Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:20:15 GMT
I was fortunate to attend the recent annual New England Made trade show. From specialty food makers to fine jewelry, it was a pleasure seeing so many Maine craftspeople who have and are growing national and international customer bases.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:48:54 GMT
Cancer survivors hug before the beginning of the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on the Bangor Waterfront on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:23:25 GMT
A bill that would require ships transferring fuel in Maine waters to use protective devices meant to block the spread of oil in the case of a spill is likely dead. The Legislature's Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources last week recommended that Portland Sen. Ben Chipman's bill should not be passed after a bevy of industry lobbyists and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection testified against it.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:07:16 GMT
Census estimates released Thursday show that only two of Maine's 16 counties had more births than deaths last year. Cumberland and Androscoggin counties were the only places in the state where more people were born than died, according to the census estimates.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:55:17 GMT
Probably Maine microbrews should have been served to the legislature's Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee as they hosted public hearings on a six-pack of bills designed to help this amazing industry to continue to expand. I'm sure the hearings would have been more fun.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:27:06 GMT
Lovely new 3 -4 bedroom year round or vacation home situated in a serene setting nearby to Bethel Village and Sunday River Ski Resort. Located at River Glen on the Androscoggin with deeded right of way to the recreation on the River.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:21:05 GMT
A former Maine legislator accused of defrauding an elderly Belfast woman out of more than $2 million pleaded not guilty Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to one count of theft by unauthorized taking and to an intentional and knowing securities violation. Robert Kenneth Lindell Jr., 52, of Cloverdale, California, was released Wednesday after posting an $85,000 property bond secured with real estate in Frankfort.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:58:45 GMT
Due to heavy fishing pressure, a hotly-contested federal scallop management area in the Gulf of Maine is being shut down by federal regulators two months earlier than it was last year. The Northern Gulf of Maine area will be closed to scallop fishing as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, March 23, officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:21:00 GMT
On Wednesday, April 5, The Midcoast Chapter of Maine Women's Network will host a dinner meeting at the Owls Head Transportation Museum "Is Your Risk Taking Helping You Flourish," featuring guest speaker Diana Coleman. Are you a woman leader or entrepreneur who would like to have less stress, more mental clarity and more confidence in the decisions you make? The New Resiliency Paradigm will be presented, which is based on a discovery of some principles behind our mental life.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:51:30 GMT
Flags, designed to serve as easily recognizable symbols of ideas or entities, are meant to be noticed, but two flags generally perceived to be at opposite ends of the political spectrum drew a lot of attention when they were flown outside Maine high schools earlier this month. The attention the flags received may have exceeded the aspirations of the people who raised them, however.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:31:13 GMT
Local radio stations are gearing up for a fight to beat back President Donald Trump's proposal to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds hundreds of local radio and television stations across the US. "This is the most serious threat we've seen in 30-40 years," Maine Public President Mark Vogelzang told Business Insider in a Thursday interview.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:27:23 GMT
A state lawmaker sponsoring a bill calling for a board to oversee the public advocate's office says the move would deliver more balanced guidance and was not the result of the utility headed by his son having conflicts with the advocate's office. Republican Rep. Roger Sherman said he is sponsoring the bill because he's not always "sure" of decisions made by Public Advocate Timothy Schneider, who supports ratepayers before state, regional and federal regulators.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:09:42 GMT
The complaints poured into City Hall in Portland, the scenic city in Maine with cobblestone streets and waterfront parks. Panhandlers were taking over sidewalks, clogging busy intersections and scaring off tourists.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:29:42 GMT
Among the 62 agencies and programs proposed for elimination by President Donald Trump is the Northern Border Regional Commission , a relatively new federal-state agency that has funnelled more than $5 million to rural Maine projects since 2010. Created under the 2008 Farm Bill to aid "distressed" communities in 36 rural counties in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont, the Northern Border Regional Commission is one of three such regional economic commissions the Trump Administration is proposing to cut.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:12:08 GMT
A little bit of Maine has come to a Manhattan museum with the opening of "Marsden Hartley's Maine." And for travellers who want to see the places depicted in the paintings, there's a companion itinerary for visiting Maine.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:12:07 GMT
This March 20, 2017 photo shows visitors looking at paintings from the "Marsden Hartley's Maine" show at The Met Breuer Museum in New York. Hartley was a native of Maine and the exhibition showcases his landscapes and portraits of Maine.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:12:06 GMT
This March 20, 2017 photo shows visitors looking at paintings from the "Marsden Hartley's Maine" show at The Met Breuer Museum in New York.