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The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is scheduled to hear conflicting arguments from supporters and opponents of the $1 bill...
05/06/2022
Seven months after historic vote, power line project to get its day in court

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is scheduled to hear conflicting arguments from supporters and opponents of the $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line that voters rejected.

On Tuesday, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments challenging a November referendum to ban the $1 billion NECEC project, among other issues.

A report shows that the amount of salt in both freshwater and groundwater is increasing, putting life in those water bod...
05/06/2022
Our View: 11 tons per mile? Maine has to stop using so much road salt

A report shows that the amount of salt in both freshwater and groundwater is increasing, putting life in those water bodies at risk. This is today's editorial.

A new report shows how the state must rethink its winter road maintenance strategy near vulnerable waterways.

Sponsored Post: Attorney Sean Turley discusses why it's important to consult with a land use attorney in a number of dif...
05/06/2022
When should you consult a land use attorney about municipal matters?

Sponsored Post: Attorney Sean Turley discusses why it's important to consult with a land use attorney in a number of different scenarios.

A land use attorney can offer support in a variety of situations, such as proposing a project, fighting a project, or settling a dispute among land owners.

Listen to Bill Nemitz reflect on his life as a journalist and columnist in Maine whose far-flung beat took him Iraq, Afg...
05/06/2022
Watch: Maine Voices Live with Bill Nemitz

Listen to Bill Nemitz reflect on his life as a journalist and columnist in Maine whose far-flung beat took him Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti and New Orleans - all told with his characteristic humor and ability to tell a good tale.

Watch a conversation with our beloved columnist.

The Kennebec Journal reports that some UMA faculty complain that they were kept in the dark about serious issues Michael...
05/06/2022
UMaine chancellor knew about new UMA president’s no-confidence votes from former university

The Kennebec Journal reports that some UMA faculty complain that they were kept in the dark about serious issues Michael Laliberte had with faculty at his previous post.

Faculty members at University of Maine at Augusta say they are upset they were not informed about issues leading to Michael Laliberte's resignation as president of the State University of New York at Delhi.

Eligible homeowners also can apply to the fund for money to pay past due bills including those for homeowner’s, flood or...
05/06/2022
Maine launches $50 million homeowner assistance fund

Eligible homeowners also can apply to the fund for money to pay past due bills including those for homeowner’s, flood or mortgage insurance and internet services.

Benefits of up to $25,000 per household will be available for those who are at risk of losing their homes due to COVID-related financial hardships.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued new freshwater fish consumption advisories Thursday for the s...
05/05/2022
Mainers warned not to eat PFAS-contaminated freshwater fish

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued new freshwater fish consumption advisories Thursday for the seven bodies of water.

The advisories are based on new Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention consumption advice for different levels of PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

A sharp increase in new cases over the past three weeks resulted in Maine having the highest infection rate among all st...
05/05/2022
Maine hospitals report spike in patients with COVID-19

A sharp increase in new cases over the past three weeks resulted in Maine having the highest infection rate among all states, according to the U.S. CDC.

The number of patients statewide jumped from 169 to 193 on Thursday, the highest number since late February.

Collins’ decisive role in tipping the court – she cast the deciding 50th vote for Kavanaugh – has been more than just a ...
05/05/2022
Sen. Collins under fire over draft abortion ruling

Collins’ decisive role in tipping the court – she cast the deciding 50th vote for Kavanaugh – has been more than just a punchline on late-night TV.

Maine's senior senator has been berated by late-night comedians and national political columnists for her role in confirming the conservative Supreme Court justices who appear poised to vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Lawrence said one of his goals as a justice on the Supreme Court is to help convince more Black lawyers to practice in t...
05/04/2022
Rick Lawrence sworn in as Maine’s first Black Supreme Court justice

Lawrence said one of his goals as a justice on the Supreme Court is to help convince more Black lawyers to practice in the state.

The longtime district court judge said he will bring a strong perspective that the state's highest court makes legal decisions that affect people's everyday lives.

The board decided to pay for the construction cost overruns with money left over from a previous renovation, and funds o...
05/04/2022
Portland school board funds construction cost overruns, discusses reducing school budget

The board decided to pay for the construction cost overruns with money left over from a previous renovation, and funds originally meant for furniture, fixtures and equipment.

The Portland school board voted to pay $1.2 million to cover construction cost overruns from the renovation of two elementary schools. The board also discussed whether and how to alter their budget following a request from the city that they reduce it by $1 million.

If Congress doesn’t act now, women in roughly half the states will lose the right to choose an abortion as soon as the f...
05/04/2022
Our View: Sen. Collins should step up for abortion rights

If Congress doesn’t act now, women in roughly half the states will lose the right to choose an abortion as soon as the final opinion is issued. This is today's editorial.

Concerns that her Supreme Court votes would help restrict reproductive rights have been validated. But it's not too late to put Roe v. Wade in federal law.

Cutler, who ran unsuccessfully twice for governor, faces four counts of possession of sexually explicit material depicti...
05/03/2022
Eliot Cutler possessed thousands of images of child sex abuse, police say

Cutler, who ran unsuccessfully twice for governor, faces four counts of possession of sexually explicit material depicting children under 12, but it’s possible that more counts will follow.

When officers went to search his home in March, Cutler admitted they would find images depicting child sexual abuse. On flash drives and other hardware analysts discovered a trove of thousands of videos, court records show.

Gov. Mills pledges to fight to protect reproductive rights after Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade lea...
05/03/2022
Gov. Mills pledges to fight to protect reproductive rights

Gov. Mills pledges to fight to protect reproductive rights after Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade leaks

After a report suggesting the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, Gov. Janet Mills says she will fight to protect reproductive rights.

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The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is scheduled to hear conflicting arguments from supporters and opponents of the $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line that voters rejected.
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A report shows that the amount of salt in both freshwater and groundwater is increasing, putting life in those water bodies at risk. This is today's editorial.
Sponsored Post: Attorney Sean Turley discusses why it's important to consult with a land use attorney in a number of different scenarios.
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Listen to Bill Nemitz reflect on his life as a journalist and columnist in Maine whose far-flung beat took him Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti and New Orleans - all told with his characteristic humor and ability to tell a good tale.
The change in risk assessments follows a steep rise in cases in Maine and the Northeast resulting from the emergence of three omicron subvariants.
The Kennebec Journal reports that some UMA faculty complain that they were kept in the dark about serious issues Michael Laliberte had with faculty at his previous post.
Eligible homeowners also can apply to the fund for money to pay past due bills including those for homeowner’s, flood or mortgage insurance and internet services.
If your license plate is bleeped, you can still say it with a bumper sticker.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued new freshwater fish consumption advisories Thursday for the seven bodies of water.