Latest Brunswick News

Maine duck hunting seasons ending for the winter

Jan. 9, 2021 9:51 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Several of Maine's duck hunting seasons are coming to an end for the year in the coming days. The season for sea ducks, including scoters, eiders and long-tailed ducks, ends on Jan. 16. Hunters are allowed to take five sea ducks, but not more than four of any individual species. The...

New owners to continue operating historic building as an inn

Dec. 28, 2020 10:11 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — An inn that dates to 1819 and was formerly known as The Captain Daniel Stone Inn will remain a hotel and restaurant under new ownership. The new owners initially planned to convert the Brunswick establishment into elder housing but "decided an upscale hotel is the best fit,"...

Bowdoin to honor Dr. Fauci, civil rights leaders, astronaut

Dec. 21, 2020 3:10 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci and NASA’s Jessica Meir are among four people who'll be receiving honorary degrees from Bowdoin College. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the the astronaut from Caribou will be honored at the spring commencement...

Maine nonprofit receives $10 million from MacKenzie Scott

Dec. 17, 2020 3:57 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine organization that provides business development and financial support to small businesses has received a $10 million donation from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott. Coastal Enterprises Inc. CEO Betsy Biemann said the "extraordinary gift” will be...

Environmentalists criticize Bowdoin's plan for solar array

Dec. 15, 2020 4:50 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine environmentalists have criticized Bowdoin College’s planned solar panel expansion at Brunswick Landing that could harm a coastal grassland. The expansion will add an 18,000-panel solar array across 20 acres to the 2,150-panel array built in 2014 and be built on the...

MDOT Official: Pan Am's sale to CSX could be good for Maine

Dec. 6, 2020 10:24 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Transportation Department official says the sale of the state's largest railroad could be a good thing. CSX announced last week that it's buying Pan Am Railways, expanding CSX’s 23-state network into Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine while adding to its reach in New...

A person exits the COVID-19 mobile testing tent, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Auburn, Maine. On Tuesday Maine's CDC reported 20 additional deaths due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine governor quarantines after possible COVID-19 exposure

Dec. 1, 2020 8:31 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor said Tuesday she is quarantining after exposure to someone who is believed to have COVID-19. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, said she's quarantining in the Blaine House, the residence of the Maine governor, until Dec. 12. She said she is not experiencing symptoms, but...

Bath Iron Works begins construction on another ship

Dec. 1, 2020 5:38 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works has begun construction on another destroyer, the future USS William Charette. The start of construction was celebrated Monday at the shipyard's metal fabrication facility in Brunswick. The shipyard has fallen behind on its construction schedule, and the pandemic and a...