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Column: The bar where women's sports come to play

Jun. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Jenny Nguyen and about a dozen of her friends wanted to watch the NCAA women’s basketball championship game, which didn’t seem too much to ask at a sports bar with 32 televisions. “None of them had that game on,” Nguyen recalled, “which is shocking to me.” ...

Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

Jun. 24, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

The arrival of the compact disc nearly killed off record albums, with vinyl pressing machines sold, scrapped and dismantled by major record labels. Four decades later, with resuscitated record album sales producing double-digit annual growth, manufacturers are rapidly rebuilding an...

Dead and dying seabirds identified off Maine coast

Jun. 24, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine Audubon scientist is alarmed by reports of more dead seabirds — this time in Casco Bay. Shannon Silverson, who lives on Peaks Island, noticed about 30 dead and dying birds this week. “It was just a dreadful feeling,” she told WGME-TV. ...

Blazers select Shaedon Sharpe with No. 7 pick in draft

Jun. 24, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers selected Shaedon Sharpe with the seventh pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, taking a chance on a player who never suited up in college. Sharpe, 6-foot-6 wing from Canada, was a five-star recruit who committed to Kentucky but never...

Man who threw Molotov cocktails at Oregon police sentenced

Jun. 22, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a 25-year-old man who threw Molotov cocktails at police in Portland, Oregon, during mass protests against police brutality to 10 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez in Portland sentenced Malik Fard Muhammad,...

Business groups sue over heat and smoke worker protections

Jun. 21, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregon business groups are suing over the state’s new job site rules mandating that employers take steps to protect workers from extreme heat and wildfire smoke. Regulations adopted by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division mandate that...

Hit-and-run death of woman at Acadia Park investigated

Jun. 20, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating the hit-and-run death of a Maine woman at Acadia National Park. Nicole Mokeme, 35, of South Portland, was struck on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center between late Saturday and early Sunday, state police said...

4th arrest made in Portland shooting that left 1 dead

Jun. 18, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A fourth person has been charged in connection with a shooting in Portland in April that left a man dead and a woman injured, police said Saturday. Jonathan Geisinger, 44, was arrested in South Portland on Friday on a charge of felony murder in connection...

2 children found safe after alert, mom faces custody charges

Jun. 17, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Two children reported missing from their grandmother’s home in New Hampshire early Friday were found safe in Maine hours later after police issued an Amber Alert, and their mother was charged with interfering with custody. The mother and children were...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 16, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 15, 2022. Editorial: Primary concerns In every election, there is a lot at stake. For our state, decisions have been made at the State House and in communities about how pandemic recovery dollars should be spent. Lots of meetings...