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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”