HAMPDEN, Maine - Maine animal welfare officials say nearly 30 animals were seized from a home.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department says that a coyote that was strangled by a man after attacking his child had rabies, and that it may not be the only one.

FARMINGTON, Maine - University of Maine at Farmington officials announced the termination of a part-time faculty member Tuesday after the school reviewed allegations that he sexually abused a minor at a New York City school in the 1990s.

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LEWISTON, Maine - A paper mill company announced it has the necessary regulatory approvals to move forward with plans to sell its Maine mill as part of a $400 million deal.

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JACKMAN, Maine - Maine's big game hunting seasons are months away, but the state is starting the process of accepting applications for the moose hunt.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's smelts, a small fish beloved by ice fishermen, appear to be continuing a rebound in population after years of decline.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A task force convened by the governor of Maine is recommending numerous changes to the way the state regulates all-terrain vehicles.

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills created the task force to help the state cope with increasing ATV registrations in the Pine Tree State.

The task force has called for a limit on the size and weight of ATVs that can be used on state-maintained trails, where they would be limited to 65 inches wide and 2,000 pounds.

The task force included landowners, farmers, ATV users, land trust representatives and others.

The National Endowment for the Humanities will help renovate a historic library in southern Maine that dates to the 19th century.


A Catholic school in Maine announced it will close at the end of this school year due to financial struggles and shrinking enrollment, school officials said.

A Maine fire chief says he'll be investigating the intent behind a hand gesture associated with white power that a firefighter appeared to make in a recent photo. 

Maine supporters of Michelle Malkin say they've located a venue for the conservative speaker's appearance after three sites canceled, but declined to release details.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine utility spent more than $2.3 million in the most recent quarter to rally against a potential statewide vote about whether it can build a transmission line to bring hydropower from Canada.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A group that wants to overturn Maine's law eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccinations has raised more than three times more money than supporters of the law.

A morning snowstorm has made for slick roads and a slow morning commute in parts of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

HOULTON, Maine - An American Indian tribe whose members live near the most northeastern point of the United States is getting help from the federal government to buy snow removal equipment.