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Opponents of $1B power line deliver petitions for referendum

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Opponents of a $1 billion electric transmission corridor that would travel through a lengthy stretch of wilderness submitted 100,000 signatures on Thursday for a referendum driv...

Glenn Adams, retired AP correspondent in Maine, dies at 70

Glenn Adams, a reporter who chronicled Maine government, politics and breaking news for The Associated Press for over three decades, has died. He was 70. Adams, of Augusta, died Frid...

Virtually shivering: Crowded Jan. 1 polar plunges put on ice

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has poured cold water all over the tradition of gathering en masse to ring in the new year by taking an icy plunge, but organizers are going with the fl...

Consumers still want to get outdoors as temperatures plunge

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Over the summer, people looking to get out of the house snapped up boats, bicycles and patio furniture, figuring they were safer socializing and being active outdoors than insid...

Raise your mittens: Outdoor learning continues into winter

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Cindy Soule’s fourth graders in Maine's largest city have studied pollination in a community garden. They solved an erosion problem that was damaging trees. They learned about b...

Businesses, lacking legal immunity, fear COVID-19 lawsuits

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Plans for a lawsuit against a Maine venue that hosted what became a “superspreader” wedding reception underscore the liability risks to small businesses amid the coronavirus pan...

Judge declines to stop $1B power line in western Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge declined to intervene to stop construction of a 145-mile (230-kilometer) electricity transmission corridor aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New Engla...

Shipyard, union are getting back on same page after strike

BATH, Maine (AP) — Months after bitter strike during a pandemic, Bath Iron Works managers and production workers are starting to get on the same page when it comes to catching up on the production sch...

'She knows Maine': How Susan Collins defied Democrats

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — If Republicans are able to hold onto their majority in the U.S. Senate, the remarkable staying power of Susan Collins will be a big reason why. Collins defied ...

GOP Sen. Collins beats Gideon in hard-fought race in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine won the hardest-fought race of her career, turning back a challenge by Democrat Sara Gideon and winning a narrow majority in the cost...

Collins, Gideon clash in final debate before Election Day

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon clashed Wednesday night over attack ads, health care and Supreme Court nominations in their final debate...

Collins votes against Barrett, heads home to save Senate job

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When Republican Sen. Susan Collins had to vote on a Supreme Court justice in 2018, she deliberated under the spotlight for weeks, building suspense that ended with a dramatic fl...

Nebraska, Maine could play pivotal role in presidential race

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will never be mistaken for a swing state given that it hasn’t supported a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964, but if the race is close this fall, the state could ...

'Call them out': In Maine, Gideon asks voters to punish GOP

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — The last time Democrat Sara Gideon ran for office, she trounced her Republican challenger and spent a measly $4,299.99 doing it. Two years later, the Maine Hous...

Woman files ADA lawsuits across US as 'tester' of compliance

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A disabled Florida woman paid a virtual visit to Maine and left a trail of lawsuits in her wake. Six to be exact. Deborah Laufer is described in the federal la...