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Wright-McLeish, Juozapaitis lead Maine over Albany 72-68

Jan. 28, 2023 22:11 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ja'Shonte Wright-McLeish had 16 points, Gedi Juozapaitis scored 15 and Maine held off Albany 72-68 on Saturday. Wright-McLeish made 7 of 10 shots with two 3-pointers for the Black Bears (9-12, 3-5 America East Conference). Juozapaitis added six assists. Jaden...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 27, 2023 12:35 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. January 22, 2023. Editorial: Solution to economic growth in CT is not a mystery When responding to a question recently about the possibility of raising taxes on high earners, Gov. Ned Lamont’s spokesperson resorted to a familiar refrain:...

Debt limit trigger aimed at consumer utility meets threshold

Jan. 27, 2023 11:22 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A proposal aimed at restricting long-term debt necessary to create a consumer-owned electric utility has enough signatures to appear on the November ballot in Maine. The secretary of state confirmed Thursday that the threshold was met for the Central Maine...

AG says company fined for threatening negative reviewers

Jan. 27, 2023 09:58 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A moving and storage company in Maine has agreed to pay a $125,000 fine and refrain from using a misleading email address to threaten customers who leave negative reviews, according to the state attorney general's office. The attorney general's office said...

Heavy wet snow brings down domed training facility at UMaine

Jan. 26, 2023 16:18 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — An indoor practice facility used by student athletes at the University of Maine collapsed Thursday morning under weight of heavy snow, officials said. No one was hurt. As back-to-back storms pummeled Maine, snow piled up atop the domed structure that the...

Maine's lead public defender resigns after month on job

Jan. 26, 2023 10:29 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The lead attorney from the state's first five public defenders abruptly resigned, forcing the director of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services to take on the role. The Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services held an emergency meeting Wednesday...

Feierbergs' 18 lead Maine past UMass-Lowell 75-70

Jan. 25, 2023 22:53 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Kristians Feierbergs' 18 points helped Maine defeat UMass-Lowell 75-70 on Wednesday night. Feierbergs shot 7 for 8, including 4 for 4 from beyond the arc for the Black Bears (8-12, 2-5 America East Conference). Kellen Tynes added 13 points while going 5 of 11...

Proposal calls for expansion of Maine's offshore wind power

Jan. 25, 2023 11:14 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Conservation and labor groups are making a big push for offshore wind power in Maine via a proposed law that would boost the state's energy production. Maine has a plan for a floating offshore wind research array off its coast, and the proposal is moving...

Republicans want changes to bring energy costs down in Maine

Jan. 24, 2023 16:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republicans in Maine said Tuesday they will propose a host of legal changes to try to cap the surging cost of home heating in the state. Maine is heavily dependent on heating oil, and the cost of that has doubled over the past two years, Republican members of...

New England states getting hit by latest winter storm

Jan. 23, 2023 16:54 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some of the New England states were getting hit with a winter storm Monday that was snarling roads, knocking down electric wires and keeping some children home from school. A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service is due to expire Monday...