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November 28, 2013

Need a break from Thanksgiving commercialism? Live in New England

  • three the number of states that, due to so-called “blue laws,” can’t start their Christmas shopping a day early, a phenomenon known as “Black Thursday” or “Gray Thursday.” Those states? All in New England—Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts. For what it’s worth, retailers want to change the laws, some of which have been in place since colonial time. source
12:49 // 8 months ago
November 4, 2013
17:49 // 8 months ago
December 29, 2012
We finally feel equal and happy to be living in Maine.
Steven Bridges • Speaking as half, along with his husband Michael Snell, of the first same-sex couple married in Maine early this morning. Maine was one of a trio of states that legalized same-sex marriage in November, along with Maryland and Washington. The election day victories were especially critical to the history of the marriage equality movement, and LGBT rights in a broader scope — it was the first time that any statewide popular vote in favor of same-sex marriage proved victorious. source
18:36 // 1 year ago
Same-sex marriage now legal in Maine: ”Donna Galluzzo, left, and Lisa Gorney leave the City Clerk’s office after obtaining their marriage license, early Saturday at City Hall in Portland, Maine. Same-sex couples in Maine are now legally permitted to marry under a new law that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday.” (photo by Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press)

Same-sex marriage now legal in Maine: ”Donna Galluzzo, left, and Lisa Gorney leave the City Clerk’s office after obtaining their marriage license, early Saturday at City Hall in Portland, Maine. Same-sex couples in Maine are now legally permitted to marry under a new law that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday.” (photo by Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press)

13:57 // 1 year ago
November 21, 2012
nbcnews:

Local TV station’s anchors quit on-air after evening news broadcast
(Photo via YouTube)
Anyone who has been fed up with salary, management or other issues that have made a job unbearable has surely dreamed of a “take-this-job-and-shove-it” moment. For most, though, news of the moment likely wouldn’t make it outside the workplace walls.
That wasn’t the case for a TV news anchor duo in Bangor, Maine, who quit their jobs in front of thousands of viewers at the end of Tuesday evening’s newscast.
Read the complete story.

That’s gonna be one tough act to follow.

nbcnews:

Local TV station’s anchors quit on-air after evening news broadcast

(Photo via YouTube)

Anyone who has been fed up with salary, management or other issues that have made a job unbearable has surely dreamed of a “take-this-job-and-shove-it” moment. For most, though, news of the moment likely wouldn’t make it outside the workplace walls.

That wasn’t the case for a TV news anchor duo in Bangor, Maine, who quit their jobs in front of thousands of viewers at the end of Tuesday evening’s newscast.

Read the complete story.

That’s gonna be one tough act to follow.

(via nbcnews)

19:45 // 1 year ago
May 22, 2012
12:47 // 2 years ago
May 6, 2012
In a follow-up to our post from this morning, we should point out that nearly all of Maine’s delegates are going to Ron Paul supporters. 21 of 24, to be exact. In other news, this guy has a really awesome jacket — and a pretty cool mustache to boot. (photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

In a follow-up to our post from this morning, we should point out that nearly all of Maine’s delegates are going to Ron Paul supporters. 21 of 24, to be exact. In other news, this guy has a really awesome jacket — and a pretty cool mustache to boot. (photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

21:10 // 2 years ago

Ron Paul’s backroads route: Paulies attempt to swipe state delegates

» Should Mitt be worried? Clearly, Paul’s attempt at building a campaign is a bit unorthodox — he only has 80 delegates, but he could end up stealing some of Romney’s if he keeps it up — but even if he can’t win outright, he could damage Romney’s campaign. As The Hill puts it: “National Republicans worry that if grassroots party loyalists aren’t supporting the presumptive nominee, the party could struggle against President Obama’s fundraising and organizational efforts.”

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11:06 // 2 years ago
March 11, 2012
We feel really good. We’ve had some good fortune in North Dakota, in Massachusetts, in Nevada, in Arizona. We have some good candidates all over. I feel very comfortable where we’re going to wind up in November.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid • Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday about the chances of the Senate staying in Democratic hands. He cites the decision by Olympia Snowe to step down in Maine and the decision by Bob Kerrey to run in Nebraska as other signs that the party will retain power in the Senate come November.
10:41 // 2 years ago
March 2, 2012
10:17 // 2 years ago