1 wedding may undo Maine's virus fight, officials say

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A rural church wedding and reception on a beautiful day in the shadow of Mount Katahdin was no doubt a happy day. But it has spread misery ever since. That sin...

Collins won't say in debate who she'll vote for in November

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrat Sara Gideon sought to link Republican Sen. Susan Collins, of Maine, with President Donald Trump during their first debate Friday night, and she demanded several times t...

Maine to proceed with ranked ballots for presidential race

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A state supreme court decision Tuesday clears the way for election officials to print ranked choice voting ballots in Maine’s presidential election, but it’s still unclear wheth...

Ranked voting in presidential election put on ice in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ranked choice voting won’t be used in the presidential race this November in Maine after a judge allowed a Republican-led referendum that would let voters decide whether to use ...

Shipbuilders approve 3-year pact, ending monthslong strike

BATH, Maine (AP) — A 63-day strike at Bath Iron Works — against the backdrop of a pandemic in an election year — came to an end Sunday with shipbuilders voting to return to their jobs producing warshi...

Dry weather, dusty fields growing concerns in potato country

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Potato farmers are worried about their crops as the northern part of the state experiences one of the driest summers on record. In Aroostook County, which ...

Ex-President George W. Bush backs Maine's Sen. Susan Collins

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George W. Bush on Friday backed Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in his first public endorsement of the 2020 election cycle. Bush h...

Shipyard workers to begin voting this week on labor pact

BATH, Maine (AP) — Shipyard workers who have maintained pickets for nearly two months during a global pandemic will have the final say on a proposed labor pact at Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works. ...

Shipyard, union reach tentative deal to end strike in Maine

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers reached a tentative agreement to end a strike that has stretched for more than a month during a global pandemic, the union announced Saturday. ...

Summer road trip? Quarantines are crimping some US travelers

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web of...

Person killed in Maine shark attack IDed as New York woman

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine said Tuesday the woman killed in a rare shark attack off the state's coast was a 63-year-old resident of New York City. The shark bite ki...

Crush of boat buyers seek recreation, safety during pandemic

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Brandon Mitchell had big plans to visit family in Michigan and take his wife and three kids to Disney World. The pandemic put those plans on ice. So they bough...

LL Bean inks first wholesaler partnerships in US

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is expanding from its original model of direct-to-customer catalog sales and in-stores sales with an agreement to sell products in Nordstrom, Staples and sporting good...

Democrat Gideon wins primary, will face GOP Sen Collins

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon beat two other Democrats on Tuesday for the right to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in a race that’s critical to the battle for con...

Maine speaker drowns out rivals in bid to take on Collins

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It's great to be identified early as the establishment-backed candidate and to benefit from millions of dollars in donations. It's not so great for the opponen...