• Maine June 4, 2022 9:42 pm

    Construction Worker Killed in Collapse in Maine

    A construction worker was killed in Rockland, Maine on Saturday after a carport he’d been working with a crew to remove collapsed on him. The Portland Press Herald reported that Kendall Ross, 37, of Rockland, had been working to remove a carport from a residence on Crescent Street when a beam supporting the structure that connected it to the house…

  • Maine May 29, 2022 4:22 pm

    Maine Plans to Open New Shelter for Displaced Asylum Seekers

    The state of Maine plans to fund a temporary emergency shelter and renovated housing units in Portland, South Portland and Brunswick for asylum seekers, an adviser to the governor said. Senior Housing Adviser Greg Payne disclosed the plan as South Portland on Wednesday joined Portland in announcing it could no longer guarantee housing for asylum seekers. There would be...

  • outdoor dining July 21, 2021 12:47 pm

    Maine's Largest City to Keep Outdoor Dining Into Fall

    The City Council in Maine’s largest city has decided to continue a pandemic rule to allow outdoor dining and retail in place until at least the fall. Portland is looking to end a local emergency declaration about the pandemic on July 29. That would also end additional powers given to the city manager that can restrict public gatherings. The Portland…

  • Islesboro February 21, 2021 7:19 pm

    John Travolta Selling 20-Bedroom, $5M Maine Mansion

    The Maine mansion that actor John Travolta shared with his late wife, actor Kelly Preston, has been put up for sale. The 67-year-old star of “Grease” and “Saturday Night Fever” recently listed the home on Islesboro, an island off the coast of Maine, for $5 million, according to the Portland Press Herald. The couple bought the home in 1991 as newlyweds…

  • marijuana March 3, 2020 10:14 am

    Legal Marijuana Sales in Maine Pushed Back Another 3 Months

    The target date for the first legal sales of marijuana in Maine are being pushed back again as the state and municipalities work on issuing licenses. The Portland Press Herald reports state officials had hoped the first marijuana stores could open this spring, but it now looks like June is more realistic. Applicants for licenses need to receive a conditional…

  • Allen Coffee Brandy January 30, 2020 5:23 pm

    Hole in the Sombrero? Sales of Allen's Brandy Continue Slide

    Allen’s Coffee Brandy, a venerable brand of liquor beloved in Maine, is no longer the top-selling alcohol in the Pine Tree State. The Portland Press Herald obtained state alcoholic beverage records that say Mainers spent $12.2 million on Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey and $11.7 million on Tito’s Handmade Vodka last year. Those sales were enough to eclipse Allen’s, which garnered $9.2…

  • Maine January 5, 2020 4:45 am

    Portland Press Herald to Halt Monday's Print Edition

    If you live in Maine and you still like to start off every Monday morning by grabbing the newspaper from your front yard, get ready for a change to that routine soon enough.

  • United States November 30, 2019 12:16 am

    Unique Products Continue to Draw Crowds as Overall Retail Takes a Dip in Freeport, Maine

    Freeport, Maine is well-known as a summer shopping destination with its outlets and other stores. But is it still a dominant retail hub on Black Friday, as more and more people choose to buy online? Anecdotal and numerical evidence shows Freeport has taken an overall retail hit from the Internet. Freeport retail dollars dipped 20-percent or $15,000,000 between 2018 and...

  • United States November 30, 2019 12:08 am

    Is Freeport, Maine a Dominant Retail Hub?

    Anecdotal and numerical evidence shows Freeport has tkaen an overall retail hit from the Internet.

  • Maine November 11, 2019 9:52 pm

    Maine Investigating Marijuana-Related Ads at Arena

    Regulators in Maine are investigating concerns about marijuana-related advertisements at a sports arena. The Portland Press Herald reports several parents whose children play sports at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston have complained about the ads.

  • United States November 6, 2019 9:41 pm

    Voters Picking Mayor in Portland Election

    Maine’s largest city picked a new mayor Tuesday. Portland elected school board member Kate Snyder, receiving 39% of the vote in the first round of ranked-choice voting, according to News Center Maine. City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau followed with 28% of the vote, with both topping sitting Mayor Ethan Strimling’s 25%. Travis Curran received 7% of the vote.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. November 5, 2019 10:48 pm

    Mayoral Election in Portland

    Citizens of Portland, Maine, are voting in a mayoral race Tuesday.

  • Boston August 23, 2019 9:56 am

    Federal Shift May Increase Asylum Backlogs in Northeast

    A Trump administrative directive to shift federal resources from Boston and Newark, New Jersey, could increase delays for asylum seekers in the Northeast. The temporary reassignments are part of an attempt to reduce a backlog at the southern border, but it will have an impact in the Northeast.

  • Maine August 1, 2019 11:45 pm

    Roadkill Database Could Be a Boon to Wayward Critters

    Maine conservationists are hopeful a new database about roadkill will protect the state’s critters from becoming statistics. The Portland Press Herald reports Maine Audubon’s online database will let residents who see roadkill report the sighting. That will allow the group to identify roadkill “hotspots” that are especially dangerous for animals.

  • New Hampshire July 24, 2019 7:48 pm

    ACLU Asks New England Company to Keep Immigration Agents Off Buses

    The American Civil Liberties Union affiliates of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are asking a bus company to refuse access to immigration agents who want to board and conduct citizenship checks. The Portland Press Herald reports the affiliates sent a letter to New-Hampshire based Concord Coach Lines Tuesday asking it to reconsider its position.

  • Maine June 23, 2019 4:11 pm

    Newspaper's Investigation Says Maine Utility Misled Public

    The operators of a Maine power company didn’t adequately test a new billing system that proved to be prone to errors when it was rolled out in 2017. That’s the key finding of an investigation by Portland Press Herald that was published Sunday.

  • Maine June 23, 2019 4:11 pm

    Newspaper's Investigation Says Maine Utility Misled Public

    The operators of a Maine power company didn’t adequately test a new billing system that proved to be prone to errors when it was rolled out in 2017. That’s the key finding of an investigation by Portland Press Herald that was published Sunday.

  • Maine January 22, 2019 3:56 pm

    ‘I'm the Hero': Man Gets Maine's Giant Ice Disk Spinning Again

    Maine’s giant spinning ice disk is moving again thanks to one man’s efforts. The formation in the Presumpscot River in Greater Portland stopped rotating Wednesday, two days after a video of its mesmerizing movement was widely shared on social media. The roughly 100-yard (91-meter) wide disk became lodged against the river’s edge, preventing it from moving. Andrew Sims says he...

  • Maine October 5, 2018 5:35 pm

    Body Found Amid Search for Missing Maine Teacher

    A body has been found in a Maine community amid an ongoing search for a missing elementary school teacher, authorities said. Law enforcement officers converged on a home on Gray Road in North Yarmouth Friday morning where the body was found, a scene that’s about a half a mile from Kristin Westra’s home on Lufkin Road, where she was last...

  • New Hampshire October 2, 2018 4:52 pm

    Five Parties File Suit in Bus Crash That Injured 11 Campers on I-95 in NH

    The number of parties intending to sue the town of Kittery over a bus crash that injured 11 summer campers is growing. The Portsmouth Herald reports that five notices of intent to sue have been filed following the Kittery Community Center bus crash.

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