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Maine News

Two toned lobster caught in Maine

A lobsterman of the coast of Maine caught an almost perfectly two-tone lobster - orange and brown. Scientists say the odd of this happening are 1 in 50 million.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt

Transgender student suing school over use of girls bathroom

Bangor - Nicole Maines says her rights were violated when she was forced to use a different bathroom because a student's family member complained.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 19 comments

U.S. Atlantic puffin population at-risk according to CBC

The Atlantic puffin population is at risk in the United States, and there are signs the seabirds are in distress in other parts of the world, says CBC.
In the Media by John Kelly Smith

Bill requiring warrant for cellphone tracking approved in Maine

Augusta - A bill that would require police officers to obtain a warrant before tracking cellphone placement was passed by the Maine House of Representatives.
In the Media by Ashley Woods - 4 comments

Television crew reporting live on missing man — finds him

A elderly Maine man missing since the previous day returned home as a television crew was doing an on-spot broadcast on the efforts to find him. The 73 year-old man, Robert McDonough, has dementia and had wandered away from his home.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

'Historic' Winter Storm Nemo lives up to predictions

Winter Storm Nemo has lived up to its projections, dumping in excess of two feet of snow in many parts of northeastern portion of the United States, while heavy winds also knocked out power across the region.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Earthquake in Maine felt throughout New England

Hollis Center - An earthquake hit southern Maine, and was also felt across the New England region. No injuries or damage has been reported.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

GOP attacks Maine Democrat's World of Warcraft 'double life'

Republicans in Maine have attempted to discredit Democratic candidate for Senate, Colleen Lachowitz over her pastime – playing the online role playing game (RPG) World of Warcraft.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Maine Senate race: GOP sends mailers to confused Democrats

In what many observers suspect is a move designed to siphon votes from the independent frontrunner in Maine's confusing three-way US Senate race, Republicans have sent out a mailer to Democrats painting the sole Democratic candidate as too liberal.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

Maine police find naked man at the bottom of portable toilet

Brunswick - Police took a 29-year-old Brunswick man into protective custody Friday night after they found him at the bottom of a portable toilet on a disc golf course in River Road.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

Bangor, Maine prepares for possible zombie apocalypse

Bangor - If you are living in or near Bangor, Maine, fear not - preparations are tested and in place to protect you from a possible zombie apocalypse.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Rare orange lobsters delivered in New England restaurant shipment

Mansfield - A Massachusetts restaurant found six rare orange lobsters in a recent shipment. At first, workers thought they had arrived already cooked and someone had been playing a joke on them.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

Ron Paul grabs majority of delegates in Nevada, Maine for RNC

Las Vegas - Didn't former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney win the states of Maine and Nevada in February's caucuses? He was able to win the popular vote, but three months later, it turns out that Texas Congressman Ron Paul is the winner.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 3 comments

Giant 27-pound lobster caught in Maine released back to sea

West Boothbay Harbor - A giant 27-pound lobster caught last week in the waters off the Maine coast has been released back to the sea after a brief stay at the Maine State Aquarium.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Holiday weekend draws nature lovers to Maine's Marginal Way Special

Ogunquit - They call the state of Maine "America's Vacationland." And even in the off season, the beaches of coastal Ogunquit draw visitors from all over the world.
Digital Journal Report by Tucker Cummings

Republican Maine Caucus Results: Mitt Romney wins, Paul second

Augusta - Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has won the Presidential Preference Poll in the state of Maine for the week-long caucus. Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who has persistently campaigned in the state, won second place.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Maine child labor law eliminates some protections for children

On Tuesday, Maine Governor Paul LePage signed legislation that increased the number of hours a child may work during the school year.
In the Media by Ryan Mahon - 2 comments

Dining on lobster, Maine sets record lobster harvest in 2010 Special

Portland - Maine lobstermen had a record setting year with 93.4 million pounds of lobster harvested in 2010, breaking the previous years record of 81.2 million pounds. Lobster can be found on menu's served deep fried, steamed, sauteed in butter or as a lobster roll.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Biking in Maine

Now that we've officially moved into a new year, there's many who will make (and break) resolutions. It's also time to think about setting goals and trying something new over the next 12 months.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

Montel Williams lights up the Maine Medical Marijuana Conference

Portland - Montel Williams spoke at yesterday's medical marijuana conference in Maine. In tears as he shared his pain with the audience, he was encouraged by one attending Sheriff to take his medicine, prompting Montel to light up a joint and take a few puffs.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 2 comments

Old Sails to Get New Life as Tents in Haiti

Matching the well-known frugality of Yankee sailors with the equally well-known resourcefulness of the Haitian people gave John Eide an idea he hopes will help provide shelter for the thousands left homeless by last month’s earthquake.
In the Media by Martin Laine

'Brain-Harvesting' Suit Ends in Mistrial

The first of more than a dozen lawsuits alleging a Maryland research lab improperly took the brains of deceased loved ones has ended in a mistrial.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Focus of Gay Marriage Fight Moves to Maine

In less than a week Maine voters will decide whether to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage law. Out-of-state money has been coming in from both sides to fuel the battle.
In the Media by Oliver VanDervoort - 2 comments

10-year-old Mermaid girl dies in Maine

The 10-year-old Maine "mermaid girl" dies at the Maine Medical Center on Friday after a cold quickly turned to pneumonia.
In the Media by Jay David Murphy - 1 comment

Gov. John Baldacci of Maine Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Today is considered a historical day for Maine as it is now the fifth state to allow same-sex marriage. This is further proof that the same-sex marriage debate could transition from the West Coast to the Northeast Coast.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

Maine Could Soon Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

With recent states on the Northeast coast of the United States aiming to legalize same-sex marriage, this debate could potentially transition from the West Coast to the East Coast. Thus, the East Coast could be the new battleground.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Topless coffee shop opens in Maine

A business opened its coffee shop in Maine with topless waiters. The town officials received several complaints but there aren't any local laws to prevent the opening.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 26 comments

Maine Firm Recalls Frozen Stuffed Chicken Products

Barber Foods Company, a Portland, Maine, establishment, is recalling approximately 41,415 pounds of frozen stuffed chicken products that may contain foreign materials.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

FDA Advises Against Consumption of American Lobster (Maine Lobster) Tomalley

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned to avoid eating tomalley in American Lobster (Maine Lobster), potential contamination with dangerous levels of the toxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP).
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 6 comments

Lawsuit Tossed Out Against Fox News

A lawsuit brought forth by a school official against Fox news has been tossed out of court. School superintendent Leon Levesque sued the news giant for reporting a spoof of an incident at his middle school in Lewiston, Maine.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment
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Frostbitten berries on the Maine coast.
Frostbitten berries on the Maine coast.
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A lone paddleboarder takes on the Atlantic in February.
A lone paddleboarder takes on the Atlantic in February.
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A small patch of snow stubbornly refuses to melt in the February sun.
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A picture of the mutant lobster with the triple claws that was just caught off the coast of Massachusetts.
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Lobster roll served on a toasted bun with lemon mayonaise, butter and fries.
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Ogunquit s famed Marginal Way  a mile-long public footpath.
Ogunquit's famed Marginal Way, a mile-long public footpath.
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Maine lobster harvest sets record for 2010.
Maine lobster harvest sets record for 2010.
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Santiaga, ace orc in World of Warcraft aka Colleen Lachowicz (inset) Democratic Party candidate for US Senate in Maine
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Biking in Maine
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"Here If You Need Me" by Kate Braestrup, published by Little, Brown and Company, New York (2007).
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