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Maine dredging projects slated to improve navigation, safety

Jan. 23, 2022 08:57 AM EST

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Four dredging projects slated for coastal Maine communities will improve safety and navigation for commercial fishermen and others, the state's two senators said. The projects are in Ogunquit, Scarborough, Milbridge and Bar Harbor. The projects total about...

Democrats eye new strategy after failure of voting bill

Jan. 21, 2022 09:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were picking up the pieces Thursday following the collapse of their top-priority voting rights legislation, with some shifting their focus to a narrower bipartisan effort to repair laws Donald Trump exploited in his bid to overturn the 2020 election. ...

Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills

Jan. 14, 2022 01:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All but conceding defeat, President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s now unsure the Democrats' major elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress this year. He spoke at the Capitol after a key fellow Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, dramatically announced her...

Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills

Jan. 13, 2022 22:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All but conceding defeat, President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s now unsure the Democrats' major elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress this year. He spoke at the Capitol after a key fellow Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, dramatically announced her...

USDA Maine Farm Service Agency director is appointed

Dec. 17, 2021 18:00 PM EST

A U.S. Department of Agriculture worker with 29 years of experience in agriculture in Maine has been tapped to guide federal farm policy and oversee agricultural operations in the state. The Biden administration announced Friday that Sherry Hamel has been appointed executive director...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 17, 2021 14:07 PM EST

Boston Herald. December 14, 2021. Editorial: Why aren’t all New England’s senators unified to end the filibuster for voting rights? Seven senators are failing to send a clear message about their commitment to procedural reform that would help protect Americans’...

Senate candidate known for debate stunts dies at 62

Dec. 13, 2021 12:55 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Max Linn, a former U.S. Senate candidate from Maine who shook up a high-profile race with his antics during debates, has died. He was 62. Linn died on Saturday, according to his lawyer. He died of an apparent heart attack, the Bangor Daily News reported. ...

Maine meat processors get help opening new markets

Dec. 05, 2021 09:51 AM EST

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Meat and poultry processors in Maine are getting a boost of more than $1.3 million from the federal government. The funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help the businesses to meet packaging, labeling and food safety requirements,...

UMaine gets help to continue studying baby lobsters

Nov. 14, 2021 11:17 AM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Maine's flagship university is getting about $400,000 to expand its long-standing research focusing on baby lobsters. University of Maine scientists, including marine researcher Richard Wahle, have studied larval lobsters for years. The health of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 12, 2021 17:16 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 8, 2021. Editorial: Federal prescription plan has been on Maine’s agenda for years The Build Back Better plan includes a price negotiation system for prescription drugs, and all of Maine’s congressional delegation...