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Woman charged with sending Collins threat to be arraigned

Apr. 22, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman charged with sending a threatening letter to the home of Maine U.S. Sen Susan Collins has been indicted and is scheduled to appear in federal court later this week. Burlington resident Suzanne Muscara was arrested earlier this month after authorities said she mailed starch to...

Editorials from around New England

Apr. 19, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

MASSACHUSETTS Republican of Springfield April 17 It's been a quarter-century since former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld ran a successful campaign. Back then, in 1994, Weld was easily re-elected as the Bay State's chief executive. He was a liberal Republican, libertarian-leaning, in an era when there were still...

Maine Congressional delegation gearing up for re-elections

Apr. 17, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic House members are continuing to raise money for their re-election campaigns. Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden has reported raising roughly $250,000 from January through March. His federal campaign finance reports filed Monday show he's raised nearly...

Woman charged with sending threat to Collins faces hearing

Apr. 16, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman charged with sending a threatening letter to the home of Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is facing a detention hearing. Suzanne Muscara, of Burlington, was arrested last week and was scheduled to appear in federal court in Bangor on Tuesday. Authorities say she mailed starch to...

Forest products companies get innovation boost in Maine

Apr. 14, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A pair of Maine forest products companies is receiving $1.5 million in technology grants to bring innovation to one of the state's oldest industries. The Maine Technology Institute is awarding $750,000 to GO Lab of Belfast. The other half of the money is going to Biofine Developments...

Senators: defense memo appears to protect shipyard

Apr. 12, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Senators from Maine and New Hampshire say they are encouraged by a new Defense Department memo that appears to maintain funding for projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Members of the congressional delegation have been working to prevent the construction projects from being...

Susan Rice says she won't challenge GOP Sen. Collins in 2020

Apr. 11, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Rice, who served as national security adviser under President Barack Obama, won't be challenging Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in 2020. Rice told former Obama administration official Alyssa Mastromonaco at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit on Thursday in New York that...

Trump: Not looking to reinstate family separation policy

Apr. 9, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bipartisan pushback to his immigration shake-up, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's not looking to revive the much-criticized practice of separating migrant children from their families at the southern border. At the same time, he suggested the policy had worked to deter...

The Latest: Acting DHS deputy secretary forced to resign

Apr. 9, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security has been forced to resign amid a staff shakeup spurred by President Donald Trump's growing frustration over the number of Central American migrants crossing...

Woman charged with sending Sen. Collins threatening letter

Apr. 8, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman appeared in court on Monday to face federal charges of mailing a threatening letter to the home of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins last year. An affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Bangor said Suzanne Muscara, 37, of Burlington, mailed starch to the Republican senator's...