October 23, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Man who accused orphanage founder seeks suit dismissal

PORTLAND   An activist being sued for defamation over his claims that a Haiti orphanage founder is a serial pedophile contends the lawsuit violates a Maine law that protects residents from meritless suits that aim to chill First Amendment rights More...

L.L. Bean setting up charging stations outside flagship store

FREEPORT (AP) — L.L. Bean is installing charging stations outside its flagship store in Freeport. The company is converting a section of a parking lot into a charging station for up to 16 cars. More...

School to review Native American logo after racism complaint

WELLS (AP) — A Maine high school will review its “Warriors” nickname and a logo featuring a Native American in a feathered headdress after a complaint of racist behavior at a recent football game.  More...

Pot, voting law on agenda for legislative special session

AUGUSTA (AP) — Lawmakers are returning to Augusta for a special session. Republican Gov. More...

LePage speaks in Iceland on trade, poverty

Maine’s Republican governor is touting the state’s relationship with an Icelandic shipping company that chose Maine for its North American headquarters almost five years ago.  More...

University getting more than $1M for seaweed-to-energy

BIDDEFORD (AP) — A Maine university is receiving more than $1.3 million in federal money to develop methods for the U.S. to become a leader at utilizing seaweed for uses such as energy.  More...

Bill would allow municipalities to develop microgrids

AUGUSTA (AP) — A legislative committee is set to consider a Democratic lawmaker’s bill to allow municipalities to create microgrids.  Democratic Rep. More...

Coach dismissed after allegedly commanding players to taunt

GRAY (AP) — A Maine high school varsity football coach has been dismissed after he allegedly instructed his players to taunt an opposing player for having two mothers as parents.  More...

Massive fire ravages neighborhood in Sanford, hospitalizes 4

SANFORD (AP) — A large fire has ravaged a neighborhood in Maine, with officials saying it destroyed six buildings and sent at least four people to the hospital.  More...

Governor proposes pushing back legal pot sales to 2019

AUGUSTA Maine's Republican governor is pushing for lawmakers to delay the start of legal recreational marijuana sales instead of rewriting the voter-approved marijuana law. More...

Brother of Marine says Trump never reached out

PORTLAND   President Donald Trump never called or sent a letter to the family of a Marine who was killed in the crash of an Osprey aircraft off Australia's coast, the victim's brother said.  Capt. More...

Scientists: Changes coming for 1 of most important fish

PORTLAND Changes in the way some small fish are managed could have major implications for the ocean ecosystem and marine industries on the East Coast, according to conservationists, fishing groups and scientists. More...

Report: Maine crime fell in 2016 despite drug epidemic

PORTLAND   Despite a devastating drug epidemic, Maine crime reported in certain federally standardized categories dropped 8.7 percent last year, for the fifth consecutive annual drop, officials said Wednesday.  More...

Regulators want better data about lobster fishery

PORTLAND (AP) — Interstate fishing managers are starting a new push to get better data about the lobster fishery.  More...

Trump voter fraud panel member says he gets no information

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is calling for President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission to provide him with information about its activities that he says is overdue.  More...

LePage calls York County casino ‘phony deal’ for state

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s governor says supporters of an effort to bring a third casino to the state are using overblown estimates of its economic impact to persuade people to vote yes in an upcoming referendum. More...

Brunswick, Scarborough want Amazon HQ

SCARBOROUGH (AP) — The southern Maine town of Scarborough is a late entry in the competition to be home to Amazon's second headquarters. There's also a proposal to put it at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.  More...

4-million-pound span floated in for bridge

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The 4 million-pound center lift span for the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine has floated up the Piscataqua River to its new home.  More...

FAA contradicts Jetport noise explanation

PORTLAND (AP) — A federal aviation official is contradicting the Portland International Jetport's contention that radar malfunctions could be contributing to noise complaints by forcing airliners to fly over residential neighborhoods.  More...

Quota will stay the same in eel fishery

PORTLAND   Maine fishermen will be able to catch the same amount of baby eels for the worldwide market for sushi and Japanese food next year.  More...