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Gov. Janet Mills is facing the daunting task of finding hundreds of Mainers to serve on various boards and commissions throughout state government.

A local developer that has withdrawn a controversial proposal to build a hotel on the Portland waterfront.

Andrew Catalina / Maine Public File

Maine’s craft brew industry is among those affected by the partial federal government shutdown. That’s because the federal agency that approves new beer labels is not accepting applications.

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press/file

Maine U.S. Sen. Angus King used a floor speech Friday to urge his Senate colleagues to adopt the spending bills passed in the House as a way to get more agencies funded for the rest of the budget year.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Legislators might consider changes to Maine's bear hunt in the coming year as the state grapples with a growing population of the animals.

FALMOUTH, Maine - Three school districts across Maine say they've received reports of students diagnosed with whooping cough.

FARMINGTON, Maine - Coca-Cola says it is closing a sales office in Maine, and offering the 12 employees there other positions in the company.

OUT Maine

Growing up is not easy. But for Maine’s rural LGBTQ youth, it can be even harder. While urban and suburban communities offer some resources for individuals in the LGBTQ community, like annual pride parades and support groups, help for young people in Maine’s less populated areas can be scarce or difficult to access. Some of the state’s rural schools are taking meaningful steps to change that.

The public auction of land on Saco Island has been postponed from tomorrow until mid-March.

BAR HARBOR, Maine - Verna Bloom, the actress who portrayed the wife of the dean in the movie "Animal House,'' has died. She was 80.
 
Family spokesman Mike Kaplan tells The Hollywood Reporter that Bloom died Wednesday in Bar Harbor, Maine, of complications from dementia.
 
In the 1978 John Landis film, Bloom played Marion Wormer, who flirted with and had a drunken romp with fraternity president "Otter'' Stratton.
 
She was Clint Eastwood's lover in "High Plains Drifter'' and was Mary in "The Last Temptation of Christ.''
 

UNION, Maine - Agriculture officials in Maine are looking for farmers, foresters and others to come forward with ideas about how to spend conservation funds from the federal Farm Bill in the state.

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A federal judge has acquitted a Camden charter boat captain of a seaman's manslaughter in connection with the death of a crew member who jumped overboard during a trip to the Caribbean.

WATERBORO, Maine - Police have charged a box truck driver for his role in a crash in Maine that left a 10-month old seriously injured.

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Four lawmakers in Maine are floating bills that would seal or expunge the records of people with past marijuana convictions.

Central Maine Healthcare (CMH) has named Peter Wright as the new president of Rumford and Bridgton Hospitals.

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