States with the highest rate of layoffs
Stacker’s analysis found that layoff activity has varied from state to state much as it has varied across industries. Layoff rates as a ratio of the workforce were above the national average in 23 states.
Snow Report: Mountain Conditions at New England Ski Resorts
A look at how much snow has fallen and how conditions are at ski resorts across New England.
Counties where the most people work from home in each state
Newport County tops the list for Rhode Island.
Rhode Island among states with the highest rates of small business employment
States are ranked by the percentage of employees who worked at small businesses in 2019.
Late-winter storm pummels Northeast with heavy, wet snow
A winter storm dumped heavy, wet snow in parts of the Northeast on Tuesday, causing tens of thousands of power outages, widespread school closings, dangerous driving conditions and a plane to slide off a taxiway.
Agents added to US Northern border amid crossing spike
The team, which started on Monday, will help to deter and disrupt human smuggling activities in the sector that includes the border areas of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and parts of upstate New York.
New England’s biggest dog sled race has a female victor
The first woman mushed her way to victory across 250 miles (400 kilometers) of wilderness in northern Maine, making history in the 30th Can-Am Crown.
The most popular cars people are financing in every state
Last year, Americans in almost every state took out loans to purchase SUVs and trucks more than any other type of vehicle, further confirming their desire for greater comfort and prominence on the road.
Windiest cities in America
Stacker cited data from NOAA to identify the 50 windiest cities in the U.S. Cities are ranked by average wind speed between January 1984 and December 2020.
Maine lobstermen have slower year amid industry challenges
Fishers of Maine lobster, one of the most lucrative seafood species in the U.S., had a smaller haul during a year in which the industry battled surging fuel and bait prices, rebukes from key retailers and the looming possibility of new fishing restrictions.
25 things that have different names depending on where you live in the US
You may be familiar with the Oxford English Dictionary, but what about the Dictionary of American Regional English?
100 colleges whose grads go on to earn the most
Did your school make the list? Read on to find out and learn other morsels of information, like the non-aquatic environments where Coast Guard trainees go on to work, which schools employ “micro-internship” programs, and the surprising #1 on the list.
Here’s where every state stands on math and reading proficiency amid 20-year lows
To put the 20-year math and reading lows into context, HeyTutor analyzed the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress data from the DOE’s National Center for Education Statistics.
Rhode Island, Massachusetts colleges have the highest graduation rates—here’s how every state compares
EDsmart used data from the Department of Education to see which states’ colleges have the highest graduation rates.
Bill to control outdoor cats met with outstretched claws
A bill to make Maine’s animal trespass law apply to cats swiftly ran up against opposition from cat lovers on Monday.
How spending on public education in every state has changed—and where the money comes from
In order to compare each state’s spending on public education, Best Universities used data from the Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of School Systems to rank states by their spending per pupil.
US Navy applies lessons from costly shipbuilding mistakes
The Navy wants to turn the page on recent shipbuilding blunders.
Mainer who swung pole at Capitol police charged
A Maine man who swung a pole at law enforcement officers defending the U.S. Capitol is facing federal charges.
Winner comes forward to claim $1.35B Mega Millions jackpot
The Maine State Lottery said the winner chose to remain anonymous and collect the cash option through a limited liability company, LaKoma Island Investments LLC, instead of receiving the full amount in payments over time.
Maine requests disaster declaration for December storm
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills requested a federal disaster declaration for seven Maine counties for damage from a wild December storm that left tens of thousands of people in the dark for Christmas.
Maine Senate swiftly confirms justice to state supreme court
The Maine Senate acted swiftly to confirm to the state supreme court a judge who was responsible for innovations in drug treatment and mental health cases.
20 of the strangest natural phenomena in America
From features in national parks to regional quirks, Stacker compiled a list of 20 of the strangest natural phenomena in the U.S.
Where people in Boston are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Boston are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Fire marshal nominee, MDEA director named by commissioner
The Department of Public Safety is nominating the assistant fire marshal to lead the agency and tapping the Maine Criminal Justice Academy director to lead the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Timberlake scores 18 as Bryant knocks off Maine 71-53
Earl Timberlake had 18 points in Bryant’s 71-53 victory against Maine on Wednesday night.
Maine gets 1st Mega Millions jackpot with $1.35B grand prize
Maine scored its first Mega Millions jackpot — and someone beat the ill fortune of Friday the 13th — when a ticket purchased in the state matched the winning numbers for the lottery’s estimated $1.35 billion grand prize.
Massachusetts, Maine to partner on large inland wind farm
Massachusetts intends to finance up to 40% of a wind power project in far northern Maine, potentially giving the state the partner it needs to make the project a reality.
Maine gives Sugarloaf ski area permission for big expansion
A big expansion that would add new ski trails, a lift and hundreds of units of housing at the Sugarloaf ski resort in Carrabassett Valley has been approved by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
Police: Death of 3-year-old Maine girl ruled a homicide
The death of a 3-year-old Edgecomb girl on Christmas Day has been ruled a homicide, Maine State Police said.
‘It’s just horrendous’: Highway fatalities top 170 in Maine
Maine is likely to finish the year with its highest number of highway fatalities in 15 years, as a pandemic trend of speeding and reckless driving continues across the state, officials said.
Maine woman sentenced to 47 years in death of 3-year-old son
A Maine woman convicted in the fatal beating of her 3-year-old son — a crime that led to child welfare reforms in the state — was sentenced to 47 years in prison on Tuesday.
DeShields lifts Rhode Island past Maine 26-22
Marques DeShields scored on a short run midway through the fourth quarter and went over 100 yards when Rhode Island ran out the clock to beat Maine 26-22 on Saturday.
Maine: What to expect on election night
A growing political divide between rural and urban, and coastal and inland communities, will likely come into sharper focus in the midterm election. This was underscored by Republican President Donald Trump’s success in the sprawling, rural 2nd Congressional District, where he earned a single electoral vote in both elections even though he lost the statewide vote.
Historic windjammer in Maine is going to be sold
A three-masted schooner that’s on the National Register of Historic Places is up for sale.
Former presidential yacht to be restored at Maine shipyard
The Sequoia is a 1925 motor yacht that served eight presidents before being sold by President Jimmy Carter in 1977.
High number of seal deaths off Maine linked to bird flu, feds say
An unusual number of seals are becoming stranded and dying off Maine this summer, and avian influenza is to blame, the federal government said Tuesday.
Shellfish attitude in lobster land: Maine oysters boom
Maine is producing more oysters than ever due to a growing number of shellfish farms that have launched off its coast in recent years.
Gulls stay hot, win sixth in a row with 8-3 win over Mainers
With another dominant night on the mound, and relentless offense throughout, Newport (6-1) won its sixth straight, beating Sanford (1-7) 8-3 Wednesday night at Goodall Park.
Maine removes LGBTQ teaching video assailed in Republican ad
The Maine Department of Education removed from its website a video containing an LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergarten students that was the subject of a Republican ad targeting Democratic Gov. Janet Mills.
Maine moose survey finds record high death rate from ticks
Infestations of ticks contributed to a record high death rate for young moose tracked by wildlife managers in rural Maine.
Native fish returns to Maine lake after two-century absence
A species of fish has returned to a central Maine lake for the first time in generations.
Maine inmate stopped from escaping through hospital ceiling tiles
The inmate has since been returned to jail.
Starbucks in Maine is first in state to announce union plan
Workers at a Starbucks store in Maine became the first in the state to announce their intent to unionize on Friday.