Why Everyone Should Visit Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park, Maine
I recently spent a week in beautiful and rugged DownEast Maine, including some time on Mount Desert (pronounced ‘dessert’) Island, and Acadia National Park, known as the Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast. This region of Maine offers spectacular natural scenery, breathtaking views, diverse hiking trails, quaint small towns, great shopping, and delicious food, especially the famous Maine lobster.
Maine CDC Announces Case of Hepatitis A Identified at Lewiston Restaurant
The Maine CDC has announced that a case of hepatitis A has been identified in a Maine food service worker working at Marco's Italian Restaurant at 12 Mollison Way in Lewiston. Anyone who purchased, ate, or drank at the restaurant on the dates of September 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, and 28, 2023, could be at risk for hepatitis A, according to the Maine CDC.
Tragic Turn: Missing Maine Woman Found Dead After Highway Collision
In a sorrowful conclusion to a state-wide search, Jean Robinson, a 78-year-old woman from Gorham, who was reported missing Tuesday, was found dead early Wednesday morning following a tragic collision on the Maine Turnpike, as confirmed by state police.
Brendan McCourtney Charged with Arson and Criminal Mischief in Brewer, Maine
Brendan McCourtney, 34, of Bangor, has been charged with Arson and Criminal Mischief after a fire incident near Paradis Shop’n Save in Brewer. The incident occurred on Friday, September 22, 2023, around 1:30 am.
Two Men Arrested in Milford, Maine for Robbery and Drug Trafficking
Ernest Newson, 45, of Utica, NY, and Brian Corvino, 35, of Milford, ME, were arrested on Monday, October 2, 2023. They were charged with robbery and drug trafficking offenses. The arrests are linked to a failed drug transaction involving firearms at a residence located at 92 Bradley Road in Milford, Maine.
Maine Assistant Attorney General Faces Drunken Driving Charges
In a turn of events that has left the state's legal community abuzz, Paul Suitter, 35, an assistant attorney general for Maine, has pleaded not guilty to charges of operating under the influence (OUI) in Wilton. Suitter, hailing from Portland, entered his plea in writing following his arrest in August, as per the reports by the Sun Journal.
Milford Residents Asked to Shelter in Place: Details on the 4-hour Police Standoff
MILFORD, MAINE – A quiet afternoon took an unexpected turn in east-central Maine's town of Milford when law enforcement agencies became engaged in a standoff that lasted for about four hours. By dusk, at least two individuals were detained, marking a peaceful resolution to what could have been a catastrophic event.
Where Can Maine Families Find Affordable Local Fall Outdoor Activities?
Hey there, fellow Mainers and lovers of all things autumn! Isn't our state just dazzling this time of year? As the leaves shift from verdant greens to vibrant golds and reds, it's clear that fall has wrapped Maine in its cozy embrace. And the best part? You don't need to splurge to soak in the season. Let's explore some budget-friendly outdoor adventures perfect for families this fall.
Maine “Old Farmer’s Almanac” Advice for October 1-7, 2023
This post includes content written by AI. As the autumn leaves begin to paint the landscapes of Maine in vibrant hues, residents and visitors alike are treated to a week filled with gardening delights and celestial wonders, courtesy of The Old Farmer's Almanac. From the flourishing of vegetables and flowers to the dance of planets in the night sky, there's no shortage of eclectic information and activities to explore in the Pine Tree State.
Maine lingo: Do you know these words and phrases from the Pine Tree State?
Maine, known as the Pine Tree State, is a place of rugged beauty, coastal charm, and a unique language all its own. To fully immerse yourself in the culture of Maine, it's essential to understand the local lingo. Here's a guide to some quintessential Maine words and phrases that will help you fit right in during your visit. Following are some slang words and phrases I learned when I visited, along with useful sources cited below, to help you fit right in and make the most of your getaway:
Flames Ravage Maine's Port Clyde: Famous Wyeth Family Artworks Lost Forever
PORT CLYDE, Maine — A devastating fire tore through the heart of Port Clyde late Wednesday, leaving behind a trail of destruction, including several iconic artworks from the renowned Wyeth family.
Impending Government Shutdown: How It Might Impact Maine's TSA and Travelers
PORTLAND, Maine — The clouds of a potential government shutdown are looming large over Maine, casting shadows of uncertainty on its nearly 13,000 federal workers. As the clock ticks closer to a decisive Saturday deadline, lawmakers are yet to finalize a funding bill, raising palpable concerns among the workforce—most notably those serving in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Did you know these 5 notable celebrities are from Maine?
When it comes to Hollywood and the world of entertainment, Maine might not be the first place that comes to mind. However, beneath the tranquil surface of the Pine Tree State lies a rich tapestry of talent that has graced the silver screen, enchanted the literary world, and left audiences worldwide in awe. Here are five remarkable individuals you probably didn't know originated from the scenic shores of Maine:
Maine's New Energy Assistance Expansion is a Spark of Hope For Struggling Families
MAINE, USA — As cold winds start to sweep across the state, Maine's decision to expand its energy assistance program could not come at a better time. With Tuesday's decision, the Maine Public Utilities Commission aims to warm the homes of as many as 46,000 additional residents, a proactive move to counter potential federal cuts.
Breakthrough in 2017 Maine Homicide Case: Three Individuals Indicted
WHITNEYVILLE, ME — After six years of active investigation, a major breakthrough has occurred in the unsolved homicide case of Wayne Foss, 48. Three individuals were indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury last week.
Changing Lanes: Maine's Bold Moves Against Racial Profiling in Traffic Stops
Maine finds itself in a tangle of controversy as law enforcement agencies confront proposed rules aimed at battling racial profiling. Starting 2024, the mandate will require police to record detailed demographic information on drivers during traffic stops.
Maine State Rep., former NASCAR driver Austin Theriault launches U.S. Congressional campaign
Austin Theriault is a Republican member of the Maine House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in 2022. But he's now set his sights on federal politics. Theriault has announced his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives, seeking a seat from the 2nd District of Maine, which covers most of the state. The seat in question is currently held by Democrat Jared Golden. Golden has not officially announced that he's running for re-election, but is expected to. Like the rest of the U.S. House of Representatives, the seat is slated to be up for election in 2024.