Larry Lord Moved To Boston Rehab Facility 5 Months After Deadly Farmington Blast

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Some 162 days after a nonprofit organization’s Farmington building was razed in a gas explosion, the building’s maintenance supervisor who was severely injured, Larry Lord, has left Massachusetts General Hospital and has been transferred to a Boston rehabilitation facility.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's former governor says that he was paid by a lobbying firm to advocate for the state utility's hydropower corridor.

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There appears to be further movement in the effort to knock back Chinese tariffs on American lobster.

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The Legislature is considering the creation of a new state commission charged with finding ways to reduce the cost of healthcare in Maine.

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New Hampshire-based Concord Coachlines says it is "reconsidering" its policy of allowing Border Patrol agents to board buses and perform immigration checks on passengers.

The Maine Legislature’s Appropriations Committee has unanimously approved funding for the immediate purchase of a machine at the state laboratory that can test for the coronavirus.

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More than 60 youth rallied on the steps of the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta Tuesday morning to urge members of the state's Juvenile Justice Task Force to recommend closure of the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, where about 50 kids are currently held.

It has been two years since the death of 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy, but the state still has too few caseworkers to keep pace with the volume of child welfare referrals and open cases.

The Bangor Daily News reports that an analytical tool used by the state is still short by 40 workers despite the hiring of additional workers since Kennedy's death at the hands of her mother and stepfather on Feb. 25, 2018, in Stockton Springs.

Gov. Janet Mills' supplemental budget, which needs legislative approval, would add half that number of positions, 20 caseworkers.

SOLON, Maine - A U.S. Senate hopeful is leaving the Maine Green Independent Party to make it easier to get onto the November ballot.

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A people’s veto referendum that will determine the fate of a new Maine vaccination law is generating less campaign cash and fanfare than other recent ballot initiatives, but the sources behind the money and the messaging highlight a deep rift between the state’s leading health organizations and individuals who distrust vaccines.

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An achievement gap between Maine’s low-income students and all the rest hasn’t gone away over the past four years and has even widened slightly, an analysis of the latest year of Maine students’ standardized test scores shows.

The Maine Legislature is considering a measure that would bolster funding for mental health crisis intervention programs. The proposal before the Health and Human Services Committee would redirect funds that had been dedicated to build four new mental health centers.

Police are working to identify a man found dead Sunday afternoon near railroad tracks in Portland.  Portland Police Lt. Robert Martin says officials believe the man was homeless, in his 50s and was struck by a train.  

AUGUSTA, Maine - A proposal designed to improve high school graduation rates in Maine for students who are homeless or in foster care has received the approval of a legislative committee.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine conservation officials are asking residents in the state to take a few steps to cut down the spread of invasive species.