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Lawmakers Look to Cut Down Food Waste in American Schools

Three members of Congress have introduced a proposal to try to cut down on food waste in U.S. schools.

  • Stephen King Jan 16

    Stephen King’s Controversial Comments on Diversity Draw Varied Reaction

    One of Maine’s most famous figures is being slammed online for espousing a controversial view. Thousands of people responded to horror author Stephen King Tuesday after at tweet in which he said, “I would never consider diversity in matters of art, it seems to me that to do otherwise would be wrong.” The author made the statement ...
  • Border Jan 15

    Maine Town Votes to Sue Neighboring Community Over Border Dispute

    York, Maine has voted to take legal action against neighboring Kittery in order to settle a disputed border. The disputed area between the towns includes nearly 330 feet of frontage along U.S. Route 1. The Portsmouth Herald reports that current maps show a line that weaves back and forth slightly, but York selectmen contend a straight-line border d...
  • deadly fire Jan 15

    Second Deadly Blaze This Week Hits Maine Town

    Firefighters on Wednesday recovered a woman’s body from the site of a house fire in Fort Fairfield, Maine, marking the second deadly fire in the town this week. Crews responded to a structure fire Tuesday evening at a two-story home on 117 Sam Everett Rd. Flames ripped through the house until the majority of the building collapsed to the base...
  • sports betting Jan 15

    Where Legalized Sports Betting Stands in Maine After Gov. Mills’ Veto

    Maine has a chance at becoming the next New England state that allows legal sports betting but, odds are, it won’t be right away. Adding Maine to the list of places where sports betting legal, which includes New Hampshire and Rhode Island, is something Maine’s legislature voted to do months ago. But the bill that lawmakers had okayed st...
  • investigation Jan 14

    Body Found in Maine House Destroyed by Fire

    Maine State Police say a body has been found in a home that was destroyed by fire in Fort Fairfield. Spokesman Steve McCausland says investigators found the body in the basement Monday night and believe it’s the 90-year-old homeowner, Dawn Findlen, who lived in the home alone. Fire investigators say the cause of the blaze is undetermined due ...
  • Kennebunkport Jan 13

    Stolen ‘Welcome to Kennebunkport’ Resurfaces Thanks to ‘Anonymous Tip’

    An iconic piece of a Maine town has resurfaced, albeit under mysterious circumstances, after it was stolen. The metal “Welcome to Kennebunkport” sign has greeted people crossing a busy bridge for almost fifteen years. But last Friday, the town’s police department put up a Facebook post saying the sign had been stolen. “I was...
  • missing woman Jan 13

    Woman Missing After Fire Sweeps Through Maine Apartment House

    Officials say a woman is unaccounted for after a fire swept through a three-story apartment house in northern Maine. The fire, reported at 4 a.m. Monday, flattened the building in Fort Fairfield, and workers were searching in the rubble for the missing woman. Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland said the cold temperatures were ...
  • Kennebunkport Jan 13

    Sign Welcoming People to Kennebunkport Has Been Found

    Police in the Maine town of Kennebunkport say a sign welcoming people to the community has been found. In a Monday Facebook post, police said the sign “was, unfortunately, taken by those who would rather take that which is not their own.” On Friday police posted that the “Welcome to Kennebunkport” sign posted off the side of the Lanigan Bridge&#823...
  • Maine Jan 13

    Man Who Set Fire That Killed 2 Transients to be Sentenced

    A homeless man convicted of setting a delivery truck afire, killing two transients sleeping inside, is due to be sentenced in the coming week. John De St. Croix argued with one of the victims before the fire was set, and surveillance video placed him at the scene in March 2018. He was convicted last year of arson and murder. He’s…...
  • Maine Jan 12

    Youth Skill Building Programs Set to Grow in Maine

    Maine’s U.S. senators say two organizations in the state have been awarded more than $2.3 million to expand skill-building programs for young people. The money is from the U.S. Department of Labor and is going to LearningWorks in Portland and Goodwill Industries of Northern New England in Gorham. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent ...
  • Jessica Meir Jan 12

    Maine Astronaut to Gear Up for More Spacewalks

    Astronaut Jessica Meir will be leaving the International Space Station for a pair of spacewalks this month. The Maine native and fellow astronaut Christina Koch are scheduled for spacewalks on Wednesday and again on Jan. 20. They’ll be completing the installation of new batteries that store energy generated by the space station’s solar ...
  • Maine Jan 12

    Maine’s Hemp Farmers Want to Grow Their Biz, But Rules Loom

    Hemp growers in Maine are concerned that new rules governing the crop could hold back the growth of an industry that is already the largest in New England. The popularity of products made from hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, has fueled the growth. State regulators in Maine and elsewhere are looking to bring their state industries into compliance ...
  • bill vetoed Jan 10

    Mills Vetoes Legalization of Sports Betting in Maine

    Maine’s governor is closing the books on legalized sports betting in the state for now. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills vetoed a bill Friday that would have added the state to a growing number that allow gambling on sports events. Mills says she remains “unconvinced at this time that the majority of Maine people are ready to legalize, suppo...
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