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Clam Project Aims At Battling Green Crabs

Updated 6 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A quarter-million juvenile clams are getting a new lease on life.

Officials say the clams are being placed in an upweller system where they’ll be fed and protected from predators before being transferred to a protected area where they will be able to grow ideally with minimal threat from green crabs.

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Primary Voters Weigh Political Purity, Compromise

Updated 6 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Democratic and Republican primaries for Maine’s open congressional seat have been dominated by one question: What’s more valuable in the state’s representative, political purity or a knack for compromise?

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First Lady Barbara Bush Has Low-key 89th Birthday

Updated 6 months ago

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is having a low-key 89th birthday celebration in Maine.

A family spokesman says the wife of former President George H.W. Bush is having a private dinner Sunday with relatives in Kennebunkport, where the family has a summer home.

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Man Seriously Injured In Motorcycle Crash

Updated 6 months ago

HARRISON, Maine (AP) — A 73-year-old Maine man was seriously injured when his motorcycle struck a turning truck.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says Stanwood Horne of Rumford was riding his motorcycle on Norway Road in Harrison Saturday afternoon when the collision occurred.

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Maine Man Due In Court To Face Murder Charge

Updated 6 months ago

ST. FRANCIS, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who hid in the woods for a week after the fatal shooting of his girlfriend is due in court.

Officials say 38-year-old Jesse Marquis is expected to make his initial appearance Monday after spending the weekend in jail. Searchers finally nabbed him with help from a bloodhound from New Hampshire.

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LePage Leaves For Trade Mission To Iceland

Updated 6 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is joining members of Maine’s seafood and paper industries on a three-day trade mission to Iceland.

The Republican governor departs for Reykjavik on Monday.

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Low Voter Turnout Expected For Tuesday’s Primary

Updated 6 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Voter turnout is expected to be light in Maine’s primary election this week.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said that few competitive primary races will likely contribute to fairly low voter turnout on Tuesday. He says he’s estimating about 13 to 15 percent of eligible voters will make it to the polls.

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Outdoor Dining Squeezes Portland’s Sidewalks

Updated 6 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A battle is brewing in Portland between restaurants putting tables on the sidewalks to satisfy customer demand for alfresco dining and those who say the sidewalks are being impeded.

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USS California Sub At Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Updated 6 months ago

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The USS California submarine is at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for maintenance.

The fast-attack sub and its crew of 115 enlisted personnel and 15 officers docked at the shipyard on Sunday.

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Roadside Trash Strains Communities

Updated 6 months ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Roadside trash is a problem in many Maine communities, but there appears to be no consistent plan to tackle the issue.

The Morning Sentinel reports that different Maine towns have different strategies, unlike other states that have statewide plans.

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Developer Proposes $21M Project For Brunswick

Updated 6 months ago

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Topsham developer is proposing a $21 million mixed-used development at the entrance to the former Navy base in Brunswick.

Jim Howard, president of Priority Real Estate Group, said Thursday that he will bring his proposal before the Brunswick Planning Board for review July 1.

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Massachusetts Teen Injured In Maine Crash

Updated 6 months ago

RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts teenager scheduled to graduate from high school this week remains in critical condition in a Maine hospital after a car crash last weekend.

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Suspect In Canadian Shooting Arrested

Updated 6 months ago

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have arrested the suspect in the New Brunswick shooting that left three Mounties dead and two others injured.

Paul Greene, a spokesman with the RCMP, says Justin Bourque was arrested early this morning.

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Portland Man Gets 33 Years For Saco Slaying

Updated 6 months ago

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A homeless Maine man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally beating a woman whose nearly lifeless body was found in a Saco motel room.

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Old Port Festival Kicks Off In Portland

Updated 6 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s largest city will kick off its annual celebration of its waterfront with the 41st Old Port Festival.

The Portland, Maine festival begins with an art walk at 5 p.m. on Friday and will also include two presentations of the Circus Conservatory of America’s “Circus in the Square” at Monument Square at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will also be street performers and artists along Congress Street.

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Senate Candidate Ready For 350-mile Stroll

Updated 6 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Shenna Bellows is ready for some shoe leather politicking.

The Democrat who wants to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins is holding a news conference Friday to talk about her plans to walk across Maine. She plans to visit 63 locales as she walks 350 miles.

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Mainer Gets Medals On D-Day Anniversary

Updated 6 months ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A World War II veteran is getting long-overdue medals on the 70th anniversary of the allied in invasion of France.

Sen. Susan Collins is using the D-Day anniversary to present the Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal and others to Louis Roberge of Lewiston.

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Coast Guard Cutter Design Work To Proceed

Updated 6 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Bath Iron Works and two other shipyards have been given the green light to proceed with design work on an offshore patrol cutter for the Coast Guard.

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Moody’s Lifts Maine’s Outlook To ‘stable’

Updated 6 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A major credit-rating agency has raised Maine’s outlook from negative to stable.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday touted the announcement by Moody’s Investors Service as a reflection of accomplishments achieved under his leadership. LePage, who is running for re-election, also noted several improvements — paying off hospital debt and enacting pension reform — came when the GOP controlled both the Blaine House and State House.

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LePage Wants President To Overhaul VA

Updated 6 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is one of six Republican governors asking President Barack Obama to initiate reforms in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The governors sent a letter to Obama this week following news of an attempt to cover up delays by veterans seeking getting health care. In the letter, the governors said they’re “deeply troubled and outraged by the significant negligence and systemic delays in patient care.”

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