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A legislative committee is strongly endorsing a potentially groundbreaking move to require cable companies to provide "a-la-carte" subscriptions for individual cable channels. Cable operators say federal statute forbids it, but federal regulators say they have never ruled on the question.

As the controversial Central Maine Power project slogs forward, the previously competing Northern Pass transmission line proposal landed in New Hampshire's Supreme Court Wednesday.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's two U.S. senators are joining with colleagues in an effort to take away a barrier for American farmers who want to sell products to Cuba.

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A legislative committee gave tepid approval Wednesday to a measure that could effectively kill Central Maine Power's controversial proposal for a high-voltage transmission line through western Maine.

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An ambitious proposal to convert Maine’s private electric utilities into a consumer-owned entity got its first public hearing in Augusta on Tuesday.

CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments over a controversial project that would bring hydropower from Canada to markets in southern New England.

CONCORD, N.H. - Gas prices have gone down a bit in northern New England. The latest GasBuddy price reports show prices dropped 2.4 cents per gallon in New Hampshire last week, to an average of $2.74.

The Maine Coast Heritage Trust is $1 million closer to buying most of Clark Island in St. George. The island is privately owned, but the public has been allowed to use its hiking trails and sandy beaches.

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Opponents of Central Maine Power’s proposal to cut a new transmission corridor through western Maine are bearing down on efforts to get the company to come up with alternatives to the existing plan.

Maine Elver Harvesters Enjoying Good Season So Far Amid New Controls

May 8, 2019
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PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's baby eel fishermen are enjoying a steady harvest and strong prices during the first season in which regulators are using new controls to stop poaching.

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A major energy company is appealing the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s permit for Central Maine Power Co.’s controversial proposal for a new transmission line through western Maine.

Courtesy Nordic Aquafarms / via Bangor Daily News

Opponents of a proposed land-based salmon farm in Belfast are hoping that a potential snag with a land lease will prove to be the end of the road for Nordic Aquafarms.

SANGERVILLE, Maine - Residents of a small town in rural Maine have voted in favor of the merger of a local hospital with a larger health group.

CONCORD, N.H. - Gas prices have risen slightly in northern New England.  The latest GasBuddy price reports show prices rose nearly 2 cents per gallon in Maine last week, to an average of $2.83.

Uncertain Future For 'Super' Seaweed After Court Ruling

May 6, 2019
Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's seaweed business has grown like a weed in recent years, with proponents touting it as both a "superfood" and an economic generator for the rural state — but the industry is now facing sticky new restrictions.