After ‘end of the world’ explosion, Quebec town tries to find hope

LAC-MÉGANTIC, QUEBEC — Eight months ago, the people of Lac-Mégantic thought the world was ending. A runaway, 72-car train carrying a volatile variety of crude oil derailed and exploded in this community of 6,000, killing 47 people and destroying the town center. ...

Rumford lawyer quits Maine bar after terrorizing arrest

RUMFORD — The state's high court Thursday accepted the resignation of a Rumford attorney who faced a terrorizing charge following his arrest in February. Ronald Hoffman, 54, of Summer St. had been on administrative leave for making bomb threats to two Wilton schools in 2012. H...

LePage signs Interstate sign bill into law

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill that relocates or removes dozens of signs advertising schools, beaches, ski slopes and other attractions from Maine’s two interstate highways. LePage signed LD 1831 Wednesday, The measure aims to protect about $170 million i...

Parts of Dexter evacuated; flood warnings remain up in northern Maine

DEXTER — People are being evacuated from homes and buildings in parts of Dexter Thursday after the east branch of the Sebasticook River spilled over its banks, according to the Maine Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service in Caribou. A flood warning has been iss...

Rumford lawyer quits Maine bar after terrorizing arrest

RUMFORD — The state's high court Thursday accepted the resignation of a Rumford attorney who faced a terrorizing charge following his arrest in February. Ronald Hoffman, 54, of Summer St. had been on administrative leave for making bomb threats to two Wilton schools in 2012. H...

LePage signs Interstate sign bill into law

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill that relocates or removes dozens of signs advertising schools, beaches, ski slopes and other attractions from Maine’s two interstate highways. LePage signed LD 1831 Wednesday, The measure aims to protect about $170 million i...

Parts of Dexter evacuated; flood warnings remain up in northern Maine

DEXTER — People are being evacuated from homes and buildings in parts of Dexter Thursday after the east branch of the Sebasticook River spilled over its banks, according to the Maine Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service in Caribou. A flood warning has been iss...