A spokeswoman for Las Vegas developer Shawn Scott denied Tuesday a published report that he has sold the company trying to install slot machines at Bangor Raceway. The sale – lacking only a signed agreement – signals that Scott “has vacated his attempt to develop… Read More
HAMLIN – Thirteen horses perished in a fire early Tuesday at a stable and losses were said to be $200,000 or more. Eight other horses at the same farm were saved through the efforts of the owner, Gene Desjardins, a friend, Jeff Mechalko, and a… Read More
WASHINGTON – The Bush administration is banning the sale of ephedra early next year, and urged consumers Tuesday to immediately stop using the herbal stimulant that has been linked to 155 deaths and dozens of heart attacks and strokes. It was the government’s first-ever ban… Read More
Westbrook and Saco residents soundly rejected referendums Tuesday that would have allowed Scarborough Downs to build a harness racing track with slot machines in their cities. In Westbrook, residents voted down a proposal to allow a “racino” in the city by a vote of 3,168… Read More
The name of a Plymouth man who arranged to have his loose horses shot last weekend was spelled incorrectly in a story on Page B1 in Monday’s editions. The man’s correct name is Peter Beatham, according to Newport police logs. Read More
BREWER – The Northeastern Technical Division of the Forest Resources Association has scheduled an Industrial Forestry Forum for Thursday Jan. 8, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Jeff’s Catering. The event, titled “Big Picture Challenges,” will include a social hour followed by a buffet dinner and… Read More
PORTLAND – Maine’s merchants are reporting strong sales during this year’s holiday season. L.L. Bean’s December sales were up 8 percent over the same period last year, said spokesman Rich Donaldson. “We had a hugely successful holiday season,” he said. Read More