Robert F. Bukaty / AP File

Officials in Bar Harbor are hoping that a new employee housing proposal could help ease the town's year-round housing shortage.

Maine officials are looking for public comments on a plan about how the state manages its outdoor recreation areas.

Cause Of Friday's Fire In Brewer Accidental, City Official Says

Nov 9, 2019
Judy Harrison / BDN

The cause of a fire that heavily damaged a restaurant under construction in Brewer was determined to be accidental, according to Brewer Public Safety Director Jason Moffitt.

Fred Bever / Maine Public/File

A deal that could bring the Saddleback Mountain Ski Resort back to life is in the works — again.

Robbie Feinberg

For some students in Maine, college this fall might look a lot different than it did 10 years ago. The state's university system has boosted online courses by nearly 30 percent over the past five years. And it's now partnering with an outside firm to market and expand its offerings even further. But the push to reach more adult students comes with new challenges.


The Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) has voted to not support the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) right whale conservation plan.

Large Friday Fire Destroys Yet-to-open Restaurant On Brewer Waterfront

Nov 8, 2019
Eesha Pendharkar / BDN

A large Friday evening fire destroyed a Brewer restaurant that was supposed to open this winter.


Maine mental health provider Sweetser has announced it is ending its clinic-based therapy program, which will affect 450 children and adults.

The Cape Elizabeth School Committee is appealing a federal judge's decision to temporarily block the three-day suspension of a Cape Elizabeth High School Student accused of bullying.

An Aroostook County jury has awarded $1.2 million in damages to a patient who sued Cary Medical Center in Caribou for negligent care in 2015.

YORK, Maine - Maine environmental officials have fined a town $75,000 for building a seawall without a permit.

PORTLAND, Maine - A drop in the catch of lobsters off Maine has customers paying more for the seafood and fishermen concerned about the future.

Courtesty LaJeunesse campaign

A former Google executive and senior adviser to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced his bid to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine fishing regulators are collecting the final entrants into a lottery to participate in one of the most lucrative marine industries in the state.

State officials are confirming news reports that a wastewater treatment plant that discharges into the Kennebec River processed a quarter-million gallons of water containing an unregulated class of contaminants earlier this year.