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Task force plans conservation efforts post LePage

Oct. 17, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new task force has formed to discuss conservation strategies in Maine once Gov. Paul LePage leaves office. The Portland Press Herald reports the Task Force to Shape the Next Generation of Maine Land Conservation held the first of two public meetings Tuesday in Portland. Their...

Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Thunder in festive opener

Oct. 17, 2018 2:25 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet. On a festive night of celebration as another championship banner went up, Curry brought his usual flair and dazzle. Kevin Durant did all of the little things, too. Curry had 32...

As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

Oct. 16, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out. Cleveland edged Boston in the opening game before Houston ruined Golden State's championship ring celebration with a victory over the Warriors in the nightcap. Those teams ended up as the last four standing in the 2017-18...

Housing committee pushes moratorium on short-term rentals

Oct. 12, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Housing officials in a Maine city are pushing for a temporary moratorium on short term rentals. The Portland Press Herald reports that Portland's housing committee proposed a six month moratorium on the rentals during a public hearing Thursday. Committee members will present the plan...

Police find cocaine, stolen guns in man's apartment

Oct. 12, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police say they found more than 1 pound (.45 kilograms) of cocaine and three stolen guns at a Maine man's apartment. Authorities say 25-year-old Khang Tran was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine following a traffic stop Wednesday in South Portland. Police say Tran...

No surprise, the West title still runs through the Warriors

Oct. 12, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He's got a new contract. He's got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors' video room now. He's leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to win it again this...

Portland's Time & Temperature tower sells for $9.3M

Oct. 11, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the most recognizable buildings in Maine has been sold for $9.3 million. The 14-story Time & Temperature building in Portland was up for bid in an auction that ran through Thursday afternoon. The Portland Press Herald reports the leading bid went as high as $5.25 million...

Warm weather finally cooling off in northern New England

Oct. 11, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Recent record-setting warm temperatures throughout northern New England are finally cooling off. Temperatures are beginning to cool down amid rainfall Thursday. The National Weather Service warns of coastal flooding amid heavy rainfall in Maine and New Hampshire. The National Weather...

JetBlue says it will be ending year-round Portland service

Oct. 10, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — JetBlue says it will end year-round service between Portland and New York City — transitioning to a summer-only schedule. The airline says it will end daily flights between Portland International Jetport and John F. Kennedy Airport beginning in January of next year. Jetport...

Hiring fair hopes to help people in recovery

Oct. 10, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The organizers of a job fair hope to get jobs for people in recovery from substance abuse. The day-long Thursday fair at Portland Expo will feature at least 25 employers. Jobseekers at the Southern Maine Recovery Workforce Initiative can also access resume and interview workshops and...