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CMP Says It Will Tunnel Under Kennebec River Gorge For Proposed Transmission Project

Central Maine Power (CMP) is backing off its proposal to string high-voltage transmission lines over the scenic Kennebec River Gorge . CMP now says that it wants to build a tunnel under the gorge , as part of its $950 million project to bring hydro-electricity from Canada to Massachusetts.

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YORK, Maine - The Maine Turnpike Authority has awarded a $39.5 million contract for the construction of a new York tollbooth plaza.

ORONO, Maine - Officials say enrollment in the University of Maine system has increased following a small decline last fall.

JACKMAN, Maine - U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a Canadian citizen who they say illegally entered the U.S. and hunted moose.

KILLINGTON, Vt. - The 2018-2019 ski season is getting underway with the first resorts opening in Vermont and Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine - An Army veteran known for his work with fellow combat-injured troops is now one of the owners of a Maine company that provides supplemental insurance.

ORRINGTON, Maine - Residents of a Maine town were due to vote on a new police building, but officials say they will now have to reschedule the vote due to a signing error.

The Washington Post has published the last column Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi wrote before he disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul.

"We held on to this column he filed the day before he entered the consulate in the hopes that we could edit it with him, as we normally did," Fred Hiatt, who runs the Post's Opinions section, told NPR.

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Democratic leaders in the Maine Senate are denouncing what they say are outright lies in campaign mailings that support senate Republican candidates. GOP leaders dismiss the claims, and they say that Democrats are spreading distortions as well.

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage has offered a bit more information about why he was hospitalized in August. 

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Maine’s national monument will have an operating budget of about $400,000 — its highest yet — if Congress gives approval, officials said Thursday.

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