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Central Maine Power (CMP) has won a key state approval for its controversial proposal to build a major transmission line through the state's western woods.

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A new survey highlights the negative economic effects of child care costs on families across New England.

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State officials are offering a final proposal to federal regulators for changes in the state's lobster fishery aimed at reducing the risk of entanglements for the endangered northern right whale. The new proposal makes some changes to a plan the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) floated in the fall, but it still may not satisfy lobstermen or conservation groups.

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The Maine Department of Marine Resources is setting quotas for the upcoming elver season at the same levels as last year. But the agency is also proposing to charge a new, $500 inspection fee every time an exporter wants to ship the lucrative eels beyond Maine’s borders.

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The Maine Public Utilities Commission is considering a handful of proposals for a pilot program that would encourage the adoption use of electric vehicles and the build-out of EV infrastructure in Maine.

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Recent storms leave no doubt winter that has arrived in Bangor. The city saw how challenging last winter was for residents experiencing homelessness.

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Staff at Maine's Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) are recommending approval of Central Maine Power's (CMP) controversial proposal to build a new power line through Maine's western woods. An approval vote from the commission could come as soon as next week.

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Over the next three years Central Maine Power (CMP) is proposing to invest nearly $30 million for what it's calling a "resiliency" program to harden its aging electricity distribution system.

After more than 60 years in business, Cole Farms Restaurant and Pub in Gray has announced that it will be closing in two weeks.

After more than 60 years in business, Cole Farms Restaurant and Pub in Gray has announced that it will be closing in two weeks.

A set of proposed rules in Maine would help ease the state’s 154 hemp farmers into compliance with looming federal regulations.

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A federal judge is putting on hold a new Maine law that would allow cable television customers to subscribe a la carte to individual channels and avoid programming bundles they don’t want.

Maine securities officials have released their list of the top five investment products or schemes likely to trap Maine investors in 2020.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is allocating $1.6 million to help the lobster industry adapt to new and pending gear rules that aim to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine labor officials say the unemployment rate in the state remained low in November, and dipped by nearly a percentage point over the course of the year.

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