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    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government must renew waivers for programs that increase access to school meals amid the coronavirus pandemic, Maine's Democratic congresswoman said. Rep Chellie Pingree joined more than 100 members of Congress in a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that called for the department to extend flexibility...
    With only a month left until Labor Day, Maine lawmakers and tourism leaders have urged the governor to ease restrictions to allow more out-of-state visitors. People from five Eastern states are currently exempt from Maine’s quarantine order and are not required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Republican legislators want Gov. Janet...
    By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor said Monday she believes President Donald Trump's executive orders meant to address the coronavirus pandemic are about “partisan gamesmanship” rather than relief. Trump, a Republican, announced an executive order on Saturday that is intended to extend unemployment payments of up to $400 a...
    Maine voters are ready to vote Republican Sen. Susan Collins out of office, according to a new poll. Research firm RMG Research, Inc. found that 48% of registered voters in Maine currently back Democratic challenger Sara Gideon over incumbent Collins, who has 41% support. There is some wiggle room for Collins to mount a...
    The Maine Legislature's joint Energy, Utility, and Technology Committee has approved a bill that would replace the state’s investor-owned power provider with a state-run operation, a change that some estimate could run ratepayers several billion dollars before potential savings are realized. The amended proposal, which the committee passed by an 8-1 vote recently, would...
    BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The National Institute on Aging has awarded a Maine laboratory nearly a half million dollars to research a blood condition that is common in older adults. Jackson Laboratory associate professor Jennifer Trowbridge will conduct the research on clonal hematopoiesis. The disease puts older people at risk of cancer and cardiovascular...
    Asim Riaz and Himanshi Khurana are on roll, aren’t they? The duo is busy shooting for their numerous singles while intensifying their chemistry with every new outing. The duo met inside the Bigg Boss 13 house and started dating soon after. While their off-screen equation continues to blossom, their on-screen one too is casting a...
    The much-awaited song starring Bigg Boss 13 fame Asim Riaz and Himanshi Khurana is finally out. Titled as “Dil Ko Maine Di Kasam”, the melody is soothing and quite different from the ones they both were earlier part of. The highlighting part of the music video is the sizzling chemistry between Riaz and Khurana. Like trust...
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is asking residents to keep an eye on trees near their homes and neighborhoods for strange bugs. August is a peak time of the year to be able to observe invasive insects, which can do damage to trees in the state. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and...
    BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A pair of Maine institutions is receiving grants totaling nearly $200,000 to help with recovery efforts for stranded marine mammals. Marine mammals such as whales and seals sometimes wash up on New England shores in need of assistance. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is awarding grants to College of...
    WELLS, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities say the body of a Massachusetts man was found in the Webhannet River after authorities responded to a report of an unoccupied sailboat. Maine Marine Patrol identified the man Sunday as 61-year-old Robert Rasche of Bellingham, Massachusetts. Officials say Marine Patrol received a report Saturday of the unoccupied 21-foot...
    WELLS, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities say the body of a Massachusetts man was found in the Webhannet River after authorities responded to a report of an unoccupied sailboat. Maine Marine Patrol identified the man Sunday as 61-year-old Robert Rasche of Bellingham, Massachusetts. Officials say Marine Patrol received a report Saturday of the unoccupied 21-foot...
    Asim Riaz and Himanshi Khurana are all set to wow fans with their upcoming romantic song, “Dil Ko Maine Di Kasam“. It was a while ago when the makers dropped a teaser of the song and fans went gaga over it. The melody is slated to release on August 10, 2020, at 11 am IST....
    BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England: ___ NEW HAMPSHIRE New Hampshire's hospitals are hurting financially and bracing for cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state's hospitals collectively lost $575 million in revenue between March and July, said Kathy Bizarro-Thunberg, executive vice president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association....
    TRENTON, Maine (AP) — The federal government is giving $9 million to help with the development of a transit facility in Downeast Maine that supporters say will dramatically improve transportation in the area. The Federal Transit Administration is providing the money to help finish the next phase of Acadia Gateway Center in Trenton. The facility...
