Maine news

Gov. Janet Mills is dedicating the Blaine House holiday display of lights and trees to the people of Maine in a challenging year.

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The Greater Portland Metro bus system says it will reduce capacity next week in an attempt to curb any spread of COVID-19.

A 27-year-old employee of Jackson Laboratory was killed early Thursday morning while crossing Route 3 to the Lab’s campus in Bar Harbor.

Cold weather is here — it’s time to get answers to your questions about the best ways to keep your home warm this winter.

We’ll address new developments in sustainable energy choices, and ways to save on energy costs.

James Blair / NASA

Astronaut and Caribou-native Jessica Meir will join a team of 17 other astronauts as part of a new NASA initiative to put people on the moon.

Rick Bowmer / Associated Press file

About 8,000 fewer students are enrolled in Maine’s public schools this fall — a drop of about 4% from last year. That’s according to data from the Maine Department of Education.

Library of America

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks discusses his new book about the founding fathers and their devotion to the ancient Greek and Roman classics. He wrote First Principles while a visiting fellow in history at Bowdoin College.

The city of Portland has announced that it will not be using a space at the Cumberland County Corrections Facility as part of its plan to address homelessness this winter.

Maine Public file

Lewiston’s Bates College is delaying the start of its winter semester by more than a month due to the current surge in COVID-19 cases.

The removal of the Edwards Dam from the Kennebec River — and the Great Works and Veazie Dams from the Penobscot — made national news and ushered in a new era for Maine's sea run fish. But the work is far from over. We'll discuss projects to remove dams, create fish passages and reconstruct culverts all over the state, and what these projects mean for the health of our rivers and streams. This program ties in with the publication of a new book this month about the Penobscot River restoration project.

The Greater Portland Metro bus system is considering the most extensive changes to its route structure in more than 30 years.