Topics :: Maine

Gay Rights Group Backs Michaud in Maine’s Gov’s Race

By Alanna Durkin | Friday Jan 3, 2014
A governor’s race endorsement for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud by the group that successfully pushed for same-sex marriage in Maine drew a swift rebuke Thursday from independent Eliot Cutler.

Gay Maine Congressman: Coming Out Has Been Good

By David Sharp | Sunday Nov 10, 2013
As he prepares to return to DC, Congressman Mike Michaud says he’s happy about all of the expressions of support he’s received since coming out as gay. The Maine Democrat and gubernatorial hopeful says constituents have been overwhelmingly supportive.

1-Year Anniversary of Maine’s Gay Marriage Vote

Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
Gay marriage supporters are taking time to mark the one-year anniversary of the election in which voters gave same-sex couples the right to marry in Maine.

Will The Next Governor of Maine be Gay?

By David Sharp | Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
The congressman who wants to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his personal life has never factored into his jobs at a paper mill, in the Maine Legislature or on Capitol Hill. But now his private life isn’t so private.

Maine Candidate for Governor Announces He’s Gay

By David Sharp | Monday Nov 4, 2013
PORTLAND - A six-term congressman and former paper mill worker hoping to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage next year announced that he’s gay - a response to what he called a "whisper campaign" by political opponents hoping to weaken his gubernatorial bid.

Oh, My! Wizard of Oz Collection Arrives in Rockland, Maine

By Clarke Canfield | Monday Oct 14, 2013
A new exhibit that opened Saturday at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland features items from the world’s largest Wizard of Oz collection.

Go for the Food: Portland, Maine’s Duckfat

By JM. Hirsch | Saturday Aug 10, 2013
Go for the lobster. Stay for a visit to Duckfat, where you can enjoy hand-cut Belgian-style french fries made from Maine potatoes and cooked in... duck fat.

Former "Red Neck" Olympics Held in Maine

Monday Aug 5, 2013
Despite being forced to changes its name, the event formerly known as the Redneck Olympic Games continued its tradition Saturday of holding unorthodox competitions like lawn mower races, mud runs and tire burnouts.

New Fruit Fly Could Hurt Main’s Wild Blueberry Crop

By Clarke Canfield | Tuesday Jul 30, 2013
Maine’s wild-blueberry growers are monitoring their fields for a harmful new fruit fly that arrived in the United States five years ago and poses a threat to the state’s crop.

Maine’s Lobster Industry is on a Roll

By Clarke Canfield | Tuesday Jul 9, 2013
Maine’s lobster industry has reached a rolling boil thanks to a few savvy entrepreneurs who have helped to increase the state’s lobster catch to 126 million pounds.