Maine Nov 23

Maine Close to Inking Land Use Agreement for Rural North

Maine officials are close to finalizing a land use agreement that supporters said would protect one of the most rural corners of the country from overdevelopment years after environmentalists raised c...

  • Utility Costs Nov 17

    Maine Electric Rates Set to Jump in January

    It’s another hit to wallets for anyone who pays an electric bill in Maine. The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) says an average Central Maine Power customer will pay 26% more on each bill beginning on January 1, 2023. Customers of the state’s other major electric utility, Versant Power, can expect to pay 18% more. That follows increases in &...
  • Maine Nov 18

    Landscaping Dispute, Tractor Incident Lead to 24-Hour Police Standoff in Maine

    An incident stemming from a landscaping dispute has led to a 24-hour standoff between police and a barricaded Maine resident. Around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, the York County Sheriff’s Department said they dispatched deputies to a residence on Spur Road in Cornish for a report of a neighborhood disturbance. A local resident, identified by authoriti...
  • snow Nov 16

    Parts of Maine Get Plenty of Snow, Good News for Ski Mountains

    Areas of northern Maine were expected to receive as much as nine inches of snow through the day Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service office in Caribou. A winter storm warning for northern Aroostook, Piscataquis and Somerset counties. (See all weather alerts in your area here.) “It’s pretty cold and raw right now,” said K...
  • maine lobster Nov 16

    Sustainability Group Deals Another Blow to the Maine Lobster Industry

    An international nonprofit organization that sets sustainability standards for commercial fishing management has suspended a certification it awarded Maine’s lobster industry over concerns about harm to whales. Representatives for the London-based Marine Stewardship Council said Wednesday that the suspension of the Gulf of Maine lobster fishery’s c...
  • Maine Nov 16

    Rep. Jared Golden Wins Reelection in Maine, NBC News Projects

    Maine voters have reelected Democratic Rep. Jared Golden, NBC News projects. Golden had led former Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, in first-place votes, but neither candidate reached a 50% majority. Ranked-choice tabulations, which were delayed by a glitch, left the Democrat in better position when the second-place votes of the 7% who voted for ...
  • Maine Nov 15

    Ranked Choice Tabulations to Decide Hotly Contested Maine Congressional Race

    Ranked choice tabulations that will determine the fate of Maine’s 2nd Congressional District election are underway. The tabulations began Monday, and the secretary of state’s office told News Center Maine that the official count should be available by Tuesday night. Ultimately, the fate of the Congressional seat is in the hands of the 7...
  • Maine Nov 15

    Active Shooter Threats, Believed to Be Hoaxes, Reported at Maine Schools

    Active shooter threats that are believed to be hoaxes have been reported at schools throughout Maine on Tuesday morning, according to the state Department of Public Safety. “The Department of Public Safety is aware of multiple active shooter threats that have been made at schools throughout the state. Maine State Police have been assisting lo...
  • Waterboro Nov 14

    Woman Shot, Man Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot in Maine

    A man has died and a woman has been injured after what authorities call a “domestic dispute” at a home in Waterboro, Maine, according to News Center Maine. The pair was husband and wife. Deputies with the York County Sheriff’s Office responded around 2 p.m. Sunday to the couple’s home on Lakeview Drive, where the wife was sh...
  • Caribou Nov 14

    Snow Falls in Northern Maine; More Likely to Come for Parts of New England

    It’s that time of the year. Snow was falling at a pretty good clip Sunday night in northern Maine. A video posted to Twitter by the National Weather Service’s bureau in Caribou shows the wet flakes falling, and even sticking to the ground. Workers at the National Weather Service reported slick conditions amid the wintery blast that roll...
  • Maine Nov 12

    Police Seek Suspect After Dog Left Abandoned in Maine Home

    Police in Caribou, Maine are searching for a person that left a dog abandoned in an empty home. The dog was found abandoned in a closet in a recently purchased home. Police say the home had been vacant for quite a while before it was bought. Police say the dog is now getting the care it needs. Authorities have not…

  • Maine Nov 10

    Two Charged in ‘Senseless and Horrendous' Killing of Maine Man in Florida

    Two people are now arrested after the disturbing killing of a Maine man in Florida during a random attack on October 21. In the past week, Clearwater, Florida Police have published a press conference to their YouTube page “to announce the second arrest in the Jeffrey Chapman homicide case.” According to the city’s deputy police chief, M...
  • Decision 2022 Nov 10

    Official: US House Race in Maine Heading to Ranked Runoff

    U.S. Rep. Jared Golden will need to survive a ranked choice runoff to hold onto his seat, Maine’s secretary of state said Wednesday, setting up a replay of the 2018 race in which the moderate Democrat upset Republican Bruce Poliquin in a region with many conservative voters. Golden, who touts guns rights and protection of rural jobs, leads Poliquin...
  • Decision 2022 Nov 9

    Connecting With People is ‘Most Important Thing' in a Campaign, Mills Says After Latest Win

    In a decisive win, Maine voters re-elected Democratic Gov. Janet Mills to a second term. Around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, NBC News had projected Mills as the winner of a fierce gubernatorial race between her and her arch-rival, the state’s former governor, Republican Paul LePage. The next morning, Mills spent time at Becky’s Diner on Portland’s ...
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