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Woman Killed in ATV Crash in Maine

The Maine Wardens Service says a 40-year-old woman from Corrinna was killed in an ATV crash in the town of Lincoln. Wardens say Shannon Brewer was driving a side-by-side ATV at about 8:30 p.m. Saturda...

  • outdoor limits Jul 29

    Maine Doubles Max Size of Outdoor Gatherings Amid Pandemic to 100

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills is doubling the limit of people at large outdoor gatherings from 50 to 100 effective Saturday, her administration announced Wednesday. The change reflects a growing number of studies that suggest outdoor settings are safer than indoor activities, the administration said in a statement. “Recent scientific evidence gives ...
  • coronavirus Jul 29

    Maine School Reopening Plan: What to Know

    As schools across Maine consider if and when they will return to in-classroom learning this fall, they must follow a newly updated framework released by the Maine Department of Education in conjunction with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The updated “Framework for Returning to Classroom Instruction” was released Ju...
  • coronavirus Jul 29

    Maine Hospital Imposes Restrictions After Coronavirus Outbreak

    One of Maine’s largest hospitals is reinstating strict visitor restrictions after 10 staff members and two patients tested positive for the coronavirus. Central Maine Medical Center is also suspending outside food, flowers and gifts for hospital patients. The hospital gift shop and fitness center will remain closed instead of reopening this week. T...
  • Maine Jul 30

    What We Know About Maine's 1st Ever Deadly Shark Attack

    Authorities in Maine said Tuesday the shark that killed a woman in a rare attack off the state’s coast was a great white. The shark bite killed Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, of New York City, the Maine Department of Marine Resources said. The shark fatally bit Holowach off Bailey Island on Monday while she was swimming with her daughter, w...
  • shark attack Jul 29

    ‘She Started Screaming': Witness Describes Seeing Deadly Maine Shark Attack

    A Maine man who witnessed Monday’s deadly shark attack described what he saw from his own home a day later. Stephen Arnold was working inside his home Monday afternoon and looking out his window. “I saw the two swimmers, right there at that rock ledge. They were actually splashing, and laughing, and talking with each other,” said ...
  • shark attack Jul 28

    Maine Shark Expert Discusses the State's 1st Deadly Attack

    Arizona State University professor James Sulikowski had already been researching sharks in Maine when one fatally attacked a swimmer. Sulikowski sat down with NECN to discuss how rare the attack is

  • fugitive of justice Jul 28

    Wanted Fugitive From Mass. Arrested in Maine, Police Say

    A Massachusetts man who is on the state’s Most Wanted list for charges of murder and armed robbery was taken into custody in Maine on Tuesday. Police took Derell Guy into custody after searching for him for about a day. Guy is from Lynn, Massachusetts, and fled into the woods in Wilton after a Monday traffic stop, according to...

  • bailey island Jul 28

    New Details Released in Maine's 1st Deadly Shark Attack

    The woman killed in Maine’s first known deadly shark attack Monday has been identified as a 63-year-old woman from New York City who had a summer home in the community. The Maine Department of Marine Resources on Tuesday identified the woman as Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63. She was attacked by a great white shark, authorities said Tuesday. &#8...
  • Portland Jul 28

    Man Dead After Car Smashes Through Maine Baseball Field, Playground

    An erratic driver, allegedly overdosing on drugs, careened through the stands at a baseball field in Portland, Maine, Sunday before flying into a playground. The chaos left a man dead, authorities said. The driver is facing charges in the crash that witnesses said laid a disturbing path of destruction, knocking baseball bleachers dozens of feet awa...
  • Maine Open Farm Day Jul 26

    Maine Farms Open to the Public Today, on the Internet This Time

    Farms around Maine are encouraging residents to pay a virtual visit. Maine Open Farm Day is Sunday, July 26, and the event has a much larger online component than usual this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Amanda Beal, of the state’s commission of agriculture, conservation and forestry, said residents’ “interactions with agriculture will ...
  • Dover-Foxcroft Jul 24

    Saw How the Land Lies: Maine Neighbors' Dispute Leaves Garage Halved

    Years as a contractor prepared Gabriel Brawn to use a Sawzall reciprocating saw to cut his neighbor’s garage exactly in half, though he certainly never expected to do it. Literally, the garage in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, crossed the line years ago, when it was built atop a property line. Figuratively, another line was crossed shortly before Memorial ...
  • sewage testing Jul 24

    Sewage in Maine to Be Tested to Determine Coronavirus Prevalence

    A water district in Maine is collecting sewage samples for testing to determine the prevalence of the coronavirus based on what’s being flushed down the toilet. The Greater Augusta Utility District began collecting samples of sewage this week at its wastewater treatment plant. Those samples are being sent to a Massachusetts company that&#8217...
  • chipmunks Jul 23

    Surge in Chipmunks Blamed on Plentiful Spring Acorns Around New England

    If you’ve noticed a recent surge in chipmunks, you’re not alone. This year’s boom happening around New England can be blamed for plentiful acorns this spring. Ryan Robicheau, a lands management biologist with Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, says there are tens of thousands if not more chipmunks than usua...
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