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Environmental groups ask Maine to suspend energy project

Nov. 30, 2021 16:25 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine environmental groups have requested that the federal government suspend the permits it issued to a billion-dollar electricity project for Massachusetts residents, which Maine voters rejected in a referendum last month. Three groups, including...

Doctor won't comment on his suspension for COVID-19 claims

Nov. 30, 2021 16:21 PM EST

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine doctor whose license was temporarily suspended over claims he spread misinformation about COVID-19 is declining to comment on the charges. The Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure suspended the license of Dr. Paul Gosselin, of...

Loon counts show more growth in New Hampshire, Vermont

Nov. 30, 2021 13:26 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Annual counts of loons are up slightly in New Hampshire and Vermont, wildlife authorities and advocates said Tuesday. In New Hampshire, the number of territorial loon pairs rose from 321 to 326 this year, according to the Moultonborough-based Loon...

Drought conditions persist in parts of northern Maine

Nov. 30, 2021 10:58 AM EST

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Parts of northwestern Maine remain in a severe drought late this fall. The U.S. Drought Monitor reported that as of Nov. 24 parts of northern Somerset and Franklin counties were experiencing severe drought conditions. Some adjacent areas,...

Maine lawmaker resigns after wife's COVID-19 death

Nov. 30, 2021 09:34 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A state lawmaker who flouted mask requirements in the Maine State House and fought against pandemic restrictions has resigned from his seat because of his wife’s death from COVID-19. Rep. Chris Johansen, R-Monticello, told House Speaker Ryan...

Police: 3-year-old found asleep in stolen vehicle

Nov. 30, 2021 09:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating a stolen sport utility vehicle that was recovered with a sleeping child inside. The Ford Explorer was quickly located after being reported stolen Saturday with a 3-year-old asleep in the vehicle, police said. ...

Well-traveled roadrunner is back home after visit to Maine

Nov. 30, 2021 08:50 AM EST

FREEDOM, Maine (AP) — A roadrunner that traveled undetected from Nevada to Maine in a moving van is back in its home state. The wayward bird flew in a pet carrier from Boston to Las Vegas last week. From there, it was delivered to officials with the Nevada Department of...

Lawsuit: Crematorium didn't have capacity for bodies

Nov. 29, 2021 16:16 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine crematorium kept taking bodies it couldn't care for because the owner needed the money, according to a lawsuit. The Lewiston crematorium, Affordable Cremation Solution, was shut down and its funeral licenses were suspended in June by the...

More Maine firefighters to get bulletproof vests

Nov. 29, 2021 14:51 PM EST

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — Caribou Fire and Ambulance is the latest in the state to equip ambulance workers with bulletproof vests. The worsening opioid crisis has added to the danger for first responders, necessitating the vests, Caribou Fire and Ambulance Chief Scott Susi...

Name of ski mountain will no longer include derogatory term

Nov. 29, 2021 13:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A ski mountain is set to remove a derogatory term for Native American women from its name — two decades after state law eliminated the slur from names of communities and public landmarks. The leader of a group of investors that's buying Big...