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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

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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.

National Park Service

The National Park Service and a Bar Harbor volunteer group have signed an agreement to keep Acadia National Park plowed and its ski trails groomed through the partial federal government shutdown.

PORTLAND, Maine - There's no question Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy is a Maine icon, but its status as the state's best-selling liquor is over.

Don Ryan / Associated Press

A proposed zoning change being considered in Camden would prohibit fast food restaurants from its downtown.

Freshman U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of Maine has been named to the House Armed Services Committee.

Seven former teachers at Cheverus High School in Portland are on a list of 50 Jesuits with credible allegations that they abused minors. An eighth Jesuit listed worked at a mission in Princeton.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public File

According to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Education, Maine schools are in need of teachers in all kinds of subjects, from math and science to Spanish and special education. The state Department of Education has proposed loosening some of its certification requirements, which some school officials hope can address the shortage.

WESTBROOK, Maine - A fire has forced the closure of a community center in Westbrook, Maine. Officials say the building will be closed for weeks, but did not suffer structural damage.

GROTON, Conn. - A major lobster company is shutting down its Connecticut facility this week and shifting work to its other operations in the Northeast.

Report Draws Few Conclusions About Wind Industry In Maine

Jan 15, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine commission created as part of the former Republican governor's efforts to hinder wind projects has released a report drawing few conclusions about the impact of wind turbines.

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