David Sharp, The Associated Press

David Sharp

The Associated Press

Portland, ME, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Removing the %&*@ from Maine's vanity plates will take time

Removing the flipping obscenities from license plates on Maine's roads and highways isn't going to happen overnight, even though a law banning such profanities in a state where such regulation → Read More

Removing the %&*@ from Maine’s vanity plates will take time

Removing the flipping obscenities from license plates on Maine’s roads and highways isn’t going to happen overnight, even though a law banning such profanities in a state where such regulation has been unusually lax goes into effect Monday. Currently, there are license plates with salty language including f-bombs, references to anatomy and sex acts, and general insults. One license plate says… → Read More

No unemployment checks for Maine health workers who refuse COVID vaccine

There will be no state unemployment benefits for health care workers who are fired for refusing to get employer-mandated vaccinations against COVID-19, state officials said Thursday. → Read More

David Flanagan, longtime Central Maine Power executive, dies at 74

The former leader of Central Maine Power had been battling cancer and died Thursday, a family spokesperson said. → Read More

David Flanagan, longtime Central Maine Power executive, dies at 74

The former leader of Central Maine Power had been battling cancer and died Thursday, a family spokesperson said. → Read More

Judge declines to halt Maine COVID vaccine mandate for health care workers

U.S. District Court Judge Jon Levy said none of the nine plaintiffs met the legal threshold for an injunction to halt the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 29 or lose their jobs. → Read More

Judge declines to halt Maine COVID vaccine mandate for health care workers

U.S. District Court Judge Jon Levy said none of the nine plaintiffs met the legal threshold for an injunction to halt the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 29 or lose their jobs. → Read More

Daughters of Carl Levin christen US warship bearing his name

BATH, Maine (AP) -- A warship bearing the name of the U. S. Sen. Carl M. Levin has been christened at Maine's Bath Iron Works. The late Michigan senator's three daughters Erica, Laura and Kate simultaneously smashed bottles of Champagne on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer during the ceremony on Saturday. The ship's namesake served for 36 years in the U. S. Senate and served as chairman of the… → Read More

Two Maine senators, both vaccinated, test positive for COVID

Two of the top ranking Democratic members of the Maine Senate have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. → Read More

2 Maine state senators, both vaccinated, test positive for COVID

Two of the top ranking Democratic members of the Maine Senate have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. → Read More

Sen. Angus King on recovering from COVID: 'Vaccine saved my life'

Because of his age, King was provided with monoclonal antibodies during a brief visit to PenBay Medical Center. → Read More

Sen. Angus King on recovering from COVID: 'Vaccine saved my life'

Because of his age, King was provided with monoclonal antibodies during a brief visit to PenBay Medical Center. → Read More

5-year-old Virginia boy conquers Appalachian Trail — with a little help from Skittles

At 5 years old, Harvey Sutton is one of the youngest — and the latest of several youngsters in recent years — to complete the trail, after tagging along with his parents over more than 2,100 miles in 209 days. → Read More

Imagination and Skittles help 5-year-old conquer Appalachian Trail

5-year-old Harvey Sutton is one of the youngest to complete the trail, with his parents over more than 2,100 miles in 209 days. → Read More

Imagination, Skittles help boy, 5, conquer Appalachian Trail

A boy who recently hiked the Appalachian Trail is preparing for his next adventure in kindergarten. → Read More

'Lives are at risk': Lawsuit could delay replacement for aging postal fleet

Most workers don't care which model they get. They just want something that's safe. More than 150 of the current vehicles have caught fire. → Read More

Plan to replace aging postal truck fleet delayed by lawsuit

Postal workers thrilled at the prospect of making deliveries in modern, comfortable, and environmentally friendly vehicles are soldiering on in their aging, spartan trucks. → Read More

Plan to replace aging postal truck fleet delayed by lawsuit

The primary fleet of vehicles dates back to 1987 and was scheduled to be replaced in 2023. → Read More

Plan to replace aging postal truck fleet delayed by lawsuit

The Postal Service’s aging fleet of trucks is soldiering on even as a contract for greener replacement vehicles is being challenged → Read More

Plan to replace aging postal truck fleet delayed by lawsuit

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Postal workers thrilled at the prospect of making deliveries in modern, comfortable and environmentally friendly vehicles are soldiering on in their aging, spartan trucks. The primary fleet of vehicles — dating to 1987 — was due to be replaced under a new contract but the winning bid for the new trucks […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More