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Judge to rule on Maine property boundary dispute

Jan. 27, 2021 6:31 PM EST

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge will hear arguments in a property boundary dispute that resulted in a Dover-Foxcroft garage being cut in half last year. Gabriel Brawn removed half of the building that he believed was on his land using a Sawzall after the dispute reached a boiling point after...

Health nonprofit barred from aiding inmates over BLM support

Jan. 27, 2021 12:56 PM EST

The Hancock County sheriff ended the work of a nonprofit with jail inmates recovering from addiction in June because the organization had put out a statement supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement. Sheriff Scott Kane terminated the agreement with Healthy Acadia, which provided peer mentors for inmates in...

Thousands more union members in Maine workforce last year

Jan. 27, 2021 11:36 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — There were thousands more union members in Maine in 2020 than the previous year, according to statistics from the federal government. Some 13,000 more Maine residents were in unions last year, Maine Public reported. New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate of...

Maine will launch vaccine registry system in weeks

Jan. 27, 2021 10:07 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine plans to launch a statewide system to allow residents to register for a coronavirus vaccine. The system will include a website and a telephone option, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Nirav Shah said Tuesday. He said the goal of the system will be to...

Nonprofit holds drive-thru vaccination clinic

Jan. 27, 2021 9:45 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — More than 150 people received vaccinations for COVID-19 in one of the state's first drive-thru clinics, officials said. A Brunswick nonprofit that provides services for adults with intellectual disabilities vaccinated about 70 clients and 90 caregivers on Monday outside its...

Senators: New data say Lyme disease under-reported in US

Jan. 27, 2021 1:45 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bipartisan push for more data about Lyme disease has yielded a new estimate that nearly a half million people are diagnosed and treated for the disease every year. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota called on the U.S. Centers for...

Houston Rockets' John Wall reacts during the second quarter against the Washington Wizards in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Houston. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)

Wall scores 24 to lead Rockets over Wizards 107-88

Jan. 27, 2021 12:06 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — On a minutes restriction because of a sore knee, Houston's John Wall had to wait until the seven-minute mark of the fourth quarter to re-enter Tuesday night's game against his former team. When he finally checked in, it didn't take long for him to put a punctuation mark on a solid...

Maine fishing groups remain skeptical of offshore wind plans

Jan. 26, 2021 12:31 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Members of the fishing industry in Maine said they remain skeptical of plans to develop offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine in the wake of a moratorium proposed by the state's governor. Maine Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat who supports offshore wind, has proposed a 10-year moratorium on...

Senate majority leader gives up post after taking new job

Jan. 26, 2021 11:30 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Sen. Nate Libby is giving up his position as majority leader, as he seeks to scale back his legislative work. Libby, of Lewiston, said he no longer has as much time for the commitments of the leadership post since taking a job in December as president of Community Concepts...

Maine US representative Pingree put in powerful House post

Jan. 26, 2021 11:20 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree will chair a powerful House subcommittee that oversees the budget for many federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Forest Service and most of the Department of Interior. The Maine Democrat's appointment was announced on...