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Editorials from around New England

Jun. 22, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT The (New London) Day June 20 This month's ruling by a federal judge approving AT&T's $85 billion purchase of Time Warner was the latest in an unbroken string of massive victories for too-big-to-fail corporate America. Expect the AT&T ruling to unleash a...

2 Senate rivals get attention for different reasons

Jun. 22, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Republican and Democrat hoping to unseat Maine's popular independent Sen. Angus King of Maine are getting some attention, one for his arrest, the other for his dance moves. Democrat Zak Ringelstein traveled to the southern border where he was arrested Friday while attempting to...

Border Patrol arrests Guatemalan man who crossed illegally

Jun. 22, 2018 3:02 PM EDT

JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says agents arrested a Guatemalan man who entered the U.S. border illegally near a Maine port of entry. Spokesman Dennis Harmon said U.S. Border Patrol agents Thursday arrested a Guatemalan man near a Jackman port of entry and sent him back to...

Lawsuit: Electricity seller posed as utility employee

Jun. 22, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that a salesman for a Maine electricity supplier posed as an auditor for a utility company to trick people into signing up for more costly service. The lawsuit says a salesman for retail electricity seller Electricity Maine pretended to work for Central Maine...

Grocery chain apologizes to black man banned from store

Jun. 22, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

SACO, Maine (AP) — A grocery chain has apologized to a black man who was told not to return to a store in Maine after he questioned whether he and his wife were being treated unfairly because of their race. Rory Ferreira tells the Portland Press Herald a clerk told him that both he and his wife needed to...

Woman loses appeal for sexually assaulting 3-year-old boy

Jun. 22, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine supreme court has upheld the conviction of a woman who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy. The Portland Press Herald reports the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday rejected the appeal of 28-year-old Sarah Conway, formerly of Oakland. Conway had...

Officials warn residents after 2 rabid animals attacks

Jun. 22, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Police in a Maine city are warning the public to exercise caution in the wake of rabid animal attacks. The Brunswick Police Department says there have been at least two rabid animal attacks this week, including one in which a woman was bit on the leg by a fox while getting her...

Maine man pleads guilty to arson in home fire case

Jun. 22, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine (AP) — Fire officials in Maine say a man has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge in connection with a fire at his home earlier in the year. The State Fire Marshal's Office says 27-year-old Colton Webster of Livermore Falls pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal mischief on Tuesday....

Federal trial concludes in South Portland pipeline lawsuit

Jun. 22, 2018 10:44 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal trial challenging South Portland's ordinance banning crude oil exports has concluded this week. The Portland Press Herald reports arguments in the suit filed by Portland Pipe Line Corp. finished up Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland. The company claims the "Clear...

Feathers fly in farm flap over beleaguered bobolink

Jun. 22, 2018 9:56 AM EDT

HOLDEN, Maine (AP) — Bird lovers in Maine say they are upset with a farm that mowed large open fields where a declining species of bird is known to nest. The Bangor Daily News reports the mowing took place last weekend at the Hart Farm in Holden. The area is known as a nesting area for bobolinks. The...