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Going to a New Jersey State Park or Beach? Not This Holiday Weekend

Going to a New Jersey State Park or Beach? Not This Holiday Weekend

Park rangers patrolled the New Jersey coastline along the Island Beach State Park border on Saturday. State parks and beaches were closed because a budget impasse led to a government shutdown.

Three states begin July in paralysis after governors fail to get budgets

Governors in Illinois, Maine, and New Jersey have been unable to reach budget agreements.Gov. Paul LePage (R-ME) is one of three GOP governors with no budgets in place as of July 1. CREDIT: AP
These Maine High Schoolers Made a Boat. Then It Washed Up in Scotland
Kenyan Professional Marathoner Outruns 2 Black Bears in Maine Woods: ‘I Was Not Going to Fight Them’

Kenyan Professional Marathoner Outruns 2 Black Bears in Maine Woods: ‘I Was Not Going to Fight Them’

“I had to make a quick decision: either to climb up this tree or to run back or run to the lake. ‘Cause I was not going to fight them," he said
Secret to 100-Year-Old Woman’s Longevity Likely Wine

Secret to 100-Year-Old Woman’s Longevity Likely Wine

(BANGOR, Maine) — A Maine resident celebrating her 100th birthday says wine is the secret to her longevity. WCSH-TV reports Florence Bearse, of Bangor, turned 100 on Thursday. The Massachusetts native
Man Calmly Describes Escaping Two Charging Bears On His Morning Run

Man Calmly Describes Escaping Two Charging Bears On His Morning Run

Moninda Marube was in the middle of an 18-mile run near his home in Auburn, Maine last Wednesday when he encountered something pretty terrifying—a pair of black bears. As he told the Lewiston-Auburn

Paul LePage continues his ‘crusade against solar power’ with latest veto

Solar advocates are hopeful lawmakers will overturn the veto.Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed another solar energy bill on July 10, 2017. CREDIT: AP Photo/Robert F. BukatyAfter Gov. Paul LePage (R)

Maine town resorts to hiring Americans as visas run out

Strange but true The post Maine town resorts to hiring Americans as visas run out appeared first on Hot Air.
Machete-Wielding One-Armed Man in Clown Mask Gets Arrested in Maine

Machete-Wielding One-Armed Man in Clown Mask Gets Arrested in Maine

(HOLLIS, Maine) — A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested.

The Republican Women Behind the Vote

Senator John McCain shocked his party when he turned his thumb down and voted “no” to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But it was two staunch female Republican senators — Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and
How Erin French Made a Tiny Maine Town a Dining Destination

How Erin French Made a Tiny Maine Town a Dining Destination

Erin French, the chef of the Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Me., where she grew up flipping burgers at her family’s diner.
Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

A woman smoking an electronic cigarette in San Rafael, Calif., in 2015. Last year, California raised the smoking age to 21. Like Maine, the regulation applies to e-cigarettes.
Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

A woman smoking an electronic cigarette in San Rafael, Calif., in 2015. Last year, California raised the smoking age to 21. Like Maine, the regulation applies to e-cigarettes.
Pro-solar bill fails again in Maine as lawmakers fall for ‘scare tactics’

Pro-solar bill fails again in Maine as lawmakers fall for ‘scare tactics’

The Maine Legislature on Wednesday came up a few votes short of overriding Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) veto of a bill that would have temporarily kept financial incentives in place for residents with

ACLU sues Maine’s governor for blocking constituents on Facebook

Did Gov. Paul LePage violate their constitutional rights? The post appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Governor Says Removing Confederate Statues Is ‘Just Like’ Taking Down 9/11 Memorials

Governor Says Removing Confederate Statues Is ‘Just Like’ Taking Down 9/11 Memorials

He was reacting to the aftermath of violence in Charlottesville
Maine Gov. Paul LePage Compares Removing Confederate Statues to Losing 9/11 Memorial

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Compares Removing Confederate Statues to Losing 9/11 Memorial

Maine Gov. Paul LePage continues to prove that he has indeed lost his damn mind, comparing the removal of Confederate monuments to removing a monument to those who died in the 9/11 attacks. Read
15 Years Later, Maine’s ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores
15 Years Later, Maine’s ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores