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'Maine Cabin Masters' Fix Up Jon Fishman's Cabin In Upcoming Episode

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:18:49 GMT

Each installment of DIY Network's Maine Cabin Masters program finds master builder Chase Morrill and a team that includes Ryan Eldridge and Jedi Baker saving historic old cabins in The Pine Tree State. The next episode premieres on Monday, March 19 at 10 p.m. ET and features the builders restoring a cabin owned by Phish drummer Jon Fishman and his wife Briar.

Attorney General Mills Applauds Court's Decision in the Downeast ...

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:13:35 GMT

AUGUSTA – Attorney General Janet Mills applauded the March 14, 2018 ruling by Justice Michaela Murphy in the Downeast Correctional Facility lawsuit as a victory for the people of Washington County, as well as for all Mainers. "We are pleased with the ruling of the Superior Court.

Nor'easter wallops Maine with up to 30 inches of snow

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:17:26 GMT

After a two-day nor'easter dumped more than a foot of snow in Maine - with two feet in many areas - residents across the state started digging themselves out Wednesday afternoon to get ready to go back to school or to work on Thursday. The heavy snow caused a derelict waterfront building in Lubec to collapse - the second such building in Lubec to sustain significant storm damage this winter, after a former brining shed fell into the water during a Jan. 4 blizzard and floated across the Canadian border to Campobello.

Now is the time to prune your fruit trees

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:04:33 GMT

A thinning cut removes the branch at its junction with the trunk or limb. This type of cut is demonstrated on a tree in early spring at the University of Maine Agriculture and Forest Experiment Station at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth.

Too few people vote. GOP shouldn't intimidate those who do.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:45:48 GMT

Orono residents waiting to register to vote wait in line at the University of Maine New Balance Student Recreation Center on Nov. 8, 2016. Yet again, a Republican politician is trying to intimidate college voters in Lewiston.

Healthcare focus of film, panel

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:13:45 GMT

The Rockland Chapter of Maine AllCare will host a showing of the movie "Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody," followed by a panel discussion, Tuesday, March 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. The panel will include, among others, Bill Clark, MD, from Brunswick and Mike Shunney.

"Is Mozart in Maine?" - " the musical

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:40:01 GMT

The Midcoast will get to welcome spring with a world premiere. The original romantic musical comedy "Is Mozart in Maine?" will have its one-weekend world premiere production Friday through Sunday, March 23 through 25, at the downtown Camden Opera House.

Heavy snow, wind to create hazardous conditions for afternoon commute

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 03:22:28 GMT

Another nor'easter is expected to arrive Maine late this morning, dumping over a foot - or more, in some places - of heavy snow over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday. Developing out a low-pressure system off the mid-Atlantic coast, it is the third late-winter storm to blast the state in the last two weeks, and will coat Maine with a widespread 14 to 18 inches of snow.

Storm blasts winter-weary Northeast; thousands lose power

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:42:45 GMT

A nor'easter that could deliver up to 2 feet of snow to some areas socked New England on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions to coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island, blanketing highways with fluffy snow and knocking out power to tens of thousands of utility customers. Meteorologists confirmed blizzards in Newport, Rhode Island, Boston and other parts of Massachusetts.

New Maine lobster processing plant to be among largest in US, keep work in-state

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:58:07 GMT

A seafood dealer is planning to build one of the largest lobster processing facilities in the country in Maine, potentially meeting a need the state's lifeblood's industry has long sought to address. Maine fishermen catch more lobsters than anyone else in the U.S., but the state has a lack of facilities to process their meat for commercial use.

1920s lodge near Canada border donated to Maine college

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:37:59 GMT

Unity College says the 7,500-square-foot Sky Lodge and more than 150 acres of land are donations from the Couri Foundation. The college says the facility includes 16 buildings and is located in tiny Moose River, north of Jackman.

Etheridge to play at Savage Oakes

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:46:52 GMT

As part of the popular summer concert series at Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, Melissa Etheridge will perform Saturday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. The Savage Oakes music venue offers an intimate outdoor concert experience, and food and a wide variety of Maine craft beverages are served.

Maine Unemployment Rate 3.0 Percent in January

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:18:14 GMT

Household Survey Estimates – The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.0 percent for January was down from revised rates of 3.1 percent for December and 3.4 percent one year ago. The number of unemployed declined 2,500 over the year to 21,000.

Schumer: Navy destroyer to be named after Irish Immigrant

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 01:47:31 GMT

New York Sen. Charles Schumer says the next Navy destroyer will be named after U.S. Marine Cpl. Patrick Gallagher, an Irish immigrant from Long Island who died fighting in Vietnam.

Carter tells of retracing Arnold expedition to Quebec

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:53:45 GMT

The Come Boating! Winter Adventure Series continues at Belfast Free Library Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. with Camden author W. Hodding Carter giving a presentation about his recent voyage retracing Benedict Arnold's 1775 expedition to sack Quebec City. Come Boating!, Belfast's community boating organization, and Belfast Free Library are cosponsoring this event which is free and open to the public.

Exorbitant power bills aren't just a Maine thing

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:10:39 GMT

LaAmber Laymon's January power bill was $524.63, nearly what she pays for rent. An expecting mother with three children who recently lost her job, Laymon said she had to move in with a friend.

The Worthington Scholarship Foundation will partner with the...

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:48:54 GMT

The Worthington Scholarship Foundation will partner with the Penobscot Bay YMCA and Owls Head Transportation Museum to offer internship opportunities for current Worthington Scholars. The Owls Head Transportation Museum will offer three opportunities for current Scholars, including a marketing and communications position, a New England Auto Auction position and also a ground vehicle position.

Researchers to test lake waters following algal blooms

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:04:02 GMT

Researchers in Maine say a lake's recent algal blooms are prompting concerns over the health of the body of water. Beginning in May, water quality tests will begin at Highland Lake in Windham and Falmouth, after a mysterious algal bloom has reappeared every July for the last four summers.

After 25 years of term limits, Maine still has plenty of career politicians

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:46:58 GMT

Maine enacted legislative term limits in 1993, when 67 percent of voters endorsed the measure proposed through a citizen-initiated referendum. But 25 years later, the politician it targeted is still in office, candidates with legislative service dating to the 1970s are running and Maine's citizen legislature is populated by elected officials who would have a hard time disputing that the label "career politician" fits them.

New England Braces for Third Nor'easter in Less Than Two Weeks

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 21:49:19 GMT

New England is bracing for yet another winter storm - the third since the beginning of March - that could bring up to 18 inches of snow in parts of Maine and as many as eight inches in the Boston area, a forecaster said on Sunday. It's always best to be prepared for winter weather, even in those areas outside the Winter Storm Watch.