• Maine Oct 13

    Razor Blades Found in Pizza Dough Lead to Man's Arrest

    A New Hampshire man is under arrest for allegedly putting razor blades in pizza products at Hannaford supermarkets in Maine, and the grocery store is issuing an expanded recall. Nicholas Mitchell, 38, was arrested in Dover, New Hampshire on Sunday night on a food tampering warrant from Saco, Maine, police, authorities said. On Sunday evening, Hannaford supermarkets announced that anyone…

  • Maine Oct 11

    Baby Born on Maine Island For 1st Time in More Than 90 Years

    A mother has given birth to a baby on Maine’s Little Cranberry Island for the first time in more than nine decades. Born two weeks ago, Azalea Belle Gray is the sixth child for Aaron Gray and Erin Fernald Gray. The Bangor Daily News reports that Azalea’s great-grandfather, a lifelong lobsterman, had been the most recent baby born on...

  • marijuana legalization Oct 9

    A Long Road: Marijuana Goes on Sale Years After Approval in Maine

    Mainers are getting their first opportunity to legally buy marijuana for adult recreational use, but a supply shortage is a potential buzzkill. Retailers blame the pandemic and a limited number of licensed manufacturers for reducing the variety of products available on Friday, the opening day. Licenses were issued only a month ago. That didn’t dampen Matt Bourgeois’ enthusiasm for...

  • coronavirus Sep 20

    8th Coronavirus Death Tied to Wedding in Maine

    An eighth death has been linked to a coronavirus outbreak stemming from a wedding and reception in the northern part of Maine. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday that the man who died was in his 80s and from Somerset County. The wedding at the Tri Town Baptist Church in East Millinocket and reception at the…

  • Maine Sep 16

    Virus Death Toll Linked to Maine Wedding Grows to 7

    At least seven people have died in connection to a coronavirus outbreak that continues to sicken people in Maine following a wedding reception held over the summer that violated state virus guidelines, public health authorities said. The August wedding reception at the Big Moose Inn in Millinocket is linked to more than 175 confirmed cases of the virus, the Maine…

  • USA Today 10Best Sep 15

    Meet the New England Apple Orchard Named Among the US' Best

    An apple orchard in Maine is setting itself apart from the “peck.” Libby and Son U-Picks in Limerick is the only New England Apple Orchard to make one of the top five spots on the USA Today 10Best Apple Orchards 2020 list. Taking the number four spot, Libby and Son was also one of only two New England orchards on…

  • coronavirus Sep 10

    Here's How Many Coronavirus Cases There Have Been at Every College in New England

    As college students across New England return to campus for the fall semester, they’re being tested for the coronavirus. And so far, more than 700 have tested positive at nearly 80 schools in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. A New York Times database is tracking all of the coronavirus cases at colleges and universities across the…

  • Coronavirus Outbreak Sep 4

    Third Person Linked to Maine Wedding Dies of COVID-19

    A third person tied to a wedding and reception last month in Millinocket, Maine, has died of the novel coronavirus, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. There are now 147 total cases linked to the events on Aug. 7 at Tri-Town Baptist Church and The Big Moose Inn, health officials said. Also included are 72 cases at...

  • US Postal Service Aug 21

    Thousands of Chicks Arrive Dead to Farmers Amid USPS Turmoil

    At least 4,800 chicks shipped to Maine farmers through the U.S. Postal Service have arrived dead in the recent weeks since rapid cuts hit the federal mail carrier’s operations, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said. The Portland Press Herald reported Wednesday that Pingree, a Maine Democrat, is raising the issue of the dead chicks and economic losses farms are now...

  • coronavirus in children Aug 10

    Nearly 12,000 Children in New England Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

    A new report says that nearly 12,000 children in New England have tested positive for the coronavirus through July 30. Massachusetts had the bulk of the childhood COVID cases, with 6,903, followed by Connecticut at 2,497 and Rhode Island with 1,616. New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont had fewer than 1,000 childhood coronavirus cases combined, according to the report from the…

  • bailey island Jul 28

    New Details Released in Maine's 1st Deadly Shark Attack

    The woman killed in Maine’s first known deadly shark attack Monday has been identified as a 63-year-old woman from New York City who had a summer home in the community. The Maine Department of Marine Resources on Tuesday identified the woman as Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63. She was attacked by a great white shark, authorities said Tuesday. “It is tragic…

  • bailey island Jul 28

    Woman Dies in Apparent Shark Attack in Maine

    A woman has died in what authorities in Maine are describing as an apparent shark attack. A witness said the woman was swimming “when she was injured in what appeared to be a shark attack,” according to a statement from the Maine Department of Marine Resources. Kayakers in the area took her to shore, where paramedics were called. But she…

  • Maine Jul 11

    Some Maine Private Islands Found With Racial Slurs in Their Names

    Despite a law forbidding them, the names of some privately owned islands in Maine still refer to racial slurs and other derogatory terms, according to a reporter with The Portland Press Herald. Reporter Colin Woodard got a tip from a reader this week saying that, among the words in the names of some of the privately owned islands, is a…

  • travel Jul 1

    Maine Lifts Quarantine Rules for Visitors From Conn., NY and NJ

    Maine is changing its rules for out-of-state visitors just days before the July 4 holiday weekend. Beginning Friday, people from Connecticut, New York and New Jersey can all visit the state without having to quarantine for two weeks or present proof of a negative coronavirus test. Gov. Janet Mills announced the change Wednesday afternoon, which now make Massachusetts and Rhode…

  • Donald Trump Jun 6

    ‘Open Your State': Trump Blasts Governor During Maine Visit

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills continues to voice concerns directly to the president about his visit causing unrest in a tightly-knit small town, urging him to avoid polarizing rhetoric.

  • Donald Trump Jun 4

    Tiny Maine Town Readies for Trump Visit, Hoping Unrest, Virus Don't Follow

    A tiny town in Maine is getting ready for an intense national spotlight.

  • Turkey Hunting May 9

    Not Giving It Up Cold Turkey: Bird Hunters Just Winging It

    The coronavirus pandemic has canceled dozens of spring traditions, from college basketball’s Final Four to Easter Sunday services, but there’s one rite that’s going on largely unfettered — turkey hunting. Every state except Alaska, which is the only state with no turkeys, hosts a spring turkey hunt each year. The birds, whose domesticated cousins grace Thanksgiving tables from Hawaii...

  • NBC Feb 25

    Do Pets Grieve?

    Animal experts say pets often process loss in a manner similar to humans. In a recent newsletter published by the Funeral Consumer Alliance of Maine, researcher Jessica Pierce says a growing body of research into ‘animal thanatology’ suggests common pets such as dogs and cats seem to share with humans many behavioral reactions to death, such as mourning and rituals...

  • Facebook Feb 25

    Good Boy! Dog Gives Firefighter Kiss During Roof Rescue

    A dog stranded on a roof in Maine was pawsitively grateful to the firefighter who rescued him, showing his appreciation by giving the first responder thank you kisses.

  • Governor Feb 25

    Dog Pardoned by Maine Governor Could Be Trained for Sledding

    A dog that was ordered to be euthanized despite a pardon issued by Maine’s governor could get a second chance at life as a sled dog.

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