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Maine regulators allow wind, utility project to move forward

Jan. 31, 2023 17:41 PM EST

PORTLAND, Mane (AP) — Maine utility regulators on Tuesday gave final approval to a wind power project that would provide enough electricity for at least 450,000 New England homes along with construction of a new transmission corridor in northern Maine to get the electricity to the regional power...

Governor to deliver budget address on Valentine's Day

Jan. 31, 2023 13:40 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills plans to address a joint session of the Maine Legislature on Valentine's Day. The governor will use the address on the evening of Feb. 14 to highlight her budget proposal and outline actions she is taking to strengthen the economy....

Mainers get heat aid as temps fall below negative 10 degrees

Jan. 30, 2023 12:38 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is mailing the first of its energy cost relief payments to residents during a week when temperatures are expected to plummet as low as negative 14 degrees. The Maine Legislature approved $450 relief checks, a proposal offered by Democratic Gov. Janet...

GOP changes leadership in Maine after poor election showing

Jan. 30, 2023 08:56 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former Assistant House Minority Leader Joel Stetkis was elected to serve as Maine Republican Party chair, marking a change in direction after a disappointing midterm election for the GOP. Former chair Demi Kouzounas was ousted during a closed-door meeting over...

Wright-McLeish, Juozapaitis lead Maine over Albany 72-68

Jan. 28, 2023 22:11 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ja'Shonte Wright-McLeish had 16 points, Gedi Juozapaitis scored 15 and Maine held off Albany 72-68 on Saturday. Wright-McLeish made 7 of 10 shots with two 3-pointers for the Black Bears (9-12, 3-5 America East Conference). Juozapaitis added six assists. Jaden...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 27, 2023 12:35 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. January 22, 2023. Editorial: Solution to economic growth in CT is not a mystery When responding to a question recently about the possibility of raising taxes on high earners, Gov. Ned Lamont’s spokesperson resorted to a familiar refrain:...

Debt limit trigger aimed at consumer utility meets threshold

Jan. 27, 2023 11:22 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A proposal aimed at restricting long-term debt necessary to create a consumer-owned electric utility has enough signatures to appear on the November ballot in Maine. The secretary of state confirmed Thursday that the threshold was met for the Central Maine...

AG says company fined for threatening negative reviewers

Jan. 27, 2023 09:58 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A moving and storage company in Maine has agreed to pay a $125,000 fine and refrain from using a misleading email address to threaten customers who leave negative reviews, according to the state attorney general's office. The attorney general's office said...

Heavy wet snow brings down domed training facility at UMaine

Jan. 26, 2023 16:18 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — An indoor practice facility used by student athletes at the University of Maine collapsed Thursday morning under weight of heavy snow, officials said. No one was hurt. As back-to-back storms pummeled Maine, snow piled up atop the domed structure that the...

Maine's lead public defender resigns after month on job

Jan. 26, 2023 10:29 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The lead attorney from the state's first five public defenders abruptly resigned, forcing the director of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services to take on the role. The Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services held an emergency meeting Wednesday...