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    BOWDOINHAM, Maine (AP) — A donkey sculpture on a front lawn in a Maine town was set on fire in what one lawmaker called an act of "political terrorism.” The sculpture was burned around 2 a.m. Saturday morning in Bowdoinham, on the property of former select board member Theresa Turgeon, who said she currently running...
    BOWDOINHAM, Maine (AP) — A donkey sculpture on a front lawn in a Maine town was set on fire in what one lawmaker called an act of “political terrorism.” The sculpture was burned around 2 a.m. Saturday morning in Bowdoinham, on the property of former select board member Theresa Turgeon, who said she currently running...
    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Busy bridges in southern Maine are going to be the subject of repair work for the coming weeks. The Maine Department of Transportation said the work will be performed on the southbound side of Interstate 295 in the South Portland area. The project will take place on the bridges that...
    MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) – An eighth death has been linked to a coronavirus outbreak stemming from a wedding and reception in the northern part of Maine. The man who died was in his 80s and from Somerset County, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday. The wedding and reception in the Millinocket...
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A portrait of a soldier who was critically injured in 2004 in Mosul, Iraq, is now hanging in his honor at Camp Chamberlain alongside nine other fallen Maine Army National Guard soldiers who've lost their lives since 9/11. The bombing left shrapnel in the arm, chest and brain of Staff Sgt....
    By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Saturday there should be no vote on a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the election. Collins said in a statement that she doesn't object to President Donald Trump making a nomination to fill the vacancy or for the...
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) – “In fairness to the American people who will either be re-electing the President or selecting a new one, the decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd,” Maine’s Republican Senator Susan Collins tweeted Saturday afternoon, a day after the...
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    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine smiles as she speaks to the media after having lunch with former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Kennebunkport, Maine. AP Photo/Mary Schwalm For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Maine Senator Susan...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Sen. Collins says Supreme Court vacancy should be filled ‘by the President who is elected on November 3rd.’ Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is awarding Maine nearly a half million dollars to reduce diesel emissions by targeting vehicles and boats to be retrofitted for cleaner energy sources. The effort will help repower vessels and vehicles in the state and reduce emissions, said Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree. The grant rom the...
    By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A late spring frost, a devastating drought and labor troubles wrought by the coronavirus pandemic conspired to make 2020 a difficult year for the wild blueberry producers who harvest the fruit in the nation's northeastern corner. America's producers of wild blueberries are largely located in Maine,...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A late spring frost, a devastating drought and labor troubles wrought by the coronavirus pandemic conspired to make 2020 a difficult year for the wild blueberry producers who harvest the fruit in the nation’s northeastern corner. America’s producers of wild blueberries are largely located in Maine, where the blueberry industry has...
    By CRAIG HORLEMAN, Delaware State News DOVER, Del. (AP) — Taylor Collins got the surprise of a lifetime early in her artistic career. While looking at art books at the Dover Public Library back in the mid-70s, she came across works by famed Delaware artist Jack Lewis. “I loved what he did. He had the...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three non-profit groups that provide services for victims of domestic violence are among the recipients of more than $2.3 million in federal aid in Maine. The federal Office of Violence Against Women is providing the grants, which are designed to support rape crisis centers and victims of domestic violence and stalking....
    (CNN)Some states, it seems, get all the attention in presidential elections. You probably know most of them by now: Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, etc. But beyond the big prizes lie the smallest prizes in the competitive races: Maine's 2nd Congressional District (one electoral vote), Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District (one electoral vote), Nevada (six electoral votes)...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine on Friday called the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “one of the most prominent legal luminaries of our time.” But she didn’t address whether the nomination of her successor should happen now, or after the election. Ginsburg died Friday at her home in...
    There'll be no crowing this year at Fryeburg Fair's annual Handsome Rooster contest – a poultry staple of Maine's largest festival – with participants submitting snapshots online as part of a week-long "virtual fair" on Facebook and Instagram. The Pig Scramble Gamble, Gorgeous Goat competition, and Moo-La-Palooza are also going virtual this October amid the coronavirus pandemic....
    Hampden Public Safety A minor admitted to placing dog poop in mailboxes of Trump supporters. A girl in Maine has confessed to a “crappy” deed that made headlines in her home state. Police said a minor admitted that she had left dog poop in the mailboxes of at least three homeowners in the...
    BOSTON (CBS/CNN) – In the midst of Maine’s contested Senate rate, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has thrown his support behind fellow Republican Sen. Susan Collins over Democratic challenger Sara Gideon. Baker voiced his support for Collins in a new 15-second ad that was released on Friday, highlighting her willingness to work across party lines and...
    By The Associated Press Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT Lawmakers must think big on utilities New Haven Register Sept. 17 A month later, with tempers having cooled, it would be easy to assume that everything is back to normal with Connecticut’s electric utilities. Prolonged outages, after all, are...
    RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — Police are searching in western Maine for a convicted sex offender who skipped a meeting with his probation officer and another man who's on bail on a sexual assault charge. Shawn Batchelder, who served time for rape and was last seen in Augusta on Sept. 12, is believed to be travelling...
    Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins is down five points to her Democratic challenger Sara Gideon, a poll released Friday shows. According to a New York Times-Siena College poll, Collins is behind  Gideon 44 percent to 49 percent with less than two months before the November 3 elections. The poll did however show that 50 percent...
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has well below 50% support in a pair of new polls released this week, showing just how precarious her reelection bid is weeks before voters decide her political fate in the toughest campaign of her career. Collins' Democratic challenger, Maine state House Speaker Sara Gideon, currently holds 49%...
    A wedding in rural Maine became a coronavirus "superspreader" event that left seven people dead and 177 infected. Now, for the community and wider region, which had relaxed social-distancing rules introduced earlier in the crisis, the news was a brutal wake-up call. "When we heard of the outbreak... everyone really hunkered down," said Cody McEwen,...
