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Maine Democratic Party to get new leadership

Jan. 19, 2021 12:10 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Democratic Party will have new leadership soon because its chair and vice chair are not seeking reelection to their posts. Maine Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Marra and Vice Chair Erik Gunderson will be replaced later this month. The Maine Democratic State Committee is set...

Mainers 70 and older begin signing up for COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 19, 2021 10:13 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s health care providers have started scheduling COVID-19 vaccines for those 70 and older, despite a short supply of doses. Gov. Janet Mills’ office has published a list online showing where people in that category can schedule an appointment. MaineHealth was...

Senator to detail Trillion Trees act at Maine forestry forum

Jan. 19, 2021 5:00 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group that supports tens of thousands of family woodland owners in Maine is holding its annual forum this week. The Maine Woodland Owners' Forestry Forum takes place on Thursday. The event is being held online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The forum is popular with...

Maine journal looking for public's environmental submissions

Jan. 18, 2021 3:25 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — A conservation journal edited at the University of Maine is looking for submissions from the public about the state's environment. Spire: the Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability is looking for the submissions. The online journal's fifth issue is expected to be released in...

Maine state park-goers set new record during pandemic

Jan. 18, 2021 3:16 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine users of state parks shattered records for attendance last year as they sought outside adventures amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Bureau of Parks and Lands said state park attendance topped 3 million in 2020 for the...

Maine officials urge recommitment to realizing King's dream

Jan. 18, 2021 2:13 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday as they said the country grapples with racial inequity and injustice, made worse by the deadly coronavirus pandemic. “From the continued inequities in our criminal justice system that harm Black Americans to...

MA's 1st virus variant case; New test to NH governor's power

Jan. 18, 2021 11:47 AM EST

MASSACHUSETTS Massachusetts health officials have announced the state's first case of the more infectious coronavirus variant first found in the United Kingdom. A Boston woman who traveled to the United Kingdom felt sick the day after she returned, the state Department of Public Health said Sunday. The health...

Mazzulla scores 23 to lift Vermont past Maine 88-60

Jan. 17, 2021 4:52 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Justin Mazzulla had a career-high 23 points as Vermont rolled past Maine 88-60 on Sunday. Ryan Davis had 17 points for Vermont (7-3, 7-3 America East Conference), which won its fifth consecutive game. Isaiah Powell added 15 points. Ben Shungu had 10 points. Precious Okoh had 15...

Searchable Maine fishing laws to make compliance easier

Jan. 17, 2021 1:11 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The newest version of Maine's fishing laws includes a searchable database designed to make it easier for anglers to comply with the rules. The website allows fishermen to search by water body, town, county or fishing code. That allows anglers to search terms such as “fly...

Nursing shortage in Maine; Concerns over access to vaccine

Jan. 17, 2021 11:42 AM EST

Coronavirus developments across New England: MAINE A shortage of nurses, aides and other staff at nursing homes in Maine that already existed before the pandemic is getting worse. More than one third of the state's nursing homes reported shortages of both nurses and aides at the beginning of this month, and more...