Maine

  • Susan Collins Jan 18

    Maine’s Susan Collins Has Become the Most Disliked US Senator, According to Poll

    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) won her last re-election with almost 70% of the vote, but she is now ranked as the country’s most disliked senator in a new poll. Survey results released by Morning Consult show Collins has a 52% disapproval rating in her home state. That makes her the most unpopular senator in the poll, unseating Senate Majority Leader…

  • Maine Jan 17

    Susan Collins Is Nation’s Most Disliked Senator

    Sen. Susan Collins won re-election with almost 70% of the vote, but she now ranks as the most disliked senator in the U.S., according to a new survey.

  • Maine Jan 16

    Maine K-9 Gets New Bulletproof Vest Thanks to Woman’s Generosity

    A Maine police dog has some extra protection in the field thanks to a Massachusetts non-profit and a Maine woman’s generosity. Dutch, a Maine State Police K-9, has been sporting a sharp new bullet- and stab-proof vest for over a month. The 21-month-old Dutch shepherd puppy is trained for patrol and drug enforcement work and has already been out...

  • Maine Jan 16

    Reward Offered After Bald Eagle Shot and Killed in Maine

    Authorities in Maine are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of someone who shot a bald eagle, which later died. The Maine Warden Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are looking for help in finding out what happened to the eagle. It was discovered injured on Sunday in the town of Peru. A person...

  • 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 in describing...

  • Maine Jan 15

    Stephen King Criticized for Comments on Diversity

    Author Stephen King, one of Maine’s most famous figures, is being slammed online for a controversial view.

  • 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 basement,…

  • 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 stalled...

  • Maine Jan 14

    Maine Governor Vetoes Sports Betting Bill

    Gov. Janet Mills blocked Maine from becoming the next New England state to allow licensed sports gambling operations, citing the need to protect young and vulnerable gamblers in the law she vetoed.

  • 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 to...

  • 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 hampering the search. It was…

  • 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 Sen. Angus King say it’s...

  • 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 array. The two made history when...

  • 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 with looming federal…

  • 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, support, endorse...

  • Maine murder Jan 11

    Maine Man Charged With Killing His Wife

    Police have arrested a Maine man after the state’s first homicide of this year. Forty-year-old Frederick Allen Jr. appeared in court in Bangor Friday afternoon after being accused of killing his wife, 37-year-old Anielka Allen, on Thursday. Maine State Police say the murder happened in a home on North Street in Newport, a small town 30 minutes west of Bangor….

  • rabies exposure Jan 9

    Elderly Maine Man Attacked by Rabid Fox — His 2nd Rabid Animal Encounter in 4 Months

    An elderly Maine man is recovering after being attacked by a rabid fox in his driveway in Bath. Last week’s attack is the second time 88-year-old Norman Kenney had an encounter with a rabid animal in the last four months. Last Friday, Kenney was outside, closing up his garage, when he called to what he thought was his cat...

  • rabid fox Jan 9

    Elderly Maine Man Bitten by Rabid Fox

    An elderly Maine man is recovering after being attacked by a rabid fox in Bath, Maine, for the second time in four months.

  • l.l. bean Jan 9

    LL Bean’s HQ Staying Put in Town Where Retailer Was Founded

    L.L. Bean’s headquarters is staying put in the Maine community where the mail-order company was founded. The company disclosed at a Town Council meeting this week that it intends to renovate and expand its corporate headquarters in Freeport after reviewing options that included locations in other towns. A company spokeswoman said the review of alternatives was part of the...

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