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Wintry mix, frigid temps on tap in northern New England

Nov. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EST

A wintry mix that's sweeping into northern New England is a prelude to the coldest temperatures so far this season. The National Weather Service said northernmost Maine could see 10 to 14 inches of snow through Tuesday. Parts of central and northern Vermont also could see up to a foot of snow. Lesser amounts are...

Hundreds turn out for Veterans Day events in Maine

Nov. 11, 2019 3:43 PM EST

Hundreds have gathered for Veterans Day parades and other events across Maine despite rainy weather. Bangor, Biddeford, South Portland and Portland were among communities holding parades on Monday. Other events were held across the state. In Bangor, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins presented the Distinguished Flying Cross...

Salmon farm site plan altered because of archaeological site

Nov. 11, 2019 11:49 AM EST

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — A company that intends to create a salmon farm at a former mill site is altering the plan to avoid a 19th century farm identified during an archaeological survey. Arthur Spiess from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission said Whole Oceans will change the planned locations of an...

Maine artists commissioned for $1M public art installation

Nov. 11, 2019 11:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two Maine artists have been commissioned to design a $1 million permanent art installation for a new convention center in Seattle. The Portland Press Herald reports Wade Kavanaugh, of Bethel, and Stephen Nguyen, of Portland, will create the installation for the Washington State...

Maine investigating marijuana-related ads at arena

Nov. 11, 2019 9:59 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Regulators in Maine are investigating concerns about marijuana-related advertisements at a sports arena. The Portland Press Herald reports several parents whose children play sports at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston have complained about the ads. State laws prohibits...

Police: Medical event appears to have preceded fatal crash

Nov. 11, 2019 9:50 AM EST

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — Police believe a medical event preceded a fatal crash in Harpswell, Maine. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department said a truck with 48-year-old James Ramsey inside the cab was discovered Sunday morning. The crash happened on the Harpswell Road. Investigator didn't disclose what...

Northern New England gas prices at or below national average

Nov. 11, 2019 9:09 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices are dropping slightly in Vermont, but they still remain higher than the prices in New Hampshire or Maine. The latest GasBuddy surveys show that the average price of gas in New Hampshire held steady at $2.45 per gallon last week. In Maine, the $2.54 per gallon average also...

UMS to waive tuition for students called up to military

Nov. 11, 2019 5:27 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System is rolling out rules for students who're called up to military service. The new policy covers academic accommodations, tuition and housing rebates, and re-admission for students who are called up to active duty. It calls for a full tuition waiver for...

Haskett scores 14 to lead Harvard over Maine 67-46

Nov. 10, 2019 5:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Rio Haskett and Robert Baker scored 14 points apiece as Harvard rolled past Maine 67-46 on Sunday. Chris Lewis added 10 points for the Crimson (2-1), who shot 53% from the floor (26 of 49). Justin Bassey had three of Harvard's 12 steals in the game. Sergio El Darwich led the Black Bears (1-1)...

Maine awarded $44.6M for projects in Woolwich, Lubec

Nov. 10, 2019 2:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine has been awarded $44.6 million to fund two transportation projects sought by the Maine Department of Transportation and the town of Lubec. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says the projects funded through the federal BUILD program will help replace the U.S. Route 1 bridge in Woolwich and...