January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Maine

Maine opposes changes to lobster catch recording program

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s top marine official is opposing proposed federal regulations that would require all lobstermen to record daily fishing reports.  More...

Forecast calls for a messy commute in New England

PORTLAND (AP) — New England residents are facing a messy commute. The National Weather Service says a storm that arrived Tuesday night could bring 6 to 8 inches of snow to parts of the region before it ends Wednesday evening. More...

Largest sea turtle could come off ‘endangered’ list

Status change requested by fishing group

Federal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world’s largest turtle from the United States’ list of endangered animals.  More...

State police: 4 people seriously injured in head-on crash

HERMON (AP) — Maine State Police say four people were seriously injured in a morning head-on crash involving three vehicles in Hermon.  Police say around 9:30 a.m. More...

Maine college ends deal with failed paper mill redeveloper

(AP) A Maine college planning to build a hydroponic greenhouse is ending a partnership with a company that would have donated $750,000 to the effort.  The Bangor Daily News reports St. More...

NC man makes initial court appearance in Maine shooting

MILLINOCKET (AP) — A North Carolina man charged in connection with a fatal home invasion in Millinocket has made his first appearance in court.  Thirty- eight- year- old Christopher Murray, of Maxton, North Carolina, was ordered held witho More...

Maine’s 1st Somali police officer busted at Mass. concert

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s first Somali police officer is on paid leave during an investigation after her arrest over the weekend in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Worcester police charged Zahra Munye Abu, of Portland, with several misdemea More...

New Hampshire collars 50 moose for study

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Group acquires parcel key to Maine dam removal project

SULLIVAN (AP) — A conservation group has acquired about seven acres in Down East Maine as part of a dam removal project.  The Downeast Salmon Federation says it has taken ownership of the parcel in Sullivan that surrounds the head of tide More...

Maine Republicans oppose bill expanding abortion access

PORTLAND (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Maine are pushing the state’s attorney general to resign over her decision to move forward a bill that would expand abortion access.  More...

‘Winter Family Fun Day’ postponed by lack of snow

DENNYSVILLE (AP) — A celebration of winter and family fun in Down East Maine has been pushed back by a lack of snow.  Cobscook Bay State Park Winter Family Fun Day was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday. More...

Maine recyclers deal with Chinese foreign garbage ban

PORTLAND (AP) — China’s foreign garbage ban has hurt recyclers in Maine and other parts of the U.S.  More...

Deep freeze expected to keep some insects in check

PORTLAND (AP) — Entomologists and tree experts see an upside to the recent extended period of subzero weather in northern New England. More...

Second Krispy Kreme opens in Maine, more locations to come

AUBURN (AP) — People in Maine lined up overnight for a chance at fresh and free doughnuts at the state’s newest Krispy Kreme store.  Maine’s second Krispy Kreme opened in Auburn on Monday, after an enthusiastic response to the More...

Maine governor will deliver State of the State on Feb. 13

AUGUSTA (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is going to deliver his final State of the State address next month.  His office confirmed that he’ll address a joint session of the Maine Legislature on Feb. 13. More...

Presque Isle deciding whether to eliminate harvest break

PRESQUE ISLE (AP) — The school board in Presque Isle is deciding whether to become the latest to abandon the fall break for the potato harvest.  Many farmers believe that the harvest break is good for the students by teaching them hard wor More...

New director taking over Maine farmer veterans group

BANGOR (AP) — A group that seeks to link Maine veterans with agricultural jobs has a new executive director.  United Farmer Veterans of Maine says Donovan Todd is taking over the post on Monday.  More...

UMaine system exceeds goal of buying food locally

ORONO (AP) — The University of Maine System says it has met its goal of purchasing more than 20 percent of its food locally.  More...

Maine celebrates Martin Luther King Day

(AP) The leader of Maine’s Roman Catholics is calling the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

More snow on the way in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont

(AP) First came the Christmas Day blizzard, then the deep freeze and another blizzard followed by the January thaw. More...