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GOP senator not sure Trump will be 2020 GOP nominee.

Collins, a Maine Republican, says "it's too difficult to say" whether Trump will be the nominee

- CBS NEWS - US

Total Solar Eclipse of 2024: Here Are Maps of the 'Path of Totality'.

Plan your next eclipse trip with these maps of the 2024 total solar eclipse's path of totality across the United States, from Texas to Maine.

- Space.com - US

Where's the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests.

When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster.

- WRAL.com - US

Maine Gov. LePage Sends Handwritten Notes To Critics Of His C'ville Silence.

PORTLAND, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage is sending handwritten missives to residents who've written to criticize him for his silence following racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. LePage responded to constituent Darcey Poulin on Aug. 16 by saying, “You must be reading the liberal press. Funny how ...

- TPM News - US

Where's the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests.

APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine — When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and…

- Billings Gazette - US

Missed the Solar Eclipse? You’ll Have Another Chance in 7 Years.

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will traverse the United States from Texas to Maine. After that, your next shot won’t be until 2045.

- New York Times - US

WATCH: Republican senator refuses to say whether GOP will endorse Trump for re-election.

Sen. Susan Collins said “it's too difficult to say” whether President Donald Trump would be endorsed by his own party for re-election in three years. The Maine Republican told MSNBC's Hallie Jackson that she was disappointed by Trump's moral equivocation after a ...

- The Raw Story - US

Top Republican senator: 'It's too difficult to say' whether Trump will be 2020 nominee.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesSen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican who did not support President Donald Trump as her party's presidential nominee in 2016, on Monday said it's unclear whether Trump will be the Republican nominee in 2020. "It's far too hard to tell now," Collins told MSNBC's Hallie Jackson during an ...

- Business Insider - US

2.7-million-year-old ice core pulled from Antarctica.

A team of researchers from Princeton University, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of Maine and Oregon State University has drilled and retrieved a 2.7-million-year-old ice core from a spot in Antarctica. The team presented their findings at this year's Goldschmidt Conference in Paris.

- PhysOrg - NL

Everything you need to know about the 2017 solar eclipse.

NASA/GSFC/CI LabOn August 21, 2017, parts of the United States will be treated to a total solar eclipse — when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun, and blocks out the sun's light. Solar eclipses look different depending on location. On August 21, the total solar eclipse will only cut through a 70-mile-wide ...

- Business Insider - US

Cheers and Jeers: Monday.

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Monday Margaret and Helen Blogging The blogosphere's feistiest octogenarians have a few post-Charlottesville words for Lord Dampnut. Helen Philpot writes… No, Mr. President.  There were not many sides in Charlottesville.  There were just two. Right and wrong. There were white ...

- Daily Kos - US

Nestle's Poland Spring duped US customers with common water, suit alleges

Nestle's Poland Spring Water unit has duped American consumers into paying premium prices for ordinary ground water that's pumped from some of Maine's most populated areas, rather than from natural springs as the company advertises, according to a lawsuit. While Poland Springs says its water bottles contain "100 percent ...

- Stuff - NZ

Poland Spring Water Is 'Colossal Fraud': Suit

Nestle's Poland Spring bottled water does come from Maine, but its state of origin isn't the issue being raised in a class-action lawsuit against the company. In what they call a "colossal fraud," 11 plaintiffs in eight states argue the "100% Natural Spring Water" is actually "ordinary groundwater" drawn from...

- Newser - US

Maine attraction: Northeastern state's closely divided statehouse a key 2018 battleground

Daily Kos Elections' project to calculate the 2016 presidential results for every state legislative seat in the nation comes to Maine, where the GOP holds a one-seat majority in the state Senate, and Democrats have a small edge in the state House. You can find our master list of states here, which we'll be updating as we ...