    By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press BATH, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers reached a tentative agreement to end a strike that has stretched on for more than a month during a pandemic, officials announced Saturday. The proposal, which was unanimously endorsed by the union's negotiating team, will be put forth...
    Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers reached a tentative agreement to end a strike that has stretched for more than a month during a global pandemic, the union announced Saturday. The agreement, which was unanimously endorsed by union negotiators, will be put forth to the 4,300 members of Machinists Local S6 for approval....
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's university system is providing gardening buddies. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension said it's launching a program to match gardeners of different experience levels. Gardening has emerged as a popular hobby during the coronavirus pandemic. The extension said the Garden Mentorship Program will match residents with master gardener volunteers to...
    BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — A pair of water districts in rural Maine areas is receiving nearly $5 million from the federal government to make upgrades. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing the money in the form of grants and loans to the Bridgton Water District and the Milo Water District. It's part of the...
    Democratic Maine state House Speaker Sara Gideon is leading Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsAnalysis finds record high number of woman versus woman congressional races Group of GOP senators back more money for airlines to pay workers Republicans uncomfortably playing defense MORE (R) in the state’s closely watched Senate race, while Democrats in South Carolina and...
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republicans have again declined to agree to a special session of the state Legislature to address bills left unfinished by the coronavirus pandemic. The Republicans shot down the idea on Wednesday. It was the second time they've declined to hold the session, which would be held at Augusta Civic Center....
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is canceling a research survey about New England's imperiled shrimp fishery due to challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Maine shrimp fishery has been shut down for several years because of concerns such as poor survival of young. Scientists have said environmental conditions in the Gulf of...
    MORRILL, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine said a 34-year-old man was killed in a traffic crash on Wednesday when his car crossed a center line and collided with a dump truck. The crash killed Nicholas Day, of Belmont, police said. It happened in Morrill on Route 3. Day was pronounced dead at the scene....
    The question of who controls the Senate may get a little trickier after the November election as the odds of a 50-50 split in the chamber look increasingly likely. To flip the Senate, Democrats need a net gain of three or four seats, depending on whether President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence win...
    A third outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a blueberry farm in Maine occurred over the past week, according to a local report. The news highlights concerns that migrant workers and residents in agricultural communities are particularly at risk for widespread infection amid the start of harvest season around the country. Blueberry growers discovered the cases through proactive testing...
    If Democrats don’t flip the Senate in November, we might as well just crown Sen. Mitch McConnell king of America, because he alone will control our country’s future. The progressive priorities we’ve waited to advance for years and the massive effort we’ll need to rectify the vast wrongs of the Trump years: All...
    Dear MarketWatch, I want to retire to Texas. I will be moving from Maine within the next five years and would like a location that has freshwater and some national or state parks. I estimate my monthly retirement income in the range of $3,750 to $4,200. I will be buying a house and selling the...
    MILBRIDGE, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are investigating a group of positive coronavirus cases among blueberry workers. Four employees of Wyman's who were working at a location in Milbridge have tested positive. It was the third cluster of coronavirus cases at a blueberry processing facility or farm in the state, the Portland Press Herald reported....
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's highest court is scheduled to hear arguments on Wednesday about the future of a citizens' campaign to block a much-debated hydropower project. The arguments concern the New England Clean Energy Connect, which calls for construction of a 145-mile (233-kilometer) high-voltage power line from Mount Beattie Township on the Canadian border...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine city council has voted unanimously to ban the use of facial recognition technology. Portland City councilors voted Monday in favor of the proposal submitted by City Councilor Pious Ali in November, the council did not explain why now was the time to move the item, the Portland Press Herald...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mayor of Maine's largest city met with an organizer of an encampment for homeless people that has been set up outside City Hall, but the two sides have yet to reach an agreement about the future of the camp. Portland Mayor Kate Snyder met with organizer Jess Falero before the...
    Bigg Boss 13 co-contestants turned lovers Asim Riaz and Himanshi Khurana are all set for another video song! They previously shared space in a romantic video song titled, “Khyaal Rakhya Kar.” Now, they will be seen in another romantic ballad titled, “Dil Ko Maine Di Kasam.” The handsome internet sensation shared the first look of...
