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Bridge to be renamed for officer killed during water rescue

Oct. 22, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Town officials in Maine say they plan to rename a local bridge after a police officer who died during a water rescue operation in 2017. Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin said in prepared statement Sunday that the Canal Bridge, which crosses the Saco River, will be renamed the...

Bear hunting winding down in Maine, but deer, moose still on

Oct. 22, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's moose hunt is resuming for another week while the bear hunt winds down and the season for deer gets closer. Maine divides its moose hunt into three sections, and the third one begins Monday and ends Oct. 27. The final and longest stretch runs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 24. The hunt...

Feds to help Maine tribe curb opioid epidemic

Oct. 22, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

INDIAN TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — Four American Indian groups in Maine will receive more than $400,000 from the federal government to respond to the impact of the opioid epidemic in native communities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending the money for substance abuse and community...

Proposed credit union wants to lend to farmers

Oct. 21, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The founders of a proposed credit union that would only lend to farmers and food entrepreneurs say it's raised $2.4 million. The Bangor Daily News reports that Maine's congressional delegation is supporting Maine Harvest Credit Project's bid to become a chartered credit union....

Winter ticks taking a toll on moose calves in New England

Oct. 21, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Moose calves are dying at unprecedented levels in New England, mostly because of the hordes of winter ticks — as many as 90,000 on one animal — that latch onto their bodies and drain their blood. Those are the findings from a new study in the Canadian Journal of Zoology...

Bangor Daily News takes top daily newspaper award

Oct. 21, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

NEWRY, Maine (AP) — The Bangor Daily News took top honors among daily newspapers in the annual Maine Press Association awards competition. In the General Excellence category, the Bangor paper was judged the best daily in Maine, while the Maine Sunday Telegram was the weekend Newspaper of the Year for the...

Temporary power outages in Bangor due to system repairs

Oct. 21, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Some Emera Maine customers in Bangor may experience temporary power outages as crews make scheduled repairs to the electrical system. The utility says the work set to begin at 10 a.m. Sunday will take about two hours to complete. The work will affect some customers on French,...

CMP proposes keeping prices stable by using tax savings

Oct. 21, 2018 8:32 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Central Maine Power is proposing to use federal tax savings to keep some prices stable and make improvements to its electric system. The Bangor Daily News reports that the utility has proposed to keep its distribution prices stable by using tax savings from the federal Tax Cuts and...

Muse helps William & Mary edge Maine 27-20

Oct. 20, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Nick Muse caught eight passes for 107 yards and a touchdown and William & Mary beat Maine 27-20 on Saturday. The game was knotted at 17 after three quarters before Ted Hefter threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Christian just seconds into the fourth and William & Mary...

Former congressman seeks spot on town board

Oct. 20, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud will be back on the ballot next month, but only in one town. Michaud, who served 11 terms in the state Legislature and 12 years in Congress, is now running for a three-year term on the East Millinocket Board of Selectmen. The 63-year-old Democrat...