Maine news

As More People Snack On Insects, A Maine Company That Sells Them Plans To Expand

May 3, 2019
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A Lewiston company that makes and sells edible insects is planning a major expansion during the coming year as demand for crickets and other critters as snacks and garnishes grows.

Granges have been integral to the history of rural Maine, serving not only as places for farmers to organize and advocate for themselves, but as educational sites, social hubs, and community centers. We learn about how some Granges have carried on the traditions of the past, while others have evolved to serve new purposes in their communities, bringing new vitality to rural Maine.


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A federal appeals court has upheld a District Court ruling that the Aroostook County Jail must provide an inmate with medicine for treating her opioid addiction.

Lewiston police officer Nicholas Meserve's death in February was the result of an overdose of the opioid drug fentanyl, says the city's Police Chief, Brian O’Malley.

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The Maine legislature is considering a number of measures aimed at expanding public pre-K programs.

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TISBURY, Mass. - The federal government is creating a new vessel speed restriction zone off Massachusetts to try to protect rare whales.

RUMFORD, Maine - Police say a 6-year-old boy crossing a Rumford street on his bicycle was killed by a school bus.

Long before they were in a band together, the members of Lula Wiles — Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland and Mali Obomsawin — were singing folk songs and trading fiddle tunes at camp in Maine. Their new album, “What Will We Do,” came out earlier this year. They join Maine Calling to play a few songs off the album and talk about their influences and what’s next for the band.

For the second consecutive year, an asylum seeker from Maine has made it to the final round of a national spoken poetry competition.

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A high school in northern Aroostook County has been named the second-best in the country. A recent ranking from U.S. News & World Report placed the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, a small public magnet school in Limestone, as the best public high school in the state, and behind only one other school nationwide.

WESTBROOK, Maine - Right now, it's a muddy construction zone but organizers insist Westbrook's 8,200-capacity "Rock Row'' will be ready for its first outdoor concert in less than a month.

In advance of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) conference on housing opportunities and solutions in Maine, we’ll learn about the issues facing developers and buyers when it comes to affordable housing and get the latest on Maine’s housing market.

PORTLAND, Maine - An independent composites lab plans to partner with the University of Southern Maine.

A Maine Warden Service pilot has found a pair of women missing for two days after their SUV broke down in a remote part of the state.

Month in Review: Top Maine News Stories in April

Apr 30, 2019
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Our panel of editorial page editors returns to discuss the news that made Maine headlines in April.

Susan Young, editorial page editor, Bangor Daily News

Ben Bragdon, editorial page editor, Kennebec Journal

Greg Kesich, editorial page editor, Portland Press Herald