Maine news

What is it like to be an immigrant in Maine – how are they received and perceived?  We'll learn about the opportunities and challenges facing those who are new to the state, and how they become part of the greater community.  We’ll also hear about a state-wide art project that addresses the theme of migration—and how it applies to our immigrant population.

RANGELEY, Maine - An airport in rural Maine is getting more than $11 million in federal funding to extend its runway and make other improvements.

Ashley L. Conti / Bangor Daily News

State officials have refused to renew a education credential for a former Westbrook lawmaker, following allegations of sexual misconduct with female students.

FALMOUTH, Maine - An estate dating back to the Gilded Age of the U.S. built off the coast of Maine has been sold for over $4 million.

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine - These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one.

PORTLAND, Maine - Other regions have heroes, Dagwoods, cheesesteaks, grinders and po' boys. But the Italian sandwich is king in Maine.

How can the arts contribute to rural community development in Maine? Some of our state's smallest and most isolated towns have found that promoting arts and cultural opportunities have brought them new life. In advance of the Maine Arts Commission's conference on this subject, we explore the role of the arts in rural development.

BANGOR, Maine - A Maine community health care center plans to convert an old Verizon Wireless call center into a pediatric center.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Many of Maine’s school buildings were built more than 50 years ago, and they need a lot of work: asbestos and lead removal, new roofs, windows and doors. But in the face of budget cuts after the Great Recession, many schools have struggled to keep up with those maintenance needs, forcing some districts to make tough choices.

PORTLAND, Maine - The last two nuns in a Portland monastery are moving out of Maine.

BAR HARBOR, Maine - Park officials say visits to Maine's only national park are on pace to exceed the total visits from 2017.

Falls are a leading cause of injury for older people in Maine. Our panel of experts offers practical solutions for people of any age to prevent falls and to recover from them.

WATERVILLE, Maine - A Maine man is suing Betty Crocker and its parent company, claiming the company's red measuring spoons made him sick.

MILLINOCKET, Maine - Maine game wardens are looking for a missing woman whose car was found in the middle of a road with its lights on in Baxter State Park.

Nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center have secured a tentative contract with the hospital after a months-long effort.