Maine’s annual Lobster Festival has come and gone and, with it, the crowning of the Sea Goddess. Taylor Hamlin of South Thomaston received this year’s honors at the Rockland ceremony on August 1, only to be stripped of her title a day later after an anonymous narc sent photos from Hamlin’s social media to festival…
Following Oregon and California, Maine becomes the third state to offer nonbinary residents a gender-neutral driver’s license.
Did you know there was, until somewhat recently, an international eel smuggling scheme operating with the picturesque state of Maine at its very heart? I did not, but now I do, and I would very much like Martin Scorsese to make his lowest-stakes movie about it.
Last month, Republican state Rep. Lawrence Lockman introduced a bill in Maine’s legislature called “An Act To Protect Political Speech and Prevent Climate Change Policy Profiling,” which would ostensibly prohibit the state from discriminating against individuals based on their beliefs about climate change. The bill, …
You wouldn’t happen to know the whereabouts of the bodies of Stephen and Zilpha Longfellow, parents of the famous poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, would you? Because they aren’t where they’re supposed to be.
Earlier this week, Paul LePage, the Governor of Maine and villain in a low-budget mob movie, revealed that he keeps a “three-ring binder” full of photographs of drug dealers that sell “their poison” in Maine. According to LePage, the photographs are mostly of “black and Hispanic people from Waterbury, Connecticut, the…
A 15-pound, possibly 100-year-old lobster is being relocated from a South Florida restaurant to spend his golden years at the Maine State Aquarium.
Maine Governor Paul LePage attempts to explain his very obviously racist remarks about the state’s heroin problem, does a great job:
Winters in Maine are fucking cold. Hence it’s a fifteen-year-old resident that invented them, in 1873. And now his hometown throws him a parade every year.
Someone page Ren McCormack, because a Maine high school just outlawed dancing. Gorham High School in Gorham, ME has said “no” to freaking, grinding, and twerking, and the students—many of whom are upset that they won’t get to dress up or take pictures at the lousy bonfire their school has scheduled instead—need…
Cumberland County Jail has had some problems contraband getting in. That’s why the Maine jail’s security protocols have been tightened to make sure anyone entering won’t bring something metal along with them. Unfortunately, the metal detectors weren’t just picking up keys and bracelets—they were also picking up bras.…
The name: Freeman Hatch. The crime: covering a small town in Maine with Bigfoot graffiti.
Burt Shavitz, the founder of natural skin care company Burt’s Bees, died on July 5 in Bangor, Maine surrounded by family. The 80-year-old reportedly suffered from respiratory complications.
A Portland, Maine food writer, whose job it is to eat and write about food, is now banned from three restaurants after being warned that he wasn’t to write reviews of those venues after visiting on assignment.
A town hall held by Maine Governor Paul LePage ended a little early after an enraged former mayor tossed a jar of Vaseline at him. Nothing could make me happier than the preceding sentence. Literally nothing could be funnier than politicians throwing Vaseline at other politicians. This is pretty much direct…
A perfectly named Maine woman was arrested for arson following a series of fires she allegedly set on New Year's Day.
Kaci Hickox, the moxie-laden nurse who took the state of Maine to court over her mandatory (though unnecessary) quarantine—and won—has reached a settlement with the state. And honestly, it sounds a lot like what she's suggested all along.
Wayne Maines was in a meeting when he got the call. His daughter, a transgender teenager who had been fighting the state of Maine for years over her right to use the girls' bathroom at school, had finally won.
People all over the world will be counting down to the end of 2012 in a few days. But a particularly heartwarming 3,2,1... will happen tonight in a number of communities in Maine, where gay marriage will be legal starting at 12:01 a.m. Yay!
Ever since Obama came out in support of same-sex marriage — which he adorably spun as an adorable lesson he learned from his adorable daughters — and called the Department of Justice off defending DOMA, he's been on his gay-marriage game. Which is great, he damn well should be.