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Heavy wet snow brings down domed training facility at UMaine

Jan. 26, 2023 16:18 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — An indoor practice facility used by student athletes at the University of Maine collapsed Thursday morning under weight of heavy snow, officials said. No one was hurt. As back-to-back storms pummeled Maine, snow piled up atop the domed structure that the...

Maine's lead public defender resigns after month on job

Jan. 26, 2023 10:29 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The lead attorney from the state's first five public defenders abruptly resigned, forcing the director of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services to take on the role. The Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services held an emergency meeting Wednesday...

Feierbergs' 18 lead Maine past UMass-Lowell 75-70

Jan. 25, 2023 22:53 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Kristians Feierbergs' 18 points helped Maine defeat UMass-Lowell 75-70 on Wednesday night. Feierbergs shot 7 for 8, including 4 for 4 from beyond the arc for the Black Bears (8-12, 2-5 America East Conference). Kellen Tynes added 13 points while going 5 of 11...

Proposal calls for expansion of Maine's offshore wind power

Jan. 25, 2023 11:14 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Conservation and labor groups are making a big push for offshore wind power in Maine via a proposed law that would boost the state's energy production. Maine has a plan for a floating offshore wind research array off its coast, and the proposal is moving...

Republicans want changes to bring energy costs down in Maine

Jan. 24, 2023 16:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republicans in Maine said Tuesday they will propose a host of legal changes to try to cap the surging cost of home heating in the state. Maine is heavily dependent on heating oil, and the cost of that has doubled over the past two years, Republican members of...

New England states getting hit by latest winter storm

Jan. 23, 2023 16:54 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some of the New England states were getting hit with a winter storm Monday that was snarling roads, knocking down electric wires and keeping some children home from school. A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service is due to expire Monday...

Juozapaitis' 21 lead Maine over Binghamton 78-57

Jan. 22, 2023 16:42 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Gedi Juozapaitis had 21 points in Maine's 78-57 victory over Binghamton on Sunday. Juozapaitis shot 7 for 16, including 5 for 9 from beyond the arc for the Black Bears (7-12, 1-5 America East Conference). Kellen Tynes added 14 points with seven assists and six...

Canadian company files new proposal for mine in Maine

Jan. 20, 2023 13:57 PM EST

PATTEN, Maine (AP) — A Canadian company that was rebuked by Maine regulators over a lack of details in a large-scale mining proposal has filed a new petition to develop a mine outside of Patten. The rezoning proposal dated Thursday was filed by Wolfden Resources, which is seeking a...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 20, 2023 12:23 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. January 19, 2023. Editorial: State’s housing crunch grows more urgent As work at the General Assembly gets underway at the start of a new session, lawmakers are taking on any number of major challenges. Health care, education and tax policy...

Sullivan leads Vermont in 66-45 win over Maine

Jan. 19, 2023 22:02 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Finn Sullivan scored 13 points as Vermont beat Maine 66-45 on Thursday night. Sullivan had five rebounds for the Catamounts (9-10, 3-2 America East Conference). TJ Hurley scored 13 points and added five rebounds. Robin Duncan recorded seven points and...