Maine’s statewide single-use plastic bag ban starts July 1

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will begin on July 1. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection said it isRead More

Coast Guard recovers body of man from Narragansett Bay, search continues for 11-year-old

Coast Guard officials have recovered the body of one person who was reported missing off the coast of Rhode Island but are still searching forRead More

Authorities: Missing 13-year-old found dead in CT was strangled

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A 13-year-old Manchester girl found dead in an apartment building on Friday was strangled and her death is being considered aRead More

Maine looking to implement stricter school air quality rules

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Stricter air quality standards are likely coming to Maine schools. The Maine Legislature has approved a proposal to create consistent standardsRead More

Island farm donated to American Farmland Trust

NORTH HAVEN, Maine (AP) — A 153-acre farm on North Haven Island has been donated to the American Farmland Trust, which plans to continue usingRead More

Bill signed into law makes Juneteenth a Maine holiday, too

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s law making Juneteenth a state holiday won’t officially take place until next year. But people were still celebrating Saturday, especiallyRead More

Feds using drones to track monitor lobster traps, crack down on violations

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is using remote video cameras, and hopes to step up those efforts, to make sureRead More

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RI state police identify victim of fatal rollover crash

Rhode Island state police have identified the driver killed in a single-vehicle crash in Richmond on Saturday morning, officials said. Troopers responding to a single-vehicleRead More

Maine man convicted in fatal beating of girlfriend

PARIS, Maine (AP) — A jury needed only 25 minutes to convict a man of killing his longtime girlfriend at their home in western Maine.Read More

Property owned by RI DMV administrator raided by police

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The administrator of the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles said he had no idea that a sex business was allegedlyRead More