March 20, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Lobster-crazy China sets record for lobster imports from the U.S.

ROCKPORT   The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new record for the value of its imports of the crustaceans from the United States.  More...

Lack of comma sense ignites debate after ruling in $10M suit

PORTLAND   It all came down to a missing comma, and not just any one. More...

Shrimp fishery plan will go to public

PORTLAND (AP) — The public will have a chance to comment on a plan to change the way New England’s shuttered shrimp fishery is managed with an eye toward saving it.  More...

Saco mulls proposed plastic bags ban

SACO (AP) — Officials in a Maine city are seeking public input on a proposal to ban all single-use plastic shopping bags.  The Portland Press Herald reports a public hearing is set for Monday in Saco.  More...

Grants planned to strengthen coastal, waterfront towns

AUGUSTA (AP) — The state of Maine is seeking applications for grants to help strengthen communities along the coast.  Money for the grants comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Maine Department of Agricultu More...

More than 25,000 Mainers could pay 7x more for insurance

PORTLAND ( AP) — A newspaper analysis shows more than 25,000 older Mainers who have Affordable Care Act insurance could pay up to seven times as much under the Republican alternative health care bill that’s being debated in the House.&nbs More...

LePage nominates education commissioner

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor says he has nominated the Education Department’s acting head for the permanent post.  Deputy Commissioner Robert Hasson is a former teacher, principal and superintendent who has served More...

Campaign launched to preserve JFK’s sailboat

BOSTON President John F. Kennedy loved the sea, and perhaps nothing represented that love more than the wooden sailboat the family bought when he was just 15. To help preserve the boat the teenage Kennedy dubbed the Victura, the John F. More...

Little change in New England gas prices

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Average retail gas prices in northern New England haven’t changed much over the past week.  GasBuddy’s daily survey says the average price in Maine was down 1.2 cents per gallon from last week, to $2.25. More...

Woman hospitalized after standoff in Vt.

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in South Burlington say a street was shut down after a standoff with a woman who gained entry to a home she was not supposed to be in.  More...

Work on snowmaking project to continue

WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s Mount Snow ski resort plans to resume the construction of its snowmaking system.  More...

Vt.’s biggest insurer backs surgery center

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s largest insurer is throwing its support behind an independent surgical center that would compete with the University of Vermont Medical Center and affiliated hospitals.  More...

Snowmobilers warned after multiple crashes

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are warning snowmobilers of dangerous conditions on trails after multiple crashes over the weekend.  Lt. More...

Roundtable ponders Meals on Wheels cuts

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Carol Shea- Porter is holding a roundtable discussion in Somersworth to highlight her opposition to proposed cuts to the Meals on Wheels program.  More...

Lawmakers to begin altering budget plan

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House lawmakers are preparing to take scissors to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s $12.1 billion budget plan.  More...

Legislators to consider range of firearms bills

AUGUSTA Maine lawmakers have a day full of hearings on gun legislation including a bill to prohibit the creation of a firearms registry. More...

Legislators want Trump to repeal ‘draconian’ ID standards

AUGUSTA   Lawmakers in Maine want Republican President Donald Trump to issue an executive order repealing identification standards they say jeopardize residents’ privacy.  The federal Real ID Act of 2005 requires state governments to More...

Study: Myth spreads that youth records automatically sealed

PORTLAND (AP) — A new study by two university researchers in Maine says attorneys, court clerks, corrections officers and judges help spread the myth that juvenile court records are automatically sealed when offenders turn 18.  More...

10 arrested in opioid ring

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say 10 men have been arrested in an interstate opioid trafficking ring in Massachusetts, Maine and Florida.  More...

Governor cites concerns with energy efficiency program

AUGUSTA (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s office says he didn’t sign a $29 million spending package because of concerns with allocations to an energy efficiency program.  More...