Fishing groups had sued over the creation of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, a 5,000-square-mile area that contains fragile deep sea corals and vulnerable species of marine life.
By Associated Press
Olive Kitteridge is overbearing and hard to love, as well as complicated and compelling. The character at the center of Elizabeth Strout's 2009 Pulitzer-winning novel is also back -- in a new book called "Olive, Again." Strout takes Jeffrey Brown…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
The Gulf of Maine is known for lobsters, which form the foundation of an industry critical to the state’s economy. Due to climate change, the waters off southern New England have become too warm for the temperature-sensitive crustaceans, leaving Maine…
By Miles O'Brien
The blast around 8:30 a.m. was heard for miles and had enough force to blow a vehicle across an intersection.
By Robert F. Bukaty, David Sharp, Associated Press
Trade tensions between the U.S. and China are not expected to ease anytime soon, and in New England, tariffs are clawing away at lobster profits. Lobstering is a $1.5 billion industry that helps keep Maine’s economy afloat. But due to…
By Susan Sharon, Maine Public
A handful of interns is spending this summer in primitive conditions on a tiny, treeless island several miles off the coast of Maine. Their job? To monitor Atlantic puffins and other vulnerable seabirds. While the interns occasionally fend off predators…
By Associated Press
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill Monday with the goal of limiting plastic pollution.
By Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press
If Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signs the bill, Maine would join seven other states in legalizing assisted suicide.
By Kelly Field, The Hechinger Report
Well-intentioned education and business leaders, backed by wealthy foundations and a success story from faraway Alaska, sold state lawmakers on a largely untested theory of change. Now seven years after the state passed a law that required high schools to…
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