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Teacher says she was fired over breaks to pump breast milk

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Falmouth elementary school teacher contends the school district declined to renew her contract because she took three breaks a day to pump breast milk for her baby. Thirty-three-year-old Shana Swenson, of Portland, sued last week in federal court, claiming discrimination on the basis of gender and pregnancy. Melissa Hewey, […]
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Maine’s first eel season with new controls goes swimmingly

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s baby eel fishermen are enjoying a steady harvest and strong prices during the first season in which regulators are using new controls to stop poaching. Baby eels, called elvers, are one of the most lucrative marine resources in the U.S. on a per-pound basis, but the fishery has had problems […]
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Uncertain future for ‘super’ seaweed after court ruling

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s seaweed business has grown like a weed in recent years, with proponents touting it as both a “superfood” and an economic generator for the rural state — but the industry is now facing sticky new restrictions. Maine has a long tradition of seaweed harvesting, in which the algae is gathered […]
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Police: Bank robber used oblivious dad as getaway driver

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a man who robbed a bank used his unwitting father as a getaway driver. An affidavit written by a police detective says Keith Tilton dropped his 39-year-old son, Joseph Donald Tilton, at a Lewiston bank Tuesday afternoon, believing his son needed to cash a check. In the […]
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Another asylum-seeker makes national poetry contest finals

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — For the second consecutive year, an asylum-seeker from Maine has made it to the final round of a national spoken poetry competition. The road to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals Wednesday night was less bumpy for 18-year-old Joao Victor than it was last year for Deering High School junior Allan […]
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Court rules in favor of woman seeking opioid meds in jail

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge’s order requiring a jail to provide medication to a woman to keep her opioid addiction in remission. The Aroostook County Jail in northern Maine appealed to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a Portland-based U.S. district judge granted the preliminary injunction, […]
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A daunting task begins: Reducing lobster gear to save whales

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing managers on the East Coast began the daunting process Monday of implementing new restrictions on lobster fishing that are designed to protect a vanishing species of whale. A team organized by the federal government recommended last week that the number of vertical trap lines in the water be reduced by […]
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With blueberries in trouble, Maine eyes commission overhaul

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers might try to pump some life into the state’s troubled wild blueberry industry by overhauling the makeup of the commission that promotes the state’s most important fruit crop. Maine is America’s sole significant commercial producer of wild blueberries. These are smaller than the ubiquitous cultivated blueberries and are used […]
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Bait crisis could take the steam out of lobster this summer

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The boom times for the U.S. lobster industry are imperiled this year because of a shortage of a little fish that has been luring the crustaceans into traps for hundreds of years. Members of the lobster business fear a looming bait crisis could disrupt the industry during a time when lobsters […]
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World Pro Ski Tour’s 3rd season draws to a close in Maine

NEWRY, Maine (AP) — The final event of the World Pro Ski Tour season is being held at Maine’s Sunday River. Skiers from Maine to California have participated in three previous events in Colorado and New Hampshire before the finale on Saturday in Maine. This is the World Pro Ski Tour’s third season. The event […]
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Judge: Jail must provide drug used in opioid treatment

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge ordered a Maine jail to provide medication-assisted treatment to an inmate who says it’s necessary to keep her opioid addiction in remission, a ruling that a civil rights group called a breakthrough in the battle against opioid abuse. District Judge Nancy Torresen granted a preliminary injunction Wednesday requiring […]
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Baby boom: 9 labor unit nurses pregnant at Maine hospital

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nine nurses who work in the labor and delivery unit at the largest hospital in Maine are expecting babies in the next few months. Maine Medical Center announced the bonanza of babies with a Facebook post on Monday featuring eight of the nine nurses and their respective bumps. The army of […]
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King: Katahdin Woods and Waters’ existence is settled

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Sen. Angus King said after a meeting with the acting interior secretary in Bangor that the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument’s existence is settled. King, who met Friday with Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, said there’s a line for the monument in the president’s budget submitted last week. The Bangor […]
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Maine women repeat as American East champs, whip Hartford

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Blanca Millan scored 19 points, Fanny Wadling picked up a double-double and her 500th career rebound and Maine pulled away in the second half on Friday to defeat Hartford 68-48 in the American East tournament championship for its second-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Black Bears (25-7), who have won […]
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Maine bill pitches abortions by nurses, physician assistants

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills wants to expand access to abortions by allowing nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives to perform procedures in Maine. Mills said Thursday her bill would expand access to abortions, particularly for women in rural areas. Democrats won the Legislature in November and promised to expand women’s […]
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Senator renews push to get word “milk” off plant milk labels

