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About 200 people turned out Friday night for a pair of hearings held by the Maine Public Utilities Commission — one in Farmington and one in the Forks — on Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line known as New England Clean Energy Connect.

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FALMOUTH, Maine - Passenger rail service between Boston and Brunswick, Maine, is expected to expand by the end of this year with the completion of a critical rail project.

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Canadians are snapping up live Maine lobsters, buying $43.72 million worth in July, more than double in that same month last year.

Maine’s median household income increased by over $3,100 last year to more than $56,000.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Heating oil is more expensive than a year ago in Maine, where residents of the state are looking ahead to fall and winter.

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Call it a potential match made in prison.

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For the third year in a row a potentially toxic algae is blooming Down East and forcing closures of shellfishing areas.

The Lobster Co.

Two months after new tariffs on sales of live lobsters from the U.S. to China took effect, exports are down nearly 30 percent and Maine lobster dealers are feeling the effects. Some are laying off workers, while others are scrambling to find new markets.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he will let a massive tax bill that makes Maine’s tax code conform to some federal tax policy changes become law, but without his signature.

ROCKPORT, Maine - The public can attend a forum on the challenges of funding broadband in rural Maine.

Maine's scallop fishermen will have a chance to weigh in on a plan to keep the rules governing their fishery about the same in the coming season.

"Say NO to 145-mile CMP transmission line through Maine" via Facebook

Opponents of Central Maine Power's (CMP) proposed 145-mile transmission line through Maine turned out in full force Friday morning in Augusta for a pre-hearing conference.

HALLOWELL, Maine - The Maine Lottery says it awarded more prizes in fiscal year 2018 than in any previous year.

Maine has started its budget year with revenues more than $20 million above projections.

Good Shepherd Food Bank

After a year of record low unemployment figures, the percentage of Maine households facing food insecurity remains above the national average.