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The Man Who Owns 6 Of Maine’s 7 Daily Newspapers Just Bought A Bangor Magazine

9 hours ago
Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

A Bangor city councilor who started the magazine Maine Seniors recently sold his publication to Reade Brower, the owner of six of Maine’s seven daily newspapers and weekly newspapers across much of the state.

A Maine company has been named the official ice cream of the New England Patriots.

Keith Shortall / Maine Public

Lobstermen and their supporters, including top-elected officials, will rally in Stonington on Sunday to make a united plea for their livelihoods.

CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Supreme Court is set to rule on whether a state committee erred when it rejected a controversial project that would have brought hydropower from Canada to markets in southern New England.

BAR HARBOR, Maine - Ongoing construction has further pushed back the start date for ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia.

Central Maine Power’s billing practices and other controversies involving the state’s largest utility are in the spotlight in Portland on Tuesday.

BELFAST, Maine - A Maine judge says a city that is working with an aquaculture developer on a large project did not break the law when it changed a land use plan to let the development move forward.

CONCORD, N.H. - Gas prices continue to rise in northern New England, though they remain lower than the national average.

Central Maine Power has delivered copies of some customer's utility bills to state regulators for review.

Portland’s Minimum-Wage Workers Get An 11-Cent Raise

Jul 12, 2019
Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News

Portland’s full-time minimum-wage workers just received a raise of $220 a year. On July 1, the minimum wage within city limits jumped up to $11.11, an 11-cent increase over the previous level of $11.00 per hour, which has been the statewide minimum wage since Jan. 1.

PORTLAND, Maine - A one-time monastery in Maine's largest city might see a new life as affordable housing. Portland developer Josh Soley wants to convert the West End building into single-occupancy rooms.

Campobello Whale Rescue

A showdown over lobsters and whales appears to be brewing between Maine and the federal government.

Courtesy of Cooke Aquaculture / via Bangor Daily News

The state for the first time has approved using fish raised off the coast of Uruguay as lobster bait to help offset a bait shortage that could increase lobster prices.

Robert F Bukaty / AP File

Maine agriculture officials are asking the federal government to help out wild blueberry growers as they deal with the effects of rising trade disputes with foreign countries.

New England Aquarium

Maine’s Congressional Delegation is appealing directly to President Donald Trump to intervene in a federal rulemaking process that aims to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale, but which could cause large-scale disruption in this state’s lobster industry.