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Maine's Supreme Judicial Court says the company Acadian Seaplants doesn’t have the right to harvest rockweed on private intertidal property if the landowner says no.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Marine Patrol has a new leader. Officials say Lt. Jay Carroll, a 23-year veteran, will begin his duties on Monday after a promotion to colonel.

CARIBOU, Maine - A race track in northern Maine is for sale. The Spud Speedway in Caribou is on the market for $275,000. That includes the one-third mile oval, new bleachers and other structures on 48 acres.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

More than a dozen state lawmakers from both political parties held a press conference Thursday to oppose Central Maine Power's (CMP) proposed transmission line that would serve electricity customers in Massachusetts.

State legislative leaders have approved legislation creating a special commission to propose reforms of Maine’s child protective system.

The leader of a nonprofit that serves children and families in Texas has been tapped to lead the Maine state agency responsible for child welfare.

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Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King is seeking assurances from Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt that he will not support exploration for oil and gas off the coast of Maine.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and independent U.S. Sen. Angus King voted Tuesday to reject the non-binding resolution known as the Green New Deal. Democrats characterized the vote, brought forward by Senate Leader Mitch Mcconnell, a Republican from Kentucky, as a GOP ploy to capitalize on retracted documents that aren’t part of the proposal.

Police in Maine say a 13-year-old student has been arrested and charged in connection with terrorizing threats that shut down a number of schools.

A consulting engineer says a proposed commuter rail service connecting Lewiston and Auburn to Portland could cost up to $300 million.

Organic Maine Seaweed Firm Wants To Make Your Table Salt Obsolete

Mar 28, 2019
Courtesy Springtide Seaweed / via Bangor Daily News

A Gouldsboro organic seaweed aquaculture firm is hoping to lease a site in Frenchman Bay that could help to significantly boost its output.

New Hampshire's attorney general's office says a man has been killed in an officer-involved shooting with police and Drug Enforcement Agency agents at a hotel. Two people remain barricaded in a first-floor room.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine lawmaker is making a push to protect student loan borrowers in the state from falling victim to unscrupulous lending practices.

Brian Bechard / Maine Public

Central Maine Power’s controversial project would bring hydro-electricity from Canada to serve Massachusetts consumers. Among the people who live along the route of proposed project, some support it while others are strongly opposed.

A one day event, organized by the Maine Gun Safety Coalition, aims to turn unwanted guns into gardening tools.

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