April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Vinyl music gives record stores a boost in a digital world

PORTLAND Record stores have not only survived the onslaught of pirated music, digital downloads and online streaming services. They’re now growing in numbers. More...

Two cities to start food recycling program

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Two cities are starting a food waste recycling program.  The Press Herald reports that South Portland and Scarborough will debut their weekly curbside food pickup program today at ecomaine’s energy plant in Port More...

ACLU plans rally against immigrant bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine says a Republican’s immigration bill capitalizes on anti-immigrant fervor and amounts to racial profiling.  Rep. More...

Dems, GOP at odds over sick leave bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — Democrats want to advance a universal sick leave bill despite opposition from Republicans on a legislative committee.  The Legislature’s Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee this week voted 5-4 More...

Insurers pushing back on birth control bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — Insurers are pushing back against Maine’s new birth control bill, saying the bill’s language could prove costly. More...

Canadian tourists boost Maine town during ‘Trump Slump’

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) — While experts warn of a “Trump Slump” in international visitors, one Maine town is already exceeding expectations.  The Portland Press Herald reports one hotel manager in downtown Old Orchard Beach has More...

Governor: Too many school superintendents

AUGUSTA   Maine’s Republican governor has a prescription for the sparsely populated, rural state’s increasing education costs: Cut administrative costs and consolidate and regionalize school districts.  More...

Two face charges after an alleged assault in Freeport

FREEPORT   A Brunswick man and a Freeport woman were charged over the weekend following an alleged assault. The disturbance on Litchfield Road was reported at 12:15 a.m. More...

Firefighters extinguish Bath blaze

BATH   Firefighters were called to a brush fire off in Bath at 5:37 p.m. More...

Bill to send state funds to treat wells

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Republican lawmaker’s bill would direct half a million dollars in state funds to treat contaminated private drinking water wells. Sen. Joyce Maker’s bill is set for a public hearing Wednesday. More...

Gov. LePage says he will veto ‘death with dignity’ legislation

AUGUSTA Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he’ll veto legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe medication that a patient may selfadminister to hasten death. More...

Line-spacing error nixed college’s grant bid, lawmakers say

PORTLAND   Maine’s congressional delegation says the federal Department of Education has refused to review a pair of grant applications due to a line-spacing issue.  More...

Management of East Coast scallop fishery up for debate

PORTLAND (AP) — Fishing regulators are getting ready to discuss ways to better manage the East Coast scallop fishery to avoid more conflicts between small- and big-boat fishermen.  The New England Fishery Management Council is holding a me More...

Author of Maine foraging restrictions says bill likely dead

AUGUSTA (AP) — A bill that would have restricted wild foraging in Maine is unlikely to pass after a key committee vote came down against approval.  More...

Temperatures for Easter Sunday break 41-year record

PORTLAND (AP) — The summer-like warmth has broken a 41-year-old temperature record in Portland, Maine, for Easter Sunday.  The Portland Press Herald reports it hit 86 degrees at the Portland International Airport.  More...

King to calling for VA reform with Maine veterans

AUBURN (AP) — Maine’s Sen. More...

Developers and neighbors battle over Portland farmland

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland neighbors and developers are going head-to-head over development of the city’s last remaining farmland. More...

County to consider new immigration protections

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Kennebec County Commissioners will hear a series of policy proposals set to separate county law enforcement and federal immigration enforcement.  The Kennebec Journal reports the nine proposals include requiring a judici More...

Seafood joins fair trade revolution, a scallop at a time

PORTLAND   Fair trade coffee, bananas and ... scallops? Yes, very soon.  More...

Bangor police investigate shooting that injured 1

BANGOR (AP) — Authorities in Bangor are investigating a shooting that has left one person injured.  Police responded around 3 p.m. Sunday to reports of a shooting. More...