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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 07:29 AM EST

Mills Wins Maine Gov. Race After GOP Opponent Concedes

Mills Wins Maine Gov. Race After GOP Opponent Concedes

On Election Day in Maine, voters are deciding on who will replace the state's firebrand governor using its new way of voting, along with deciding on controversial ballot questions. The hotly contested race for...

Monday, Nov 5, 2018 at 05:57 PM EST

LePage Offers Support to Gubernatorial Candidate Moody

LePage Offers Support to Gubernatorial Candidate Moody

Shortly after announcing he will leave the political arena, Maine Gov. Paul LePage offered his support to Republican candidate Shawn Moody, a businessman who has campaigned on continuing LePage's policies. Moo...

Monday, Nov 5, 2018 at 04:32 PM EST

LePage: I'm Moving to Florida After Term Ends

LePage: I'm Moving to Florida After Term Ends

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is planning to move to Florida after his term ends and will possibly teach at a college or university, the outgoing state executive announced. At a campaign event Monday in support of...

Monday, Nov 5, 2018 at 09:54 AM EST

New England Farms Could See New Climate Adaptation Tools

New England Farms Could See New Climate Adaptation Tools

Researchers in New England are working on a project to develop tools for small- and mid-sized farms in the region to address productivity problems related to climate change.

Monday, Nov 5, 2018 at 09:05 AM EST

Maine Gives Potential Marijuana Consultants an Extra Week

Maine Gives Potential Marijuana Consultants an Extra Week

Consultants hoping to advise Maine on recreational marijuana sales have extra time to apply. The deadline is Thursday for those applying to guide state agencies as they craft adult-use marijuana regulations and...

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 05:48 PM EDT

Ranked-Choice Voting May Determine Maine House Race

Ranked-Choice Voting May Determine Maine House Race

In a four-way race for Maine’s Second Congressional District, ranked choice voting may determine the outcome of one of the most competitive and expensive House races in the nation. Recent polls show Republican...

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 12:34 PM EDT

Students, Staff Hold Walkout Over Bullying

Students, Staff Hold Walkout Over Bullying

Students and staff at a Maine middle school have staged a walkout in a protest against bullying.

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 01:02 PM EDT

Close Maine House Race Injects Medicaid in Health Care Fight

Close Maine House Race Injects Medicaid in Health Care Fight

A lack of health care hits residents especially hard in Maine, with the oldest population in the country, and so the Democratic challenger in the state's Second Congressional District is focused on saddling the...

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 11:38 AM EDT

Lobster Festival Apologizes to Dethroned Pageant Winner

Lobster Festival Apologizes to Dethroned Pageant Winner

New leaders at the Maine Lobster Festival are apologizing to the pageant winner who was stripped of her title over online photos.

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 11:18 AM EDT

More Boston Trains Headed to Brunswick, Freeport in Maine

More Boston Trains Headed to Brunswick, Freeport in Maine

More trains from Boston are coming to the towns of Freeport and Brunswick in Maine. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, which manages Amtrak's Downeaster passenger rail service from Boston to...

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