Maine news

LEWISTON, Maine_ Civil Rights leader from Alabama, and congressman for Georgia, John R. Lewis, highlighted the far-reaching effect that colleges such as Bates have played in progressing civil rights in America. He talked of one of his own heroes,  educator Benjamin Mays, who was the son of former slaves. 

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) _ The Maine Health Access Foundation is giving nearly $150,000 to nonprofit dental clinics around the state in an effort to make affordable dental care more accessible to low-income residents.

    FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) - Maine Audubon is looking for volunteers to watch roads for signs of animal crossings to help reduce wildlife roadkill.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A congressional field hearing this week on a proposal to create a national monument underscores how the lines have been drawn. As usual, they fall along partisan lines.

 KITTERY, Maine (AP) - Hundreds of moose hunting enthusiasts will come to Kittery in two weeks in the hopes of beating the odds that they will score a hunting permit.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ More than 400 seniors are graduating from Bowdoin College.

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A federal judge has given the Libertarian Party of Maine until July 12 to get enough signatures for its presidential and vice presidential candidates to appear on the November ballot. Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. said Friday the Libertarian Party is likely to win its argument that Maine's Dec. 1 deadline to certify parties is "unconstitutionally early."

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The family of a hiker who died after getting lost on the Appalachian Trail in Maine isn't going to second-guess searchers.

If you head to the beach this weekend, and you might come across a razor clam, a crab or two, and maybe even a seal pup. Now’s the time of year when seal moms have babies, and they leave their pups on the beach while searching for food. But sometimes, the moms don’t come back. That’s when staff and volunteers from a new triage center in Harpswell come to the rescue.

The calls about abandoned pups start in April, as a trickle. But come Memorial Day weekend, says Lynda Doughty, the executive director of Marine Mammals of Maine, her triage facility l will kick into high gear.

Summer Reads

May 27, 2016

The return of one of our most popular programs.  Learn which books should make your summer reading list.


Josh Bodwell, executive director of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance

Senior Colleges

May 26, 2016

Maine has a network of 17 Senior Colleges where people who are 50 and older can take classes, volunteer, socialize and stimulate their minds.


Anne Cardale, Program Coordinator for the Maine Senior College Network

Jack Lynch, Vice Chair of the University of Southern Maine’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Advisory Board, and he also is on the lecture series planning board and is a popular OLLI teacher and avid student.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Documents show an Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were found last year in Maine survived at least 26 days after getting lost. During that time, her texts went undelivered because of poor cell reception.

The Boston Globe reports Geraldine Largay kept a journal in which she acknowledged that she expected to die and that it might be years before her remains were found.

The Maine Warden Service released more than 1,500 pages of documents Wednesday under a Freedom of Access request by several media organizations.