Matt Byrne

Matt Byrne

Staff Writer

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Latest Articles by Matt Byrne


April 17, 2014

Maine soldier receives armored plate that saved his life

Timothy Gilboe of Westbrook took a bullet in hand-to-hand combat in Afghanistan and lived to tell about it – when he has to.


April 16, 2014

Sanford police respond to home invasion

Two burglars show a stun gun and a billy club, according to early reports.


April 14, 2014

Windham man killed by police had shown no distress to outside world

On Saturday, however, Stephen McKenney, 66, was suicidal, confronted Windham police, may have pointed a gun and was fatally shot.


April 11, 2014

Students, faculty say protests played key role in USM policy reversal

The president says she was not reacting to student protests, but others say they can’t be discounted.


April 9, 2014

LePage renews his plea for welfare reform

Meanwhile, a new hotline enables law enforcement to directly report EBT card fraud to the state DHHS.


April 8, 2014

Updated Maine beer law allows bars to display alcohol content

A new portion of state law reverses a 1937 statute that made it illegal for a bar or restaurant to display the ABV of a beer.


April 8, 2014

Pingree bill would continue to let farm animals eat spent brewery grain

The legislation would create an exception to a federal proposal that was criticized by Maine brewers and farmers.


April 8, 2014

Losing his vision, USM student calls for ‘common-sense accommodations and adaptations’

Gradually being robbed of his sight, Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette relies on a positive outlook to fight the threats to his independence.



Latest Blogs by Matt Byrne


April 18, 2014

Poliquin first to TV in Maine's 2nd congressional district race


April 17, 2014

Authors, PACs, old foes and a LePage aide: Tidbits from 2nd district filings


April 17, 2014

National LGBT group endorses Michaud for Maine governor


April 16, 2014

In radio interview, LePage takes aim at own party


April 16, 2014

New poll: LePage has slight lead over Michaud in Maine gubernatorial race


April 11, 2014

Glass blowing, local food, beer on Michaud's swing through Maine


April 9, 2014

Did Jackson submit bill for partner's relative? Yes, and he's probably related, too


April 9, 2014

Cain outraises Jackson in latest 2nd District fundraising period


April 9, 2014

Maine Democrats 'doubling down' on ground game in 2014


April 8, 2014

Democratic-leaning pollster shows Michaud with 7-point edge on LePage; Cutler well behind