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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 28, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

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

Former candidate facing child porn charge sells Maine home

Jun. 28, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine gubernatorial candidate charged with possession of child pornography has sold his townhouse in Portland. Eliot Cutler, 75, was arrested on March 25, two days after the search of the Portland home and his primary residence in Brooklin, Maine. ...

Whale entanglements drop, but remain major threat, feds say

Jun. 28, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of whales entangled in fishing gear has declined recently, but the entanglements remain a critical threat to rare species, the federal government said in a report released Tuesday. There were 53 confirmed cases of large whales entangled in gear in...

Saudi-funded LIV Golf comes to America for Portland event

Jun. 28, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

LIV GOLF LIV GOLF INVITATIONAL-PORTLAND Site: North Plains, Oregon. Course: Pumpkin Ridge GC. Prize money: $25 million ($5 million for teams). Winner's share: $4 million ($750,000 for each winning team member). Television:...

America's scallop harvest projected to decline again in 2022

Jun. 28, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's scallop fishing industry will continue to decline in catch into next year due to a decrease in the availability of the oft-pricy shellfish off the East Coast, federal regulators say. The decline in scallops is happening as prices for the shellfish,...

Fire damages cottage next to Prospect Harbor Lighthouse

Jun. 27, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

GOULDSBORO, Maine (AP) — A house on the property of the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse caught fire Monday, officials said. Multiple fire departments responded and smoke poured from windows of the century-old lightkeeper's cottage in the town of Gouldsboro, east of Winter Harbor. ...

Arrest warrant for boyfriend in death of Maine activist

Jun. 27, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — There is an arrest warrant for a man suspected of killing his girlfriend with his SUV in Acadia National Park, police said Monday. Nicole Mokeme died in the hit-and-run at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor earlier this month. The activist served as...

Black fly season lengthens with climate change, clean water

Jun. 27, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's season for black flies appears to be taking up more of the year due to factors including cleaner water and climate change. Black flies are small insects, some of which feed on human blood and bedevil outdoor adventure seekers in the state. Jim Dill, a...

Levesque hopes to bring redevelopment magic to Limestone

Jun. 26, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) — The man who led the redevelopment of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station hopes to work some magic in northern Maine. Steve Levesque retired from his post in as executive director of Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority late last year. ...

Expanded care in works for vets exposed to toxic substances

Jun. 26, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a proposal backed by Maine's senators to provide more care for military veterans who were exposed to toxic substances. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King were among the supporters of the proposal, which is...