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Watkins, Hayek power Villanova to 45-20 romp over Maine

Oct. 01, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

Connor Watkins threw four touchdown passes to Jaaron Hayek and Villanova breezed to a 45-20 victory over Maine on Saturday. Villanova (3-2, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association), ranked 14th in the FCS coaches poll, grabbed a 10-0 lead on Matthew Mercurio's 39-yard field goal and Jalen...

Shying from Trump, ex-Maine Gov. Paul LePage seeks job back

Oct. 01, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — When then-Maine Gov. Paul LePage endorsed Donald Trump in 2016, he credited himself as a prototype for the insurgent presidential candidate. “I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular, so I think I should support him since we are one of the same...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 30, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 23, 2022. Editorial: On Banned Books Week, imagine the world without libraries If you need proof that the pen remains more threatening than the sword, consider that many Americans are more passionate about banning books than they...

Crematorium that didn't refrigerate bodies must pay $5.5M

Sep. 30, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A funeral home operator accused of leaving bodies unattended without refrigeration must pay $5.5 million to the daughter of a man whose body lay decomposing for up to two weeks. The jury’s award on Friday marked the conclusion of the first of several civil...

Maine pauses rental assistance program launched in pandemic

Sep. 30, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's state housing authority has halted new applications for emergency rental assistance while it waits to find out if a request for more federal money will be approved. MaineHousing said in a statement that an “unanticipated uptick in demand” and...

Mom pleads guilty to manslaughter in drug-related death

Sep. 29, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman on Thursday acknowledged causing the death of her 3-year-old daughter, who died from a brain injury consistent with opioid abuse. Hillary Goding, 29, pleaded guilty to manslaughter under a plea agreement in which murder charges were dropped. Her...

Why free swag at bars, hotels is so important to brands

Sep. 28, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

Chances are if you’ve been to a great restaurant, bar or hotel, you’ve snagged a coaster, matchbook, napkin or card key. Mementoes like these are talismans that help us remember what a fun experience we had. You may hesitate before you pocket the swag, wondering if doing so is...

Steamed about lobster: House candidates snippy over donation

Sep. 27, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Congressional candidates in a hotly contested Maine race snipped at each other on Tuesday about a contribution from the leader of a conservation group that has discouraged consumers from buying lobster. Democratic Rep. Jared Golden is defending his seat in...

Maine man shot after threatening officer pleads guilty

Sep. 27, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man who held a knife to a security officer’s neck before being shot in the the federal building in Maine’s capital pleaded guilty on Tuesday. Derik Broox Wight, 41, of Augusta, pinned a private security officer working for the Department of Homeland...

Maine man convicted of 11 charges stemming from Capitol riot

Sep. 27, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maine man who joined rioters at the U.S. Capitol was convicted Tuesday of 11 charges including assaulting, resisting or impeding police officers. Kyle Fitzsimons, 39, of Lebanon, charged to the front line on Jan. 6, 2021, and assaulted officers including three...