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 2021-01-21 12:39 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

'He had the biggest heart': Wife, friends remember beloved coach who died of COVID-19...

"What's so unique about him was his love for everybody he came in contact with."...

 2021-01-21 12:37 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Buttigieg aims for 'generational' change at Transportation...

President Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, is pledging to carry out the administration's ambitious agenda to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, calling it a "generational opportunity" to create new...

 2021-01-21 12:31 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Maine women losing jobs at greater rate during pandemic...

Since February, women have lost more than 5.4 million jobs, accounting for 55% of job losses....

 2021-01-21 12:29 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Superintendents comment on some challenges they've faced this school year...

Thinking outside the box has been part of daily life for schools since the pandemic began. In part two of our Superintendent series, Megan Cole has more on the challenges schools have faced so far this school year....

 2021-01-21 11:59 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Woman accused of helping steal Pelosi laptop due in US court...

A federal judge may decide Thursday whether a Pennsylvania woman accused of helping steal a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the attack on the U.S. Capitol should be released on bail....

 2021-01-21 11:54 

WPFO

[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Maine's 1st female governor pleased with Kamala Harris' milestone...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The first woman to be elected governor in Maine stressed the milestone of a woman serving as vice president in congratulating Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joseph Biden on Wednesday. "For the first time, childr...

 2021-01-21 11:54 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine's 1st female governor pleased with Kamala Harris' milestone...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The first woman to be elected governor in Maine stressed the milestone of a woman serving as vice president in congratulating Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joseph Biden on Wednesday. "For the first time, childr...

 2021-01-21 11:43 

Newscentermaine.com

President Biden puts forth coronavirus strategy, requires mask use to travel...

Biden acknowledged the urgency of the mission in his inaugural address, saying the US is entering what may well be the toughest and deadliest period of the pandemic....

 2021-01-21 11:43 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

University of Maine Systems receiving large donation...

A local foundation is awarding the University of Maine System nearly 300-thousand dollars to help improve their collborative statewide programs....

 2021-01-21 11:21 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

President Biden puts forth virus strategy, requires mask use to travel...

On his second day in office, President Joe Biden is putting forth a national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks — including a requirement that they be worn for travel....

 2021-01-21 11:18 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Maine...

It was not immediately clear early Thursday exactly where in Maine the ticket was sold....

 2021-01-21 11:15 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Biden puts forth virus strategy, requires mask use to travel...

Biden also will address inequities in hard-hit minority communities as he signs 10 pandemic-related executive orders on Thursday, his second day in office....

 2021-01-21 10:54 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Protesters gather, damage Democratic headquarters in Oregon...

Portland has been the site of frequent protests, many involving violent clashes between officers and demonstrators, ever since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May....

 2021-01-21 10:53 

The Portland Press Herald

Sebago Lake calendars available...

STANDISH — Portland Water District's 2021 "Images of Sebago Lake 2021" calendar, featuring images from amateur photographers, is now available. This is the 16th Sebago Lake calendar recognizing local talent and their appreciation for Gre...

 2021-01-21 10:51 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 28 dead...

No one immediately took responsibility for the attack....

 2021-01-21 10:44 

The Portland Press Herald

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 28 dead...

The attack occurred as security forces pursued two suicide bombers who detonated their explosives in the market near Tayaran Square....

 2021-01-21 10:24 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

Here's a look at President Joe Biden's schedule for his first full day in office...

President Joe Biden's first full day in office Thursday will include an intelligence briefing and a meeting with his administration's COVID-19 team....

 2021-01-21 10:10 

The Portland Press Herald

Officials offer update on middle school project...

The South Portland plan is on schedule for construction to begin in the spring....

 2021-01-21 10:03 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

US to join global coronavirus vaccine program, Fauci says...

Fauci also says the United States will cease reducing U.S. staff counts at the World Health Organization and will pay its financial obligations to it....

 2021-01-21 10:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Women credit Esther Residence with changing their lives...

The Saco transitional home celebrates its 15th anniversary....

 2021-01-21 10:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Revised dog ordinance proposed in Saco spells out 'dos and don'ts'...

A public hearing on the matter is set for Feb. 1....

 2021-01-21 10:00 

The Portland Press Herald

A Window on the Past...

Forest City Brewery, Casco Brewery and the McGlinchy brothers...

 2021-01-21 09:51 

Newscentermaine.com

World leaders hope for renewed cooperation with US under Biden...

Governments targeted and sanctioned under Trump embraced the chance for a fresh start with Biden....

 2021-01-21 09:44 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

'He helped me a lot': Man collects donations to surprise struggling small businesses...

Stan Anderson recently started collecting money to give to small businesses struggling during the pandemic....

 2021-01-21 09:13 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Holding hands, couple married 70 years dies from COVID-19 minutes apart...

Three of the couple's children wanted to share their story to encourage others to take COVID-19 seriously and give the virus respect....

 2021-01-21 09:07 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under President Biden...

World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S. President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach his predecessor Donald Trump ridiculed....

 2021-01-21 09:04 

The Portland Press Herald

Gorham Notes: Jan. 21...

ecomaine hiking fee for drop-off at plant Citing COVID-19, ecomaine is raising the minimum rate private citizens will be charged to haul trash to its facility on Blueberry Lane in Portland. The minimum rate beginning Feb. 1 will jump 200% from $5 to $15. ...

 2021-01-21 09:03 

The Portland Press Herald

Westbrook Notes: Jan. 21...

