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.
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.
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.
After Last Year's Poor Harvest, Mainers Work To Help Clam Fisheries Bounce Back
Last year Maine's harvest of soft-shell clams was one of the worst in many decades, down to around 7 million pounds. That's due in part to closures of polluted flats, and predation by the invasive green crab.
Central Maine Power spokeswoman Catherine Hartnett says the company's proposed $6 million consumer compensation fund is meant to be an alternative to a fine the Public Utilities Commission staff proposed for customer service issues.