AUGUSTA - Democrats gathered in Augusta today to present an alternative to the Governors A-F school grading system, but so far it doesn't seem like LePage will be moving away from this program anytime soon.
Fire fighters are battling a large wildfire in downeast Maine. It's burning in township 19 near Columbia falls and at last report was about 75 acres in size. Two helicopters are being used to drop water from above while ground crews attack it from below. There's no immediate risk of the fire damaging buildings and no injuries are reported. Most of that area is blueberry barrens used to grow the annual blueberry crop.