Sebago Lake calendar available Portland Water District's 2021 "Images of Sebago Lake 2021" calendar, featuring images from amateur photographers, is now available. This is the 16th Sebago Lake calendar recognizing local talent and their apprec...

 2021-01-21 09:03 

The Portland Press Herald

Cumberland history book released for bicentennial...

Local experts work with Arcadia Publishing to create...

 2021-01-21 09:01 

The Portland Press Herald

We Love to Eat: Jan. 21...

Haddock supper buffet — Saturday, Jan. 30, 5 p.m., Living Waters Church, Parker Farm Road, Buxton. Social distancing guidelines in effect, face masks and use of hand sanitizer required. Takeout containers available. Suggested donation: adult, $8; ch...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: Sen. King is wrong Big Government is the problem...

Sen. Angus King wrongly asserts that Republicans have "divided the country"; it is Big Government that is divisive. An expanding Code of Federal Regulations, written by unelected bureaucrats, seeps into our lives and commanders our resources there...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Commentary: Biden is inheriting a wrecked economy, but Democrats have a record of avoiding recession and reducing unemployment...

On day one, a newly inaugurated President Joe Biden will have to manage a devastated economy much as he and former President Barack Obama did 12 years ago. What can the country expect? Forecasting how the economy will perform under a new president is gene...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Library Links: The wheels on the bus go round and round...

McArthur Library in Biddeford is taking steps t o get books and more in students' hands....

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Town & Country FCU provides hundreds of meals to frontline health care workers...

If ever the phrase, "Out with the old and in with the new," was applicable, it is when combined with the year 2020. To mark the end of a challenging year for so many people and to ring in 2021 with a new beginning, Town & Country Federal Credit Un...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Tom Purcell: What America needs is a hearty laugh...

America could use a hearty laugh right now, but laughter doesn't come easily because too many Americans have lost their sense of humor. Humor, says Merriam-Webster, is "the ability to be funny or to be amused by things that are funny." We are ...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: Nemitz thanked for calling Collins to account...

Thanks to columnist Bill Nemitz for calling out Sen. Susan Collins once again on her cowardice ("Long in the making, a moment of truth for Susan Collins," Jan. 15). She lost her moral compass and courage a long time ago, and it's shameful that...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Ranks of high school game officials down sharply this winter...

Now that schools in the four...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: We need truth and consequences after Capitol officer's killing...

Terrorists bludgeoned a policeman to death inside the United States Capitol. You'd expect those who proclaim "Blue Lives Matter" would be screaming in horror, rage and grief. Instead, the response has been eerily subdued. Could this strange si...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Seashore Trolley Museum recognizes two local volunteers...

KENNEBUNKPORT — Two local men were among the over 500 donors and volunteers the Seashore Trolley Museum thanked at a virtual Volunteer & Donor Appreciation evening on Dec, 29. The event was to show gratitude to those who supported the museum through...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

FAME CEO Bruce Wagner announces retirement plans...

RETIREMENTS Finance Authority of Maine CEO Bruce Wagner will retire on Feb. 5, and be replaced on an interim basis by FAME's chief risk officer, Carlos Mello. The FAME board of directors will begin an immediate national search for Wagner's success...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

FAME CEO Bruce Wagner announces retirement plans...

RETIREMENTS Finance Authority of Maine CEO Bruce Wagner recently announced plans to retire on Feb. 5, and he will be replaced on an interim basis by FAME's chief risk officer, Carlos Mello. The FAME board of directors will begin an immediate, national...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Saco Scoop scoops up major award...

SACO —Add award winner to the list of adjectives describing downtown organization Saco Main Street's Saco Scoop Ice Cream Shop as the Maine Development Foundation's Maine Downtown Center, (MDC) program chose The Scoop as its 2020 MDC Project...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Journalism scholarships available...

Once again this year, the Journalism Education Foundation of New England will award a number of scholarships to high school seniors and college students in its six-state region who plan to pursue a career in journalism. Each scholarship is $2,000. Interes...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: Americans want our leaders to defend democracy...

In challenging circumstances, the Republican-controlled Senate upheld the Constitution. We need to know whether lawmakers will sustain the effort....

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Arts Calendar: Jan. 21...

Editor's Note: To submit your in-person or virtual arts event, create a free City Spark account by going to pressherald.com/forecaster-calendar/ and clicking 'Add Event.'...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Friends of Clifford Park receives $10,000 Grant courtesy of the Woodard & Curran Foundation...

BIDDEFORD — The Friends of Clifford Park is one of ten $10,000 Giving While Living grant recipients, awarded by the Woodard & Curran Foundation. This all-volunteer group, which operates under the fiscal sponsorship of Heart of Biddeford, supports, m...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Pandemic creates winners and losers in Maine's commercial real estate market...

Grocery and home improvement stores, as well as industrial spaces, are booming, but many restaurants have closed and new office development has ground to a halt....

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Intertidal: One Fish helps connect students and seafood...

Teaching hands-on science to students is never simple. And, during the pandemic, it has been even more challenging. The in-person opportunities to do experiments and investigations are limited when students are remotely learning. But, some local organizat...

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Jason Shaw, 44, former finance and sales manager at Portland Volvo...

The Saco resident earlier studied culinary arts and was a cook at several restaurants in southern Maine....

 2021-01-21 09:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Saco invites residents to online Comp Plan kickoff meeting Jan. 21...

Now's your chance to offer ideas as the Long Range Planning Committee begins its work on a plan for the city's future....

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