coronavirus Sep 25

Masks Are Back for Maine's Lawmakers

Maine legislative leaders are requiring lawmakers to wear masks when they convene next week for a special session. The Legislative Council voted 7-3 to return to a mask mandate for lawmakers who&#8217...

  • janet mills Sep 21

    Maine Tops 1,000 Deaths as Delta Variant Fills Hospitals, Affects Kids

    Maine topped 1,000 COVID-19 deaths as the delta variant continues to fill the state’s hospital beds, and Gov. Janet Mills used the “grim and unwelcome milestone” to press Tuesday for residents to get vaccinated. An additional 18 deaths recorded in the state since Saturday pushed the total to 1,002 since the pandemic began nearly 1...
  • Maine Sep 21

    Human Remains Found at Maine Landfill

    Police are investigating after human remains were found at a landfill in Lewiston, Maine. State police said they received a call around 8:51 a.m. Tuesday from an individual reporting the discovery of human remains at the solid waste facility on River Road. Officials with the state medical examiner’s office assisted in the collection of the re...
  • Maine Sep 21

    Remains Found in 2010 in Maine Identified as Man From Mass.

    Human remains found by a hunter in Maine nearly 11 years ago have been identified as a man from Massachusetts. The remains were discovered on Nov. 4, 2010, off Route 11 in Stacyville, Maine’s Chief Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday. DNA evidence confirmed they belonged to Christopher Roof, who was last seen in August of that year. &...
  • Maine Sep 20

    Maine Lobster Week Kicks Off for the First Time

    Visitors and locals in Maine unabashedly order up lobster at restaurants in the state year-round. But this week, through Saturday, is the first-ever Maine Lobster Week. The idea for a week-long celebration of the crustacean that is synonymous with Maine came from the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, a lobster industry group, when its leadersh...
  • Acadia National Park Sep 19

    Acadia National Park On Track For a Record Year

    Acadia National Park is on track for a record year as park officials see no signs of visitation slowing down this fall. The park’s busiest year on record was 2018, when there were 3.54 million visits. This year, the number could top 4 million, Kevin Schneider, park superintendent, told the Acadia Advisory Commission. Things have taken off since 202...
  • coronavirus Sep 17

    Most UMaine Students Have Verified COVID-19 Shot Status

    Maine’s public university system said most residential students have verified their coronavirus vaccination status. The percentage of the students who have done so is more than 95%, the University of Maine System said late Thursday. The percentage of full-time employees who have verified their status is about 83%, the system said. The system said i...
  • toll plaza Sep 16

    New Maine Turnpike Toll Plaza Opens, Like Upgrading I-95 From ‘Windows 95'

    In the coming weeks, drivers may experience a more streamlined trip to Maine. As of just after midnight on Wednesday, a $40 million high-speed toll plaza is now open on the Maine Turnpike in York, about a mile-and-a-half north of an older, traditional one. Drivers with E-ZPass will no longer have to drive through individual booths on their way to&#...
  • Maine Sep 15

    Missing Maine Woman Found After Silver Alert Issued

    A missing Maine woman has been found safe after a silver alert was issued for her. Police said 59-year-old Renee Roach had last been seen in the front yard of her Windham home around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Tuesday night, police said Roach had been found safe in Westbrook and reunited with her family.

  • Maine Sep 14

    3 Teens Charged With Setting Fatal Lewiston Fire

    Three teenagers have been arrested for allegedly setting a fire at a Lewiston, Maine, apartment building over the weekend that resulted in the death of a 70-year-old man. Authorities announced Tuesday that two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old had been taken into custody on arson charges. They were transported to the Long Creek Correctional Facility, ...
  • Maine Sep 14

    Police Discover Human Remains in Maine

    Police are investigating the discovery of human remains over the weekend in a marshy area near Interstate 295 outside Portland, Maine. The state medical examiner’s office is working to identify the remains, and police have alerted the family of a Richmond woman who has been missing since November 2019. Anneliese Heinig was 37 when she was last seen...
  • Maine Sep 14

    Woman, 2 Children From Maine Killed in Virginia Crash

    A Maine woman and her two young children were killed in a car crash last week on a highway in Fairfax County, Virginia, state police confirmed. Lacquora Smith, 28, of Alfred, and her two daughters, a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred just after 3 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9. A 7-year-old girl…

  • coronavirus Sep 14

    Maine Hospitals Postpone Non-Urgent Procedures Amid Spike in COVID Cases

    Some Maine hospital groups are delaying non-urgent procedures as a direct result of a surge of patients who are sick with the delta variant of COVID-19 and are not vaccinated against the disease. MaineHealth, which operates Maine Medical Center, the state’s largest hospital, said last week it was beginning what it calls a “dial back&#82...
  • 9/11 anniversary Sep 10

    Ticket Agent Describes Mental Health Struggles, Recovery 20 Years After 9/11

    Twenty years after checking in two of the 9/11 terrorists onto a flight from Portland, Maine, to Boston, retired ticket agent Michael Tuohey, who worked at U.S. Airways, says seeking out mental health professionals and going to therapy was critical in coming to terms with deep feelings of regret. Early in the morning on Sept. 11, 2001, Tuohey was s...
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