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PORTLAND, Maine - High numbers of a species of jellyfish that can grow to huge sizes have been sighted in recent months in the Gulf of Maine and some of its beaches.

A Maine survey indicates heating oil prices are dropping to the lowest level in nearly two years - good news for consumers as the heating season nears.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Vermont man convicted of impersonating a Somali man has been sentenced to two months in prison.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine has returned nearly $400,000 to the federal government over a no-bid contract granted under the former Republican governor's administration.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine company is promising to install $400,000 in odor-control equipment on petroleum storage tanks in response to neighborhood complaints and a proposed federal consent decree.

A Maine business owned by a school board member is under fire after producing and selling apparel featuring a prohibited Native American-themed mascot.

Julie Pike / Maine Public

Update 2:25 p.m. Williams has been sentenced to life in prison.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine man is due to be sentenced for the first killing of a law enforcement officer in the line of duty in nearly 30 years.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is not joining a tentative opioid-crisis settlement between the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and a number of state and local governments.

BOSTON - Commercial fishing of an important species of bait fish is going to be shut down in one of its key areas in New England for about six weeks.

PORTLAND, Maine - A federal program that funds ocean research is going to help establish a push for more scientific work about lobsters in Maine.

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Southern Maine's democratic congresswoman says three museums in her district will receive federal funds to make improvements.

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PORTLAND, Maine - An arm of the federal government says it's disappointed that a lobster fishing group is pulling its support of a proposal to help endangered whales, but will continue to work with the fishermen.

A salmon conservation group says its researchers have intercepted more than 50 salmon it believes escaped from aquaculture operations near a river close to the border of Canada and Maine.

BOSTON - Federal regulators are cutting back the amount that fishermen can harvest an economically important fish species on the East Coast.

BREWER, Maine - Regulators are reviewing the potential environmental impact of a proposed 145-mile  transmission line that would bring Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid.

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