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  • Local & State
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    Mayor Strimling’s plan to take lead role on Portland’s finance committee stirs tensions

    He wants to make himself head of the budget panel, which some councilors are criticizing as a 'power grab' that threatens to damage healing relationships.

  • Cops & Courts
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    Truck driver from New York is charged with manslaughter in Saco turnpike crash

    Kenneth Hubbert driving an empty flatbed tractor-trailer, veered into the breakdown lane in Saco, killing a Texas man who had stopped along the roadway..

  • Business
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    Scarborough Downs’ potential new owners envision town center, active racetrack

    Cross Roads Holdings' long-term plans for the land it has under contract to buy include housing, shopping, dining, offices, an interconnected road network, trails, recreation facilities.

  • The Maine Forecast
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    Saturday’s snowstorm will slow travelers but give skiers a reason to smile

    It won't be a blockbuster, but a few Maine places may go above the expected 3 to 6 inches of accumulation.

  • Health
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    Widespread flu reported in 7 states, including in New England

    This year's strain tends to cause more deaths and hospitalizations.

  • Business
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    Old drug conviction puts Maine marijuana expert on the defensive

    Maine's emerging recreational pot industry values the knowledge of Brunswick chemist Trevor Bozeman, but in Ohio he's forced to defend his right to work in the field.

  • Local & State
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    ‘The flames were roaring’: Naples man recounts saving Windham woman in crash

    Joseph Carruthers doesn't feel like a hero and says he didn't have time to think when pulling Alicia Szostak-White from her burning SUV.

  • Nation & World
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    Trump declares emergency as California fires torch buildings, smoke causes health hazard

    With hundreds of buildings destroyed and thousands more at risk, fire risk will remain high through Sunday.

  • Opinion
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    MaineHousing director: Tax bill will make our state’s affordable-housing crisis even worse

    If private activity bonds lose their tax-exempt status, thousands of badly needed units won't be constructed.

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