Maine news

Maine's lobster fishery is vital to our economy. We’ll learn about the status of the lobster population, effects of climate change, potential impacts of tariffs, the role of the lobsterman, and the outlook for the future of the industry.

LEWISTON, Maine - A Maine man who was struck in the face by a bullet while he was playing disc golf says he's lucky to be alive.
Police say Cameron Hart, of Lewiston, was struck Sunday at the Stevens Mountain View Disc Golf Course in Turner. He underwent surgery to remove the bullet from his cheek.
Police said a neighbor was target practicing on his property with a 9 mm handgun. One of those bullets struck Hart, who was several hundred feet away.
Police said the bullet likely ricocheted off an object first.

“Okay class, we have a test tomorrow.”

Oh, the one word that students everywhere, no matter their age, dread: TEST. When you hear that word, what goes through your mind? 

For the average high-schooler, there is a tremendous amount of mixed emotions. After all, the average chapter or unit test presents a unique opportunity: scoring well means your grade will skyrocket, but what you need to do to make that happen is another issue. 

For a final or mid-year assessment, the stakes are even higher. Often valued at 20 percent of a student’s semester grade, many Maine high schools dedicate two full weeks of the school year to these cumulative exams. The situation is even more stressful for regularly high-achieving students who need to score well in order to solidify things such as class rank, GPA, and honor society requirements. 

Clearing Of Bangor Homeless Camp Has Unintended Result - More Camps

Aug 7, 2018
Gabor Degre / Bangor Daily News

The clearing of one of Bangor’s largest homeless encampments last month drove dozens of people to form smaller camps around the city — and virtually none of them into shelters and permanent housing, according to police and shelter workers.

On July 24, city crews cut down the thick growth along the bank of the Penobscot River between lower Dutton Street and the Interstate 395 bridge, prompting the 40 or so people who had been living in the sprawling network of campsites to move elsewhere.

What happens when a family gets evicted from its home? What recourse is possible? And what rights do landlords have when tenants don’t pay the rent?

The mounting environmental crises American faces, including droughts, floods, hurricanes and coastal erosion, are profoundly connected and are affecting the lives of citizens in every corner of the country. We’ll learn the latest on the multitude of environmental issues facing the nation and hear about some practical solutions.

TOPSHAM, Maine - The Maine Coast Heritage Trust says it's well on its way to a goal of raising $125 million by the end of 2019 to address "urgent needs.''
The land conservation organization announced Wednesday it aims to raise another $25 million. The group says it already has raised roughly $100 million in gifts of land, cash, pledges and a $10 million matching gift.
President Tim Glidden said the goal is to ensure that the coast is open to all, including thousands of fishermen, clammers and others who depend on it for livelihoods.

ORONO, Maine - A University of Maine neurobiology researcher plans to engage students in biomedicine while centering a five-year study on the creation of new nerve cells in adult brains.
The National Science Foundation has awarded UMaine assistant neurobiology professor Kristy Townsend a $1 million grant for the project. She's using the project to study the adult brain and expand a capstone course for students to conduct original biomedical research.

GREENVILLE, Maine -  Officials with the Maine Warden Service say they have located the body of a man who had been missing since Thursday. It's not yet clear how 66-year-old Robert Hammond of Hanson, Massachusetts died.

PORTLAND, Maine - Broadband and telephone company, Consolidated Communications, and the two unions representing 1000 employees in Northern New England have a tentative contract.

Proposed Farm Bill Amendment Could Negate Local Food Laws In Maine

Aug 4, 2018
Charlie Neibergall / AP Photo

Buried deep within the 641 pages of the proposed 2018 Farm Bill is an amendment that food sovereignty supporters fear is an attack on local control of food.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Consolidated Communications and unions representing more than 1,000 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are continuing negotiations as a deadline nears.

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) - A New Zealander has won the Beach to Beacon 10k road race in Maine.

GREENVILLE, Maine (AP) _ The Maine Warden Service is looking for a 66-year-old man whose empty boat was discovered near the shore of an island on Moosehead Lake.

Representative Dillon Bates

Maine Democratic leaders are calling on Westbrook Representative Dillon Bates to resign, following allegations that he sought inappropriate relations with a student at an all-girls school in Portland where he taught. But Bates says he is staying put.