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 2020-09-24 13:47 

Newscentermaine.com

SILVER ALERT: 81-year-old St. George man with dementia being sought by Maine Game Wardens...

According to Maine Game Wardens, Conrad suffers from dementia and is hard of hearing....

 2020-09-24 13:47 

Newscentermaine.com

Caribou Police K9's sniffing leads to meth, fentanyl charges during traffic stop...

Ashley Rasmussen, 29, was arrested and charged with class C possession of schedule W drugs. She is accused of possessing meth and fentanyl....

 2020-09-24 13:29 

The Portland Press Herald

Hybrid schooling resumes in Cape Elizabeth...

Kids are wearing masks and social distancing, but for one local child and his mother, it's a good start to the school year....

 2020-09-24 13:25 

The Portland Press Herald

Continuing jobless claims decline further in Maine...

Even as the number of Mainers seeking continued weekly jobless aid falls, thousands more people are filing new claims for benefits....

 2020-09-24 13:03 

WMTW

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Wildfires taint West Coast vineyards with taste of smoke...

The resulting ashy flavor could spell disaster for the 2020 vintage....

 2020-09-24 12:55 

WMTW

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Another 870,000 Americans file for unemployment as fraud and backlogs cloud data...

California has said it will stop processing new applications for two weeks as it seeks to reduce backlogs and prevent fraudulent claims. Pennsylvania has found that up to 10,000 inmates are improperly receiving aid....

 2020-09-24 12:52 

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Wardens searching for missing St. George man...

ST. GEORGE (WGME)-- Maine Game Wardens are searching for Robert "Bob" Conrad, age 81 in the town of St. George. Mr. Conrad was last seen walking east behind his residence off Wallston Road at approximately 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23. Mr. C...

 2020-09-24 12:51 

Newscentermaine.com

Another 870,000 filed unemployment claims last week as layoffs remain high...

The number of people seeking jobless aid each week is still high, and the economy has only recovered about half the 22 million jobs that were lost to the pandemic....

 2020-09-24 12:51 

Newscentermaine.com

MISSING: 81-year-old St. George man with dementia being sought by Maine Game Wardens...

According to Maine Game Wardens, Conrad suffers from dementia and is hard of hearing....

 2020-09-24 12:48 

WMTW

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Absentee ballot requests top 233,000 in Maine...

The number of absentee ballot requests in Maine has topped 233,000, and Democrats continue to outnumber Republicans in requesting them....

 2020-09-24 12:45 

The Portland Press Herald

U.S. jobless claims at 870,000 as fraud and backlogs cloud data...

The concerns about fraudulent unemployment applications have focused mainly on a new program, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance....

 2020-09-24 12:43 

The Portland Press Herald

Scarborough Public Library offers virtual programs...

The week of Sept. 27, Scarborough Public Library will offer the following virtual programs. Request the Zoom link by emailing Lucy Norvell, coordinator of programming and communications at ljnorvell@scarboroughlibrary.org. Working from Home and Learning f...

 2020-09-24 12:43 

WMTW

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Game wardens searching for missing Maine man, 81, who has dementia...

Maine Game Wardens said they are searching for Robert "Bob" Conrad, 81, of St. George, who has been missing since Wednesday....

 2020-09-24 12:21 

The Portland Press Herald

Cape Elizabeth Police Beat: Sept. 15-21...

Arrests/Summonses: No arrests or summonses were reported from Sept. 15-21. Fire calls: Cape Elizabeth firefighters responded to seven fire calls from Sept. 15-21. EMS: Cape Elizabeth emergency medical services responded to 17 calls from Sept. 15-21....

 2020-09-24 12:19 

The Portland Press Herald

Scarborough Police Beat: Sept. 14-20...

Arrests: 9/17 at 7:15 p.m. Juarez M. Scott, 32, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested on Ashley Drive by Officer Daniel Donovan on a charge of violating a protective order. 9/19 at 6:53 a.m. Trevor Dalton Olson, 28, of South Portland, was arrested on Route 1 by...

