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Monday, Nov 19, 2018 at 06:33 PM EST

Proposed Bag Ban in Waterville Goes to Maine Supreme Court

Proposed Bag Ban in Waterville Goes to Maine Supreme Court

In Waterville, Maine, what's not in the bag are the results of a referendum question to ban plastic bags in retailers larger than 10,000 square feet. The fate of the municipal ballot question could soon be...

Monday, Nov 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM EST

Unemployment Rate in Maine Rose Slightly in October

Unemployment Rate in Maine Rose Slightly in October

Unemployment ticked up slightly in the state of Maine in October. The Maine Department of Labor says the unemployment rate rose from 3.3 percent in September to 3.4 percent last month. But it's still historica...

Monday, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:22 AM EST

Episcopal Diocese Reports Record Applicants for Next Bishop

Episcopal Diocese Reports Record Applicants for Next Bishop

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine says it had a record number of applications for its next bishop.

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 10:44 AM EST

Ranks of Plow Truck Drivers Could Be Thinning in Maine

Ranks of Plow Truck Drivers Could Be Thinning in Maine

Maine's aging workforce and low unemployment rate are raising worries about the number of plow truck drivers who keep the state moving in the winter.

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM EST

5 Vying for Post of Attorney General in Maine

5 Vying for Post of Attorney General in Maine

Five people are interested in succeeding Janet Mills as Maine's attorney general now that she's been elected governor.

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 01:34 PM EST

Maine's Newest Potato Available Throughout New England

Maine's Newest Potato Available Throughout New England

Maine's newest kind of potato is now available in stores across New England. The new potato is called the Caribou russet and it first went to market in limited supply in fall 2016.

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM EST

Death of Inmate at Maine State Prison Under Investigation

Death of Inmate at Maine State Prison Under Investigation

State police are investigating an inmate death at the Maine State Prison. Officials say 50-year-old Christopher Nault of Farmington died Friday morning.

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 06:17 PM EST

No More Snow Days? Maine District Tests Controversial Policy

No More Snow Days? Maine District Tests Controversial Policy

In Camden, Maine, the first snow day of the school year might be the last. Starting in December, the MSAD 28 school district, which includes Camden and four surrounding towns, will try "remote school days"...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 01:47 PM EST

Iowa Powerball Winner Gives $500K to Veterans Group

Iowa Powerball Winner Gives $500K to Veterans Group

An Iowa woman who shared a nearly $700 million Powerball lottery jackpot has donated $500,000 to a veterans group. Lerynne West announced on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" broadcast Wednesday that she gave the...

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 06:39 AM EST

Police Capture 'Unruly' Runaway Pig Along Maine Interstate

Police Capture 'Unruly' Runaway Pig Along Maine Interstate

Maine State Police say they helped corral a rather "unruly" pig on the run along Interstate 95. State police say in a Facebook post they were alerted to the "uncooperative" pig along the interstate in Palmyra on...

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