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Maine might be the Pine Tree State, but this day is all about maple.

The state is continuing to study the possibility of passenger rail service between Portland and Lewiston. The public is invited to a meeting Wednesday in Lewiston to see what's been learned so far, and to offer more input.

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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?

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PORTLAND, Maine - Maine fishermen are taking to rivers and streams in the state to fish for baby eels in a high-stakes season they hope isn't interrupted by poaching concerns as it was a year ago.

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The estimated cost for renovating the idle international ferry terminal in Bar Harbor has grown by more than $2.5 million, but the Nova Scotia government says it will cover the higher expense.

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A legislative effort emerged Thursday to put Central Maine Power's proposed billion-dollar transmission line on hold.

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Maine has had a small but growing aquaculture industry, but a proposal by the Mere Point Oyster Company to build a 40-acre oyster farm in Maquoit Bay in Brunswick has angered many local lobster harvesters. They’ve submitted a petition that would require the state to review its aquaculture permitting rules.

Northern Light Health's Board of Directors gave unanimous approval Wednesday afternoon to pursue a merger with Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.

Another group of elected officials is rescinding support for Central Maine Power's proposed 141-mile transmission line through western Maine.

A major aquaculture business with operations in Canada and Maine says it has acquired a pair of companies that will help expand its presence in the seafood world.


The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery could stand to lose more than $150 million in federal funds if President Trump's emergency declaration to fund a southern border wall is allowed to stand.

The owners of a Maine dairy operation and a group of environmental advocates say they are concerned chemicals that contaminated the farm could be lurking on other farms in the state and beyond.

BELFAST, Maine - A Norwegian company that wants to build a large salmon farming operation in Maine says it's going to meet with the public next week to give residents an idea of the project's progress.

Maine Cod Fishery Plummets To Least Valuable Year Since 1960s

Mar 18, 2019
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PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's cod fishery, once one of the most lucrative in the Northeast, has declined to the point that it had its least valuable year in more than a half-century in 2018.

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A year after eel fishermen in Maine earned their highest-ever pay rates for their catch, and as the global appetite for the snake-like fish continues to grow, the state’s annual baby eel fishing season is set to begin Friday.