The growing black bear population in the northeast was a main topic of discussion at the Northeast Black Bear Technical Committee meeting on Aug. 27 and 28 in Front Royal, Virginia, according to a press release recently issued by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. For this annual two-day conference, Maine state bear biologists […]
While visiting Portland to perform his stand-up act at Merrill Auditorium this weekend, famous comedian and television host Bill Maher issued a statement in support of the referendum to ban the use of bait, dogs and traps to hunt black bear in Maine, according to a press release issued today by Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting, the […]
A state lawmaker raises concern about conservative activist and UMaine trustees nominee Susan Dench’s “expressed views” on gender.
In her first TV ad, state Sen. Emily Cain, the Democratic candidate for Maine’s congressional district, emphasized her willingness to work across the aisle saying she’ll “work with anyone and everyone to get things done.” The 30-second ad, which was released Wednesday, is mainly positive. Against a backdrop of soft music and shots of Cain smiling with […]
Mike Michaud’s campaign for governor has moved a rally with former President Bill Clinton to a larger venue. When the Democrat’s campaign announced Clinton’s visit earlier this week, the 750 available slots were claimed within three hours. Tuesday’s event has been moved from the Portland waterfront to the Portland Exposition Building on Park Avenue, where according to […]
Republican Sen. Susan Collins continues to pile up labor union endorsements in her bid for re-election. This time it’s three union locals at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard who will line up behind the third-term U.S. senator. Members of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO; the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, New England Council/AFL-CIO; […]
Jack McCarthy – a conspiracy theorist who hosts the Aroostook Watchmen radio show and is a member of the group that, controversially, met with Gov. Paul LePage eight times last year — is denying he ever sent a bizarre legal notice to hundreds of state officials, lobbyists and others involved in Maine politics. You’ve probably seen the post I […]
Oh boy. Jack McCarthy (or someone claiming to be him) has sent a “courtesy notice” to hundreds of Maine lobbyists and other officials that is supposed to prevent them from ever interacting with him in the future. If they do choose to interact with him, McCarthy — host of the Aroostook Watchmen, member of the Constitutional […]
“The governor has backed away from us for reasons we do not yet understand, and so be it,” said Wayne Leach. He emphasized that the group “still believes” in LePage.