New cases of extravagance: Five-day trips to Hawaii for one-hour ribbon-cuttings, $30,000 for drumsticks.
As Cynthia Dill settled in to teach her government class Wednesday at Southern Maine Community College, one of her students asked an obvious question . . .
The amount of heating oil burned in Maine homes has declined to levels not seen since 1984, and the trend is expected to continue.
She wants to add rules that cut red tape for businesses, but critics say it would open the door for politics and big-money interests to undermine the independence of important regulatory agencies.
Stevan Ridley learned the hard way as a rookie. Hold on to the ball or grab a seat on the bench . . .
"She passed away in her gardens doing what she loved," her daughter, Jean Marandola, said on Wednesday.
The state has thrown out its award of a gas pipeline project to a company with ties to Central Maine Power because the state's bid system was flawed and unfair, an appeals panel has ruled.
Republicans say Angus King only speaks the words "I approve this message," but doesn't put them in fine print at the end of the commercial as he's legally required to do.
There has been no definitive word from Brady or the Patriots on whether his nose was broken when he was sacked by Kamerion Wimbley on Sunday.
WATERVILLE — A Massachusetts man was taken into protective custody late Tuesday after he threatened to jump off the roof of the student center at Colby College, according to police Chief Joseph Massey.
It was originally thought the killing of four Americans was caused by a mob outraged over an anti-Muslim YouTube video, but now it appears the attacks were "too coordinated" to be spontaneous.
Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan says President Obama's defense cuts "breed weakness," but doesn't mention he also voted for the cuts.
The Iris Network says it can no longer afford to broadcast the newspaper stories read by volunteers.
The new phone hits stores in the U.S. and several other countries Sept. 21.
A prosecutor's husband is the judge's law clerk, which could result in bias or the appearance of bias, according to Daniel Lilley, the lawyer for Mark Strong.
The stem cells were used to make immature nerve cells. Those were then transplanted into the deaf ears of 18 gerbils.
Barry and Paula Spencer could face thousands of dollars in fines if they're found guilty.
Summers and King show they have differences, but there are no back-and-forth arguments.
The warnings, posted on the embassies' websites, do not report any specific threat to Americans but note that demonstrations can become violent.
The General Services Administration has been under fire in Washington ever since news broke of a lavish 2010 conference in Las Vegas for managers and employees that cost more than $800,000.
A Biddeford police alert leads to the arrest of Jason Brooks.
The deli at J.P. Thornton's Cafe and Deli in South Portland has reopened after a flood last week caused by a water main break.
Leaf-peeping season is under way and the fall foliage is in "better than average condition," according to the Maine Forest Service.
Romney is referencing a statement that was issued before the attacks, although he's suggesting it came afterward.
The Census Bureau reports the number of Americans in poverty stood at 15 percent in 2011.
The members of an elite group known as a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team are headed initially to the U.S. embassy in Tripoli. A second Marine FAST element was standing by in Spain.
Pat Gallant-Charette plans to attempt to swim across the 12-mile Tsugaru Strait for the second time this week, starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
After years of planning and increased ridership, the Downeaster will start providing daily passenger service to Freeport and Brunswick on Nov. 1.
The vintage canoe was stolen from the public landing in Allagash.
David and Tanya Fleming pleaded guilty last year to charges that they brought methamphetamine tablets into the U.S. to sell in Maine.
Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey says a safe inside the car also contained a ledger, scales and $1,386 in cash.
After nearly two years of noisy and disruptive construction, the West Wing has emerged remarkably unchanged. But whatever has been built there deep underground remains shrouded in mystery.
President Obama has ordered "all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe."
Detective Sgt. Paul Kenison says no arrests have been made but the investigation is moving forward.
An insurance company investigator found Rupert Malchisky and his ex-wife had cashed more than $12,000 in checks meant for Malchisky's mother.
The school is looking into whether at least 125 undergraduates cheated by working together on a take-home final exam in the spring.
Inductees will include hockey star Steve Kariya, who led Maine to its second NCAA national championship in men's ice hockey in 1999.
Maine foliage spokeswoman, Gale Ross, says it's been a dry, hot summer, and that's set the state up for an ideal foliage season.
The city is pleased at the profit from Mumford & Sons. Residents wonder if more Prom shows would be an economic boon.
What a difference a full-time mayor makes. Don't believe me? Just ask Sally Trice...
Steven Spader was convicted of hacking a woman to death with a machete and maiming her daughter when he was 17.
The attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, the first U.S. ambassador to die in the line of duty since 1979.
Paul Bonin, who is on probation for attempted murder, must abide by conditions and can't keep his bow after hunting.
Negotiators have Jan. 2 before $1.2 trillion in automatic debt reduction takes effect.
Attorney wins Democratic primary for N.H. governor's race / Vermont Yankee plant challenges state on new taxes / Teenager, youth arrested in alleged theft of 49 cows ... and more news from around the region.
Forming new elementary districts will be more palatable if schools are fixed first, officials say.
Residents of Lebanon – where a second mosquito-borne illness is confirmed – are wary, but not worried.
Couple charged in burglary at ex-baseball star’s house / Oakland man gets eight-year term for credit union robbery / OOB resident to serve year in child pornography case ... and more news from around Maine
The Democrat has already far outspent his GOP opponent, but won't air his spots until October.
A prominent real-estate developer told Gov. LePage that his handling of a nomination to the state finance authority reminded him of "the Baldacci days."
Education chief Stephen Bowen said 'something new' isn't needed, but an overall vision is.