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Maine turkey hunters getting ready for another pandemic hunt

Apr. 19, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — One of Maine's “big four” hunting seasons is set to begin in about two weeks. The spring wild turkey hunt begins on May 1 with Youth Spring Wild Turkey Day this year. The full season then follows on May 3 and continues to June 5. ...

Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race returns to Bangor

Apr. 17, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A rite of spring has returned to Bangor after a one-year hiatus. The Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race was held Saturday, a day after a storm brought drenching rain and snow to the state. The event was canceled last year, and...

Bates College lifts lockdown; outbreak reported at jail

Apr. 14, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Bates College lifted a 12-day lockdown aimed at containing an outbreak of COVID-19, and in-person classes resumed Wednesday. Joshua McIntosh, vice president for campus life, told students the school was immediately “lifting the in-room...

Maine tells health care providers to pause J&J vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

OXFORD, Maine (AP) — Maine officials told health care providers Tuesday to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine following new guidance from federal officials. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited six reports of a rare but...

Collins wants rule change to benefit international adoptees

Apr. 13, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican senator is joining a bipartisan group of colleagues that wants to close a loophole in U.S. citizenship rules to benefit internationally adopted children. Sen. Susan Collins is among the supporters of the Adoptee Citizenship Act of...

Amtrak seeks to extend rail service on the coast, not inland

Apr. 12, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

Amtrak is asking Congress for funds as a part of the president's infrastructure bill to extend passenger rail service up the coast to Rockland, but cities in central Maine, including the state capital, would be left out. Amtrak has proposed extending its Downeaster...

Collins, Klobuchar propose support for dementia caregivers

Apr. 11, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Minnesota are working together on a proposal to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of people who have dementia. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of...

Maine man charged with lying to get $60,000 PPP loan

Apr. 09, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man accused of lying to get a $60,000 loan from the Paycheck Protection Program and spending some of the money on shopping has been charged in federal court. Nathan Reardon, 43, of Skowhegan, was charged this week with bank fraud and...

Senators propose support for child abuse hotline

Apr. 09, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A pair of senators wants to provide federal support to a national hotline that handles calls about child abuse. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have proposed a bill that would allow the federal...

Maine couple celebrates bicentennial with hidden treasure

Apr. 07, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A pair of Mainers have hidden $20,000 somewhere in the state and they're inviting treasure seekers to come and get it. The creators of the treasure hunt and the company behind the hunt, Dirigo Treasures LLC, are Kurt and Kelly Stokes of Newcastle,...