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s independent U.S. senator is co-sponsoring a bill to require non-dairy products to stop using terms like “milk,” ”yogurt” and “cheese” on their labels. Sen. Angus King’s proposal takes aim at products such as almond milk, which have gained greater acceptance in the market in recent years. He says he’s on […]
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Flags lowered to honor firefighter killed in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Several thousand people including firefighters from across New England are expected at the memorial for a firefighter who was fatally injured while shielding another firefighter from flames. The service is being held Sunday at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland for Berwick Fire Capt. Joel Barnes, who died on March 1. […]
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Maine shelled out fewer prized scallops in 2018

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine’s scallop harvest declined by about a third in 2018, marking the first time in several years that the valuable fishery took a step back. The state’s scallop harvest is a drop in the bucket within the worldwide industry, but Maine scallops are prized because of their size and value. Maine […]
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Last Maine high school to use ‘Indians’ retires the nickname

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — The last Maine high school to use an “Indian” nickname is retiring the mascot. The Skowhegan-based School Administrative District 54 Board of Directors voted 14-9 Thursday night to get rid of the nickname for all schools in the district, ending a years-long debate over the Skowhegan Area High School mascot. The […]
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Claims of affair, leaked emails roil a city’s government

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — An anonymous website created by the Maine Republican Party’s executive director obtained emails from a Democratic mayoral candidate and used them against him just days before a tight runoff election. The Democrat ultimately lost. Now a former campaign recruiter for the Democrat has stunned the city council by announcing that she […]
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Show hits record 10 3-pointers, Binghamton tops Maine 83-60

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — J.C. Show scored 30 points and made a school-record 10 3-pointers on 10-of-14 shooting from behind the arc and Binghamton beat Maine 83-60 on Saturday to secure the No. 7 seed in the America East Conference tournament. The Bearcats made a season-high 19 of 36 3-pointers and Show made all seven […]
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Maine’s lobster catch, value grew last year, officials say

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine lobstermen brought more than 119 million pounds (54 million kilograms) of the state’s signature seafood ashore last year, an increase that helped to propel the total value of Maine’s seafood to the second-highest value on record, state officials said. The value of the 2018 lobster catch was more than $484 […]
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Lutete scores 21 to lead Mass.-Lowell over Maine 70-61

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Christian Lutete had 21 points as UMass Lowell beat Maine 70-61 on Wednesday night. Obadiah Noel had 14 points for UMass Lowell (15-15, 7-8 America East Conference). Shawn Jones added 12 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Joey Glynn had 10 points and seven rebounds for the visitors. Vincent Eze had […]
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US still sends lots of lobster to China, but tariff a worry

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Preliminary data from the federal government say U.S. lobster exports to China held steady this year, despite tariffs imposed during trade hostilities between the two countries. China is one of the biggest buyers of American lobster, which is hauled to the shore mostly in New England and Canada. But China placed […]
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Experts report spike in harp seal strandings on East Coast

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Experts are trying to pinpoint the cause of a sharp increase in harp seal strandings along the East Coast. The Portland Press Herald reports about 70 of the marine mammals were found stranded in Maine since Jan. 1, compared to about nine the previous year. Biologists have not found evidence that […]
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Closed nuclear plant owners to get millions for fuel storage

WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $100 million to the owners of three closed nuclear plants in New England because of spent nuclear fuel that has yet to be removed by the U.S. government. The Portland Press Herald reports the owners of Maine Yankee in Wiscasset, Maine, Yankee Rowe in […]
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Despite suit, effort for Robert Indiana museum is advancing

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Despite costly litigation embroiling pop artist Robert Indiana’s estate, the foundation tasked with transforming the reclusive artist’s home into an art museum is moving forward. The presumptive chairman of the Star of Hope Foundation is making plans to add board members, engage with the Vinalhaven, Maine, island community where Indiana lived […]
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New controls in Maine to prevent poaching of valuable eels

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s lucrative baby eel industry will likely face tighter controls this year designed to thwart poaching. Baby eels, called elvers, are an important part of the worldwide supply chain for Japanese food. Maine fishermen harvest them from rivers and streams every spring, and they are typically worth more than $1,000 per […]
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Gov. Mills signs onto power line after CMP sweetens pot

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Thanks to a proposal for $258 million in incentives, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced Thursday she’s giving her support to a 145-mile transmission line that would supply hydropower from Canada to electricity consumers in Massachusetts. The $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect will reduce the region’s reliance on fossil fuels […]
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GOP's Collins would back resolution criticizing emergency

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday that she would vote for a congressional resolution disapproving of President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border, becoming the first Republican senator to publicly express support for such a measure.
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