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Number of COVID cases in Maine tops 100,000

Oct. 23, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials have reported 575 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of cases to more than 100,000. The Portland Press Herald reports that roughly 1 in 13 Maine residents have contracted the virus as of Friday, with higher...

Atlantic mackerel fishing shut down for the rest of the year

Oct. 23, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is shutting down the harvest of an important species of fish for the rest of the year because of concerns about overfishing. Fishermen from Maine to North Carolina commercially harvest Atlantic mackerel, which is used as...

Maine hikes tolls to recoup revenue lost during pandemic

Oct. 23, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Motorists traveling through Maine will pay more in tolls starting in November, as the state looks to make up for revenue lost during the pandemic. The state faces a $60 million financial shortfall caused by less traffic during the pandemic, The...

Vaccine mandates create conflict with defiant workers

Oct. 23, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Josh “Chevy” Chevalier is a third-generation shipbuilder who hasn't missed a day of work during the pandemic in his job as a welder constructing Navy warships on the Maine coast. But he's ready to walk away from his job because of an impending...

Expanded Maine deer hunt gets started with Youth Deer Day

Oct. 23, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's expanded deer hunt got started on Saturday with a special day for young hunters. The state's Youth Deer Day allows hunters who hold a valid junior hunting license to pursue deer on Saturday. The state's Maine Resident Only Day follows on...

COVID outbreak reported in New Hampshire's largest jail

Oct. 23, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The largest county correctional facility in New Hampshire is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. New Hampshire Public Radio reports that recently released state data shows there are 120 cases within the Hillsborough County jail, plus six cases...

Is there a constitutional right to food? Mainers to decide

Oct. 23, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Depending on whom you ask, Maine’s proposed “right to food” constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or would endanger animals and food supplies, and turn urban neighborhoods into cattle pastures. ...

Dwight, AD downplay confrontation in Lakers' loss to Suns

Oct. 23, 2021 02:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis both say their physical confrontation on the Los Angeles Lakers' bench was a momentary disagreement that has already been resolved. Even if their big men are getting along again, the Lakers have a whole lot more...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Bangor 37, Bonny Eagle 30 Cape Elizabeth 58, Westbrook 16 Cony 21, Brewer 17 Foxcroft Academy 24, Winthrop/Monmouth Co-op 14 Gardiner Area 39, Maine Central Institute 9 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 22, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alcoa 42, Tyner Academy 0 Alcorn Central, Miss. 40, Middleton 12 BGA 24, Franklin Road Academy 7 Bearden 15, Anderson County 12 Benton Academy, Miss. 40, Rossville Christian...