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CMP Wants To Create A $6M Fund To Pay Customers Affected By Billing Problems

Aug 8, 2019
CBS 13/WGME / via Bangor Daily News

Central Maine Power on Wednesday put forward several initiatives to repair its damaged image, including a new fund to help ratepayers with billing complaints and a partnership with Efficiency Maine to help customers reduce energy costs.

Emera Maine via BDN

State lawmakers and union officials are expressing concerns about the proposed sale of the state's second-largest electric utility, Emera Maine, to a small Canadian company called Enmax.

Regulators Delaying Decision On CMP Rate Hike Until Billing Investigation Ends

Aug 7, 2019
Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News/file

Maine utilities regulators announced Tuesday that they will delay a decision on a requested rate increase from Central Maine Power until after investigations into billing and metering issues end.

Ed Morin / Maine Public

A Honolulu-based company with offices in Portland and Orono, Maine, has been awarded an $8 million Navy contract to design safer hulls and hybrid-electric propulsion systems for small high-speed boats.

PORTLAND, Maine - An energy company that wants to derail a proposed 145-mile transmission line across Maine says the Public Utility Commission's approval is "replete with errors."

A national loan servicing company will pay $34,000 in civil penalties and investigative costs, and refund or credit 24 Maine residents more than $50,000 in attorney fees they were assessed when their homes were foreclosed upon.

Lisa Poole / AP Photo

The vast majority of U.S. fish stocks were at sustainable levels in 2018, and the number of U.S. fish stocks subject to overfishing remains at a near-all time low.

A Maine city is closing its local recycling station ahead of a switch to a new waste processing facility set to serve over 100 communities.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is launching a voucher program for up to 25 greater Portland youth who are aging out of the foster care system.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Acadia National Park is saddled with hundreds of deferred maintenance projects that officials say will cost an estimated $65.8 million the park doesn't have.

Electricity Maine Lawsuit On Hiatus As Parties Hold Settlement Talks

Aug 2, 2019
Darren Fishell / BDN

A potential class action lawsuit involving Electricity Maine, one of the state’s largest private electricity sellers, is on a 75-day hiatus as the parties pursue settlement discussions, according to a document filed in federal court.

Ninety employees of St. Mary's Health System in Lewiston and St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor face an uncertain future.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

For many, the great American road trip would not be complete without camping and hiking in some of the most beautiful spots on earth. According to the Department of the Interior, more than 330 million people will visit a national park this year — and a lot of them will be driving.

But as visitors rush to get away from it all, they're bringing with them some problems from the big city. And at Maine’s own Acadia National Park, gridlock is becoming a regular problem.

Unemployment rates in Maine's three metro areas fell below 3% in June. The figures were released Thursday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

DANFORTH, Maine - A federal agency wants the public to weigh in on a paper mill's plan to abandon its dam straddling the U.S.-Canada border.