ROCKLAND, Maine ― Some leaders in the midcoast are relieved that Summit Natural Gas has canceled its plans to expand service to the region and are hopeful that conversations around renewable energy opportunities continue.
The Maine chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and state immigrants rights groups are suing federal authorities for more information about detainees held at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland, including whether they are at a heightened risk of spreading COVID-19.
Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King has been named chair of the subcommittee on National Parks, which also oversees national monuments like the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in northern Maine.
Wednesday is the first day that people 60 and older in Maine are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. And many are receiving doses at the Cross Insurance Center clinic in Bangor, says Dr. James Jarvis of Northern Light Health.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she will vote to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico to be secretary of the Department of Interior. Haaland would be the first Native American to serve in a cabinet-level position.
The U.S. House is expected to take up sweeping election reform legislation, HR 1, later this week. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of Maine’s 2nd District is joining election reform advocates in calling for its passage.