Police Uncover Body Inside Bus at Waterville Junior High SchoolRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
Maine Attorney General Files Civil Rights Complaint Against Lewiston Woman for Two IncidentsThe Maine WriterNewsBreak Contributor
Discovery of Body in Waterville School Bus Was Reason Behind School Closure MondayThe Maine WriterNewsBreak Contributor
Maine State Police are Investigating a Motor Vehicle Crash in AugustaThe Maine WriterNewsBreak Contributor
Things To Do in Maine This Weekend, February 24th and 25th, 2024The Maine WriterNewsBreak Contributor
19-Year-Old Man Seriously Injured after Crash on I-95 in Maine
A New Castle man was critically injured Monday morning after crashing on I-95 in Augusta. The Maine State Police said the 19-year-old driver was heading north around 7:27 am when his 2003 Toyota Tacoma “went off the road, into the median and struck a tree.”. Driver had Life Threatening...
Police Uncover Body Inside Bus at Waterville Junior High School
In a quiet town that prides itself on safety and community, the unsettling discovery of a deceased individual inside a bus at Waterville Junior High School has left residents in shock. Early Monday morning, the Waterville Police Department was alerted to a distressing scene in the school's parking lot, marking a somber start to the week for this Maine community.
Augusta Schools Announce Plan to Deal With Excessive Snow Days
Yes, schools in Central Maine have been closed a lot this winter, but the cause of the closures has rarely been snow. Instead, our schools have been closed by power outages, flooding, ice, and high winds. Okay, maybe one or two of the closures was directly related to snow. Many...
Three people, including Waterville police officer, injured after multi-vehicle crash
WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) - We have an update on a crash we told you about yesterday involving several vehicles including a police cruiser. Several people were injured including an officer. Winslow Police say Waterville Police Officer Jake Whitley and two other drivers were injured after a crash at the intersection...
What Will Happen to the Iconic Augusta Civic Center?
For over five decades, the Augusta Civic Center has hosted concerts, trade shows, weddings, basketball games, and gala events. The millions who have walked through the doors over the decades have been entertained, educated, and formed business alliances. It would be difficult to find a single person in Central Maine who has not been somehow touched by the building.
Experience Augusta: Six Must-Visit Pubs for Your Bucket List
In this article, we'll be exploring six notable pubs in Augusta. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office: 1 arrest
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to 235 calls for service for the period of Feb. 20 to Feb. 27. Year to date, LCSO has responded to 1,786 calls for service. Lake Phillips, 28, of Waldoboro was issued a summons Feb. 20 for Unlawful Sexual Touching, in Whitefield, by Detective Ryan Chubbuck.
UMA’s Plan to Significantly Expand Their Augusta, Maine, Campus
For years, the Marketplace at Augusta was home to a satellite office for a national university. Initially, the space was occupied by a branch of Kaplan University. Later, the building was home to Purdue Global. In early February of 2023, Purdue abruptly closed their Augusta location. We later got word...
Local Elementary Schools: Overview and Summer Training for DOE's Early Grade Programs
Since 2018, the Maine Department of Education (DOE) has been using open-source instructional programs for early elementary grades. These programs, inspired by Boston Public School’s Focus Curricula, are Pre-K for ME, K for ME, and 1st Grade for ME. They were launched in 2019, 2021, and 2023 respectively. The 2nd Grade for ME program will be piloted next year and will be ready for the 2025-2026 school year. These programs meet Maine’s learning standards and are developmentally appropriate and interdisciplinary.
In and out of Augusta, here’s what we are watching this week
Here’s a run-down of a few things that we are watching this week: The week kicks off with a public hearing Monday in the Judiciary Committee on a much-anticipated bill (LD 2007) to advance the recognition of tribal sovereignty in Maine. The Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee will also continue its work on the supplemental […] The post In and out of Augusta, here’s what we are watching this week appeared first on Maine Morning Star.
Epicurean Adventure in Augusta: 3 Pizzas You Need to Taste
In this article, we explore three outstanding pizzerias in Augusta. Have you had the chance to taste their offerings yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Sure Sign of Spring: Massive Maine Camper & RV Show Returns to Augusta
It's time to stop lamenting about the cold weather and start thinking spring at the annual Augusta Camper and RV Show hosted by none other than the awesome team at Scott's Recreation. Sidebar: You might be wondering why you would want to pay $10 to go to a show and...
Local News 02/27/24
Maine Launches Maine Law Enforcement Recruitment Video. (Bangor) Maine will soon have a new tool for recruiting critically needed law enforcement officers. This Thursday, the Maine Chiefs of Police and Husson University students will launch a law enforcement recruitment video they created, and which is intended for a nationwide audience. The video promotes the many facets of law enforcement, while highlighting the numerous amenities and quality of life Maine provides. The video will be unveiled Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Department of Public Safety in Augusta. Maine currently has 250 police, corrections, and communications openings across the state.
NEWS CENTER Maine Weather Video Forecast
Maine's eclectic license plates spark conversation as NEWS CENTER Maine forecasts a springish day with mild temps. Showers loom near Augusta, with rain and wind expected by Wednesday. Tune in for the latest weather updates and a peek at Maine's unique plates – from conservation to lighthouses!
Maine Greyhound Placement Service hosts Adoption Reunion and Meet and Greet
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - The Maine Greyhound Placement Service hosted an adoption reunion and meet and greet in Augusta. Over a dozen greyhounds and their owners came out for the event to socialize and talk greyhound!. Dawn Curtis, the President of Maine Greyhound Placement Service, tells us that the dogs...
Pay it Forward Monday: Gardiner Area High School
Gardiner Area High School (Office Staff) Let us start your work week off right, with a few smiles and some treats, all thanks to Gardiner Federal Credit Union. Nominate an office or business and we just may see you for the next PAY IT FORWARD MONDAY!
What’s Happening With This Vacant Augusta, Maine, Building?
If you have spent much time traveling the side streets of Augusta, there is a good chance that you have been past the small, concrete building that sits just off Sewall Street. People who have lived in the area for a long time will tell you that the building, which...
Where in Maine Can You Get Fried Lobster Claws?
You do not have to travel wide and far to get to your new favorite food – fried lobster claws! The Gridiron in Lewiston has them!. To quote Gridiron when I called to inquire about them:. They are soooooo good!. But they aren't a regular menu item! They are...
FFA Program Thrives
Eric Bugbee, Mount Markham Central School teacher, and Owen Allen, student and member of the FFA, presented a very interesting and informative program at the Historical Society’s January meeting regarding the present status. and progress of the FFa/Industrial Arts program. This program has been extended to include not only...
Do You Remember These 16 Now-Closed Augusta Turnpike Mall Stores?
In the fall of 1967, the City of Augusta got a new shopping mall. This was not a plaza or a shopping center, this was the start of an actual mall. Like the malls of the '80s and '90s, this mall even had an inside walkway that connected the stores. According to some accounts, the Turnpike Mall, named because it was close to I-95, was the first actual shopping mall in the state.