Monthly Archives: March 2014

Judge rules against Maine firm in dispute over Acadia concessions contract

Judge rules against Maine firm in dispute over Acadia concessions contract
BAR HARBOR, Maine — A local firm that operated retail sites in Acadia National Park for 80 years has lost its appeal of a decision by the National Park Service not to renew its contract, according to a company official. David Woodside, president of …
Read more on Bangor Daily News

10 of Maine's Most Iconic Pizza Spots
We're kicking off Pizza Week 2014 with a map of 10 of Maine's most iconic pizza spots. Some of these have been around for over 60 years, while others are quite new. Some have multiple locations; others just one. They are spread throughout the state and …
Read more on Eater National

Providence eliminates Maine in Hockey East quarterfinal series
Maine's Ben Hutton (center) celebrates with two teammates after scoring a second-period goal against Providence during Hockey East playoff action Friday night at Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I. Providence won 3-1 and went on to beat Maine 4-2 …
Read more on Bangor Daily News

Lastest Maine News

Southern Maine jazz bands have rest beat
click image to enlarge. South Portland High School's saxophone section. The South Portland band won first place in the Division 1 competition of the Maine State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival, held Friday and Saturday at Hampden Academy.
Read more on Press Herald

Maine auction offers piece of sports history
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A piece of sports history dating back to the 1867 meeting that institutionalized racial segregation in professional baseball is heading to the auction block. Among the items up for sale by Saco River Auction Co. is a ticket to …
Read more on Sentinel and Enterprise

Maine-made products celebrated at trade show

Maine-made products celebrated at trade show
BEST AND MOST CREATIVE CRAFTSMAN WERE ON DISPLAY AT THE NEW ENGLAND MADE TRADE SHOW. THE SHOW IS IN ITS 30TH YEAR AND IS A WHOLESALE BUYERS SHOW FEATURING MORE THAN 250 MAKERS OF UNIQUE, QUALITY …
Read more on WMTW Portland

Scarborough Downs casino inching forward in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Operators of Scarborough Downs say they're hopeful this could be the year they're given the green light to build a race track casino as a bill that would do so inches forward in the Democratic-controlled Legislature. The House of …
Read more on Seacoastonline.com

Maine high school jazz bands feel the beat and the competitive heat
Westbrook Blue Blazes alto sax player Gary Sanville smiles at fellow band member Jacob Violette during the Maine State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival in Hampden on Saturday. Members of the Blue Blazes jazz band got a standing ovation for their …
Read more on Press Herald

Maine Photography Show Committee picks catalog cover

Maine Photography Show Committee picks catalog cover
The first Maine Photography Show Exhibition Catalog cover was selected by the MPS committee in 2010. It went to Terry Burrows of West Kennebunk; to Thomas Martin of Bridgeton in 2011; to Ella Hudson of Portland in 2012; and to Russell Caron of …
Read more on Boothbay Register

Experts identify Maine wildlife, plants vulnerable to climate change
Hard times may be ahead for Maine's moose, loons and salmon, according to a recent assessment released by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. These iconic Maine animals are just a few of the many species predicted to run into challenges …
Read more on Bangor Daily News

Two fires destroy residences in Arundel, Acton
Fire Chief Peter Smith, 46, of Acton suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to Southern Maine Health Care in Sanford, where he was treated and released, according to the York County Sheriff's Office. Nobody was home at the time of the fire. Langley …
Read more on Press Herald

Lastest Maine News

Maine Boatbuilders Show this weekend
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Boatbuilders coming to Portland are hoping to capitalize on cabin fever and get a big crowd out to the Maine Boatbuilders Show this weekend. The show runs from Friday to Sunday at the Portland Yacht Services.
Read more on WCSH-TV

Maine GOP dismisses Medicaid compromise that meets its own demands
On Wednesday, Maine lawmakers once again declared their positions on Medicaid expansion from the floor of the Senate. What was remarkable was that, despite the fact that the bill to expand Medicaid to 70,000 low-income residents is significantly …
Read more on Bangor Daily News

