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Maine man dies in police chase after crashing into pole

Sep. 19, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who crashed into a telephone pole during a dangerous police chase on Saturday evening has died. The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that a deputy was sent to a scene in Phippsburg around 10 p.m. to investigate...

Colby holds groundbreaking for $85M performing arts center

Sep. 19, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Colby College has celebrated a groundbreaking for its $85 million Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. It's the largest academic building project the small liberal arts college's history, the Morning Sentinel...

Maine downtowns to get revitalization, preservation help

Sep. 19, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine foundation is slated to receive $750,000 through the National Park Service to revitalize and preserve downtowns in the state. The park service's Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program is providing the money to the Maine...

Camden Film Festival celebrates documentaries

Sep. 19, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — The Camden Film Festival, which celebrates documentaries, is wrapping up this weekend on Maine's Midcoast. The festival opened with “Becoming Cousteau,” from two-time Oscar nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, about the undersea explorer who tried...

Boch Center has on-site testing; Service for Vermont victims

Sep. 19, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Sunday: VERMONT A coalition of Vermont faith groups was holding a memorial service Sunday on the Statehouse lawn to honor Vermonters who have died of COVID-19. Vermont...

Maine church to celebrate centennial with bishop in October

Sep. 19, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

LIMERICK, Maine (AP) — The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland will preside over the centennial of a Maine church next month. St. Matthew Church in Limerick is turning 100. The diocese said Bishop Robert Deeley will preside over an anniversary mass at the...

The Nature Conservancy buys 13.5K acres in Hancock County

Sep. 19, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Nature Conservancy has acquired approximately 13,500 acres of forested land north of Tunk Mountain in Hancock County. The land, which will continue to be open for birding, hunting and fishing, abuts an existing preserve to the north of Tunk...

Saturday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Cape Elizabeth 52, Gardiner Area 7 Cony 34, Brunswick 6 Fryeburg Academy 26, Westbrook 8 Nokomis Regional 28, Hampden Academy 7 Oak Hill 24, Lisbon 13 ...

Brock gets 2 TDs, Maine forces 4 turnovers in 31-26 win

Sep. 18, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Freddie Brock had a rushing and receiving touchdown, Elijah Barnwell added a score on the ground, and Maine beat Merrimack 31-26 on Saturday in the first meeting between the two teams. Brock caught a pass out of the backfield and raced for a 51-yard...

Acadia National Park on track for a record year

Sep. 18, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Acadia National Park is on track for a record year as park officials see no signs of visitation slowing down this fall. The park’s busiest year on record was 2018, when there were 3.54 million visits. This year, the number could top 4 million,...