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Bath Iron Works union official dies from COVID-19 complications

The largest union at Bath Iron Works is mourning the death of a member from COVID-19 complications. Rick Poulin was a 31-year veteran of the Bath shipyard’s electric shop and an officer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local S6, the union said Monday. “If you met...
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Woman Fined Thousands Over Mask Violation On Flight To Portland

According to WMTW, the woman was fine $14,000 after she reportedly repeatedly refused to wear a mask during the flight. The incident took place back on February 25th of 2021. A statement from the Federal Aviation Administration explained that the flight was a Delta Connection operated by Endeavor Airlines from New York City to the Portland International Jetport.
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Passenger on flight to Maine fined for refusing to wear mask properly

PORTLAND, Maine (WMTW) - The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $14,000 fine against a passenger on a flight to the Portland International Jetport. The FAA says flight attendants on the Delta Connection flight operated by Endeavor Airlines from New York City to Portland on Feb. 25 repeatedly told the woman to wear her mask properly.
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Emergency repairs lead to long backups on the Maine Turnpike

PORTLAND, Maine — Emergency repairs on the Maine Turnpike created long backups on the highway in the Portland area on Wednesday. The Maine Turnpike Authority said a broken drain cover created a hole in the road near mile 49 on the southbound side of the highway. Officials said traffic would...
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87-year-old Maine woman killed after car and tractor-trailer collide

LISBON (WGME) -- A Lewiston woman was killed after her car collided with a tractor-trailer in Lisbon on Tuesday. Police say 87-year-old Juliette Ouellette was on Littlefield Road and pulling out on to Route 196 when the crash happened. [Police investigating death of 3-year-old Maine boy]. She was the only...

Maine home prices make biggest jump so far this year

Prices for single-family homes in Maine jumped 28.21% during May, compared to a year ago, and the number of sales was up by roughly the same percentage. The price increase was the biggest climb so far in 2021, which has already seen double-digit increases. The statewide median sales price for...
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A New England Hideaway in Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport, ME.Photo by Chris Jones on Sometimes just getting out of the city isn’t enough—you have to leave it completely behind, and find a place that makes you forget where you came from. This is the ultimate goal of Hidden Pond Resort, in Kennebunkport, Maine. The peacefulness and luxury here was cultivated by an over-achiever—it’s intensely lovely. Though the journey may seem like a hike, the relaxation that awaits you will nullify any travel anxiety on contact. Situated just 40 minutes south of Portland, the small, sophisticated seaside town of Kennebunkport is a world away from city living, and offers an ideal mix of beach and trail life, good food, good times and Hidden Pond.
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Portland’s beloved Candelabra Tree is being attacked by browntail moths

One of the largest trees in Maine has been ravaged by browntail moths in recent months, causing concern about the health of Portland’s beloved landmark. The Candelabra Tree, as it is colloquially known, lost 90 percent of its foliage after the leaves sprouted early May, according to the Portland Press Herald. The massive pin oak, estimated to be about 100 years old, sits at the edge of Deering Oaks park in the city.
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An Open Letter to the Fed Ex Driver on Route One in Saco, Maine

It was about 930 Sunday morning when we were both at a red light. You pulled up to my left, and the only reason I noticed you is because your stereo was blasting Peaches by Justin Beiber. I have to admit, I may be slightly sick of that song. We play it a lot and well, you know. Anyway, you did something I thought would never ever happen. You actually made me LOVE that song? How? Because you were jamming out to it big time. Not only did you know every single word, but you had some serious dance moves. You WERE Justin Beiber! I have never been so glad to be stuck at such a long red light. (It's the light as you get off the Turnpike and go toward downtown Saco. To the right is Hannaford, up ahead to the left is Dairy Queen).
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Commission backs firing of jail administrator over outbreak

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — County commissioners agreed with the sheriff’s recommendation to fire the administrator of a jail that dealt with one of the state’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks last year. Michael Vitiello, who ran the York County Jail for two decades, was recommended for dismissal Friday by county commissioners after...