• DRIVER Nov 26, 2019

    Sanford City Employee Struck, Killed by Bucket Truck He Was Driving

    Maine police say a city employee was struck and killed by the bucket truck he had been driving while he and another worker were hanging Christmas wreaths. The Portland Press Herald reports the two workers were hanging wreaths on light poles Monday afternoon outside Springvale District Court on Main Street in Sanford.

  • Maine Nov 11, 2019

    Maine Investigating Marijuana-Related Ads at Arena

    Regulators in Maine are investigating concerns about marijuana-related advertisements at a sports arena. The Portland Press Herald reports several parents whose children play sports at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston have complained about the ads.

  • Maine Oct 22, 2019

    Maine's Largest City Phases Out Plastic Straws, Stirrers and Splash Sticks

    Maine’s largest city is phasing out a common food utensil. Plastic straws will be banned in Portland beginning April 1, 2020, unless someone asks for one. The Portland City Council voted unanimously Monday night to ban plastic straws, as well as stirrers and splash sticks at restaurants and bars unless a customer asks for them. The ban will require restaurants...

  • Maine Oct 17, 2019

    Celtics Buy Maine Red Claws, But It's Unlikely to Mean Change in Portland

    The Boston Celtics’ purchase of a minor league affiliate in Maine is unlikely to bring major changes to the Portland team. The Celtics announced on Tuesday that they’ve finished the purchase of the Maine Red Claws, who play in the G League. Terms of the deal have not been announced.

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2019

    LePage to Serve as Trump Campaign's Honorary Chair in Maine

    President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign says former Gov. Paul LePage will serve as his campaign honorary chairman in Maine.

  • New Hampshire Aug 30, 2019

    Bernie Sanders Campaign Heads to Maine on Labor Day Weekend

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is heading to Maine on Labor Day Weekend. The Portland Press Herald reports the Vermont senator is set to appear at a Sunday night rally at the State Theater in Portland. He’ll also deliver a breakfast keynote address to union workers in Portland on Monday, which is Labor Day.

  • BOSTON Aug 23, 2019

    Federal Shift May Increase Asylum Backlogs in Northeast

    A Trump administrative directive to shift federal resources from Boston and Newark, New Jersey, could increase delays for asylum seekers in the Northeast. The temporary reassignments are part of an attempt to reduce a backlog at the southern border, but it will have an impact in the Northeast.

  • California Aug 1, 2019

    Roadkill Database Could Be a Boon to Wayward Critters

    Maine conservationists are hopeful a new database about roadkill will protect the state’s critters from becoming statistics. The Portland Press Herald reports Maine Audubon’s online database will let residents who see roadkill report the sighting. That will allow the group to identify roadkill “hotspots” that are especially dangerous for animals.

  • Donald Trump Jul 29, 2019

    ‘Outta Space' Float Featuring Trump and Clinton Causes Stir in Maine

    A parade float in the small town of Kingfield, Maine, has been causing a stir for more than a week. The weekend of July 20, a float showing President Donald Trump standing over Hillary Clinton, who is wearing a pinstripe suit and building a brick wall, appeared in the Kingfield Festival Days parade.

  • New England Jul 26, 2019

    Where to Buy PBR ‘Hard Coffee': New Drink Being Tested in Maine

    Pabst Blue Ribbon, best known for its beer, is testing a new “Hard Coffee” drink in Maine, and so far, the trial run has been a huge success. The Portland Press Herald said the product, which consists of coffee, malt liquor and milk, is flying off shelves. Some stores say they’re having trouble keeping it in stock. “It’s been the...

  • Maine Jul 15, 2019

    In Maine, Group Homes for Adults Struggle to Find Workers

    The waiting list for group homes for Maine adults with intellectual disabilities is 1,580 people deep as nonprofits struggle to find workers to staff homes. The Portland Press Herald reports that’s up from 110 in 2008, when reimbursement rates allowed nonprofits to pay above the minimum wage.

  • Congress Jul 9, 2019

    Maine Won't Allow Feds Broad Access to Driver License Photos

    Maine’s secretary of state says his agency isn’t going to let federal agents have open-ended access to a new identification database. Effective this month, Maine residents are now able to get a driver’s license or identification card that’s compliant with Real ID. Congress passed the federal Real ID law after the 2001 terrorist attacks to strengthen rules for government-sanctioned...

  • Congress Jul 9, 2019

    Maine Won't Allow Feds Broad Access to Driver License Photos

    Maine’s secretary of state says his agency isn’t going to let federal agents have open-ended access to a new identification database. Effective this month, Maine residents are now able to get a driver’s license or identification card that’s compliant with Real ID. Congress passed the federal Real ID law after the 2001 terrorist attacks to strengthen rules for government-sanctioned...

  • PRESIDENT Jul 8, 2019

    New Documents Reveal Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage's Secret Taxpayer-Funded Trips

    Newly released documents reveal former governor of Maine, Paul LePage, used taxpayer money to fund his many out-of-state trips in 2018, according to the Portland Press Herald. Unlike previous Maine governors, LePage was secretive about his whereabouts and didn’t release his daily or weekly schedule.

  • PRESIDENT Jul 8, 2019

    New Documents Reveal Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage's Secret Taxpayer-Funded Trips

    Newly released documents reveal former governor of Maine, Paul LePage, used taxpayer money to fund his many out-of-state trips in 2018, according to the Portland Press Herald. Unlike previous Maine governors, LePage was secretive about his whereabouts and didn’t release his daily or weekly schedule.

  • Massachusetts Jun 19, 2019

    Blizzard Blasts New England

    A massive winter storm that could leave behind up to 18 inches of snow continues to pummel New England with hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding.

  • Maine Jun 14, 2019

    120 Whoopie Pies Stolen From Maine Fairgrounds

    Police in Maine are searching for the culprits who reportedly broke into a booth at the Skowhegan State Fair over the weekend and stole about 120 whoopie pies and emptied a refrigerator full of cookies. Authorities told the Portland Press Herald the discovery was made early Sunday morning at the Skowhegan Lions Club booth.

  • Massachusetts Mar 31, 2019

    Power Line Project Through Maine Gets Key Recommendation

    A much debated transmission line through Maine to bring power to Massachusetts has received an important recommendation in the Pine Tree State. Maine Public Utilities Commission staff is recommending the project receive a permit from state utility regulators.

  • Massachusetts Mar 31, 2019

    Power Line Project Through Maine Gets Key Recommendation

    A much debated transmission line through Maine to bring power to Massachusetts has received an important recommendation in the Pine Tree State. Maine Public Utilities Commission staff is recommending the project receive a permit from state utility regulators.

  • Maine Feb 7, 2019

    Maine's Giant Spinning Ice Disk Beginning to Melt

    Maine’s giant spinning ice disk may soon meet its end because of unseasonably warm weather. The Portland Press Herald reports the disk in the Presumpscot River has lost most of the shape and appearance that made it look like a blue moon. Westbrook spokeswoman Tina Radel says that the disk was on the move Wednesday and that its “time may...

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