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Senators ask for funding to help people pay heating bills

Oct. 17, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. senators from Rhode Island and Maine are asking the Biden administration to quickly send money to states for the program that helps people pay their heating bills. U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Susan Collins, a Maine...

David Flanagan, longtime Central Maine Power executive, dies

Oct. 14, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — David Flanagan, who was at the helm of Maine’s largest electric utility during the disastrous 1998 ice storm, served as president of the University of Southern Maine and returned to lead the utility out of a series of missteps, has died. He was 74. ...

Maine senators join new push to preserve U.S. wildlife

Oct. 14, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators have signed on to a push to try to improve protections for America's wildlife. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said they're co-sponsoring the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. The proposal...

UMaine center gets funding boost for transportation research

Oct. 09, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine center that performs research about transportation is getting a boost of more than $2.5 million from the federal government. The UMaine Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center has received the money from the...

Maine to get $1.5M to clean up more brownfields

Oct. 06, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three Maine organizations are going to receive about $1.5 million from the federal government to help clean up more of the state's brownfields. Brownfields are typically former industrial sites that suffer from pollution. The U.S. Environmental...

Senate confirms McElwee as Maine's top federal prosecutor

Oct. 05, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

The U.S. Senate confirmed federal prosecutor Darcie McElwee on Tuesday to serve as U.S. attorney for Maine. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who shares a hometown of Caribou with McElwee, spoke in support of the nomination on the Senate floor. The nomination was confirmed...

Women's March targets Supreme Court, with abortion on line

Oct. 02, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first Women's March of the Biden administration headed straight for the steps of the Supreme Court on Saturday, part of nationwide protests that drew thousands to Washington to demand continued access to abortion in a year when conservative lawmakers and judges have...

Daughters of Carl Levin christen US warship bearing his name

Oct. 02, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The future USS Carl M. Levin was christened Saturday by the Michigan senator's daughters, who simultaneously smashed bottles of sparkling wine against the warship's bow at Bath Iron Works. Daughters Erica Levin, Laura Levin and Kate Levin Markel...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 28, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. September 25, 2021. Editorial: Jelani Day, family deserve answers Many people have already done their best for Jelani Day. For their sake and his, we must insist on coming to a conclusion about his story. ...

Collins wants Congress to pass fetal alcohol disorders bill

Sep. 26, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican senator has co-sponsored a proposal designed to help prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Sen. Susan Collins said the proposal would use early intervention to address the problem of prenatal substance exposure. She said the...