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Clamming in Searsport near Searsport Island in Maine.

$32K grant to fund equipment for Maine’s marine biotoxin testing program

A few months after domoic acid was detected at harmful levels along Maine’s coast, the state has received a $32,000 grant to improve its ability to test for the presence of the toxin.
A person signs a petition that is related to &quotAn Act to Allow Slot Mchines or a Casino in York County" on Oct. 19 in Bangor.

After flurry of campaigns, Maine lawmakers will consider restricting citizen initiatives

Some lawmakers are looking to raise the bar to get questions on the ballot, which now requires signatures equaling the number of 10 percent of voters in the past gubernatorial election — or about 61,000 now. But it will face opposition from some Democrats and activists.

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