May 3, 2016

Maine ceases publicizing details of oil shipments

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine no longer will disclose to the public any details about shipments of crude oil by rail through the state, an official said Wednesday, a move that has angered activists who say the information is critical to public safety. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday declined a reporter’s request for monthly volumes […]

Former Maine, N.H. State Director Phillips dies

Former Maine-New Hampshire State Legislative Director Ernest “Ernie” A. Phillips, 77, died March 27. Phillips was born Jan. 4, 1936, in Milford, Maine. In February 1956, he went to work for Bangor and Aroostook Railroad as a trainman. In July 1962, he was employed by Maine Central Railroad as a trainman and conductor. He was […]