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Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 03:18 PM EDT

LePage to Deny Medicaid Applicants Until Expansion is Funded

LePage to Deny Medicaid Applicants Until Expansion is Funded

Maine's governor says he'll deny applications for aid under a voter-approved Medicaid expansion until lawmakers provide funding under his terms.

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 at 04:58 PM EDT

Police Investigate Killing of Pet Cow That Scratched SUV

Police Investigate Killing of Pet Cow That Scratched SUV

Police in Maine are investigating the killing of a pet cow that was shot to death after it wandered from its owner's land and scratched a vehicle.

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 06:44 PM EDT

Amtrak Downeaster to be Interrupted for Weeks

Amtrak Downeaster to be Interrupted for Weeks

Amtrak says track improvements in Maine and New Hampshire will bring changes and interruptions to its Downeaster passenger rail train that goes from Freeport, Maine, to Boston. The work will begin affecting...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 06:44 PM EDT

Protesters Oppose CMP's Proposed 145-Mile Transmission Line

Protesters Oppose CMP's Proposed 145-Mile Transmission Line

In order to comply with a law passed in 2016, Massachusetts must start to get more of its energy from renewable sources. But a plan get hydro-power from Canada is being met with resistance in Maine, where a new...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 11:28 AM EDT

Maine Deer Lottery Ready to Give Out Thousands More Permits

Maine Deer Lottery Ready to Give Out Thousands More Permits

Maine's annual deer permit lottery is ready to begin, and there are thousands of more permits available this year than in years previous.

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 05:07 PM EDT

Colby Students Ditch Dorms, Move to New Digs in Waterville

Colby Students Ditch Dorms, Move to New Digs in Waterville

Colby College students are ditching their dorms, and moving to downtown Waterville, Maine. Two hundred students are now living in the new Alfond Main Street Commons, a $25 million dollar project on Main...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 02:24 PM EDT

Lawsuit: Wholesale Owner Embezzled $1.5 Million in Lobsters

Lawsuit: Wholesale Owner Embezzled $1.5 Million in Lobsters

A Maine lobster wholesaler is suing one of its owners, claiming he embezzled nearly $1.5 million worth of lobsters. Sea Salt, which is a Saco-based restaurant and wholesale lobster company, alleges Matthew...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 06:42 PM EDT

Police: Couple Walks Away From Maine Plane Crash

Police: Couple Walks Away From Maine Plane Crash

Police say a couple walked away from a small plane crash on Bigelow Mountain, north of Carrabasset Valley, Maine on Thursday morning. Authorities said the couple was flying from Vermont when the float plane...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 06:33 AM EDT

Meeting Set to Consider Future of Maine Shrimp Fishery

Meeting Set to Consider Future of Maine Shrimp Fishery

A regulatory panel will meet next month to consider what the future holds for New England's shuttered shrimp fishery.

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 06:09 PM EDT

'Landscaping' Goats Hired to Remove Weeds in Maine City

'Landscaping' Goats Hired to Remove Weeds in Maine City

After city officials in Portland, Maine decided to ban pesticides, officials had to get creative with weed removal techniques. They've now hired a bunch of goats to do the trick.

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