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The cold, wet, spring has pushed back the harvest in Maine for both high-bush and wild blueberries.

David Handley, vegetable and small fruit specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, says it’s between 10 days and 2 weeks late. He says in Maine, cultivated high-bush blueberries are almost exclusively a pick-your-own product and because of the rough winter, there are some places where the crop is down quite a bit.

The federal government has awarded the Maine Department of Transportation $36 million toward replacement of the aging bridge connecting Madawaska, Maine, and Edmundston, New Brunswick, on the St. John River. The money is expected to cover almost half the cost of a new Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge, which will sit about 1,300 feet upriver from the existing structure.

Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press

The Maine Lottery has had another record year.

Scallop Harvest Climbing As Consumer Demand For The Shellfish Grows

Jul 22, 2019
Robert F. Bukaty / Associate Press

America’s harvest of scallops is increasing to near-record levels at a time when the shellfish are in high demand and the value of the fishery has surged in recent years.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Outdoor Brands alliance has hired its first full-time executive director.

FREEPORT, Maine - L.L. Bean is poised to open its first store in Canada. The Maine-based retailer announced Thursday that the 13,000-square-foot store will open Aug. 23 in Oakville Place, just outside of Toronto.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

Hundreds of lobstermen and their allies turned out for a unity rally in Stonington Sunday.

The Maine Medical Association has named an attorney as its new leader.

Keith Shortall / Maine Public

Lobstermen and their supporters, including top-elected officials, will rally in Stonington on Sunday to make a united plea for their livelihoods.

The Man Who Owns 6 Of Maine’s 7 Daily Newspapers Just Bought A Bangor Magazine

Jul 20, 2019
Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

A Bangor city councilor who started the magazine Maine Seniors recently sold his publication to Reade Brower, the owner of six of Maine’s seven daily newspapers and weekly newspapers across much of the state.

A Maine company has been named the official ice cream of the New England Patriots.

CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Supreme Court is set to rule on whether a state committee erred when it rejected a controversial project that would have brought hydropower from Canada to markets in southern New England.

BAR HARBOR, Maine - Ongoing construction has further pushed back the start date for ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia.

Central Maine Power’s billing practices and other controversies involving the state’s largest utility are in the spotlight in Portland on Tuesday.

BELFAST, Maine - A Maine judge says a city that is working with an aquaculture developer on a large project did not break the law when it changed a land use plan to let the development move forward.