Storm to dump up to 2 feet in parts of Vt., Maine

Storm to dump up to 2 feet in parts of Vt., Maine
The storm is expected to start as rain on the coast of Maine and New Hampshire on Wednesday morning, but it'll turn to snow later Wednesday into Thursday. Current projections call for 2 to 4 inches of snow in Portsmouth, N.H., and 8 to 10 inches in …
Read more on WGME

NH, Maine agencies meet to discuss disaster tactics
PORTSMOUTH — It begins with cell phone calls to 911, probably a significant number of cell phone calls that will be routed to both Concord and Gray, Maine. And before it's all over, a devastating accident on the Piscataqua River Bridge will test the …
Read more on Seacoastonline.com

Maine shoe store Lamey-Wellehan celebrates 100 years
AUBURN, Maine — For its first 100 years, Lamey-Wellehan was run by a Wellehan, first Dan, then Jim, a rare, long father-son streak. As the high-end shoe store celebrates its century anniversary next week, President Jim Wellehan, 75, a frequently …
Read more on Bangor Daily News

Legislators and employers to discuss Maine business

Legislators and employers to discuss Maine business
"How do we collectively grow the economy? Maine is lucky to have the access we do to our legislators and it's up to us to take access to it," said Chamber of Commerce President Dana Connors. Legislators and employers will meet to discuss how …
Read more on WCSH-TV

Smelt fishing banned in parts of Maine
Traditional Maine smelt fishing is banned in the lower half of the state this spring from Stonington to the New Hampshire border. Related. Storm to bring heavy snow, rain,… Ice fishing derby draws hundreds of… Drug agents arrest six in central …
Read more on WMTW Portland

Woman dies in Maine house fire

Woman dies in Maine house fire
LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The Maine state fire marshal's office says a woman has died in a farm house fire in Limington. The house fire on Route 25 was discovered by her husband, who had arrived home at about 5:30 a.m. Monday. The fire marshal's office …
Read more on Boston.com

Notre Dame, Maine Advance To Hockey East Tournament Quarterfinals
Notre Dame and Maine punched their ticket to the Hockey East tournament quarterfinals with first-round victories on Saturday night. The Fighting Irish, playing in their first conference tournament game as a member of Hockey East, defeated Boston …
Read more on NESN.com

Lastest Maine News

NH trucker in Maine unaware he pushed car 200 feet
FARMINGTON — Police in Maine say a logging truck inadvertently snagged a Hyundai and shoved the smaller car down the road for about 200 feet before stopping. The Lewiston Sun-Journal reports nobody was hurt when the fully-loaded truck driven by …
Read more on Press Herald

Maine aquatic resource projects get .2 million
The Maine Natural Resource Conversation Program is handing out grants to 12 projects that aim to improve Maine's aquatic resources. The program is administered through the Natural Conservancy, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the …
Read more on Press Herald

Maine industries will meet in annual manufacture summit
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (AP) — Challenges facing unique Maine industries such as boatbuilding and paper production will be discussed during the Manufacturing Summit at Pineland Farm in New Gloucester. Governor Paul LePage will attend the …
Read more on WCSH-TV

Lastest Maine News

Maine needs solar energy. It also needs a plan for it
The state should have a better handle on this by now: How much should Maine spend to incentivize the use of solar energy to ensure the greatest return, relative to the energy needs of Maine, and how should those incentives be structured? How does solar …
Read more on Bangor Daily News

Environmentalists worry decision made in Canada could impact Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — On Thursday afternoon, the Canadian National Energy Board ruled in favor of a project that will allow tar sands oil to flow east from Alberta Provence to Montreal, Quebec. Environmental groups in Maine believe the …
Read more on WLBZ-TV

Legislative committee endorses bill designed to protect water quality in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine — Most of Maine's lakes are still covered with ice, but on Thursday, the Legislature's Environment and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill that aims to further protect water quality for 3,000 of the state's largest lakes. Among …
Read more on Bangor Daily News