Maine News You May Have Missed

Plans for the world’s largest flagpole, Stephen King’s controversial salmon recipe, and more.


Freshman Cooper Flagg led the Nokomis Regional High School boys’ basketball team to its first state championship, and ESPN ranked him the third-best prospect in the country for the 2025 college recruiting class.


Stephen King took some flak on Twitter for an easy salmon recipe he posted, which required only olive oil, lemon juice, and three minutes in the microwave. “Don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it,” he replied.


The site of the former Great Northern Paper mill, which closed for good in 2014, was rebranded with the name One North. A California tech firm’s massive data center is slated to open there next year, and an aquaculture project has been proposed as well.

Columbia Falls

Wreaths Across America founder Morrill Worcester announced plans to erect the world’s largest flagpole by 2026. It would be taller than the Empire State Building, its flag would be bigger than a football field, and the donor-funded project would cost upward of $1 billion.


Actress and model Brooke Shields became a board member and the chief brand officer of Prospect Farms, maker of hemp-based wellness tinctures.

Bar Harbor

The driver of a Ford Bronco with New Jersey plates got stuck on mudflats between Bar Harbor and Bar Island. After two tries at towing it — and several intervening high tides that swamped it — inflatable bags were used to float it out.