Maine Medical Center in Portland is seeking to build a six-story building in the city's West End as part of a $525 million expansion project.

KITTERY, Maine - The USS Virginia is back at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for maintenance and upgrades. The nuclear-powered attack submarine with a crew of 132 officers and sailors arrived Wednesday.

LEWISTON, Maine - A local school committee in Maine has voted to fund a homeless student program after the Maine Department of Education rejected the school's application for federal funding.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Republican governor says his secretive Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission will move on despite recent departures.

FALMOUTH, Maine - The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is awarding a half dozen grants to try to expand composting and recycling programs around the state.

PORTLAND, Maine - A critic of wind turbines is resigning his seat on Republican Gov. Paul LePage's secretive Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission, saying he's served more than four months without any meeting.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine man cleared of sexually assaulting his wife has reached a $375,000 settlement in his lawsuit against more than a dozen defendants.

LEWISTON, Maine - The school committee in a Maine city has voted to approve big changes to local policies about field trips in the aftermath of the drowning death of a teenage student.
The new rules are a response to the death of 13-year-old Rayan Issa. The Lewiston Middle School student drowned June 12 during a school trip to a state park.

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PORTLAND, Maine - A judge has ruled a Republican candidate for district attorney in Maine violated several state bar rules, including unlawful conduct stemming from unwanted sexual advances.

WATERVILLE, Maine - Maine's Colby College will honor the former editor for the Denver Post who published an editorial criticizing the owners of his paper with the 2018 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.

The calendar says fall in Maine, and now so does the weather.

CRAB ISLAND, Maine - A Maine island once owned by Arctic explorer Robert Peary is up for sale. The Portland Press Herald reports Crab Island has been listed for $950,000.

BREWER, Maine - One of the largest health care systems in Maine is rebranding. Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems says the system and member organizations that are affiliated with it are becoming Northern Light Health.

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WASHINGTON - Dozens of people protesting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court have been arrested outside the office of Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.

EASTON, Mass. - Police in Massachusetts have charged a Maine woman whose 17-month old child was found alone in a shopping cart outside a Target store.