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  • Sen. Collins says she’s leaning against voting for Graham-Cassidy health care bill

    09/22/2017 10:50:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joe Lawlor
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins all but said she would vote “no” on an Affordable Care Act repeal bill on Friday morning at an event in Portland. “I’m leaning against the bill,” the Maine Republican said after listing a series of serious deficiencies in the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. “I’m just trying to do what I believe is the right thing for the people of Maine,” Collins said. She said Graham-Cassidy undermines pre-existing conditions, a major flaw in the bill. “I’m reading the fine print on Graham-Cassidy,” Collins said. She said insurers could charge sky-high rates to people with pre-existing conditions. “The...
  • Stephen King for governor?

    09/12/2017 9:30:54 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 12
    Stephen King fans are hoping they can get the author of the clown horror story It and 53 other novels to consider running for political office. Among them are the state's most recent former governor, two-term Democrat John Baldacci, who told the Washington Examiner, "Stephen would win any office he decided to run for in Maine." "I would be out there handing out fliers and putting on bumper stickers for him," said Baldacci, who left office after eight years in 2011. "He's been a big asset for the state of Maine and for a lot of people who look for...
  • Rare white 'translucent' lobster caught by Maine fisherman

    09/02/2017 5:03:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 1, 2017 | Eliza Murphy
    This lobster looks like a shining pearl of the sea. Maine fisherman Alex Todd caught the rare white lobster on Aug. 24. “I’ve never seen a white one. This one was translucent with just a hint of blue in it,” Todd, 48, of Chebeague Island, told ABC News. The seasoned seaman threw the lobster back into the ocean after noticing it was a female and had been marked for carrying eggs.
  • Sen. Collins says it’s ‘too difficult to say’ if Trump will be 2020 Republican nominee

    08/21/2017 10:54:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 21, 2017
    Maine Republican wrote in Paul Ryan for president in 2016 President Donald Trump is already stumping for re-election in 2020. But at least one member of his party says it’s uncertain if he’ll become the GOP’s standard-bearer. Maine Sen. Susan Collins, known as a Trump critic, was interviewed on MSNBC Monday morning and asked if she believed the president would end up as the Republican nominee in 2020. Her reply: Collins also told MSNBC she didn’t support Trump in 2016, instead writing in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s name. “That was very hard for me to do as a lifelong Republican,”...
  • Hero Dog Dies Rescuing Family in House Fire

    08/03/2017 11:19:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Aug. 02, 2017
    While investigators search for a fire cause in Naples, a family is crediting their dog with helping them get out alive. Sadly, that pet didn’t survive the fire. Fire officials say four people were inside of the home. Two adults and one child got out safely. Another adult was taken to the hospital to be treated for burns. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. The Naples fire chief says the fire started around 4:30 Tuesday morning on Pleasant View Drive. Several fire departments from surrounding towns responded as mutual aid, blocking off Gore Road. The American...
  • Maine Employers Coax Former Residents Home to Fill Jobs

    07/31/2017 6:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | July 31, 2017 | Jon Kamp
    Employers and recruiters looking to fill positions in Maine are scouring the U.S. for people who once lived in the northern New England state in hopes work will coax them back. With the state's unemployment rate hovering at 3.5%, near record lows, the labor market is tight, particularly in the southern part of the state near Portland, Maine's largest city with 67,000 residents. Though the state known as "Vacationland" draws tourists to its coastal hamlets and rugged wilderness, it can be harder to convince outsiders to actually live there, recruiters say. Maine doesn't have a deep roster of major companies,...
  • Former Defense chief: I would have threatened to resign over Trump's transgender ban

    07/28/2017 1:39:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2017 | John Bowden
    A former secretary of Defense on Friday blasted President Trump for his ban on transgender Americans serving in the armed forces and said that he would have threatened to resign over the order. Former President Clinton Secretary of Defense William Cohen, who previously served as a Republican House lawmaker from Maine, told Sirius XM's "The Joe Madison Show" that Trump abused his power as president when he went around his Defense secretary, James Mattis. "If you were the secretary of Defense and that tweet came out, what would you have done the next morning — or the next day?" host...
  • Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

    07/26/2017 2:56:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/26/17 | AP
    A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated. Maine State Police told WCSH-TV that 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal threatening. He was released after posting $200 bail.
  • Shortage Of Foreign Labor Forces Maine Businesses To Hire Local Workers

    07/14/2017 11:43:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13, 2017 | Will Racke
    Businesses in Bar Harbor, Maine are turning to locals to make up for a shortage of foreign guest workers that normally fill summer jobs in the bustling seaside resort town. Because the H-2B visa program has already reached its annual quota, Bar Harbor’s hotels, restaurants and shops can’t bring in any more foreign workers for the rest of the busy summer tourist season. Like hundreds of similar coastal resort towns, Bar Harbor has for many years depended on the H-2B visas for temporary workers. The program allows non-agricultural companies to bring in foreign labor if they are unable to find...
  • Scott Hamann's anti-Trump rant gets him tossed off legislative committees (Maine Democrat)

