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PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's scallop season is ending for the year amid hopes that fishermen had a stronger season than they did a year ago.

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Maine's top energy regulators handed a win to Central Maine Power Thursday in its bid to build a controversial power line through western Maine.

Authorities in Maine say two people have been arrested and charged with illegally possessing baby eels after officials found them taking the fish from a stream.

A Belfast, Maine firm that develops insulation products from wood fiber for the residential housing market is set to buy the former Madison Paper Mill, which ceased operations three years ago.

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U.S. News and World Report has listed Portland as one of the 25 best places to live in the United States.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

Maine’s top energy regulators are scheduling “special deliberations” to consider a key permit for Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line through western Maine.

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Homebuyers can find themselves the targets of fraud, including home improvement and roofing scams or others carried out through the internet and email.

How Big Should A Clam Get? Maine Eyes New Harvest Rules

Apr 7, 2019
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The nation’s clam haul is steadily dwindling, and a push to try to save it in the state with the largest industry is dividing harvesters, conservationists and scientists who question whether proposed new measures will help.

New England Aquarium

Amid uncertainty around new rules that would try to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale, Maine's top fisheries regulator is canceling meetings he'd planned for next week with lobster harvesters around the state.

Fire has damaged an office building on the campus of one of Portland's largest employers.

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A bill designed to curb the onslaught of unsolicited robocalls from scammers has advanced in the Maine Legislature, following a unanimous vote by the Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business Committee.

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PORTLAND, Maine — Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will pay more than $18,000 to build a fish passage on the Sheepscot River as part of its settlement for violating environmental rules.

Unemployment in Maine's three major metropolitan areas fell in February.

PORTLAND, Maine - An alternative weekly paper known for arts coverage and political reporting in Maine's largest city has shut down.

Judge Lets Most Of Lawsuit Move Ahead In Poland Spring Water Case

Apr 2, 2019
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The question of whether bottled Poland Spring water really comes from a spring or is merely bottled groundwater will continue to be debated in court after a federal judge in Connecticut ruled only partially in favor of parent Nestle Waters North America’s efforts to dismiss the case.