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Maine regulators are putting a hold on an innovative offshore wind project's proposed contract to sell electricity to Central Maine Power, the latest twist in Aqua Ventus' attempt to test a floating turbine platform near Monhegan Island. In 2014, the state public utilities Commission gave the green light for the ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins say they will support a resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's decision to end net neutrality. Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Markey said this week he has gathered the support of 40 senators to send a ...

Peter Lekouski's facebook video of the scene was shared by multiple media outlets as a sign of just how cold it has been in Maine. Portland saw record low temperatures on both Saturday and Sunday, ending a long stretch of frigid weather before things began warming up to the 30s and 40s this week.
Fortunately, Maine has a review for tax expenditure programs such as Pine Tree Development Zones that helps determine if our shared resources are being well spent. Often, the Legislature establishes expiration dates for these programs so that lawmakers can make an informed decision about whether ...
Maine Man Succumbs to Injuries Suffered in Kitchen Fire. police in ... DIXFIELD, Maine (AP) -- police in Maine say a man seriously burned during a kitchen fire has died from his injuries. Police say 78-year-old Richard Roberts, of Dixfield, died late Monday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. The fire ...
Maine companies saw the highest venture capital investment in 2017 in more than a decade, a report released Wednesday found. Three of the state's businesses pulled in a total of $228.78 million, the highest amount since 1995, when the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights ...

Last week, about 59,000 workers in Maine got a raise. This is thanks to a state law that is increasing the state's minimum wage in $1 increments each year until it reaches $12 an hour. On Jan. 1, the state's minimum wage rose to $10 an hour. The increase will result in nearly $80 million in additional wage ...
students walk between classes in October on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus. Some professors at Maine's state universities are worried a new policy could inhibit them from using their expertise to inform lawmakers, students and the public.
The clouds are expected to clear out of Maine on Sunday, with the possible exception of continuing clouds and snow showers in Aroostook County. the weather on Saturday could produce hazardous travel conditions and some power outages in the northern half of the state. "Travel on Saturday is likely to ...
Maine lawmakers are considering a proposal to extend a ban on retail sales of marijuana until May 1 to give the state more time to craft rules about legal pot. ... Maine lawmakers are trying to craft laws about legal pot sales following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that he will allow federal ...
The slate is clean as we start another year anew. Nobody knows what lies ahead, even as friends and family offer seasonal salutations that wish us well. As we look ahead with hopeful expectations, it doesn't hurt to check the back track. For the Maine sportsmen and women, 2017 was, like most years, ...
Maine's two U.S. senators say they are opposed to President Donald Trump's proposal that would open federal waters on the East Coast to oil and gas drilling. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the proposal this week that would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all U.S. coastal waters, ...
The polar vortex was expected to shatter additional temperature records in Maine Saturday night and Sunday morning before gradually giving way to conditions that could seem almost tropical by comparison. Maine, along with parts of New Hampshire and Vermont, had the dubious distinction of being the ...
Icy wind gusts will make portions of Maine feel as cold as 20 and 30 degrees below zero this weekend, as the state falls back into a cold spell. On average, temperatures statewide aren't expected to rise into the double digits until Monday, after which they will coast in the teens and 20's until Wednesday, ...
AUGUSTA -- Lawmakers expect to receive a report this month that will say whether Maine needs to make any changes in response to tax reform legislation recently passed by Congress. The Maine Revenue Services tax agency will release a report at the end of January about what Maine may have to do ...
Chick died of a blunt-force injury to the abdomen that caused "lacerations of her pancreas" and other internal injuries, according to a report by Maine State Police Detective Jonathan Heimbach, which cites the findings of Maine's chief medical examiner. She also sustained blunt-force trauma to the head and ...
Twenty years ago, a massive winter storm system tormented Maine for days, turning much of the state into a thick, gigantic icicle. As power lines snapped under the weight of the ice, a half million Mainers were plunged into darkness. Many found themselves without light and heat for as long as three weeks.