- Daily Kos - US

More delays for low-flying fighters over western Maine

PORTLAND, Maine — A National Guard proposal to expand airspace for fighter jet training low over the mountains of western Maine has dragged on for so long that many of the aircraft currently used for training could be retired…

- Billings Gazette - US

More delays for low-flying fighters over western Maine

- Townhall.com - US

More delays for low-flying fighters over western Maine

A National Guard proposal to expand airspace for fighter jet training low over the mountains of western Maine has dragged on for so long that many of the aircraft currently used for training could be retired by the time the plans are completed.

- FOX News - US

Bottled 'spring' water actually from wells near dumps

Nestle's Poland Spring Water unit has duped American consumers into paying premium prices for ordinary ground water that's pumped from some of Maine's most populated areas, rather than from natural springs as the company advertises,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

I lived in Costa Rica for a year, and everyone was worried about climate change

veroxdale / ShutterstockWhen my family moved from Maine to a mountain in Costa Rica for a year, we discovered a tropical wonderland—a dense forest covered by a protective blanket of clouds and adorned with woody vines, wild orchids, 15-foot tree ferns, and exotic wildlife. We knew to expect sloths, parrots, and even ...

- Business Insider - US

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Nazis Go Home Edition "Let's start off with some good news: Donald Trump did not have a press conference today." ---James Corden "It was truly a weekend of horrifying images. We saw Nazi flags and marchers carrying torches---tiki torches, by the way, because nothing says ...

- Daily Kos - US

Lawsuit: Poland Spring Water is committing 'colossal fraud'

A lawsuit claims that Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers with evergreen labels that say their bottle contains "100 percent natural spring water" that hails from Maine.The class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Maine governor calls classroom teachers 'a dime a dozen'

PITTSFIELD, Maine — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has criticized traditional education during the unveiling of a new vocational school, describing classroom teachers as "a dime a dozen."

- Billings Gazette - US

Gov: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial

PORTLAND, Maine " Maine's governor says taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to people who died in the 9/11 attacks.Republican Gov. Paul LePage made the comments during an appearance...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program

It was 15 years ago that Maine began the first, and still the only, statewide school laptop program. Experts worry that an attempt to bridge the digital divide might have widened it.

- NPR - US

Lawsuit alleges that Poland Spring Water is committing 'colossal fraud'

Charles Krupa / AP ImagesA lawsuit claims that Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers with evergreen labels that say their bottle contains "100 percent natural spring water" that hails from Maine. The class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Connecticut claims that parent company Nestle Waters North ...

- Business Insider - US

L.L. Bean wants to sell a million of its iconic Bean Boots in a year — here's why people are so crazy about them

AP/Robert F. BukatyBean Boot mania, it seems, will not abate any time soon. This year, however, there is some good news for fans of the unique rubber boot that is celebrated for its weatherproof qualities. L.L. Bean last year said they made 3,000 pairs a day and surpassed 600,000 pairs sold — a new record. Over the ...

- Business Insider - US

Lawsuit: Poland Spring Water Is Committing 'Colossal Fraud'

A lawsuit claims that Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers with evergreen labels that say their bottle contains "100 percent natural spring water" that hails from Maine.

- Newsmax - US

L.L. Bean just unveiled a brand new factory in its bid to make 1 million Bean Boots a year

AP/Robert F. BukatyBean Boot mania, it seems, will not abate any time soon. This year, however, there is some good news for fans of the unique rubber boot that is celebrated for its weatherproof qualities. L.L. Bean last year said they made 3,000 pairs a day and surpassed 600,000 pairs sold — a new record. Over the ...

- Business Insider - US

Maine's governor claims removing a statue of Robert E. Lee is 'just like' removing the 9/11 memorial

Maine's Republican governor said Thursday that removing Confederate monuments is "just like going to New York City right now and down the monument of those who perished in 9/11," the Portland Press Herald reports. Gov. Paul LePage told the hosts of WGAN that while he condemns the KKK and white supremacist groups, people ...

- The Week - US

The Latest: Maine Dems chair criticizes LePage over comments

The Latest on Maine Gov. Paul LePage's comments that both sides are to blame for deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia : 11:50 a.m.

