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Maine to boost border businesses hurt by Canada closure

Oct. 21, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — Maine will give out more than $5.6 million to dozens of charter transportation companies and businesses that were disrupted by the closure of the U.S. border with Canada. The money is from the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds, Democratic...

Federal appeals court won't stop health worker COVID mandate

Oct. 20, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court dealt another blow to a lawsuit targeting Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers, resulting in an 11th-hour appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court...

Police in Maine town shoot and kill man in confrontation

Oct. 20, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Two police officers in Maine responding to a report of a man armed with a knife in an intersection fatally shot the man during a confrontation, police said. Both officers discharged their weapons multiple times and one of the officers hurt his arm...

Final peak foliage conditions for Maine leaf peepers

Oct. 20, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine leaf peepers have just a few more days to watch the state's annual fall foliage display. Almost all of the state is past peak conditions for fall colors, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry said Wednesday. The...

Man convicted of killing ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend

Oct. 20, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

SOUTH PARIS, Maine (AP) — A man accused of a double killing on New Year’s night in 2019 was convicted of two counts of murder. Mark Penley, 51, of Peru, killed of his ex-girlfriend, Heather Bickford, 31, of Canton, and her boyfriend, Dana Hill, 31, of Paris, in a...

Newspaper: Lawsuits over deadly propane blast are settled

Oct. 20, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Two lawsuits filed in the aftermath of a thunderous propane explosion in Maine that killed a firefighter and injured others have been settled. A court document filed this week indicates a lawsuit against two companies on behalf of the deceased...

None injured in Walmart parking lot pileup involving 7 cars

Oct. 19, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — An SUV accelerated through a Maine Walmart parking lot, hitting multiple vehicles and a shopping cart corral before coming to a stop with another SUV balanced on top of it. The driver was an 83-year-old woman who Auburn Deputy Police Chief Timothy...

US high court won’t block vaccines for Maine health workers

Oct. 19, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to block a vaccine requirement imposed on Maine health care workers, the latest defeat for opponents of vaccine mandates. It was the first time the Supreme Court weighed in on a statewide vaccine mandate. It...

Agency hears testimony on disputed section of $1B power line

Oct. 19, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Opponents of a $1 billion electric transmission project urged environmental regulators Tuesday to revoke the project’s license, while supporters warned that doing so would be a step backward in the battle against climate change. The public...

US Supreme Court declines to stop mandated COVID-19 vaccines for Maine health workers

Oct. 19, 2021 16:26 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US Supreme Court declines to stop mandated COVID-19 vaccines for Maine health workers.