    Sen. Susan Collins secured the endorsements of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, two Republican governors in deep-blue states, as her Maine race for reelection against challenger Sara Gideon is likely to come down to the wire in November. Baker and Hogan, moderates who have managed to maintain high popularity with their...
    MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A paraplegic man from Maine who is making a bid for the U.S. House is getting ready to jump out of a plane Friday in support of military veterans. Republican Dale Crafts, a former state representative, plans to make the jump in the early afternoon at Millinocket Regional Airport. He is...
    An outbreak of coronavirus in a Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is being investigated by the Maine Center for Disease Control. During a media briefing this week, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said as of Thursday 18 new cases were confirmed among workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Some 13 of those individuals who tested positive for novel coronavirus are...
    Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden asks if public can trust vaccine from Trump ahead of Election Day | Oklahoma health officials raised red flags before Trump rally Gideon leads Collins by 12 points in Maine Senate race: poll Senate leaders quash talk of rank-and-file COVID-19 deal MORE (R-Maine), a top Democratic...
    A new poll released Friday finds Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenCast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response Biden tells CNN town hall that he has benefited from white privilege MORE leading President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) are endorsing Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden asks if public can trust vaccine from Trump ahead of Election Day | Oklahoma health officials raised red flags before Trump rally Gideon leads Collins by 12 points in Maine Senate race: poll...
    “The tide has turned” on embattled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, according to an analyst from Quinnipiac. A new survey released this week by the non-partisan pollster found the incumbent senator trailing Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, her Democratic challenger, by 12 points. “The tide has turned on Senator Susan Collins, who was so popular in Maine that she won nearly 70% of...
    A rural church wedding and reception on a beautiful day in the shadow of Mount Katahdin was no doubt a happy day. But it has spread misery ever since. That single event on Aug. 7 is linked to coronavirus outbreaks in at least two other locations in Maine, with more than 170 people contracting the...
    In Maine, a state that Hillary Clinton won by a bare 22,000 votes in 2016, Trump supporters have been finding dog poop in their mailboxes, allegedly courtesy of a middle-aged woman riding a bicycle. Alyshia Canwell, a patrol officer with Hampden Public Safety, told WGME, “She has been picking up dog feces and putting it...
    Police in Maine are trying to track down a woman who is dumping dog poop into the mailboxes of President Trump supporters.  According to authorities, the offender has deliberately been targeting homes in the Hampden area that have Trump signs erected in their front yards.  The woman is alleged to have carried out the caper...
    A Maine church community came together to replace a church volunteer’s stolen tools after he was in the middle of working on a project for the church. The 67-year-old volunteer for the Boothbay Harbor United Methodist Church was working on storm windows for installation, left the tools inside to mow the lawn, and noticed they...
    In election years, voters are used to crap mail filling their mailboxes, but in Maine the problem has become literal. The Hampden Police Department is looking for a woman they say has been committing acts of vandalism, WGME-TV reports. Witnesses on Sunday and Monday reported seeing a masked woman...
    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The warming Gulf of Maine recorded its hottest single day this summer, reaching 69.85 degrees Fahrenheight (21 degrees Celsius). The reading was taken on Aug. 14 in what’s already one of the fastest-warming bodies of water on the planet, but researchers at Gulf of Maine Research Institute only realized this week...
    A rural church wedding and reception on a beautiful day in the shadow of Mount Katahdin was no doubt a happy day. But it has spread misery ever since. That single event on Aug. 7 is linked to coronavirus outbreaks in at least two other locations in Maine, with more than 170 people contracting the...
    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The warming Gulf of Maine recorded its hottest single day this summer, reaching 69.85 degrees Fahrenheight (21 degrees Celsius). The reading was taken on Aug. 14 in what's already one of the fastest-warming bodies of water on the planet, but researchers at Gulf of Maine Research Institute only realized this week...
    “The tide has turned” on embattled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, according to an analyst from Quinnipiac. A new survey released this week by the non-partisan pollster found the incumbent senator trailing Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, her Democratic challenger, by 12 points. “The tide has turned on Senator Susan Collins, who was so popular in Maine that she won nearly 70% of the vote the last...
    Much of New Hampshire and parts of Maine are in a severe drought, according to a national weekly report released Thursday. The State Drought Monitor maintained by the University of Nebraska lists 72.39% of New Hampshire in a severe drought. That's up from 28.31% last week. In Maine, 56.18% of the state is in a...
    That’s a really crappy political campaign. Police in Maine are hunting a middle-aged woman who has been dumping dog poop in Trump supporters’ mailboxes, according to a report Thursday. “She has been picking up dog feces and putting it in mailboxes, specifically of people who have Trump signs outside,” Alyshia Canwell, a patrol officer with...
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The University of New England is undertaking additional testing measures on its Biddeford and Portland campuses as York County remains a hotspot for COVID-19. Students who feel they're at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus can be tested free of charge, UNE President James Herbert said in a letter to the...
    WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A state of emergency remains in effect in the city of Westbrook, Maine, where workers are assessing landslides that blocked the Presumpscot River. Westbrook Fire Chief Andrew Turcotte said Thursday that the immediate threat of flooding has subsided, but the ground remains unstable. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood...
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's sons is making a campaign trip on behalf of his dad to Maine and New Hampshire. Eric Trump was paying visits Thursday to the Trump campaign field office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He's also heading to the Camp Ellis Pier in Saco for an event titled,...
    A rural church wedding and reception on a beautiful day in the shadow of Mount Katahdin was no doubt a happy day. But it has spread misery ever since. That single event on Aug. 7 is linked to outbreaks in at least two other locations in Maine, with more than 170 people contracting the virus...