 2020-09-24 12:19 

The Portland Press Herald

The Latest: Parents are sending coronavirus-infected kids to school, officials warn...

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic from around the world. As authorities in suburban Milwaukee gamed out the complex preparations to allow children back into classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic, they didn't plan for one ...

 2020-09-24 11:55 

Newscentermaine.com

Campaign stop will increase rush hour traffic in Holden, police say...

Maine Military on Rt 1 is the spot for a Donald Trump Jr. campaign rally for his father....

 2020-09-24 11:54 

Newscentermaine.com

Maine DHHS closes Portland office after employee tests positive for COVID-19...

The Portland office will reopen Thursday following cleaning and notifications to close contacts...

 2020-09-24 11:47 

WMTW

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Staying warm through the weekend...

How's the weather looking for your Thursday? Get your latest Maine's Total Weather video forecast from Meteorologist Ted McInerney....

 2020-09-24 10:59 

Newscentermaine.com

President Trump tightens Cuba sanctions as he woos Cuban-American vote...

Americans won't be allowed to bring cigars and rum home from Cuba or stay at government-owned lodging there under new measures by President Trump....

 2020-09-24 10:02 

Newscentermaine.com

GOP senators see political, principle gain in Supreme Court fight...

Beyond the Nov. 3 elections, some feel the generational goal of a solidly conservative Supreme Court is worth the potential blowback....

 2020-09-24 09:58 

WMTW

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'It's just not fair': Students create petition so teachers can work virtually...

High school students created an online petition asking their school district to allow teachers with high-risk families to teach from home....

 2020-09-24 09:43 

WMTW

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Multi-vehicle crash closes Maine turnpike during morning commute...

A crash involving several vehicles caused major delays during Thursday morning's commute...

 2020-09-24 09:05 

WGME

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Multiple vehicles involved in crash on Maine Turnpike in Portland...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Multiple vehicles are involved in a crash on the Maine Turnpike in Portland. It happened early this morning at mile marker 49. All southbound lanes are blocked and traffic was backed up for several miles. Right now it's unclear if a...

 2020-09-24 08:49 

WMTW

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'Project Vital' using tablets to connect seniors to their families during the pandemic...

"After months of some of these people not being able to see their loved ones, they see them, and their faces light up. We use them every day, all day."...

 2020-09-24 08:14 

WMTW

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2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests...

The officers were shot after investigating reports of gunfire at an intersection where there was a large crowd, the interim Louisville police chief said....

 2020-09-24 08:05 

The Portland Press Herald

Windham Police Notes: Sept. 7-21...

Arrests Trevin A. Dunlea, 20, of Portland, on Sept. 16 on charges of obstructing report of a crime and aggravated assault, on Cottage Road. Autumn L. Hamlet, 20, of Windham, on Sept. 17 on a charge of assault, on Gray Road. Summonses Lisa M. Freeman, 45, ...

 2020-09-24 08:02 

The Portland Press Herald

Gorham Notes: Sept. 24...

New Year show to go on The New Year Gorham Planning Committee has recently announced that New Year Gorham is on. "It will be different, but it will be an exciting way to usher out this difficult year," event founder Virginia Wilder Cross said in a...

 2020-09-24 08:01 

The Portland Press Herald

Westbrook Notes: Sept. 24...

WHA scholarships awarded Westbrook High School's Ella Morris, Rachel Richards and Mary Keef are the 2020 recipients of Westbrook Housing Authority scholarships. Each was awarded $1,000. Morris will attend the University of Vermont to study biomedical ...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Buxton Notes: Sept. 24...

Drive-thru flu shot clinic Northern Light Home Care & Hospice is sponsoring a drive-thru flu shot clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Buxton Fire Department, 174 Portland Road. The shots are available for anyone 6 months and older. The c...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Climate activists' support for Collins has faded with her loyalty to Trump...

Money has poured in from around the country to fund the senator's Democratic challenger, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon....

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: Gideon speaks up for science, sustainable solutions...

I don't know when an effective COVID-19 vaccine will be available, but I already fear that false information about vaccines will cloud the judgment of some Americans. Maine will need a strong voice supporting science in order for our communities to re...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Rosaline Sanford, 92, longtime nurse at Maine Medical Center...

