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Gusty winds are on tap for northern New England as utility crews, particularly in Maine, work to restore power after outages overnight.

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).

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Both of Maine’s U.S. Senators are supporting a measure in Congress that would protect the independent investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

Environmental regulators in Maine say a power company's application to build a 145-mile transmission line through the state is not complete.

Fishing managers are considering extending new protections to Atlantic herring, but catch quotas for the important bait fish are still likely to plummet before the end of the year.

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Many in Maine's energy industry are cheering the election of Janet Mills to the office of governor, as well as a Democratic takeover of the Legislature. Renewable energy advocates are perhaps the loudest, after contending with numerous roadblocks outgoing Governor Paul LePage put in the sector's way during his tenure.

A memorial to the first Jewish soldier from Portland killed in the line of duty in World War I was re-dedicated Friday morning during a ceremony on the city's Eastern Prom.

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works has celebrated construction of a new destroyer, and has sent another one on its way to join the Navy.

Maine Gov.-elect Janet Mills has named Portland lawyer and former Democratic party chairman Ben Grant and  campaign manager Jeremy Kennedy as co-chairs of her transition team. 

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A judge has denied part of a lawsuit filed by Islesboro residents regarding ferry service rate changes made by the Maine Department of Transportation earlier this year that increased ticket costs for residents.

BLUE HILL, Maine - Police in Maine say they have identified a body found in Blue Hill as a 37-year-old woman who went missing during the summer.
 
The State Medical Examiner's Office used dental records to identify the body as Jessica Grindle, of Blue Hill, on Thursday night. Police say additional work is still needed to determine how Grindle died.
 
Grindle's body was found by a deer hunter on Wednesday. Searches had taken place in the area since she was reported missing in early August.

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