Dan Dowling, president of Local S6, says 50 preservation technicians, 27 pipefitters and 41 shipfitters will lose their jobs by Dec. 20.
The theme of the annual Maine Transportation Conference this year was transportation trends of the future. But the gridlock in Congress worries transportation advocates and officials. As Mal Leary reports, they say in the not too distant future they will need to find new ways to fund roads and bridges, ports and airports.
A new study from several advocacy groups supports claims that there are not enough jobs that pay a so-called living wage. In Maine, a living wage for a single adult is estimated to be about $31,000 per year, more than double the federal poverty level. The study offers two proposals to solve the problem. But as Patty Wight reports, some economists say a permanent fix will require a multi-faceted approach.
Another poll, this time out of Harvard, has found that Americans under the age of 30 are losing confidence in the president, the Congress and the Affordable Care Act. In this week's edition of Across the Aisle, Keith Shortall talks with Dan Demeritt, a political consultant and former communications director for Gov. Paul LePage, and Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator.
After a steep decline from the record harvests of 20 years ago, Maine's sea urchin industry is hanging on - but just barely. As small as last year's catch was, it still carried a value of $5 million for the fewer than 400 harvesters who are licensed by the state. Some harvesters say more could be done to improve the fishery, and as A.J. Higgins reports, a legislative panel is looking at ways to hasten the recovery of the urchin population.
So where did your Christmas wreath come from? Chances are good it came from right here in Maine. From roadside stand to catalogue, Maine is a leader in the Christmas greens industry, and possibly even the biggest producer of balsam fir wreaths in the country. But as a cottage industry, it's all a little hard to track, and that's a problem. As Jennifer Mitchell reports, with good prices for wholesale balsam fir tips, more folks are going out in search of a little green - and that's not sitting well with landowners.
Peter Robinson and Stavros Mendos are accused of misreporting campaign contributions in a failed 2011 bid for a Lewiston casino.
The items went on display today in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's ``Autumn Glory'' section, where artifacts documenting the history of World Series and postseason play are exhibited.
LePage made the remarks at a gathering in Augusta of state and industry transportation officials.
College president William Adams says the gift - from the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund - is one of the largest in the school's 200-year history.
Human resources clerk Jennifer Ma Sims, originally from Taiwan, says she was a victim of discrimination because of her race, ancestry and national origin
The town's code enforcement officer, Andy Marble, says that farmer Nelson Mitchell is putting out poison and trying to keep his pig farm cleaner.
Founded by the University of Maine System and Colby, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges.