21 hrs ago
Bangor Daily News
Senate rejects LePage bill to lift charter school cap, send taxpayer funds to religious schools
A bid by Gov. Paul LePage to lift a 10-school cap on charter schools and route some taxpayer funding to religious schools failed Tuesday night in the Senate by a vote of 29-6.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Why Legislature wants Auburn to pay higher taxes
On May 30th, and without fanfare, state government sent the residents of Lewiston, Auburn and several other cities a message: You should raise more money to support your schools.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Matthew Wilson, 8, of Lisbon Falls reaches up to touch the body of Bigfoot, a monster truck based in St. Louis, Mo., at Sullivan Tire and Auto Service on Lisbon Street in Lewiston on Friday.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Lawmakers At Odds Over Raising Taxes Or Cutting Spending To Balance State Budget
The message on Governor LePage's new television flashed "No New Taxes." But according to some, balancing the state budget without tax increases is impossible.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Bangor Daily News
Maine Senate supports moratorium on virtual public charter schools
A bill that would place a moratorium on the creation of virtual public charter schools in Maine passed through the Senate on Tuesday over objections that doing so would infringe on an already adequate approval process.
Fri May 31, 2013
The Heartland Institute
Maine Governor Proposes School Choice Expansion
Maine's governor has proposed a bill that would help send children from low-income families in Maine to board at public charter schools and allow students to take public money to private, religious schools that line up with state standards.
Thu May 30, 2013
Knife-wielding man robs Lisbon Falls store
LISBON FALLS Police are looking for a man they say wore a mask and brandished a knife during a robbery at a Lisbon Falls convenience store.
Wed May 29, 2013
Why Cling to the Past? Exclusive essay by Stephen King's publisher about Joyland
Steve grew up buying paperbacks for fifty cents from the wire spinner racks at his local drugstore in Lisbon Falls, Maine, the sort with sexy cover paintings and lurid cover copy and breathless storytelling that kept you glued to the page well past your bedtime.
Tue May 28, 2013
Auburn police identify 82-year-old woman as fire victim
Smoke stains can be seen above the first-floor window at 6 Second St. in Auburn on Tuesday morning.