AUGUSTA, Maine - With a little more than two weeks until Election Day, another twist in the battle for the Blaine House: Maine Republicans are now paying to distribute mailers favorable to both Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent Eliot Cutler. The mailers cast doubts on Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud's positions on several issues, and portray Cutler's positions on those same issues in a favorable light. One election watcher says the strategy could not only help Michaud - it could also hurt Cutler.
BAR HARBOR, Maine - On Nov. 4, residents of Bar Harbor will go to the polls to decide whether to overturn an 80-year-old ban on deer hunting. A task force put together to address a recent rise in complaints over nuisance deer is recommending a pair of firearms seasons, followed by a regular bow hunting season. But the issue is proving to be a controversial one. And in this community known for its well-heeled folks "from away," people on both sides of the issue say a persistent rural-urban divide may be adding a layer of complexity.
PORTLAND, Maine — The three men vying for Maine governor are getting ready to join for three debates this week.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the University of Maine's Hannaford Hall for a debate that will air live on WGME-TV in Portland.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the three candidates will debate live on WMTW-TV in Portland and WABI-TV in Bangor.
And MPBN's live Gubernatorial debate will air on TV, radio and online at 8 p.m. Thursday, from the Gracie Theater at Husson University in Bangor.
PORTLAND, Maine - A Cumberland County Superior Court judge is expected to rule early next week on a motion for an injunction brought by the group Mainers For Fair Bear Hunting against the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. At issue is the department's role in the campaign against the bear hunting referendum on the November ballot. Attorneys for both supporters and opponents of Question 1 staked out their arguments at a court hearing Friday morning.