But Democrats accuse the department of mismanagement and say they won't approve funds until Commissioner Mary Mayhew answers 'tough questions.'
With veterans Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference and Wade Redden injured, three relative unknowns have stepped up.
Authorities say there is no reason to believe that the crash of the two trains is anything but an accident.
The owners of Kate's Homemade Butter fail to attend a key meeting.
'Cool under pressure,' Archer Thomas will represent Maine at the National Geographic Bee.
Ruth Larkin, who offers such parents free readings, assures them that there is an afterlife.
The office lottery pool is a way to improve your odds and have fun with co-workers. But be careful.
A court document also says Margarita Scott of Westbrook planned to return to her husband after having an affair with Anthony Pratt Jr., who is charged with killing her.
The open letter to fishermen comes after onboard monitors report increased verbal abuse at a time of strict catch limits.
A judge imposes a harsher-than-usual sentence because of the man's criminal history.
Police are looking for information about a black Ford Ranger pickup or similar truck that was near the girl's home Sunday night.
The Fall River, Mass., Historical Society gets the artifact that Borden gave to her hired companion.
The three-wheeler has an electric motor to give the rider a little help hauling the casket.
The ACLU cheers the legislative panel's votes on measures aimed at 'chipping away' at rights.
An industry group says air shows pump about $1.5 billion into the national economy, but without the military flyings acts, the shows don't go on.
The beer, a dry Irish stout, has the approval of Sean Collier's family, and $1 from each sale will go to Collier's favorite charity, the Jimmy Fund.
Reports by gossip website Gawker and The Toronto Star say the controversial video was taken by a man who claimed he sold crack to Mayor Rob Ford.
Educators testify in favor of a bill that aims for pre-kindergarten in all Maine districts by 2017.
'I am going to see if there is some way to help,' he says, adding there may be some money available through the Federal Housing Administration.
It's now the second largest lottery prize in history, which would make a single winner wealthier than Tiger Woods and Queen Elizabeth II of England.
Henry N. Cobb, who designed the museum's Payson wing, is the 2013 Bernard Osher Lecturer.
But with Gov. Paul LePage critical and Republican votes against the bill, it faces an uncertain future.
Maine's unemployment rate dipped under 7 percent in April, the first time it has done that since December 2008.
Commissioner Roderick Fraser calls the 13 deputy chiefs who wrote a letter to the mayor highly critical of the chief a "bunch of dinosaurs."
The State Fire Marshal’s Office said a body has been recovered from the rubble of a burned out house on Jackson Road in Monroe.
Cmdr. Allen Maestas has been temporarily reassigned to another unit.
The accident happened Wednesday night and involved members of a Naval branch at the post in central Kentucky.
Zam Zam Mohamud, a U.S. citizen since 2006, cast her first votes this week following her appointment by Mayor Robert Macdonald to complete the term of a member who resigned.
Authorities say Christine Daniel used her position as a doctor and a Pentecostal minister to entice people from across the nation to take her product to remedy cancer, Parkinson's disease and MS.
Bruce Fowle, 62, stole about $140,000 from the organizations over several years.
This year's opening was delayed because of the demolition of the old Waldo-Hancock Bridge.
The residents of a glass-walled luxury residential building had no idea they were being photographed for works of art that are now on display – and for sale – in a Manhattan gallery.
Firefighters lifted the vehicle so ambulance crews could free the boy whose leg was pinned.
Meanwhile, Steven Miller tells a congressional hearing that the agency made mistakes but did not break any laws or engage in a cover-up.
Tensions between conventional and organic agriculture boil over during a House Agriculture Committee debate on a farm bill that has for decades propped up traditional crops and largely ignored organics.
The park's hiking trails are all open except for where peregrine falcons are exhibiting nesting behavior.
The Mashpee Wampanaog tribe is pursuing approvals for a tribal casino in Taunton.
The Benton Alewife Festival is set to celebrate a record return of fish hatched from eggs that were laid in 2009.
Gilles Rousseau said he tried unsuccessfully to talk to Ayotte at a town hall meeting she held in New Hampshire.
The parents of Matthew Shepard say authorities can't pick and choose those they protect.
Couple charged in brutal killing seeking new attorneys / Juror background checks requested in Bulger case ... and more news from around the region.
Suzanne Joyce of Westbrook says she doesn't know the details of the charge against her.
Hateful or demeaning words are more often broadcast on Twitter from the eastern half of the U.S.
Police continue search for missing Glenburn girl / Limestone man charged in death of New York teen / It's iPads, not laptops, for Auburn school students . . . and more news from around the state.
The Custom House, where merchants paid taxes 140 years ago, shows off its $2 million renovation.
The president names a senior budget official to head the IRS a day after firing its chief, and asks for more money for diplomatic security abroad.
Heartwood College of Art's founder Berri Kramer: 'It feels like stepping into a community that is already culturally aware.'
The college professor, who grew up dirt poor, stresses the need to fund programs like Upward Bound.