Maine Calling: The Psychology of Polarization

Monday—Psychologist Peter Ditto discusses how our minds make judgements and how that relates to polarized points of view.

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VIDEO: 'Power Struggle In The Maine Woods' Series Explores Tensions Around CMP Transmission Project

Central Maine Power’s proposal to run a new high-voltage transmission line through western Maine seems to grow more controversial every day. Maine Public Radio takes a broad look at why in the weeklong series “Power Struggle In The Maine Woods.”

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Nova Scotia energy company Emera is selling its Maine subsidiary to another Canadian company, ENMAX Corporation, for $959 million.


At a press conference Monday in Hampden, ENMAX CEO Gianna Manes said the company will retain current Emera Maine employees and managers.


"And we've made explicit commitments that we will continue the employment of those individuals, and we will continue to support the operations here on the ground," Manes said.


Regulatory approvals are expected to take nine months.

Maine Maple Syrup Producers Open Their Doors In Annual Tradition

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In the snowy woods of Newburgh, sap flowed from the maple trees on Sunday at Nutkin Knoll Farm and Sugarworks. With the sun shining bright and the temperatures in the 40s, the operation was in full swing for Maine Maple Sunday.

WATERVILLE, Maine - An anonymous customer at a Maine restaurant seemingly approved of the eatery's service, leaving a $2,000 tip on a $48 bill.

Partisan gerrymandering is back at the U.S. Supreme Court.

A year and a pivotal justice's retirement after the high court dodged the question, those seeking to break the political stranglehold over legislative redistricting are urging the justices to draw a line beyond which the Republican and Democratic parties cannot go in entrenching their political power, sometimes for decades at a time.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers are making sure that a sales tax refund and exemption includes the commercial production of maple syrup and honey.

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine - Maine's scallop season is entering its final days of the year with another closure of a scalloping ground.

CONCORD, N.H. - Gasoline prices are still on the rise in northern New England.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's Roman Catholics are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.

UNITY, Maine - A Maine town is asking people to keep a grip on their balloons. Residents of Unity on Saturday approved an ordinance prohibiting the intentional release of 10 or more balloons within a 24-hour period.

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Do you ever wonder what farmers are doing when it's 20 degrees below zero and the snow is as high as an elephant's eye?