Author Archive: Kelly O'Mara
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Senate has given final approval to a bill that would delay virtual charter schools in the state. The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Langley was enacted by a 24-11 vote on Thursday. It will now be sent to Republican Gov. Paul LePage, where it faces a likely veto. […]
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The state’s top utilities regulator says the status of a business deal involving First Wind and a Canadian utility is unclear after a state Supreme Court ruling yesterday. The high court ruled the Public Utilities Commission used the wrong standard in approving the deal that gave Emera a 49 percent stake […]
MACHIAS, Maine (AP) – A former Calais man has been sentenced to five years in prison for sex crimes against two teenage girls. WABI-TV reports that Seth Larkin was also ordered Tuesday in Washington County Superior Court to serve four years’ probation. The 28-year-old Larkin was convicted in January of gross sexual assault and unlawful […]
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers are examining a bill that would remove the state’s megawatt wind energy targets. It would then replace them with goals to expand economic opportunities and lower electricity costs through wind power. The Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the bill. Gov. Paul LePage’s […]
Another day starting off with delays at the IBU Youth/Junior World Biathlon Championships due to temperatures. Today’s races have been delayed by another hour. The Junior Women’s 12.5Km Individual will begin at Noon. The Junior Men’s 12.5Km Individual will begin at 2:45pm.