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Roughly 200,000 Maine workers who do not currently receive paid sick leave could soon earn paid time off for any reason if a newly amended bill becomes law this year.

Salt Sisters

A Falmouth woman is proposing a 200-acre seaweed farm off Falmouth — at a time when aquaculture's growth in Maine is drawing controversy. But this sea-farmer believes she can win support from the seafaring community.

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In what is becoming an annual problem, visa complications are forcing some Maine businesses to consider curtailing services as the tourist season gets underway in Maine.

A laboratory company in Maine plans to hire 300 new workers and to increase its base wages over the next year.

CMP And Union Agree On Deal To Add Workers

Apr 19, 2019
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Central Maine Power Co. and its largest union said Friday that they have agreed to extend their staffing agreement and increase the number of workers by 60.

Unemployment has ticked up in March in Maine but still remains low.

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The University of New England has announced that it will freeze employee salaries in the coming school year. School officials say the freeze is intended to keep tuition from rising more than the planned increase of 3 percent.

Oyster Farmers, Lobster Haulers Take Their Turf Battle To Maine State House

Apr 17, 2019
Linda Coan O'Kresik / Bangor Daily News

Consideration of a bill that would establish a task force to study aquaculture sustainability across Maine evolved on Tuesday into a familiar squabble between those financially invested in the budding industry and fishing professionals who feel their livelihood is under siege.

Campobello Whale Rescue

Federal fisheries regulators demonstrated a new risk-assessment tool on Tuesday, aimed at helping the survival of the North Atlantic right whale. It comes on the eve of regulatory decisions that could affect the fate of the endangered species — and the lobster industry, as well.

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.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

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.