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Researchers try producing potato resistant to climate change

Nov. 28, 2021 21:40 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes. Warming temperatures and an extended growing season can lead to quality problems and disease, Gregory Porter, a...

Bangor to issue trespass orders at homeless camp by Dec. 1

Nov. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine city plans to issue trespass orders to people who do not leave a homeless encampment under a highway bridge by Dec. 1. More than a dozen people live next to the Penobscot River under the Interstate 395 bridge that goes...

Mitchell leads Central Connecticut past Maine 64-56

Nov. 23, 2021 22:12 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Tre Mitchell came off the bench to tally 12 points to carry Central Connecticut to a 64-56 win over Maine on Tuesday night. Mitchell hit 9 of 10 free throws. Davonte Sweatman had 11 points for Central Connecticut (1-5), which...

Police investigate death of 3-year-old in Maine

Nov. 23, 2021 11:44 AM EST

HOWLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine said they have identified a 3-year-old boy who was found dead in a town north of Bangor and are continuing to investigate. Police were notified Saturday of the death of Justin Jenkins Jr. in Howland. Maine State Police's Major...

Road projects coming to northern, eastern Maine communities

Nov. 21, 2021 09:34 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Millions of dollars in road construction projects are coming to communities in eastern and northern Maine. The money is via the RAISE grant program and it will boost projects in Bangor and Houlton. Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said the funding...

Hunters seeing purple as owners mark property off limits

Nov. 20, 2021 14:32 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — More Maine hunters are seeing purple as property owners use the color to mark land that is off limits to hunting without first obtaining permission. Purple paint can be used on trees, rocks or fence posts as an alternative to nailing a sign on a...

Report: Maine Guard failed to address sex abuse in ranks

Nov. 20, 2021 12:58 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Substantiated sexual assault cases have spiked in the Maine National Guard, whose leaders have largely been dismissive of victims and lenient toward perpetrators over the years, a newspaper reported. Despite nationwide scandals that led to the...

Bench unveiled to honor man killed because of sexuality

Nov. 19, 2021 17:24 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A new bench was unveiled in New Hampshire to honor the late Charlie Howard, a 23-year-old gay man and Portsmouth native killed by three teenage boys because of his sexuality in Bangor, Maine, in 1984. The stone bench was installed recently in...

3G shutting down in Maine, impacting older phones, devices

Nov. 18, 2021 16:28 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Starting in 2022, the 3G mobile network will be shutting down in Maine, impacting older cellphones and some other devices that connect to the internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Each telecommunications company will take...

Accused marijuana ring leader pleads not guilty

Nov. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The accused ring leader of an operation that allegedly diverted and sold more than $13 million in marijuana grown for Maine’s medical cannabis program pleaded not guilty Thursday to eight charges. Lucas Sirois, 41, of Farmington, was arraigned in...