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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine

Susan Collins: Delay Obamacare repeal to give Trump time to find alternative

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Jan. 10, 2017, at 10:48 a.m.
Collins has argued that an alternative should be available before the demise of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation.

Collins introduces Trump’s AG pick in confirmation hearing

By Matt Zapotosky and Sari Horwitz, Washington Post on Jan. 10, 2017, at 10:23 a.m.
PINE TREE WEATHER

Another round of snow, rain and ice for Maine Tuesday into Wednesday

on Jan. 09, 2017, at 8:50 p.m.
Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, speaks during the first session of the 128th Legislature on Dec. 7, 2016, at the State House in Augusta.

Democrats draw early battle lines on LePage budget proposal

By Michael Shepherd on Jan. 09, 2017, at 6:28 p.m.
The Republican governor’s fourth and final two-year proposal is similar to the one two years ago that was largely rejected by the Legislature, which passed a budget over LePage’s veto in 2015.
The final structural beam is lifted into place during a topping-off ceremony at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor Monday afternoon. The new Center for Biometric Analysis research facility at is expected to be complete in January 2018.

Jackson Lab tops off steel on new $21M research building in Bar Harbor

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 09, 2017, at 5:51 p.m.
The Jackson Laboratory reached a construction milestone Monday as iron workers perched high on the skeletal frame of an unfinished building and bolted the final piece of structural steel into place.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Mahan (DDG 72) (left) and USS Laboon (DDG 58) participate in a divisional tactics exercise with USS Cole (DDG 67) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) in this July 2016 file photo.

Bath-built destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian ships

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 09, 2017, at 4:25 p.m.
An Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at Bath Iron Works in the 1990s fired three warning shots at Iranian ships near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday after they approached the U.S. vessel at high speed and refused to slow down.

Maine fines Anthem for delayed response to complaints

By Darren Fishell on Jan. 09, 2017, at 4:16 p.m.
Anthem fired one employee and a manager it said were responsible for the delays.

Man dies after being struck by tractor-trailer on I-95 in Pittsfield

By CBS 13 on Jan. 09, 2017, at 1:39 p.m.
A New Hampshire man has died after being hit by a tractor-trailer on I-95 in Pittsfield Sunday, state police said Monday.
An aerial view of Grenadier Island, Ontario, courtesy Ian Coristine, (www.1000islandsphotoart.com).

NEAR THE BORDERLINE

on Jan. 09, 2017, at 12:10 p.m.
House District 15 candidate Mark Bedell of Saco was arrested on Class B aggravated assault charges on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2016.

Republican who ran for Maine House seat indicted on assault charges

By Liz Gotthelf, Journal Tribune Staff on Jan. 09, 2017, at 7:51 a.m.
Former legislative candidate Mark Bedell was indicted on charges of assault and aggravated assault stemming from an October arrest.
PINE TREE WEATHER

One more cold day before a stormy, but warmer mid-week for Maine

on Jan. 08, 2017, at 7:21 p.m.
Officer Lori Marks of the York County Sheriff's Office demonstrates a video visit at the York County Jail.

In effort to reduce contraband, more Maine jails turn to video visitation

By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Jan. 08, 2017, at 10:46 a.m.
“I mean we’ve had people pass pills with a quick kiss. We’ve had people come in with drugs or needles in a baby’s diaper. People will have stuff taped on their forearms. So, when they’re holding hands they just slide into their sleeve,” Officer Lori Marks of the York County Sheriff’s Office said.

Long commute taking toll, but this millworker’s ‘new normal’ continues

By Ashley Conti on Jan. 08, 2017, at 7:25 a.m.
MAINERS WE MET
Tom Picard sits in his home in Millinocket Saturday. Picard says he lives "the new normal." As a millworker, Tom has been laid off 10 times since 1980. For the last few years he has been making the weekly commute to his new job 130 miles away, at the Huhtamaki plant in Waterville. This past summer, he divorced his wife, Tammy Shorey Picard, as the commuting was putting a strain on their relationship.

Long commute taking toll, but this millworker’s ‘new normal’ continues

By John Holyoke on Jan. 08, 2017, at 7:24 a.m.
A year ago, Tom Picard said that a series of layoffs — 10 in all since he began work in 1980 — had made life as a millworker tough.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo. Up to 5 inches of snow is expected to hit western and coastal Maine on Saturday.

Up to 5 inches of snow expected in coastal, western Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.
People on the airport ramp area near terminals 1 and 2 are seen following a shooting incident on Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

3 Mainers recount Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

By Daniel McCarthy, CBS 13 on Jan. 07, 2017, at 8:57 a.m.
“Her boyfriend ducked, and she ducked, and the woman beside her died,” said Deb Nielsen.
PINE TREE WEATHER

Maine avoids blizzard but snow to fall over interior and coast

on Jan. 07, 2017, at 6:13 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage budget would cut 500 state jobs, shift Maine to flat tax by 2020

By mshepherd and ccousins on Jan. 06, 2017, at 10:47 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage’s $6.8 billion, two-year state budget proposal, released Friday night, would reduce Maine’s state employee workforce by approximately 500 and shift Maine to a flat income tax by 2020.

Emera wants regulators to reconsider rate hike they cut in half

By Darren Fishell on Jan. 06, 2017, at 6:09 p.m.

Some Mainers will see paychecks bumped up after Saturday

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 06, 2017, at 5:57 p.m.
The hourly rate will increase from $7.50 to $9 per hour, and the wage for workers who receive tips will increase from $3.75 to $5 per hour.