- FOX News - US

Maine Gov. LePage: Removing Confederate statues 'just like' losing 9/11 memorial

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty Maine's governor says taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to people who died in the 9/11 attacks. Republican Gov. Paul LePage made the comments during an appearance Thursday morning on WGAN-AM when asked for his reaction to the deadly violence in ...

- Business Insider - US

Gov: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial

PORTLAND, Maine — Taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, adding that the white nationalist and far-left protesters in Charlottesville over the weekend…

- Billings Gazette - US

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Official White House Statement August 17, 2017 For Immediate Release During his inspiring and very prestigious press engagement Tuesday at Trump Tower, The President made the following statement about the weekend events that transpired in Charlottesville: "I watched much more closely than ...

- Daily Kos - US

'Locke & Key': Frances O'Connor To Star In Hulu Pilot From Carlton Cuse & Joe Hill

Frances O'Connor has been cast as the lead in Locke & Key, Hulu's one-hour horror/fantasy drama adaptation of the IDW comic by Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. The pilot comes from Hill, Carlton Cuse and IDW Entertainment. Locke & Key, written by Hill and to be directed by Andy Muschietti. revolves around ...

- Deadline.com - US

Poland Spring Bottled Water Accused Of Being A Colossal Fraud'

Would you be willing to shell out a few more bucks for a product marketed as spring' water than you would for plain old groundwater? A group of consumers say in a class-action lawsuit they wouldn't have paid a premium for Nestlé's Poland Spring water had they been aware it allegedly doesn't come from natural springs in ...

- The Consumerist - US

LL Bean boosting production of iconic boot

LEWISTON, Maine — L.L. Bean hopes to give the boot to backlogs of its most iconic product.

- Billings Gazette - US

Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival

PORTLAND, Maine — A high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, according to conservation groups and marine scientists.

- Yahoo! News - US

Maine woman, 72, died after naked female home intruder jumped in her bed, officials say

The cause of death for a 72-year-old woman in Burnham, Maine, who died after a naked intruder broke into her home in April, was a coronary artery disease-induced attack, according to medical reports obtained Monday by the Morning Sentinel.

- FOX News - US

Woman died of shock from naked intruder jumping into her bed

The state medical examiner's office says a 72-year-old Maine woman died from a heart attack after a naked trespasser jumped into bed with her during a home invasion.

- FOX News - US

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Wit of Will This week marks the 82nd anniversary of Will Rogers' death in a plane crash in Alaska. In 1935 Roosevelt had only been in office for two years and my parents were still in diapers. Huge Hollywood star, razor-sharp pundit, and one of the best things to come from Oklahoma. Here ...

- Daily Kos - US

Deal reached in lawsuit over student with bag placed on head

READFIELD, Maine " A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a Maine elementary school student who claimed a teacher put a paper bag on their daughter's head four times.The Kennebec Journal reports...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… I have nothing to say about Netroots Nation Atlanta. Except… > There was a management convention at the hotel before ours. I could tell because it was mostly white men walking around pointing fingers at everybody else. > The Daily Kos/CUA/C&J kickoff party at the splendiferous White Oak ...

- Daily Kos - US

Four briefly trapped as glitch causes Maine hangar to fill with fire-suppression foam

Emergency responders say a malfunction in a fire-suppression system at a Maine airport filled a building with foam and briefly trapped four people inside.The Sun ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Error causes hangar to be covered in fire-suppression foam

Emergency responders say a malfunction in a fire suppression system at a Maine airport filled a building with foam and briefly trapped four people inside.

- FOX News - US

Error causes hanger to be covered in fire suppression foam

AUBURN, Maine " Emergency responders say a malfunction in a fire suppression system at a Maine airport filled a building with foam and briefly trapped four people inside.The Sun Journal reports firefighters...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Almanac: Plenty of cold, snow for this winter for Northeast

LEWISTON, Maine " Northeasterners, keep your mittens, boots and show shovel handy.The Farmer's Almanac that goes on sale this week predicts a snowy winter from Maryland to Maine with five coastal storms to bring winter misery...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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