Unicyclist completes 180-mile Trek Across Maine

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Thousands have ridden their bicycles in the three-day Trek Across Maine. But only one participant has accomplished the feat on a single wheel. Hugh Sharp from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, rode 180 miles (290 kilometers) on a unicycle in the annual fundraiser for the American Lung Association, which ended Sunday. His pace […]

Maine couple buys home that inspired ‘The Conjuring’

HARRISVILLE, R.I. (AP) — A Maine couple has bought a Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the horror movie “The Conjuring.” Cory Heinzen tells the Sun Journal in Maine that he’s heard doors opening, footsteps and knocks. He said the house in Harrisville, Rhode Island, is “very busy.” The movie is based on the story of […]

Maine to allow ranked votes in general presidential election

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine moved ahead Friday with plans to become the first state to allow voters to rank candidates in a general presidential election. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, said she’ll allow a bill to become law in January without her signature. The legislation requires ranked choice voting in presidential elections and primaries. […]

A top Maine Democrat announces bid to unseat Sen. Collins

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic speaker of the Maine House of Representatives announced Monday that she is challenging longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, who has found her long-standing image as a moderate sympathetic to abortion rights under fire in an increasingly polarized Washington. Rep. Sara Gideon, of Freeport, who has been the speaker […]

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