More than 200 residents were removed from a public hearing in which local leaders upheld the firing of a local fire chief.

A spokesman for Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin says a letter taking credit for saving jobs at a mill that later closed was sent to constituents "in error."

AUGUSTA, Maine - The numbers indicate that Maine's campers are indeed happy. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Bureau of Parks and Lands says a record number of visitors have camped in Maine state parks this year.


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One of the most recognizable buildings in Maine has been sold for $9.3 million.

The Energy Information Administration says the cost of staying warm is going to grow this winter for the average American, especially those who rely on heating oil.

Dimitry Lovetsky / Associated Press

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - NASA says that two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia are in good condition after an emergency landing following booster rocket failure minutes after the launch.

EAGLE LAKE, Maine - Seventeen community health centers in Maine are going to get nearly $5 million from the federal government to better equip themselves to serve people with substance abuse disorders and mental health needs.

YORK, Maine - A woman charged with driving onto a baseball field and killing a man with her car is scheduled to be arraigned next month.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine environmental officials say ultra-low sulfur heating oil will burn cleaner and lower heating costs.

A regulatory board says New England's shrimp population remains depleted years after the fishery for the species was shut down.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

YORK, Maine - Maine environmental officials are considering using composting to manage seal corpses left behind from mass die-offs.

PORTLAND, Maine - The organizers of a job fair hope to get jobs for people in recovery from substance abuse.  The day-long Thursday fair at Portland Expo will feature at least 25 employers.

PORTLAND, Maine - A military aircraft that looks like a cross between a helicopter and an airplane has drawn attention in Portland, Maine.

SANFORD, Maine - The most expensive school ever built in Maine is set to open this week.

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick - A massive explosion at an Irving Oil refinery has shaken the Canadian city of Saint John in the province of New Brunswick.