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The latest population estimate for the endangered North Atlantic right whale indicates the species’ recent decline has quickened — with some 30 fewer animals alive by the end of last year than there were at the end of 2016.

With the next legislative session just around the corner, an advocacy group for Americans over 50 is calling on lawmakers to enact policies to support family caregivers.

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WATERVILLE, Maine - Maine's two biggest mountains are opening for the ski season.
The Morning Sentinel reports Sunday River in Newry opened last Friday on a daily basis, and Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley is planning to open daily this Friday.
Both mountains were helped by a dumping of 10 inches of natural snow over the weekend.
It is unclear if Saddleback ski resort will open for the season. Its owners announced plans to sell the ski area to the Majella Group last year, but the CEO of the company was charged with fraud in June.

Some parts of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are seeing snow. Snow was falling Tuesday morning in the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire, and central and northern Vermont. Rain was coming down farther south.

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After a plan to build a new, 200-bed homeless shelter in a residential neighborhood in Portland met with intense opposition, city staff Tuesday night will present some new options to city councilors.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The federal government is investing more than a half million dollars in Maine to help boost production of crops including state staples like potatoes and blueberries.
Maine Agriculture Commissioner Walter Whitcomb says the state is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to help food producers in the state. The program has been used over the years to improve Maine's harvest of everything from hops to honey.

Maine is letting new people into its rebuilding scallop fishery for the first time in nearly a decade.

Gusty winds continue to sweep through northern New England as utility crews, particularly in Maine, work to restore power after outages overnight.

Maine Warden Service

The Maine Warden Service is conducting a search for a missing hunter in New Portland, Maine.

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Parade watchers braved November winds in Portland Sunday morning to commemorate Veterans Day with a parade. Among the groups marching were Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Maine Base Submarine Veterans, the Boy Scouts and the American Legion.

An outgoing state senator who faced state ethics fines has won his race for county commissioner.

BRUNSWICK, Maine - While community colleges, and schools such as the University of Maine at Augusta have long courted so-called non-traditional students, Bowdoin College in Brunswick, one of the nation's top-ranked liberal arts schools, doesn't really have that reputation.

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AUGUSTA, Maine- The last few ballots from the second congressional district arrived  in Augusta Saturday, as the race for the congressional seat goes on, days after ballots were cast.

Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment.

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This week, the Trump administration proposed a new rule for abortion coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).