Maine news

Julie Pike

Our gardening experts return to help with planting, pruning, weeding, whacking and whatever else comes to mind regarding garden care. 

Julie Pike / Maine Public

The city of Portland is moving hundreds of asylum seekers into an emergency shelter at the Portland Expo.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

A Maine Supreme Court justice will allow a 13-year-old boy who has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial to remain at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland until alternative placement can be found.


After a change in policy at the U.S. Border Portland has received, as of Tuesday morning, a total of 67 asylum seekers in the last two days, with as many as 150 to come in the next few days.

Our panel of veterinarians discuss the latest news from the world of pet care, and answer our listener questions. 

Guests:  Deirdre Frey, VMD, Vet At Your Door, P.C.

Meghan E. Vaught DVM, DACVECC, Criticalist  |  ECC Medical Director, Maine Veterinary Medical Center

Kate S. Domenico, Veterinarian at Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital in Scarborough

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - Fishermen of a key bait species might soon learn how much of a reduction in catch they will face in the near future.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is making it easier to get an abortion with the governor's signing of her bill to allow nurse practitioners and other non-doctors to perform abortions.

Doing nothing is more than just lazing around. Artist and author Jenny Odell joins us to explain what she means by doing nothing — taking time out of one’s day to engage in an activity without considering whether it’s productive — and why it can be so difficult these days to do it. She’ll also explain how doing nothing can actually be a form of resistance to a world where our value is over determined by our ‘data productivity.’

This show is part of Maine Calling's ongoing coverage of topics that reflect the unique character of Maine. This episode was originally broadcast April 5, 2019, and was rebroadcast June 7, 2019.

One of the beloved symbols of Maine, the loon is categorized as a “species of greatest conservation need.” We’ll learn about why the loon is such an iconic Maine species, how the loon population is doing in Maine, and what conservation efforts are underway to protect this aquatic bird and its habitat.

Pat Wellenbach / Associated Press/file

AUGUSTA, Maine - More Maine veterans might be able to participate in the state's annual moose hunt thanks to a change in state law.

Two brothers whose canoes capsized on a remote Maine lake say a crew of Boy Scouts from New Hampshire helped save their lives.

BANGOR, Maine - Officials say no one was hurt when a Cessna 210 crashed at the Bangor International Jetport in Maine.

Maine's agricultural future depends on the interest and involvement of young people. We'll learn about the programs and educational efforts aimed at fostering the farmers of tomorrow—and why some see these young people as essential to the economic success and culture of our state.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers could end up funding Maine's online Advanced Placement program that's run out of money.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine - Motorists can now zoom through a toll plaza at the southern entrance of I-295 without stopping.