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    Building Supervisor Injured in Maine Blast Is Out of Hospital

    A building supervisor credited with saving lives by evacuating a building before a deadly propane blast in Farmington is out of the hospital five months later. Larry Lord’s GoFundMe page reported Tuesday that he had been discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital and transferred to a rehabilitation center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, in Charlestown,  the Bangor Daily News reported. Lord helped...

  • drones Feb 25

    Maine Bill Seeks to Protect Children from Drone Surveillance

    A Republican lawmaker in Maine is hoping to pass a bill he says would protect children in the state from unauthorized surveillance by drones. The proposal from Rep. John Andrews of Paris would create a new state law the legislator says would “prevent unauthorized drone spying on a person in their domicile where they have an expectation of privacy.” Andrews…

  • Maine Feb 25

    Maine Big Lots Employee Arrested for Setting Couch on Fire

    A man who set a couch on fire inside a Big Lots in Maine was arrested on Monday, according to the Maine State Fire Marshal. While the store was open on Saturday, 22-year-old Ryan Graffam set a couch on fire that was in storage in the back of the store, according to the fire marshal. Graffam was working at the…

  • NBC Jul 26, 2017

    Do Pets Grieve?

    Animal experts say pets often process loss in a manner similar to humans. In a recent newsletter published by the Funeral Consumer Alliance of Maine, researcher Jessica Pierce says a growing body of research into ‘animal thanatology’ suggests common pets such as dogs and cats seem to share with humans many behavioral reactions to death, such as mourning and rituals...

  • NBC Jul 28, 2017

    Dogs From Puerto Rico Get 2nd Chance

    Every shelter pet has a story. Some have overcome extraordinary odds while others traveled great distances to get a second lease on life.

  • Maine Aug 10, 2018

    ’We Loved Him Right From Day One’: Maine Family Adopts Dog After Fostering

    From “foster failure” to adoption success story, one family in Maine can’t imagine its home without its furry friend. Last summer, Janice Ribeiro and her son, Sam, started feeling like they were ready to have a dog again. Their previous pet had passed away, and they wanted to ease back in to pet ownership. They decided to be a foster...

  • New England Feb 24

    New England Has Felt 4 Earthquakes in As Many Weeks. Here’s Where

    If you watched our NBC10 Boston and NECN morning show Monday, you saw the update: another earthquake has rumbled in New England.  In fact, Sunday evening’s quake at 5:44 PM measured a 2.2 magnitude with an epicenter in Sabattus, Maine, just outside of Lewiston.   The quake was felt through the Lewiston area as a light shaking, as was an…

  • Bar Harbor Feb 24

    Maine-Nova Scotia Ferry Service to Begin This Summer

    Seasonal ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia is scheduled to resume this summer. Bay Ferries, the Canadian ferry company, says service is expected to begin by June 26. Company CEO Mark MacDonald says the Cat, a high-speed catamaran, will sail between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Bar Harbor until Labor Day. Crossings will then run six days a week _…

  • Maine Feb 21

    Maine Considers Adding Nonbinary Option to Birth Certificate

    The Portland Press Herald reports the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing rules so nonbinary can be used as a gender marker on birth certificates.

  • Maine Feb 20

    Fireball Will Now Be Produced 24-7 in Maine

    The cinnamon whiskey found in ski resort trash cans across the northeast will now be produced every single day in Lewiston, Maine.

  • Decision 2020 Feb 19

    Poll Shows Tight Race for Susan Collins’ Senate Seat

    New data from a Maine college shows a tight U.S. senate race forming in the Pine Tree State. Colby College released poll data Tuesday evening showing an essential tie between incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon. Gideon is one of five Democrats competing in a primary for the chance to run against Collins...

  • Maine Feb 19

    New Poll Shows Susan Collins in Tight Race for Re-Election

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins is in an essential tie with one of the Democrats vying for her seat, according to a new poll from Colby College.

  • lobster Feb 19

    Claws of Health? Lobster Blood Could Play Role in New Drugs

    Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state’s most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing their blood for use in new drugs.

  • Maine Feb 19

    Maine Shuts Down Key Scallop Fishing Areas for the Season

    Maine fishing regulators are shutting down some of the most important scallop fishing areas in the state for the season. The Maine Department of Marine Resources says Cobscook, Whiting and Dennys bays are all shut down. Cobscook Bay is home to the most fertile scallop fishing grounds in Maine, which is home to a winter scallop harvesting industry. Maine regulators…

  • influenza Feb 19

    Child’s Flu-Related Death Is Maine’s First This Season

    A child in Maine died has become the state’s first pediatric influenza-associated death of the 2019-2020 flu season, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Susan Collins Feb 19

    Collins Joins Senators Who Want FDA to Keep E-Cigs from Kids

    Maine’s Republican senator has joined a bipartisan group of colleagues calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to work harder to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of children. Sen. Susan Collins and others sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn that says the commissioner should prioritize “much-needed public health oversight to these unregulated, addictive, and kid-friendly...

  • Weather Feb 19

    Windy Wednesday Could Mean Power Outages for Some

    Some residents in Maine are digging out from the heaviest single snowstorm of the season after over half a foot of snow fell in the suburbs north of Portland to Lewiston Tuesday – not an exceptional snowstorm by New England standards, but this winter, it ranks among the top.  The White Mountains of New Hampshire picked up as much as…

  • Maine Feb 18

    Concrete Elephant Stolen From Porch of Maine Home

    Police in Brunswick, Maine, are investigating an unusually weighty case. A local woman, Liz Croston, says she is missing a 150-pound concrete elephant that she and police believe was stolen off her stoop in broad daylight. The statue is one of a pair — a female elephant without tusks that matches a male with tusks. The two concrete creatures sit…

  • Maine Feb 18

    Maine Woman Asking for Return of Concrete Elephant

    Liz Croston of Brunswick, Maine, says one of ther two concrete elephants was stolen from the front of her home.

  • Maine Feb 18

    Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Expands Maine Facility

    Maine’s best-selling spirit is expanding. Boston Brands of Maine, the maker of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, will move to a 24/7 operation at its Lewiston facility, according to News Center Maine.

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