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Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

The University of Southern Maine is moving forward with a plan to change its name in an effort to attract more students.

Brian Bechard / Maine Public

An unusual ice formation has appeared in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook. It’s a giant, spinning ice disk about 100 yards across and moving counterclockwise.

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A 1986 Hebron Academy graduate killed in a terror attack in Kenya this week is being remembered as an extraordinary humanitarian and a top-notch swimmer.

A Maine city's yearslong effort to restore a historic clock tower is getting a boost from a preservation grant.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine lawmaker who says she was upset by the contents of a Haruki Murakami novel being read by her teenage son is now trying to ban "obscene'' books from the state's public schools.

JEFFERSON, Maine - A Massachusetts man whose boat crashed into a swimmer last summer, killing her, is facing a manslaughter charge.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Boston Red Sox are keeping their popular minor league affiliate in Maine's largest city through at least 2022.

Study: Craft Brewers Boosted Maine's Economy By $260 Million In 2017

5 hours ago
Lori Valigra / Bangor Daily News

Craft breweries in Maine continued to grow in number and in output in 2017 and are likely to do so for the foreseeable future, a new economic impact study found.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

FREEPORT, Maine - L.L. Bean is backing its renewed focus on the outdoors by doubling its charitable giving and channeling all of the new dollars to outdoors-oriented nonprofits.

The Big Changes Randall Liberty Would Make As Head of Maine’s Prisons

11 hours ago
Gabor Degre / Bangor Daily News

WARREN, Maine — Within a year, the nominee for commissioner of the Maine Department of Corrections wants to introduce medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders into the state prison system, re-establish a closed correctional facility in Washington County, and transform the reputation of a department that has been notoriously closed off.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's second-largest public university is ready to unveil its new name. The University of Southern Maine is holding a news conference on Wednesday at 11 a.m. to draw back the curtain on its name change.

ROCKPORT, Maine - New England's largest trade show for fishermen is slated to take place at the end of February and the beginning of March.

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has authorized the sale of $15 million in senior housing bonds that were approved by voters three years ago but held up by her predecessor, Gov. Paul LePage.

Michael C. York / Maine Public

As the partial government shutdown continues, its effects on states are becoming more and more apparent, and are likely to become broader if it goes on for any length of time.

Pat Wellenbach / Associated Press File

State transportation officials say that as the budget impasse continues in Washington, there is growing uncertainty around hundreds of millions of dollars in contracted projects that provide thousands of jobs in Maine.

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