Maine News

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ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Maine is considering a scallop fishing season that would allow fishermen to harvest levels of the shellfish similar to last year. The state’s scallop season takes place in the winter and spring and provides some of the most valuable seafood in Maine. The Maine Department of Marine Resources says daily possession limits would remain the same as last season.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is launching a new culinary classroom that will stream live cooking classes in hopes of inspiring healthy meals in Maine schools. The Maine Department of Education is hosting an open house Tuesday in Augusta. The culinary classroom features the ability to stream, record and host live audiences for demonstrations. Resident chefs will provide additional training to local food service staff. The kitchen will also host an annual school cook-off contest.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Schools are closed and some businesses are down in Presque Isle, Maine, while a suspect is being sought following a shooting. Presque Isle said Monday that investigators believe it was an “isolated incident” but Northern Maine Community College and all public schools closed for the day. The suspect remained at large as of late afternoon.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal immigration judge has ruled to defer the deportation of a detainee from Somalia who was convicted years ago of possessing an illegal stimulant. The judge ruled in August that Abdigani Faisal Hussein would likely be subject to torture in Somalia, so his removal from the country is being deferred. Hussein’s attorney says the ruling means Hussein can remain in the U.S. Hussein was detained in 2018 because of a conviction for possession of the stimulant khat.