• Susan Collins Oct 23

    Why Susan Collins Losing Her Maine Senatorial Race Would Be a BFD

    It’s not often a senatorial race in Maine gathers national headlines. But that changed in 2019 when Susan Collins announced her vote for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, drawing the ire of Democrats hoping she would go against her party and scuttle his nomination. Now Collins, a 24-year senator, is in for the fight of her political life...

  • Maine Oct 23

    COVID-19 Outbreak Centered on Maine Church Grows Again

    A coronavirus outbreak at a rural Maine church has infected dozens of people, authorities said, and an investigation that originally centered around the church has found more cases in area schools. On Wednesday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention advised in a release that “individuals who spent any time at the Brooks Pentecostal Church or Lighthouse Christian Academy…

  • Maine Oct 13

    Razor Blades Found in Pizza Dough Lead to Man's Arrest

    A New Hampshire man is under arrest for allegedly putting razor blades in pizza products at Hannaford supermarkets in Maine, and the grocery store is issuing an expanded recall. Nicholas Mitchell, 38, was arrested in Dover, New Hampshire on Sunday night on a food tampering warrant from Saco, Maine, police, authorities said. On Sunday evening, Hannaford supermarkets announced that anyone…

  • Maine Oct 11

    Baby Born on Maine Island For 1st Time in More Than 90 Years

    A mother has given birth to a baby on Maine’s Little Cranberry Island for the first time in more than nine decades. Born two weeks ago, Azalea Belle Gray is the sixth child for Aaron Gray and Erin Fernald Gray. The Bangor Daily News reports that Azalea’s great-grandfather, a lifelong lobsterman, had been the most recent baby born on...

  • marijuana legalization Oct 9

    A Long Road: Marijuana Goes on Sale Years After Approval in Maine

    Mainers are getting their first opportunity to legally buy marijuana for adult recreational use, but a supply shortage is a potential buzzkill. Retailers blame the pandemic and a limited number of licensed manufacturers for reducing the variety of products available on Friday, the opening day. Licenses were issued only a month ago. That didn’t dampen Matt Bourgeois’ enthusiasm for...

  • Maine Sep 16

    Virus Death Toll Linked to Maine Wedding Grows to 7

    At least seven people have died in connection to a coronavirus outbreak that continues to sicken people in Maine following a wedding reception held over the summer that violated state virus guidelines, public health authorities said. The August wedding reception at the Big Moose Inn in Millinocket is linked to more than 175 confirmed cases of the virus, the Maine…

  • coronavirus outbreak Sep 4

    Third Person Linked to Maine Wedding Dies of COVID-19

    A third person tied to a wedding and reception last month in Millinocket, Maine, has died of the novel coronavirus, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. There are now 147 total cases linked to the events on Aug. 7 at Tri-Town Baptist Church and The Big Moose Inn, health officials said. Also included are 72 cases at...

  • US Postal Service Aug 21

    Thousands of Chicks Arrive Dead to Farmers Amid USPS Turmoil

    At least 4,800 chicks shipped to Maine farmers through the U.S. Postal Service have arrived dead in the recent weeks since rapid cuts hit the federal mail carrier’s operations, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said. The Portland Press Herald reported Wednesday that Pingree, a Maine Democrat, is raising the issue of the dead chicks and economic losses farms are now...

  • 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. “It is tragic…

  • bailey island Jul 28

    Woman Dies in Apparent Shark Attack in Maine

    A woman has died in what authorities in Maine are describing as an apparent shark attack. A witness said the woman was swimming “when she was injured in what appeared to be a shark attack,” according to a statement from the Maine Department of Marine Resources. Kayakers in the area took her to shore, where paramedics were called. But she…

  • Donald Trump Jun 6

    ‘Open Your State': Trump Blasts Governor During Maine Visit

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills continues to voice concerns directly to the president about his visit causing unrest in a tightly-knit small town, urging him to avoid polarizing rhetoric.

  • Donald Trump Jun 4

    Tiny Maine Town Readies for Trump Visit, Hoping Unrest, Virus Don't Follow

    A tiny town in Maine is getting ready for an intense national spotlight.

  • Turkey Hunting May 9

    Not Giving It Up Cold Turkey: Bird Hunters Just Winging It

    The coronavirus pandemic has canceled dozens of spring traditions, from college basketball’s Final Four to Easter Sunday services, but there’s one rite that’s going on largely unfettered — turkey hunting. Every state except Alaska, which is the only state with no turkeys, hosts a spring turkey hunt each year. The birds, whose domesticated cousins grace Thanksgiving tables from Hawaii...

  • Illinois Feb 25

    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...

  • Facebook Feb 25

    Good Boy! Dog Gives Firefighter Kiss During Roof Rescue

    A dog stranded on a roof in Maine was pawsitively grateful to the firefighter who rescued him, showing his appreciation by giving the first responder thank you kisses.

  • New Hampshire Feb 25

    Dog Pardoned by Maine Governor Could Be Trained for Sledding

    A dog that was ordered to be euthanized despite a pardon issued by Maine’s governor could get a second chance at life as a sled dog.

  • America Feb 25

    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.

  • Halloween Feb 24

    '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...

  • 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 Jan 23

    Pickup Truck Destroys Maine Store in Crash After Police Chase

    A police chase in Maine ended with a truck destroying the inside of a general store in Otisfield, Maine. Deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office checked on a suspicious vehicle at a gas station in Raymond, about 17 miles from the crash site, around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. That’s when they say 31-year-old Zachary Mercier sped away, leading police...

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