AUGUSTA, Maine - First lady Ann LePage is opening the lawn of the governor's official residence to military families for an ice cream social - for one last time.
Each child will receive free school supplies at Wednesday's back-to-school event at Blaine House. Guests are encouraged to wear play clothes so they can play lawn games with LePage.
This is the eighth annual c. LePage's husband, Republican Gov. Paul LePage, cannot run for re-election in November because of term limits.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The deadline to participate in the lottery for one of Maine's growing number of deer permits is fast approaching.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania officials have released a landmark grand jury report that identifies more than 300 "predator priests'' who molested children in six dioceses.
It also accuses church leaders of taking steps to cover up the abuse. The report emerged from one of the nation's most exhaustive investigations of clergy sexual abuse.
The report echoes the findings of many earlier church investigations around the country in its description of widespread sexual abuse by clergy and church officials' concealment of it.

CONCORD, N.H. - Funding is now available to reimburse New England fishermen for the cost of at-sea monitors that gather data to help inform fishing regulations.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine - The head of four child care centers in Maine says he wants to arm himself on his campuses, despite state regulations that prohibit him from doing so.

BOWDOINHAM, Maine - Law enforcement officials have charged a Maine man with terrorizing over alleged threats he made against a community college in Auburn.

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The New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers who met in Vermont yesterday are calling for a “truce” in the trade war.

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BAR HARBOR, Maine - Acadia National Park in Maine is still struggling with a backlog of maintenance projects at a price tag of about $59.8 million.

PORTLAND, Maine - The CEO of Central Maine Power is apologizing for an inadequate response to customers' concerns about a new billing system.

PORTLAND, Maine - Virginia State Police say a Maine resident has been accused of spitting in the face of another protester during weekend demonstrations in Charlottesville.

BRUNSWICK, Maine _ Sen. Angus King got his motor running, and headed out on the highway.  The independent from Maine hit the road on his Harley for three days of listening sessions that wrapped up Sunday at home in Brunswick.

PORTLAND, Maine - A transgender activism group is promoting use of Maine's lobster emoji while it rallies for an emoji to represent the transgender community.

GREENLAND, N.H. - Maine state records indicate the 21-year-old driver of a bus injured in a crash with summer campers has a number of moving violations, including two convictions for driving to endanger.

STOWE, Vt. - A group of northeastern governors and premiers from eastern Canada will be meeting in Vermont, where they are expected to discuss a variety of joint issues amid a trade dispute between Washington and Ottawa.

Neighbors of a planned salmon farm in Belfast say city officials skirted local rules when they made a zone change that made the project possible.