Maine news

The estate of the artist behind the famous "LOVE" and "HOPE" images is attempting to stop reproduction of his works.

Five Maine women have written Compassionate Journey: Honoring Our Mothers' Stories, a collection of stories that delve into what it means to be a mother, a daughter, and how we can understand the complicated love that binds generations.

Leading into Mother's Day weekend, we hear from these women, discuss the unique role that mothers hold in our society and hear stories from our listeners.

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The Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) is cancelling a dozen construction projects this year because of surging costs.

The state is seeking public input on three proposed designs for the flag that will commemorate Maine's bicentennial.

National Company Takes Over After-School Programs At Some Greater Bangor Schools

May 9, 2019
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Regional School Unit 22 is teaming up with a national, for-profit company to offer before- and after-school programs at some of the district’s schools in Hampden and Winterport. But the arrangement has some families concerned because it will force existing programs out of their current spots at the schools.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Portland Symphony Orchestra is returning after a one-year hiatus to the Eastern Promenade for Maine's largest Independence Day celebration.

Our gardening experts return to offer springtime advice on how to prepare and nurture your flowers, vegetables, lawn and other plants.

FARMINGTON, Maine - Police say an elementary school principal in Maine has been charged with drunken driving.

LISBON, Maine - Police in a Maine town say they're investigating a complaint of a sexual assault involving two high school students in a case that has inspired a walkout at the school.

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NPR host Scott Simon is in Maine as the keynote speaker for the Hospice Thresholds Conference. He joins us to discuss his recent books (on topics ranging from the passing of his mother to his love of the Chicago Cubs) and what goes into putting together his highly rated weekend program.

LEWISTON, Maine - A massive, 160-year-old former cotton mill in Maine is going up for auction this month.

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PORTLAND, Maine - A lifetime achievement award has been offered - and rescinded - for "American Pie'' singer Don McLean.

PORTLAND, Maine - The director of "Erin Brockovich'' and the "Ocean's'' trilogy is in Maine to promote his latest project, and it has nothing to do with Hollywood.

As part of Maine Public's Grow Together Spring Membership Drive, we are rebroadcasting excerpts of some of our favorite recent shows. No calls will be taken.

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Maine's Department of Education has decided to end a program called AP4All, allowing high school students to access college-level classes online that they otherwise might not be able to get locally.