    07/14/2017 10:43:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Maine Sun Journal ^ | July 14, 2017 | Jake Bleiberg, Bangor Daily News
    PORTLAND — Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, has been removed from two legislative committees because of statements he made online that suggested he would harm President Donald Trump if he got close enough. Three days after images of a profane Facebook post that Hamann wrote began to circulate online, House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, said she has removed Hamann from his seats on the Health and Human Services Committee and the Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee. In the post, Hamann, 36, called the president a “joke,” a “rapist” and a criminal, seethed against his supporters and Republicans more generally and said...
  • Maine state rep suggests in Facebook rant he would harm Trump

    07/12/2017 2:38:41 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 7/12/2017 | Jake Bleiberg
    PORTLAND, Maine — State Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, has said he regrets a Facebook rant in which he seemed to imply he would harm President Donald Trump if given the chance. “Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that p—-y,” Hamann wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. A screenshot of the post, in which Hamann writes that Trump was “installed by the Russians” and seethes against the president, his supporters and Republicans more generally, was widely circulated on social media beginning Tuesday evening. Hamann did not respond to repeated...
  • Maine state rep suggests in Facebook rant he would harm Trump

    07/12/2017 10:46:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | July 12, 2017 | Jake Blieberg
    PORTLAND, Maine — State Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, has said he regrets a Facebook rant in which he seemed to imply he would harm President Donald Trump if given the chance. “Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that p—y,” Hamann wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. A screenshot of the post, in which Hamann writes that Trump was “installed by the Russians” and seethes against the president, his supporters and Republicans more generally, was widely circulated on social media beginning Tuesday evening. Hamann did not respond to repeated...
  • Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in woods

    07/07/2017 2:38:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 54 replies
    yahoo ^ | July 6, 2017
    AUBURN, Maine — A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for cover. Moninda Marube said when he saw the bears early Wednesday his instincts kicked in and he did what he does best: run. He told the Sun Journal that the bears were 20 yards (18 meters) away from him and a vacant house was 20 yards away in the opposite direction. So he...
  • Pair of bears join runner for a morning run near Lake Auburn

    07/07/2017 3:28:30 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 14 replies
    sunjournal ^ | July 5, 217 | CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
    AUBURN — A professional runner from Kenya put his skills to the test Wednesday when two bears charged him during his morning training.
  • Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in woods [Auburn ME]

    07/06/2017 8:25:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 6, 2017 4:29 PM ET
    A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for cover. Moninda Marube said when he saw the bears early Wednesday his instincts kicked in and he did what he does best: run. He told the Sun Journal that the bears were 20 yards (18 meters) away from him and a vacant house was 20 yards away in the opposite direction. So he made a run...
  • Missing Pastor, please help, he is 80

    07/05/2017 5:33:11 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 17 replies
    His wife ^ | 5 July, 2017 | MSM
    Folks, Ralph is an 80 year old Christian Pastor that is both a US Military Veteran and a member of Maine State Militia.He is missing in either JFK or the airport in Frankfort, Germany.He was on his way to Germany to preach salvation thru CHRIST. missing since the Fourth of July 2017, a Christian, Patriot and Veteran.
  • Father, son on fishing trip haul rifle from Augusta (Maine) river

    06/27/2017 12:02:13 PM PDT · by Fido969 · 74 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | June 22, 2017 | Nick McCrea
    AUGUSTA, Maine — A father and son reeled in an unexpected catch on the Kennebec River over the weekend — a rusted bolt-action rifle. The unidentified pair were fishing near the northern end of Canal Street when they brought in a Remington 700 with scope and bipod still attached and several rounds in the magazine, according to the Kennebec Journal. They brought the rifle to police, who are trying to figure out who owned the rifle and how it got into the river. Augusta police Lt. Chris Read told the paper that the rifle was “possibly related to some type...
  • Unemployment in Maine at 32-year low, forces layoffs

    06/20/2017 12:24:19 PM PDT · by C210N · 22 replies
    WGME ^ | 06/14/2017
    Maine Labor Department officials say the unemployment rate right now may be the lowest since World War II. In fact, people are finding jobs so quickly, the Labor Department is now having to laid off employees.
  • Phish Drummer Wins Local Maine Election

    06/16/2017 10:33:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 16, 2017
    The drummer for the jam band Phish has been elected to his Maine town’s Board of Selectmen. Jon Fishman will take a place on Lincolnville’s five-seat board after winning Tuesday’s nonpartisan election. He and his wife, Briar, have five children and have lived in the seaside town for the past decade.
  • Mainer attacked by rabid raccoon drowns it in puddle

    06/15/2017 9:24:50 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 39 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Jun 14, 2017 | Alex Acquisto
    While jogging on a familiar, overgrown, wooded trail near her home on a recent warm afternoon, Rachel Borch thought to herself, “what a beautiful day.” Little did she know she was about to be attacked by a rabid raccoon she would end up killing with her bare hands.