The famously round governor says he had his stomach banded for his health, not his career.
While reviewing fire damage Tuesday in his hometown of Lewiston, Gov. Paul LePage dismissed a suggestion that he had "discretionary" funds he could tap to help the more than 200 residents who have been displaced by three major blazes in the past 10 days.
The loss is only the second in 10 games for Portland.
Sanford's political career disintegrated four years ago when he disappeared for five days to Argentina with his mistress and later paid a $70,000 ethics fine for using public money to fly for personal purposes.
Seeds of Independence acquires two buildings at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.
The legislative battles on the issue are now moving to the Midwest, where the Minnesota House is expected to vote on a marriage bill later this week.
Police say the appearance of several officers is no cause for concern.
Theodore Stanislaw of Blue Hill was originally sentenced to 28 years, then 27 years, but the court recommends one-third to one-half of that.
The legislative committee does, however, recommend passage of a bill to repeal the requirement for a feasibility study on the proposed $2 billion project.
The driver eventually stops and runs into some woods, only to be arrested when he emerges.
James Holmes' attorneys have put it off for weeks, saying state laws on the death penalty and insanity overlap in ways that violate Holmes' constitutional rights and his ability to mount an effective defense.
Wind fanned the flames at the rural location, but firefighters are able to save a nearby storage building.
The milestone marks the latest chapter in the market's ascent this year.
Town officials are concerned that swimmers will be injured by the exposed tree roots.
The program is designed to provide affordable access to bicycles for short-distance trips in urban areas as an alternative to automobiles.
The bill authorizes raising the speed limit to 75 mph where it's deemed safe to do so.
Construction at the Portland school's York Street location began last week, and Kelli Pryor, chairwoman of school's board, said they would make hiring teachers a priority.
Two reports, one public, one private, show a decrease in gun homicides between 1993 and 2011
The ranking in Coastal Living magazine’s is based on criteria that included healthiness of beaches, commute times, walkability and standard of living.
Two neighbors of the house where the missing women were found in Cleveland say police were called to the house in recent years due to suspicious activity.
The underreporting makes the problem of distracted driving appear less significant than it actually is, and impedes efforts to win passage of tougher laws, the National Safety Council says.
“This was a terrible assault on a sleeping, helpless victim,” says Judge Richard Mulhern, adding that he found nothing in Mohammed Mukhtar’s behavior, other than his young age, to warrant a lesser sentence.
The hospital also freezes some travel, cuts its catering costs and reduces overtime to offset a $13.4 million operating loss through the first six months of its fiscal year.
The vetoed bill would have allowed towns and cities to increase driver licensing and vehicle registration service fees.
South Carolina voters cast ballots today in an election that pits the former Republican governor against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
A police report says Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, 41, was drunk and grabbed a woman's breast and buttocks. Police say the woman fought him off and called police.
The Coast Guard launched a boat and searched throughout the night for a vessel in distress in Blue Hill Bay.
The Republican governor, who turned 50 in September, is running for a second term in 2013, and is often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.
Anthony Patricelli, 20, pleads guilty to taking part in robberies at a mini mart in Veazie and a home in Milford. A pellet gun was used in both robberies.
According to police, the vehicle was a short distance from the family’s home on Walker Road when it went out of control and hit a tree.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev's mother says in a phone interview today that she wants to bury Tamerlan in her native Dagestan, but Russia is not allowing her to bring back the body.
Director of Learning Technology Jeff Mao will hold webinars to explain how the state chose certain specs and components.
Saco police arrest another man on indecent conduct charge / Bangor death ruled a homicide, man charged with killing . . . and more news from around the state.
It also calls for a 3 percent property tax increase to support Portland schools in difficult budget times.
Republican skepticism is blocking the flow of money and manpower that helped Scott Brown.
Organizers discuss how the bombings in Boston could alter security for the Aug. 3 road race.
Although no foes attend a hearing, Gov. LePage opposes strengthening the Clean Election Act.
But authorities say a UNH student was the victim of an attempted sex assault that was not consensual.
The blaze, which destroyed one building and damaged two others, caused too much damage for its cause to be pinpointed.
Officials say layoffs are possible as the state Board of Corrections is short $700,000.
Meanwhile, residents speculate on whether the frequent fires will continue, or are just coincidence.
The MSEA wants to discuss terms of the 'inevitable,' but a LePage aide says no shutdown plan directive has been issued.
Since 1996, this group of 1-inch bugs, in wingless nymph form, has been a few feet underground, sucking on tree roots and biding their time.
Plastic packaging is one of the most common forms of litter in the city and polystyrene contains a chemical that poses serious environmental and public health risks, according to the city's website.
The City Council approves an agreement that requires the demolition of the former Maine Rubber Co. factory.
Three brothers, including a former school bus driver, are arrested, but no charges are filed.
Firefighters are able to prevent the fire from spreading to a nearby house.