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Maine school employee arrested on child pornography charges

Jul. 09, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — An employee of a Maine school district has been arrested and faces child exploitation charges after transmitting obscene material on the internet, police said Friday. Jesse Kiesel, who works at Biddeford Middle School as an education tech,...

Electric buses get a boost in southern Maine transit system

Jun. 24, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — A transit system in southern Maine has received more than $1.2 million from the federal government to purchase chargers for electric buses. Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Transit received the funding...

Public transit workers vote to join union

Jun. 13, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

Public transit workers in three southern Maine communities are joining a union to help them negotiate higher wages. Thirty-two drivers, mechanics and other workers in the Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach transit service voted to join the Amalgamated Transit Union...

Maine vaccine incentives: gift cards, baseball, fishing

May. 11, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is rolling out free fishing licenses, baseball tickets and L.L. Bean gift cards to encourage more residents to get vaccinated before the end of the month, Gov. Janet Mills announced Tuesday. Mills unveiled the public-private program, “Your...