"Then, at the end of the week, we'll have snow changing to rain in southern Maine, and mixed in the mountains." As for Thursday's "bomb cyclone," so-called because of the rapid drop in atmospheric pressure that whipped up strong winds, some areas in Maine got a foot and a half or more of snow.
A powerful nor'Easter roared into Maine on Thursday, turning into a blizzard packing heavy, drifting snow and gusting winds that created whiteout conditions and caused traffic accidents, power outages and flooding along the coast. Eric Sinsabaugh, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in ...
Barkers Pond, a 25-acre body of water hidden away along one of Lyman's back roads, attracted a dozen or so fishermen Saturday, hoping to snag one of the brook trout stocked by the Maine Department of Inland fisheries and Wildlife. Toting sleds filled with equipment, they set up their operations alfresco, ...
The lowest temperature recorded Saturday in Maine was minus 30 degrees in Estcourt Station in Aroostook County, according to meteorologist Michael Cempa of the weather service's office in Gray. The low in Portland was minus 13 degrees, he said, slightly warmer than the record low for Dec. 30 of minus ...
TROY, N.Y. -- Five different players scored and Rob McGovern stopped 36 shots as the University of Maine men's hockey team beat Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 5-2 to complete a weekend sweep on Saturday. Maine (10-7-1) scored four times in the second period to break a 1-1 tie. Brady Keeper ...
The company argued those requirements shouldn't apply if Maine owns the dam. But federal regulators on Dec. 21 said the dam would need licensing even if Maine owns it. Regulators said it's unlawful to use a dam to help generate power with a license, and worried about the precedent that could be set.
In fact, several species are the reason Maine is at the top of the list for wildlife watching in the country. Tourism in Maine attracts 38 million visitors a year and in 2016 had an overall economic impact of more than $8.8 billion, according to the Maine Office of Tourism. Moreover, of 1,407 tourists queried by the ...
Maine fur and leather goods company Glacier Wear in Greenville sells their fur hats, blankets and coats to people around the world, from all walks of life, including a number of famous people, including Lady Gaga. They also have created costumes for several major motion pictures and TV shows, including ...
The state has dismissed tossed all remaining claims against a Maine doctor who faced allegations of poor patient care. Dec. 30, 2017, at 2:31 ... the sun Journal reports that the decision by the Maine Board of Dental Practice brings to a close all existing charges against Dr. Jan Kippax. The dentist's license ...
Despite a growing national economy and low unemployment rates - in Maine and nationally - paychecks in the state aren't growing much and a tight labor market is likely to keep Maine's economy from picking up steam in 2018. With population growth minimal and an aging population, Maine is not a good ...
For the first time in my life, I didn't spend Christmas in Maine. My family decided not to sit around being sad about Dad in the cold when we could sit around and be sad about Dad in the tropical warmth of Hawaii, so we took some of the surprise life insurance money and had ourselves a trip. Like everyone ...
Maine Senate President Mike Thibodeau wants to expand on a program that allows National Guard members to attend state colleges and universities ... Last year, a 100 percent tuition waiver went into effect for National Guard members who attend University of Maine System and Maine Community College ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Those who rent their homes and apartments through services like Airbnb are facing new fines and registration fees in Maine's most populous city. Starting Jan. 1, hosts must register their short-term rentals with Portland and pay a fee that increases based on the number of rentals.
Maine fur and leather goods company Glacier Wear in Greenville sells their fur hats, blankets and coats to people around the world, from all walks of life, including a number of famous people, including Lady Gaga. They also have created costumes for several major motion pictures and TV shows, including ...
"It seems like an extreme solution to a rare and minor problem to criminalize the behavior," said Anna Kellar, joint executive director of Maine citizens for Clean elections and the League of women Voters of Maine. "Which in most instances is people politely sitting at a table and saying to people who come ...
For the first time in my life, I didn't spend Christmas in Maine. My family decided not to sit around being sad about Dad in the cold when we could sit around and be sad about Dad in the tropical warmth of Hawaii, so we took some of the surprise life insurance money and had ourselves a trip. Like everyone ...
A Maine pulp company's bid to get out of federal requirements by having the state take over one of its dams has hit a snag. Dec. 30, 2017, at 12:01 ... Maine's new law says the state would take over the dam as long the state doesn't need a federal license, along with other conditions. Woodland Pulp also ...
