Native American Secrets Lie Buried in Huge Shell Mounds

Archaeologists in Maine are working to unearth artifacts buried for centuries in shell middens. But sea levels are rising, eroding the ancient sites.

Senator Susan Collins Will Not Run for Governor of Maine

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE October 13, 2017 ROCKPORT, Me. — After several months of open deliberations about her future, Senator Susan Collins of Maine announced Friday that she would not run for governor and would remain in the Senate. “I want...

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

By NICK CORASANITI July 1, 2017 ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. — This spot is usually a choke point for shore traffic, not a U-turn. Yet roughly every 10 minutes on Saturday morning, a new vehicle approached the entrance to the beach here — some...

From Maine, a Call for a More Measured Take on Health Care

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER June 4, 2017 BANGOR, Me. — Hundreds of miles from the health care debate that will begin again this week in Congress, lobstermen here are out in force, bees are furiously pollinating the state’s famous blueberries and...

Maine’s Governor Wants Inmates to Fill Jobs, Not Prison Beds

By JESS BIDGOOD June 1, 2017 Paul R. LePage, the brash and deeply conservative governor of Maine, has never been seen as an advocate of loosening punishments for criminals. He once joked that drug dealers should be publicly executed. He has seemed, at times,...