Fitzsimons, 39, a butcher who lived in Lebanon, Maine, with his wife and young daughter, was the first of seven Maine residents to be arrested and criminally charged for taking part in the riot that derailed Congress’ certification of the 2020 election results and sought to block the peaceful transfer of power from former President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden.
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill directing Maine’s labor commissioner to petition the federal government for a waiver allowing asylum seekers to work while awaiting final determinations on their claims.
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday proposed nearly $900 million for a supplemental budget, with the additional spending intended to tackle urgent problems including affordable housing, shelter for homeless people and emergency medical services.
Eliot Cutler pleaded guilty to all four felony counts against him for possession of sexually explicit materials showing children under 12-years-old in a hearing on Thursday in Hancock County Superior Court.
A proposal that would give Maine one of the least restrictive abortion laws in the country came up for debate Monday while passage seemed all but assured because of Democratic control of the state’s legislature.
A jury that heard complicated testimony about construction schedules and constitutional rights delivered a victory Thursday for a $1 billion transmission project, concluding developers had a constitutional right to proceed despite being rebuked by state voters in a referendum.
The man who confessed to killing four people at a home in Bowdoin on Tuesday and then opening fire on vehicles on Interstate 295 in Yarmouth made his first court appearance in West Bath Thursday morning.
Maine legislative leaders notified Capitol Police that inflammatory letters from a white nationalist organization have been mailed to lawmakers’ homes in an attempt to harass and intimidate, they announced Friday.
A business group called Tobacco Free Maine Works, have joined together to encourage lawmakers to end the distribution and sale of flavored tobacco products in Maine. The group is working on a state-wide ban, similar to other states like Massachusetts and California.