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Maine's cities harder hit by virus than rural areas

Jun. 4, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Localized data about the coronavirus outbreak show that Maine's cities have seen higher rates of infection than rural areas, according to data released by the state. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention released the data for 55 of the state's 400 ZIP codes on...

Authorities search for a man linked to fatal Maine stabbing

Jun. 4, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A man has died after being stabbed during a fight in southern Maine, and police said Thursday they are seeking someone they believed was involved. Authorities are looking for a 40-year-old man, whose name they did not release, in connection with the stabbing in Auburn the day before....

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020 photo Jamien Richardson moves a tray of baby arugula in a crop house at Spear Spring Farm in Warren, Maine. Spear Spring is one of many farms that have seen an uptick in the number community supported agriculture shares sold to customers, most likely as a result to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Farm-to-table dining takes on new meaning amid pandemic

Jun. 4, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Eric Pray is used to shipping seafood all over the country. But since the coronavirus took hold, he has shifted his focus closer to home — selling lobsters from a homemade tank in his garage. Pray, of Portland, Maine, is one of hundreds of fishermen, farmers and food producers...

Deputy mayor in Maine charged in case of racist Floyd post

Jun. 4, 2020 3:41 AM EDT

BREWER, Maine (AP) — The deputy mayor of a Maine city has resigned and was charged with filing a false report after he said someone hacked his social media account to make racist statements about the George Floyd killing. Brewer police said Thomas Morelli was charged in relation to the incident, the Bangor...

Demonstrators gather at a rally to peacefully protest and demand an end to institutional racism and police brutality, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Demonstrators turn out for 4th consecutive night in Portland

Jun. 3, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators were out for a fourth consecutive evening in Portland, delivering speeches and waving signs Wednesday evening to protest police brutality against African Americans. The peaceful protest that swelled to more than 1,000 outside Portland City Hall followed two...

Maine supreme court upholds conviction in baby's death

Jun. 3, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's supreme court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of manslaughter in the death of a 6-month-old-boy in Millinocket. Jessee Mackin is serving a 5 1/2-year sentence for the death of Larry Lord Jr., who was the son of his girlfriend. Mackin was living with the...

Amusement rides sits idle at Palace Playland, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Reopening plans remain uncertain but the amusement park hopes to open the arcade in mid-June and possibly get the rides going a week or so later. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Quarantine tourists in Vacationland? Maybe not, after all

Jun. 3, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine leaders are considering a “layered” approach instead of a 14-day quarantine for tourists who might be bringing the coronavirus to the state, its top economic official said. Lifting the quarantine order will probably require a blend of testing, symptom checks,...

Man dies after being thrown from ATV in northern Maine

Jun. 3, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A 30-year-old man died when he was thrown from his all-terrain vehicle in northern Maine. Cpl. John MacDonald, spokesman for the Maine Warden Service, said Travis Haley of New Canada, Maine, lost control of his 2014 Polaris while cornering and hit an embankment in a ditch on...

Oil spill settlement money to aid in loon restoration

Jun. 3, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

HADLEY, Mass. (AP) — Federal and state environmental agencies are spending more than $8 million from a legal settlement stemming from a 2003 oil spill to help restore the common loon to some areas of Massachusetts, and to support existing populations of the birds across New England and New York, federal...

Police investigate human remains discovered in Maine

Jun. 3, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

UNITY, Maine (AP) — State police in Maine said Wednesday they're investigating the discovery of human remains in a stream by kayakers. The kayakers discovered the remains in Unity on May 29, state police said. The remains appear to be of an adult man and seem to have been in the stream for several years....