Augusta — After a prolonged counting process, the nation’s first ranked-choice voting decision confirmed the new system is enormously fair and successful, report Maine’s Democrats.
Whitefield – An alarming report from town officials in Whitefield shows religious extremists are flocking to the area in record numbers.
Statewide — Election Day 2018 was one for the record books, with voter turnout at its highest point in recent history as voters turned out in a close race to vote for someone who wasn’t Shawn Moody.
Midcoast — Thanks to everyone for the amazing support and love in the brief time New Maine News has existed.
Unfortunately I no longer have the time to dedicate to New Maine News, so I’m putting the site on permanent hiatus. That’s a non-committal way of saying “it’s over” while still keeping the door open for an eventual reboot, one that will probably never happen.
Again, thank you all for making this something people talked about in and around the state of Maine. It’s been wild. Way crazier than I imagined it would ever be. Seriously.
I don’t plan to stop doing comedy, or Maine comedy, and I’m open for collaborations or writing really tone-deaf opinion columns for the Portland Press Herald, since that seems pretty popular.
You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram, or my check out my new job as tech and commerce editor at IGN.com, or follow me on Flickr. Or not. I’m not here to tell you how to live your life. You can still reach me at the contact link on this page, or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’re all wonderful and I love you each individually. Please remember to cast your write-in vote for me this fall for Maine’s next, and best-ever, governor.
Somerville, MA — Researchers are near a breakthrough, with the promise of perfect Fluffernutter sandwiches in the future.
East Millinocket– One of Maine’s most famous off-the-grid landmarks was torn down to make way for a new gun shop, but that doesn’t mean fans of the establishment didn’t get one last thrill.
Jackman — The class of 2001 senior trip to Cancun, Mexico, is still looked upon fondly by members of that year’s graduating class.
Sherman — Family members are concerned local grandmother Millicent Packer won’t be able to make the adjustment to her new prepaid cell phone.
Coastal Areas– Informal surveys of members Maine’s commercial lobster industry paints a grim picture of the future.
Augusta — Almost 18 months since Maine voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana use by a narrow margin, Maine’s lawmakers are confident they’ve really done a number on it.