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Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

A broad coalition of hospitality, tourism and retail groups in Maine is calling for the state to spend an ambitious $800 million to prop up the teetering industry.

CMP Will Offer Credits For Service Shortcomings To Restore Customer Trust

Jun 11, 2020
Lori Valigra / BDN

This story will be updated.

In an effort to restore customer trust, Central Maine Power Co. said Thursday that it will offer a $25 credit for any bill that is late or inaccurate.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Hundreds of workers rallied outside of Bath Iron Works (BIW) Wednesday morning as the shipyard and its largest union continue to negotiate a new contract.

Serra Public Affairs

Opponents of Central Maine Power's proposed powerline through the state's western woods are lining up to formally challenge the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) recent permit for the project.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins has introduced legislation that would allow critical access hospitals in bankruptcy proceedings to receive loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Owners of some Maine lodging facilities say they're encouraged by the state's new alternatives to its 14-day quarantine rule for the tourist season. But they say enforcing the protocols could be confusing and cumbersome.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Some restaurants in southern Maine are suing to allow the state to let them reopen.

ETNA, Maine - Maine regulators are attempting to address a meat processing bottleneck in the food supply chain by adding three new processors to the state's food system.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation in Bangor on Friday that he says will undo most of the fishing restrictions President Barack Obama ordered for a 5,000-square-mile swath of submerged canyons and mountains off the Atlantic coast that’s prized for its biological diversity. A legal battle is expected.

Several small-business owners from across the state told the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee during an online public hearing that they are still hurting and need help to either stay open or reopen for business after the emergency shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Evan Vucci / Associated Press

The region’s commercial fishing industries and conservationists are anxiously awaiting President Donald Trump’s planned roundtable with fishermen at 2 p.m. today in Maine.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Today, retail stores in the four Maine counties with community transmission of the coronavirus were allowed to join their counterparts in the rest of the state and reopen. That includes the shopping mecca of Freeport in Cumberland County, which attracts 3 million visitors a year.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

Starting on Monday, Mainers — and out-of-staters who’ve completed a 14-day quarantine in Maine — can stay at a hotel or other lodging establishment here.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public File

The Maine Department of Corrections plans to purchase surplus restaurant supplies from businesses in Androscoggin, Cumberland and York counties.

Federal fishing managers say commercial fishing for Atlantic cod is limited by closures off the coast of New England this spring.