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Religious schools may face another hurdle to state tuition

Jun. 25, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Religious schools got what they wanted when the Supreme Court allowed them to participate in a state tuition program. But the state attorney general said the ruling will be for naught unless the schools are willing to abide by the same antidiscrimination law...

GOP Sen Collins puts her Bangor home up for sale

Jun. 21, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and her husband are putting their Bangor home that has been the site of recent protests on the market. Collins and Thomas Daffron bought the 4,250-square-foot house on West Broadway in 2013, a year after they married, and they've made a...

Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid

Jun. 21, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money. The 6-3 outcome could fuel a renewed push for...

With no other bids, towns to take over shuttered trash plant

Jun. 19, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A shuttered trash plant called Coastal Resources of Maine will soon be owned by a group comprised of more than 100 municipalities. The Municipal Review Committee is made of of communities that used the facility during the six months it was in operation, and...

Residents of small Maine town end long ban on alcohol sales

Jun. 15, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

CORNITH, Maine (AP) — Voters in a rural Maine town have decided to reverse a decades-old ban on alcohol sales. Residents of Corinth, a town of about 2,800 some 20 miles from Bangor, voted in the late 1960s and '70s to impose bans on alcohol sales. But residents narrowly voted on...

Air Force to further investigate chemicals at closed base.

Jun. 06, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Air Force plans to test multiple sites at the former Loring Air Force Base for contamination by so-called forever chemicals. Officials are concerned that PFAS contamination from firefighting foam used on Loring's runway may have spread elsewhere. So...

Bangor is getting its first breast milk donation center

Jun. 05, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is opening a breast milk donation center as the U.S. continues to deal with a baby formula shortage. The hospital said the breast milk center will open Monday in partnership with a regional milk bank. It's the first...

Maine now offering free community college for recent grads

Jun. 04, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's plan to provide two years of free community college is going into effect. The Maine Legislature approved a plan backed by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills to provide free community college to students who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program...

Judge orders state police to provide more docs to newspapers

May. 31, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police must turn over additional disciplinary records detailing misconduct by troopers to the state’s two biggest newspapers, a judge ruled. State Police must also search out and turn over missing disciplinary records it failed to provide to the...

Vacancies effectively shut down small Maine town

May. 21, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

PASSADUMKEAG, Maine (AP) — A small town in Maine has effectively shut down because it no longer has a town clerk, code enforcement officer, assessor or animal control officer. The Bangor Daily News reports that Christen Bouchard resigned last month from her position as town clerk...