She lived in Freeport for most of her life and graduated from Maine General Hospital School of Nursing in 1949....

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter: Falmouth Council turns a blind eye, doesn't engage with residents...

I'm confused. In the past in Falmouth we've elected people to Town Council to represent the rest of us. I thought I understood what "represent" means. At Monday's meeting, 100% of the citizens attending spoke against the council hiring...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Local fighting Calif. fires looks to help veterans get in the field...

Local veteran Blake Toth has been helping fight fires out in California and hopes his nonprofit Veterans in Fire can help others get into the field of work....

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

On this date in Maine history: Sept. 24...

Sept. 24, 2018: The Portland Press Herald reports that a small, private Casco Bay island once owned by Arctic explorer Robert Peary is for sale. Crab Island, the property in question, is about a 10-minute boat ride from Freeport, just beyond the mouth of ...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Commentary: COVID-19 vaccine won't keep us from having to wear masks...

We'll need face coverings to contain infections once a vaccine does become available and people let their guard down....

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Photos: That's no fish story...

Atlantic Menhaden — also known as pogies — were plentiful, as seen in these recent photos in Maquoit Bay off Brunswick. According to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration Fisheries, the fish, which can reach up to 15 inches long, ...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Sister June Rita Fortier...

BIDDEFORD — Sister June Rita Fortier died at St. Joseph Convent on Sept. 16, 2020, at the age of 90. Sr. June Rita, the only child of William Fortier and Marion Morrison, was born on Aug. 21, 1930 in Somerville, Massachusetts. June Rita attended Imm...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Biddeford City Theater will host a Virtual Highlights Concert...

BIDDEFORD — The City Theater is excited to announce that it will present a Virtual Highlights Concert, Oct. 9 to 11 on its YouTube channel. The concert will allow City Theater audiences to revisit, or see for the first time, some of their favorite p...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: Avid advocate Arford will do her best for House District 49...

Over the past decade, I have worked alongside Democrat Poppy Arford on various issues in health care. Her determination and dedication to the cause of affordable, accessible and safe health care are unmatched. We worked together as patient and consumer vo...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Guest column: Think global, act local, eat local...

Think global, act local, eat local. Then think about saving Maine's ocean one oyster at a time. Next time you order that perfectly shucked oyster consider this: what you're consuming is a direct link to the ecosystem that sustains it. Oysters are ...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Nearly ready: Arundel Municipal Building set to open mid-October...

Voting takes place in the new facility Nov. 3....

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: Maskless campaigning puts community members at risk...

By forgoing face coverings and engaging in face-to-face interactions with citizens, a Maine Senate candidate shows 'no apparent concern for anyone's health.'...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Maine Voices: Go back to the future in filling Supreme Court vacancies...

We need to encourage bipartisanship by restoring the 60-vote threshold for advancing nominations to the high court....

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

New local leadership for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Greater Portland area, gathered online, to sustain a new area Stake President (spiritual local leader) and two counselors to preside over 11 ward and branch congregations. The Stake is home...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Our View: Maine should have online voter registration...

The state is a leader when it comes to inclusive voting laws, with one important exception....

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: Portland officials must do more to ensure free, fair elections...

One of the essential functions of our government is the safeguarding of our democratic systems, especially the process of free and fair elections. In these challenging times, voting needs to be easier and more accessible. With six weeks until the election...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the editor: Maine, nation need Collins' ethical leadership...

Out-of-state powers are abusing Maine to assassinate the character of our national treasure, Republican Sen. Susan Collins. On Aug. 26, the Federal Election Commission reported that Democrat Sara Gideon received over 87 percent of her fundraising from out...

 2020-09-24 08:00 

The Portland Press Herald

Guest column: Supporting Maine State Music Theatre...

For the last 10 years since my closest friend moved to Brunswick, Maine, I have been coming to visit each year and grown very attached to this community. Perhaps the chief attraction for me each summer has been to attend thrilling performances of Broadway...

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