In November, a majority of Maine voters said they wanted to expand Medicaid in their state, a critical step toward becoming the first state to do so through popular vote. But one man presents a significant roadblock: the state's governor, Paul LePage. LePage, a Republican, vehemently opposes expansion ...
Stephen Gove, executive director of the Maine Municipal Association, said cities and towns across the state were seeking advice from his organization about prepayments and the new tax law. "We have been getting calls about how to handle it and have been advising our members to inform individuals ...
Rollins studied fine art at the University of Maine in Augusta before earning his bachelor's degree in fine arts from the school of Visual arts in New York City. In 1981, at the age of 26, he began teaching special education in the South Bronx. His students were classified as being academically or emotionally ...
CARIBOU, Maine -- Cary Medical Center is among four hospitals in the state that Medicare penalized for "poor patient safety rates," according to a report from Maine Public. Additionally, York Hospital, Southern Maine health care in Biddeford, and Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston ranked "among ...
Christopher Murray, 38, and Tony Locklear, 43, both of Maxton, are expected to be charged in connection with a deadly home invasion that happened last week in Maine, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. McCausland said Murray was arrested Wednesday in Maxton.
Maine's governor has signed an emergency proclamation to allow heating oil delivery personnel to stay on the road longer. Dec. 29, 2017, at 2:32 p.m. ... He said Maine residents must be able to receive heating oil deliveries without delay and throughout the holiday weekend. The State of Emergency proclamation will allow ...
GRAY, Maine (AP) -- The National Weather Service says Thursday's high temperatures were record breakers for the day in Maine and New Hampshire. The high temperature in Portland, Maine was 8 degrees, breaking the record for the coldest high temperature on that day. The old record was 11 degrees ...
A private equity firm that failed to restart a Maine paper mill is working on another project for the Maine town of Standish. Dec. 29, 2017, at ... This story has been corrected to reflect that the Bangor Daily News, and not Maine Public, reported that a private equity firm is working on a fish farm. copyright 2017 ...
The economy continues on a strong pace and there are no signs of inflation or a dip in consumer confidence, according to several Maine experts. The state for the first time in years saw its population rise slightly from 2016 to 2017, largely because of a robust job market attracting job-seekers, and that's ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A bill that includes a provision making signature gathering at Maine polling places a crime is not meant to kill the citizen initiative process as critics have claimed, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap said Friday. The bill, which includes a variety of unrelated provisions, is set for a ...
A meteor streaks across the sky Tuesday, as seen from the Mount Agamenticus webcam in York County. social media was lighting up Tuesday night with reports of a meteor seen across the Northeast. A bright bluish streak creased the sky around 5:52 p.m. Tuesday, caught on the Mount Agamenticus ...
LEWISTON -- For the second consecutive year, Medicare will penalize Central Maine Medical Center for its high rates of infection and patient injuries. The news comes just weeks after CMMC's accrediting agency said the hospital was not doing enough in its policies and procedures to prevent infections.
The letters are part of the estate of Evelyn Turner, his girlfriend for a decade, and cover topics including his bombing missions in Korea and his father's death. By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press. Share. facebook · tweet · email · print. Read Article. Capt. Ted Williams poses atop an airplane at a Marine air ...
But Maine lawmakers went through a phase of restricting ballot access. In 2011, a Republican-controlled Legislature passed a bill to end same-day voter registration, a practice that has been in effect in Maine since 1973. As part of the same law change, lawmakers targeted absentee voting -- a practice ...
Four Maine hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for poor patient safety rates. York Hospital, Southern Maine health care, Cary Medical Center, and Central Maine Medical Center ranked among the bottom 25 percent of U.S. hospitals for things like hospital-acquired infections, bed sores, and hip ...
One of only a few independent DVD rental stores in Maine, the store has been another victim of the very technology that led to its initial success. While studying at Bowdoin College, D'Alauro befriended Morris when the two worked at Matt & Dave's Video Venture in Brunswick. That store specialized in VCR ...


 

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