3 Die in Maine When Car Goes in Wrong Direction on Turnpike, Hitting 2 Vehicles

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A wrong-way driver on the Maine Turnpike struck two vehicles, causing a head-on collision that killed three people, police said. Maine police said they were still working to identify the occupants of the vehicles in the Wednesday night crash in Portland. They said the wrong-way vehicle was a sedan that … Read more

New Data Collection System Shows Overall Reported Crimes Were Largely Unchanged in Maine

[ad_1] AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine‘s crime rate last year was comparable to the previous year when the state first began using a new crime data collection system, according to figures released by the Maine Department of Public Safety on Wednesday. There were 44,373 crimes reported in 2022 compared to 44,637 in 2021, the agency … Read more

Caretaker Charged in Death of Her Partner and Grandmother in Maine

[ad_1] DENMARK, Maine (AP) — A caretaker in Maine has been charged in the death of her romantic partner and grandmother, authorities said. Police said deputies conducted a welfare check at a home in the town of Denmark on Saturday and found two people dead. They later charged Tzara Jones, 53, of Denmark, with two … Read more

3 Men of Palestinian Descent Attending Holiday Gathering Shot, Injured Near University of Vermont

[ad_1] Three young men of Palestinian descent who were in Burlington for a Thanksgiving holiday gathering were shot and injured — one seriously — near the University of Vermont, police said Sunday. Authorities said the attack may have been a hate crime. The shootings occurred at about 6:25 p.m. Saturday near the UVM campus, according … Read more

Paper Mill Strike Ends in Rural Maine After More Than a Month

[ad_1] BAILEYVILLE, Maine (AP) — Dozens of workers at a paper mill in rural Maine accepted an offer from the company on Friday, ending a strike that had lasted more than a month. The striking workers at Woodland Pulp in Baileyville, one of the largest employers in far eastern Maine, include members of the International … Read more

Editorial Roundup: New England

[ad_1] Boston Globe. November 22, 2023. Editorial: Massachusetts has the latest primary date in the country. Here’s why that’s a problem. Massachusetts needs to end its incumbent-protecting tradition by switching to spring, rather than fall, intraparty contests. Political Cartoons No doubt in a manner that would make things more convenient for voters, an ingenuous farm … Read more

Maine Island That Was Site of Eviction of Historic Mixed-Race Community Added to National Register

[ad_1] An island along the coast of Maine that was home to a mixed-race fishing community later forcibly removed by the state has been added to the National Register of Historic Places after a years-long effort. Malaga Island, a 42-acre (17-hectare) island about a 40-mile (64.37-kilometer) drive up the coast from Portland, is these days … Read more

Maine and Massachusetts Are the Last States to Keep Bans on Sunday Hunting. That Might Soon Change

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some states are steadily chipping away at longstanding bans on Sunday hunting, and there’s a push to overturn the laws in Maine and Massachusetts, the final two states with full bans. Maine’s highest court is considering a lawsuit asking whether the state’s 19th century law, which prevents hunting big game … Read more