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Former presidential yacht to be restored at Maine shipyard

Aug. 12, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A private shipyard is preparing for a painstaking stem-to-stern restoration of a floating piece of presidential history. The Sequoia is a 1925 motor yacht that served eight presidents before being sold by President Jimmy Carter in 1977. French...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 11, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Motorist who killed 3 pedestrian admits to civil infractions

Aug. 10, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A driver who acknowledged falling asleep before striking three pedestrians, killing all of them, entered the equivalent of guilty pleas to civil driving infractions on Wednesday. A car driven by Robert Santerre, 57, of Chelsea, crossed the center line and...

UMaine AD is headed to Division III Southwestern University

Aug. 08, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — University of Maine athletics director Ken Ralph is departing to serve at a Division III college in Texas. Ralph, who came do NCAA Division 1 Maine from Colorado College, will wrap up his duties at month’s end before reporting for duty at Southwestern...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 05, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. July 29, 2022. Editorial: A decision to keep a cannabis business out of Hartford was a mistake We as adults are legally allowed to possess and use up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis in Connecticut — and that does not even count that we can keep up to 5...

John Rensenbrink, US Green Party co-founder, dies at 93

Aug. 05, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — John Rensenbrink, a Maine political scientist and conservationist who co-founded the Green Party of the United States, has died. He was 93. Rensenbrink, of Topsham, died in hospice, surrounded by his family, the national Green Party said. An obituary in the...

Olympia Sports is closing its remaining 35 stores

Aug. 05, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine-based sporting goods chain that once had more than 200 stores on the East Coast is shuttering its remaining 35 stores. The company confirmed the stores would close by the end of September and that liquidation sales had begun at all locations. ...

Boston sets daily temperature record amid severe drought

Aug. 04, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Temperatures at Boston’s Logan International Airport hit a daily record Thursday as the National Weather Service warned of severe drought conditions throughout most of coastal New England. The temperature at the airport reached 97 degrees, a record for Boston on...

Sports betting law in effect soon but wagering months away

Aug. 02, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Native American tribes in Maine are going to have to wait months — possibly more than a year — before sports betting begins in the state. The law adopted by state lawmakers goes into effect on Aug. 8, but the executive director of the Maine Gambling...

4 charged for racist graffiti on Maine school

Aug. 01, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine said they've charged four people with vandalizing a school in Rockland with racist graffiti. Two of the people were juveniles, w hile one was 18 and one was 19, WGME-TV reported Monday. Police said they caused damage to the building such as...