In a move to slow the spread of a dangerous tree-killing pest, Maine forestry officials have expanded an emergency order stopping the movement of certain ash products and untreated firewood from infested areas.

The emergency order was first issued in August after the May discovery of emerald ash borer in northern Aroostook County. The recent discovery of the pest in western York County prompted the expansion.

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State regulators say the response by Maine’s major electric utilities to last October’s windstorm was reasonable, after investigating the utilities’ reaction to the storm, which left as many as 467,000 customers without power.

Just before it adjourned earlier this month, the Maine House of Representatives passed an order asking the Maine Supreme Court to interpret a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could allow casino gambling on tribal lands without state approval. 

PORTLAND, Maine - The last two nuns in a Portland monastery are moving out of Maine.

BAR HARBOR, Maine - Park officials say visits to Maine's only national park are on pace to exceed the total visits from 2017.

DERRY, N.H. - A deluge from the remnants of Hurricane Florence has flooded parts of New Hampshire, forcing firefighters to rescue several people.

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CUTLER, Maine - A scientist with the University of Maine says the discovery of baby lobsters in the deep waters off of eastern Maine could be good news for the lobster fishery.

Maine Department of Corrections

A prisoner who walked away from the Mountain View Correctional Center in Charleston last Thursday has been taken into custody.  The Piscataquis County Sheriff's Office says Arnold Nash was found in the Charleston area at about 7 o'clock Tuesday morning.

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The CAT Ferry carried more than 18,000 passengers between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, last month, according to Portland city officials.

National Park Maintenance Backlog To Draw Members Of Congress To Acadia

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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — Members of Maine’s congressional delegation are coming to visit the only national park in the state this week to learn more about Acadia’s $59.8 million maintenance backlog.

The federal government is out with new figures showing how fast Maine's metropolitan area economies grew in 2017. 

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Maine's two U.S. senators are hailing the Senate's overwhelming approval Monday of a bill aimed at resolving the nation's opioid crisis.

In most states, independent candidates for major office are given little notice by the media or by voters. But Maine is different, and its on again, off again love affair with independents started years ago.

WATERVILLE, Maine - A Maine man is suing Betty Crocker and its parent company, claiming the company's red measuring spoons made him sick.

University of Maine System Trustees have approved a new degree program at the Presque Isle campus, which they say is designed to meet the need for highly qualified agriculture and agribusiness professionals.