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative committee has approved a proposal for a “Veterans Bill of Rights” that promises support for vets in the state. Democratic Sen. Mike Carpenter proposed the bill, which is designed to help make sure veterans have access to jobs, education, physical and mental health counseling and housing. The Committee...
    UNITY, Maine (AP) — A college in Maine that focuses on environmental studies and sustainability said it plans to permanently transition to a hybrid model of in-person and online learning. Unity College announced the move by its board of trustees on Monday. The college said the board also authorized leadership to consider selling the main...
    BATH, Maine (AP) — A shipyard workers' union in Maine and a Navy shipbuilder were scheduled to return to the table on Monday amid a strike that began weeks ago. The Machinists Local S6 union that represents about 4,300 workers at Bath Iron Works said previously that it would resume negotiations with the shipyard. The...
    A Maine hospital saw a resurgence of coronavirus cases after months without a positive COVID-19 test after visitors to Acadia National Park learned they tested positive during a trip to the Pine Tree State. “After several months without a positive COVID-19 test result, Mount Desert Island Hospital has resulted in three new cases in...
    WAREHAM (CBS) — “Angry bystanders” confronted a Maine women who left a 6-year-old girl and a dog in her car while she shopped last Thursday, according to Wareham police. Officers responded at about 3 p.m. to the Ocean State Job Lot after getting a report that a child had been left unattended in a running...
    A Maine hospital saw a resurgence of coronavirus cases after months without a positive COVID-19 test after visitors to Acadia National Park learned they tested positive during a trip to the Pine Tree State. “After several months without a positive COVID-19 test result, Mount Desert Island Hospital has resulted in three new cases in the last week and...
    By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A meeting of governors from around the country that had been scheduled to take place in Maine has been moved online to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. The Summer Meeting of the National Governors Association had been slated to convene Wednesday in Portland. The...
    HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — Maine parks officials removed some water activity restrictions on Monday in the wake of a fatal shark bite off Harpswell. The shark bite killed Julie Dimperio Holowach off Bailey Island on July 27. Maine officials responded by restricting swimming at some coastal state parks. The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands...
    Authorities in Maine are distributing oral rabies vaccines in bait form in the northeastern part of the state early this month. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services said the vaccines will be distributed starting around Aug. 3 and the effort will last for several days. The baits will be distributed by the air...
    Maine wine drinkers pay the equivalent of 60 cents per gallon in state wine excise taxes, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2020 data. The wine excise tax in Maine was 32nd highest among the 50 states, the Tax Foundation study found. Most states levy wine taxes...
    A re-energized Tropical Storm Isaias is now expected to make landfall in the Carolinas as a hurricane on Monday before spreading its impacts to over 50 million people along the Eastern Seaboard as far as Maine. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said the storm now has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph -- just 4 mph shy of...
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine are distributing oral rabies vaccines in bait form in the northeastern part of the state early this month. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services said the vaccines will be distributed starting around Aug. 3 and the effort will last for several days. The baits will be...
    MAINE (WABC) -- A funeral was held in Maine yesterday for a first responder from New Jersey who developed cancer after responding to the 9/11 terror attacks.Rich Kubler, 53, served in the Hackensack Fire Department, and was one of the first heroes who rushed to the World Trade Center on that fateful day in 2001.He...
    MAINE (WABC) -- A funeral was held in Maine yesterday for a first responder from New Jersey who developed cancer after responding to the 9/11 terror attacks.Rich Kubler, 53, served in the Hackensack Fire Department, and was one of the first heroes who rushed to the World Trade Center on that fateful day in 2001.He...
    LINCOLN, Maine (AP) — A 40-year-old woman from Corrinna was killed in an ATV crash in the town of Lincoln, the Maine Wardens Service said. Wardens say Shannon Brewer was driving a side-by-side ATV at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when she lost control as she approached a four-way intersection and skidded more than 50 feet...
    A look at COVID-19 news from around New England: ___ MAINE A Maine hospital that serves the area that includes Acadia National Park says multiple out-of-state visitors have sought advice after learning that the COVID-19 tests they took before leaving their home states came back positive. Bar Harbor’s Mount Desert Island Hospital said Friday on...