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UMaine developing ride hailing tool for older residents

Jan. 23, 2021 9:22 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is working on a smartphone application that will assist the visually impaired and older residents in hailing rides. Maine has one of the oldest populations in the nation and many older residents live in rural areas that aren't connected to public transportation....

Court: Tourette's patient can sue for being denied procedure

Jan. 16, 2021 9:38 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A woman who has Tourette’s syndrome may proceed with her lawsuit against a surgeon who declined to repair her injured shoulder because of her disability, the state Supreme Court ruled. The doctor performed surgery on Carol Cutting's injured shoulder but opted not to repair her...

Maine city sees reduced bus service amid driver shortage

Jan. 5, 2021 4:26 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The bus system in one of Maine's largest cities is reducing service amid a shortage of drivers. Bangor's bus service is short a half dozen drivers, and has been short by at least five since October, the Bangor Daily News reported Tuesday. The service has reduced service on some routes,...

Maine man arrested for manslaughter in fatal crash

Dec. 29, 2020 11:11 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A motorist charged with manslaughter in a fatal crash on July 7 in Lagrange is being detained at the Penobscot County Jail. Randall Hamm, 39, of Lagrange, made his first court appearance on Monday after being arrested last week for manslaughter and aggravated drunken driving, the...

Maine CDC expects COVID-19 spike after Christmas holiday

Dec. 28, 2020 5:00 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The director of the Maine Center for Disease Control warned Monday of another spike in COVID-19 cases in coming days because of people traveling and gathering around the Christmas holiday — and a corresponding increase in testing. “All of those factors point in the same...

Cars splash through puddles on Friday, Dec. 25 2020 in Auburn, Maine.    A storm packing a mix of heavy winds and rain knocked out power to thousands of homes across the Northeast region Christmas morning. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal via AP)

Mix of heavy winds and rain knocks out power to thousands

Dec. 25, 2020 3:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A storm packing a mix of heavy rains and winds knocked out power to thousands of homes across the Northeast region Christmas morning. There were more than 7,000 customers without power early Friday in Massachusetts. State officials and utility companies had warned that the winds could knock...

A warm, wet, windy Christmas is on tap for Maine

Dec. 23, 2020 5:00 PM EST

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — Parts of Maine are in for a warm, wet and windy Christmas, with the National Weather Service issuing a high wind watch for Friday. Warm, moist air is moving up from the Caribbean and bringing with it high winds, heavy rain and high temperatures, according to the service’s...

Kuster gets vaccine; nurses' union makes hospital demands

Dec. 19, 2020 4:28 PM EST

A look at the coronavirus around New England on Saturday: ___ NEW HAMPSHIRE U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster said she has received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Washington upon the advice of her physician. “I believe in the science and I want to demonstrate to my constituents in New Hampshire that this...

Death of man found in Bangor home ruled homicide, police say

Dec. 12, 2020 2:26 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The death of a man whose body was found in a Union Street home is being investigated as a homicide, Bangor Police said Saturday. Police were called to 1702 Union Street around 8:30 p.m. Thursday on a report of an unconscious man in the home. Paramedics responding to the scene found...

A crew from New Brunswick, Canada, works to restore power following a severe rain storm, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Brunswick, Maine. The storm knocked out power to  more than 100,000 electricity customers in Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Utility crews continue work after strong gusts buffet Maine

Dec. 1, 2020 5:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A powerful storm with gusts topping 60 mph (96 kph) swept across coastal New England, knocking out electricity for more than 100,000 homes and businesses at the storm's peak in Maine, officials said Tuesday. Hundreds of utility crews from as far away as New Jersey and New Brunswick,...