by the lobstering industry, that involved federal waters.

June 13, 2013

City validates petitions on legalization of marijuana

Portland residents may vote in November on allowing possession of up to 2.5 ounces without penalty

June 13, 2013

Nurse’s testimony opens Sanford man’s kidnapping, rape trial

Dane Bosley is charged with attacking a 14-yearold girl on her way to school in 2008.

June 13, 2013

Bill on student transfer appeals OK’d

If signed by LePage, a state board may make the final decision on requests for outside-district placement.

June 13, 2013

Maine Sen. King finally gets a permanent office

It features a desk once used by previous Maine senators and a bust of Joshua Chamberlain.

June 13, 2013

Hidden-gun change alive despite defeat

A bill to stop requiring carry permits fails in the House by a single vote, indicating it still has a chance as the Senate weighs in.

June 13, 2013

Steve Solloway: A lifelong devotion sizzles as Bruins enter finals



June 13, 2013

PUC’s staff: CMP meters not living up to promises

The smart devices are not saving money or cutting energy use, the sta• says as the agency considers an audit. But the company insists the analysis is all wrong.

June 13, 2013

Voters approve wave of change

Six councilors are ousted and a seventh keeps his seat as town residents seek to put months of turmoil in the past.

June 13, 2013

GMO labeling bill clears legislative hurdle, but industry fight foreseen

Maine is on track to join several other states attempting to require food producers to label food containing genetically modified ingredients following a landslide vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

June 13, 2013

State Police say shot West Paris teen had stolen rifle

An 18-year-old who was shot by a state trooper Saturday night was carrying a walking stick -- not a rifle -- when he left his home, his grandmother said.