Latest Maine News

Court upholds legality of lease that's key to $1B power line

Nov. 29, 2022 12:13 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court on Tuesday upheld the lease for small section of state land for a $1 billion electric transmission corridor, delivering a victory to the project's developers. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously that the Maine Bureau of Parks...

Rookie Nembhard hits 3 at buzzer, Pacers stun Lakers 116-115

Nov. 29, 2022 02:09 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Andrew Nembhard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a stunning 116-115 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. Tyrese Haliburton scored 24 points and hit a tying layup...

Truong leads Gonzaga past Maine as Lady Zags crack top 25

Nov. 28, 2022 23:23 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kaylynne Truong scored 15 points, Brynna Maxwell scored 13 shooting 4 for 6 and No. 23 Gonzaga stifled Maine 62-43 on Monday just hours after breaking into the AP Top 25 poll. Gonzaga (6-1) outscored Maine 10-2 in the final 3:45 of the second quarter and...

Lilly scores 32, Brown downs Maine 70-63

Nov. 27, 2022 18:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Kino Lilly Jr.'s 32 points led Brown over Maine 70-63 on Sunday. Lilly also had three steals for the Bears (2-4). Nana Owusu-Anane scored 13 points and added six rebounds. Paxson Wojcik shot 4 for 6, including 2 for 4 from beyond the arc to finish with 11...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 26, 2022 17:17 PM EST

Bangor Daily News. November 22, 2022. Editorial: Pat Callaghan is right. Mainers are remarkable and caring people. Inflated costs and deflating headlines might make gratitude just a little harder this Thanksgiving. Being thankful when surrounded by news of shootings,...

Pertussis rates plummet in Maine amid precautions, new law

Nov. 26, 2022 16:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The rate of pertussis has fallen sharply in Maine, which not long ago had one of the highest rates of the infectious disease in the country. Pertussis is also called whooping cough and it's an infection that causes a severe, hacking cough and can be...

Whole Foods decision to pull lobster divides enviros, pols

Nov. 26, 2022 16:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Environmental groups are once again at odds with politicians and fishermen in New England in the wake of a decision by high-end retail giant Whole Foods to stop selling Maine lobster. Whole Foods recently said that it will stop selling lobster from the Gulf...

Juozapaitis' 24 lead Maine over Cent. Conn. St. 66-58

Nov. 23, 2022 18:26 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Gedi Juozapaitis scored 24 points as Maine beat Central Connecticut State 66-58 on Wednesday. Juozapaitis also added four steals for the Black Bears (4-1). Kellen Tynes scored 23 points and added five steals. Peter Filipovity recorded eight points and was...

Facial recognition can help conserve seals, scientists say

Nov. 23, 2022 11:11 AM EST

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Facial recognition technology is mostly associated with uses such as surveillance and the authentication of human faces, but scientists believe they've found a new use for it — saving seals. A research team at Colgate University has developed SealNet, a...

Maine close to inking land use agreement for rural north

Nov. 22, 2022 13:39 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are close to finalizing a land use agreement that supporters said would protect one of the most rural corners of the country from overdevelopment years after environmentalists raised concerns about McMansions rising in the area. The land use...