• Massachusetts plan could spur hydro imports to New England

    BOSTON (AP) — Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. But Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to authorize long-term contracts between utilities and hydropower producers is being viewed in some quarters as a potential game-changer for the region.

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  • Lyles scores 37 as UMBC beats Maine 83-79, breaks skid

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Jairus Lyles scored a career-high 37 points — including eight in a row late in the game — and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County defeated Maine 83-79 on Saturday, ending a seven-game losing streak.

  • Warm weather forces shortened toboggan championships

    CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Warm weather in Maine has forced the National Toboggan Championships to be postponed on Friday, shortened to one day and moved to a new location.

  • FILE- In this Jan. 2, 1952, file photo, Ray Goulding, left, playing the character called of Mary McGoon, instructs Bob Elliott, playing the character Uncle Eugene, right, on meatball stuffing. Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray and father of actor-comedian Chris Elliott, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, Rick Gagne, director of the Brackett Funeral Home, said Wednesday. He was 92. (AP Photo/WAB, File)

    Bob Elliott, of comic duo Bob and Ray, dies at 92

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died, He was 92.

  • In this Jan. 25, 2016 photo, multiple Grammy nominee Bob Ludwig poses in his sound engineering studio in Portland, Maine. Ludwig could make history by winning the Grammy for album of the year for his work on Alabama Shakes’ critically acclaimed “Sound & Color” at the Feb. 15 awards show. He has won the award for the past three years. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    The 10-time Grammy winner you don’t know about but should

    NEW YORK (AP) — His role is at the finish line of an album — helping it sound as perfect as possible before it’s available to the masses. He’s won 10 Grammys, including three consecutive wins for album of the year from 2013-2015. And he’s collaborated with contemporary leaders like Pharrell and Daft Punk to iconic acts like Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen.

  • Cats in Maine still await inheritance from $200,000 estate

    DIXFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine town and a group of cat caretakers have sued estate trustees in a long-running dispute over a woman’s wishes that her life savings go to care for abandoned cats.