11 Sep Midcoast News September 11, 2015
A threat from Governor LePage to give major regulatory power over water back to the federal environmental protection agency would likely result in long delays in water permitting. So says Ken Moraff, the director of the agency’s water quality office. The governor is frustrated by what he calls aggressive regulatory overreach by the EPA over Maine’s tribal waters. If it happens, Maine would be the first state to return such power to the federal government.
Stephen King, a Durham native, has been honored at the White House by President Obama with the national medal of arts for his numerous literary contributions.
A new twist in an ongoing murder case involving a body stashed in a rural part of Richmond over a year ago. The state is asking a judge to order that the suspect, 25-year-old LeRoy Smith III, be treated with medication that could make him competent to stand trial in the death of his late father.