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Alliance to help Maine defense contractors that are struggling to fill jobs

Mar. 01, 2024 16:36 PM EST

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — While Americans lament the loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs, defense contractors are struggling to fill skilled positions that still exist in Maine and are key to the nation's defense. Defense contractors, community colleges and universities and the U.S....

Judge puts brakes on new law banning foreign government spending on referendums

Mar. 01, 2024 16:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge is delaying the implementation of a voter-approved law in Maine that aimed to close an election law loophole by stopping foreign government spending on state referendum races. U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen issued a preliminary injunction...

Lobster catch dips to lowest level since 2009 as fishers grapple with climate change, whale rules

Mar. 01, 2024 16:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's lobster fishing business dipped in catch while grappling with challenges including a changing ocean environment and new rules designed to protect rare whales. The lobster industry, based mostly in Maine, has had an unprecedented decade in terms of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mar. 01, 2024 07:12 AM EST

Boston Globe. February 25, 2024. Editorial: To maintain confidence in SJC, nominee should offer clear answers on when she’d recuse herself Cases involving priorities of Governor Maura Healey are sure to come before the Supreme Judicial Court. If they do, will her...

Marshall leads Albany (NY) against Maine after 26-point outing

Mar. 01, 2024 03:48 AM EST

Maine Black Bears (13-16, 5-9 America East) at Albany (NY) Great Danes (13-16, 5-9 America East) Albany, New York; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Albany (NY) plays the Maine Black Bears after Amar'e Marshall scored 26 points in Albany (NY)'s 91-67 victory against...

Binghamton secures 76-74 OT victory over Maine

Feb. 29, 2024 21:20 PM EST

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Gavin Walsh's 17 points helped Binghamton defeat Maine 76-74 in overtime on Thursday night. Walsh added nine rebounds for the Bearcats (13-14, 5-9 America East Conference). Armon Harried scored 16 points and added eight rebounds and seven assists. Dan...

Filipovity leads Maine against Binghamton after 21-point outing

Feb. 29, 2024 04:07 AM EST

Maine Black Bears (13-15, 5-8 America East) at Binghamton Bearcats (12-14, 4-9 America East) Binghamton, New York; Thursday, 6:07 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bearcats -2.5; over/under is 133 BOTTOM LINE: Maine faces the Binghamton Bearcats after...

Family that wanted to build world's tallest flagpole to pay $250K fine for cabins

Feb. 28, 2024 22:06 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The family that had wanted to build the world's tallest flagpole in rural eastern Maine has agreed to pay a $250,000 penalty under a consent agreement following construction of more than 50 cabins without obtaining environmental permits from the state. The...

Maine's deadliest shooting spurs additional gun control proposals

Feb. 28, 2024 21:51 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democrats in the Maine Legislature unveiled sweeping gun violence measures on Wednesday including a 72-hour waiting period for most gun purchases, adding to firearm bills and mental health spending already proposed by the governor after the deadliest shooting in the state...

Judge rejects settlement aimed at ensuring lawyers for low-income defendants

Feb. 28, 2024 17:44 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A judge has rejected a second proposed settlement for improving Maine’s system for providing attorneys for residents who cannot afford them, and she won't be waiting for a third try. Justice Michaela Murphy gave the ACLU of Maine until March 8 to file a new...