Winslow mulls ownership of schoolhouse WINSLOW — An 1800s-era brick schoolhouse on Cushman Road, on the verge of collapse decades after a restoration effort, could be conveyed to the town government and fixed up after a few thousand dollars of work, officials say.
But it’s not clear whether the Town Council is willing to accept and maintain the property.
“I’m not sure if we have the votes to send it over,” said Councilman Raymond Caron, a former vice president of the Winslow Historical Society. More
One-of-a-kind resale shop provides support to Waterville hospice group WATERVILLE — Geraldine Agnes Hunnewell’s dying wish was that the hospice workers who had cared for her during her last months on earth receive a lot of her belongings after she passed away.
The 89-year-old Bingham resident was dying from merkel cell carcinoma, a rare and aggressive skin cancer, and wanted to do something that would benefit the medical and volunteer hospice organizations that helped her, according to her daughter, Essie Mae Golden. More
Housing for homeless planned near Morrill’s Corner Avesta Housing is looking to build a 30-unit apartment building near Morrill’s Corner in Portland for chronically homeless people with chronic medical conditions.
The $5 million project hinges on the nonprofit housing agency getting $3.8 million in housing tax credits and operational funding from the state, and 30 housing vouchers from the Portland Housing Authority. More
City attorney’s opinion on raising minimum wage in Portland: It’s legal but risky Portland Mayor Michael Brennan’s plan to create a citywide minimum wage is both constitutional and a cause for concern, according to a memo from the city’s top attorney.
Corporation Counsel Danielle West-Chuhta wrote that the city has legal authority to create its own minimum wage that is higher than the state and federal minimums of $7.50 and $7.25 an hour, respectively, under the home-rule clause in the Maine Constitution.
But West-Chuhta expressed other legal and practical concerns, including enforcement. More
Amid rush to switch to natural gas, Maine contractor shuts down A contractor who hooked up homes in the suburbs north of Portland to natural gas has gone out of business, leaving an undetermined number of customers who had paid in advance to have their home heating systems converted without apparent recourse to recoup their investment, according to municipal and business officials.
Most of the customers affected by the sudden closure of Dave Ireland Builders LLC of Howland live in Cumberland. Some of the customers live in Falmouth and Yarmouth. More
Driver in fatal downtown Old Town crash was ‘going over 90,’ police say OLD TOWN, Maine — Those who saw the fatal car crash ... The crash reconstruction was done by Old Town Police Department, with the assistance of the Maine State Police. The Orono Police Department and Orono Fire Department assisted at the scene. 12/10/2012 - 6:55 am | View Link
Police release name of truck driver in Owls Head runway crash He noted that the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are on-scene investigating the cause of what he described as a "horrific crash." "At this time we know that a Cessna 172 was taking off on Runway 13/31, headed north ... 11/18/2012 - 1:17 am | View Link
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A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday. (Nov. 24)