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Red Sox old-timer's memorabilia going up for sale

Aug. 12, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Some items belonging to one of the Boston Red Sox's early members — when the team was known as the Boston Americans — are coming up for sale. Third baseman Harry Lord played for the Americans and then the Red Sox, becoming one of the first captains in 1910, before he...

High court affirms landlord conviction in fire that killed 6

Aug. 9, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's highest court has turned down an appeal from a landlord convicted of a code violation stemming from a fire that killed six people at one of his properties. Portland landlord Gregory Nisbet was acquitted of six counts of manslaughter at trial following the 2014 fire, among the...

Bon Appétit tags Portland, Maine, City of the Year for food

Aug. 7, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the most widely read food magazines says there's no better U.S. city for restaurants than Portland, Maine. Bon Appétit published an article on its website Tuesday that declared Maine's largest city the 2018 Restaurant City of the Year. Deputy editor Andrew Knowlton wrote...

Threats, backlash after lobster pageant winner dethroned

Aug. 6, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Organizers of one of Maine's highest profile summer events who decided to strip a lobster pageant winner of her title over online photos said Monday they're dealing with death threats and backlash. The 2018 Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess was dethroned not long after she was...

Hopping around New England: Northern states are beer havens

Aug. 6, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The woods of northern New England are known for lots of things: bear, moose, towering pine trees, brilliant fall foliage and icy winters. But these forests are luring a new critter — beer tourists. Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are emerging as major destinations for roving...

Small plane crash near rural Maine airport leaves 3 dead

Jul. 30, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police and federal authorities were investigating the crash of a small plane in rural Maine that killed three people on Monday after the aircraft departed from Canada. The twin-engine plane was traveling from Pembroke, Ontario, to Prince Edward Island in Canada. The plane crashed on...

All shell, no shock: Lobster prices strong, season picks up

Jul. 22, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England's lobster industry faces big new challenges in selling to Europe and China, but the trouble hasn't caused prices to budge much for American consumers. The business is in the midst of its busiest part of the year, when tourists flock to coastal states with a beachside...

Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

Jul. 21, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press it...

Portland chosen for self-driving car pilot program

Jul. 17, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine city is among seven municipalities that have been selected to help test self-driving car technology. The Portland Press Herald reports Washington-based transportation technology firm Inrix announced Tuesday that Portland would help pilot the AV Road Rules program. Inrix says...

Canadian ferry service details proposal for Bar Harbor base

Jul. 17, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A Canadian firm operating a high-speed ferry between Maine and Nova Scotia says it will spend $3 million to improve a proposed new base in Bar Harbor. The town received the 15-page proposal to relocate The CAT from Portland to Bar Harbor last week. The Bangor Daily News reports Bay...