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AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee has given its blessing to a proposal to change the makeup of the state's wild blueberry commission.

CONCORD, N.H. - Gas prices continue to rise across northern New England, but they're still lower than a year ago.

AUGUSTA, Maine - An analysis by The Associated Press finds that at least 22 former Maine lawmakers registered as lobbyists within months of leaving office in the past three decades.

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Melissa Sweet grew up in New Jersey, but when she first came to Maine in the 1970s, she fell in love.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - The University of Maine at Presque Isle is committed to green energy but not necessarily to replacing its wind turbine that caught fire a year ago.

Maine's legislative watchdog is set to review a potential lack of financial oversight over the state's system of providing legal services to the poor.

Police and school officials in Maine say student medications were stolen from a Rockland elementary school during a break-in. Rockland Police detective Alex Gaylor says police are still in the early stages of the investigation into the break-in at the South School that was reported Saturday morning.

A group of U.S. senators including Maine independent Sen. Angus King is introducing legislation designed to narrow the "digital divide" in the U.S.

Clifton Wind Farm Expansion Will Double The Number Of Turbines

Apr 21, 2019
Gabor Degre / Bangor Daily News

The wind farm in Clifton is on track to triple its energy capacity in the upcoming years by constructing five bigger wind turbines to join the existing five.

Brett Plymale / Maine Public

The challenges of poverty and homelessness affect thousands of young people across Maine and create barriers that extend far beyond school walls. But some districts are trying approaches aimed at keeping those kids engaged in learning by also helping them with basic needs. A new program that takes such an approach in York County is showing early signs of success.

Maine lawmakers want to take a closer look at increasing state funding for Maine's county jail.

Bangor Mall Sells For $12.6 Million, Well Below Assessed Value

Apr 20, 2019
Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

Eighteen months after its former owners defaulted on an $80 million loan, the Bangor Mall was sold for $12.6 million, one of the three new owners said.

Officials in Maine's capital say a malicious piece of software that froze the city's computer network and forced the closure of the Augusta City Center has been removed from computers.

Ed Morin / Maine Public

About 20 local members of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters held a rally Friday afternoon in Portland's Monument Square to bring attention to what they call ‘rampant tax fraud’ in the construction industry.

Joel Page / AP Photo

Roughly 200,000 Maine workers who do not currently receive paid sick leave could soon earn paid time off for any reason if a newly amended bill becomes law this year.

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