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PORTLAND, Maine - A lobster boat captain charged in the death of two crew members is pleading guilty and facing four years in jail.

ROCKLAND, Maine - Members of Maine's lobster industry are looking to shift their focus to growing domestic markets as new tariffs make it more difficult to sell to foreign buyers such as China.

ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine is warning students about a man who has been spotted following women around campus.

RANGELEY, Maine - An airport in rural Maine is getting more than $11 million in federal funding to extend its runway and make other improvements.

Ashley L. Conti / Bangor Daily News

State officials have refused to renew a education credential for a former Westbrook lawmaker, following allegations of sexual misconduct with female students.

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says professor Christine Blasey Ford should testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s, but Ford wants an FBI investigation first.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue was in western Maine Wednesday and spent more than an hour listening to comments about the needs of rural areas.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Maine’s School Revolving Renovation Fund was established some 20 years ago to help districts face the challenges of fixing aging schools, which have made tough choices due to years of underfunding. But that fund has yet to reach its financial goals, and now has little money left.

BIDDEFORD, Maine - A University of New England pharmacy professor has received a patent for an innovation in the early detection of breast cancer.

FALMOUTH, Maine - An estate dating back to the Gilded Age of the U.S. built off the coast of Maine has been sold for over $4 million.

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine - These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one.

BUFFALO, N.Y. - An online petition is calling for the resignation of the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York - who has so far resisted all calls to resign.

Why Maine Farmers And Gardeners Are Saving Seed From This Year’s Crops

Sep 19, 2018
Courtesy Roberta Bailey / via Bangor Daily News

Fall is a busy time of year for farmers who need to harvest the last of the season’s crops and work on preparing the soil for next year. But Roberta Bailey of Seven Tree Farm in Vassalboro is occupied with something else, too: saving seeds from this year’s crop.

Aggressive Canadian Green Crabs Threaten Maine's Coastal Ecosystem

Sep 19, 2018
Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

BIDDEFORD, Maine  — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink.

PORTLAND, Maine - Other regions have heroes, Dagwoods, cheesesteaks, grinders and po' boys. But the Italian sandwich is king in Maine.

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