The towns are among 27 communities in Maine receiving federal funding for public safety buildings.
As state police pull back on routine patrols of rural areas, some county officials are banding together to take the fight to the state level.
The State Police decided to eliminate routine patrols of the county, which has placed an onus on understaffed county and municipal departments.
The couple are charged with stealing from the department in the small western Maine town. He has denied the accusations.
A first-of-its-kind study found that about half of all residents who live more than 25 minutes from an ambulance station are in rural areas.
Somerset County detective sues gun manufacturer SIG Sauer alleging his pistol unintentionally discharged
The lawsuit alleges the gun manufacturer designed and negligently marketed a defective firearm.
The legislature approved $31 million of the $70 million that EMS officials requested, providing a lifeline while longer-term solutions are considered.