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Tom Porter / Maine Public File

Maine fishery regulators are planning a second round of meetings with lobstermen in the state to prepare for potential new restrictions designed to protect endangered whales.

Mark Lennihan / AP

Maine taxpayers will have to spend more than $1 million to upgrade state computer software because Microsoft will no longer provide free security updates for the aging operating system.

Brian Boru Public House Will Close After More Than 25 Years

Aug 23, 2019
Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News

On Thursday, popular Portland pub Brian Boru Public House announced that it will be closing permanently. On its Facebook page, the business announced that at 1 a.m. on Monday, August 26, the business will close its doors for the last time.

Officials in Maine's largest city say they deny obstruction charges in a developer's lawsuit about a failed project that never came to pass.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press file

A Belfast-based building products company has purchased the shuttered Madison mill, and says it expects manufacturing to resume there by this time next year.

A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose arrest for shirking quotas and smuggling profits overseas shocked the East Coast industry.

PORTLAND, Maine - Veterinary diagnostics company Idexx is in line for up to $16 million in tax breaks when its new Westbrook headquarters opens next month.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

State Agriculture officials say they are disappointed with a U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to exclude Maine wild blueberries from a federal program designed to help growers negatively affected by retaliatory tariffs.

CONCORD, N.H. - Gas prices are still dropping in northern New England, following a national trend.

Mal Leary / Maine Public

The University of Maine at Augusta has formally opened its cyber security center, one of only ten in the nation that allow hands-on training in protection against cyber attacks.

Bates Will Use Largest Federal Grant In Its History For Video Database

Aug 16, 2019
Maine Public

Bates College in Lewiston is set to receive $4 million from the National Science Foundation to create a scientific video database of scenes and images that people see every day.

KITTERY, Maine - The USS Santa Fe has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The Los Angeles-class attack submarine sailed into the shipyard on Thursday for planned maintenance work and system certifications.

BOSTON - Two of the state's largest health insurers are planning to merge. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan announced Wednesday they have signed a definitive agreement to form a single nonprofit insurer that would serve nearly 2.4 million customers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Linda Coan O'Kresik / Bangor Daily News file

Almost four years ago, the Old Town pulp mill, north of Bangor, was shut down. Nearly 200 workers were affected. But last fall, a subsidiary of a Chinese company purchased the mill, and now it has come back to life.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's state government says it's going to distribute about $3 million stemming from Volkswagen's environmental settlement over a diesel emissions scandal.

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