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Most of Maine's lakes are still covered with ice, but on Thursday, the Legislature's Environment and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill that aims to further protect water quality for 3,000 of the state's largest lakes.
The Harold Alfond Foundation will now automatically give a $500 college scholarship to every baby born in the state.
With the approval of the House of Representatives, two of Maine's Indian tribes are closer to realizing their longtime goals of opening their own casinos.
A scholarship program aimed giving every Maine newborn a $500 college savings down payment will begin automatically enrolling babies, ensuring the money is available to all of the 12,000 or so children born each year in the state, officials said Thursday.
Perhaps the most eye-catching element of the "Maine Made" economic development plan Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud rolled out last month as part of his gubernatorial campaign was a pitch to provide a free sophomore year of college for full-time Maine students enrolled at the state's seven universities.
The longer Maine's freeze persists, the higher the risk for spring flooding in communities along the Kennebec River, a state commission heard Thursday.
In New York City, newly elected Mayor Bill de Blasio - the first Democrat to run Gotham in 20 years - has begun his reign by declaring war on charter schools.
The British invasion of Downeast Maine in the summer and fall of 1814-militarily the most active year of the War of 1812-was one of four British attacks on the young American Republic, the other three being the attack on Lake Champlain, the raid on Washington, and the disastrous attempt on New Orleans in January 1815.
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A proposed constitutional amendment to allow an enhanced early-voting system in Maine was defeated in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
It's been more than a week since two moderate Republican senators presented a bill to expand Medicaid and save money through a dramatic overhaul of the publicly funded health care system, but the compromise legislation has so far failed to move the needle in the most hotly contested, partisan debate of the year.
A Bangor shop owner calls the library after a man tries to sell him a large number of historical items.
Camden, Maine, March 5, 2014- The ABS Center for Engineering, Science and Research at Maine Maritime Academy received a sizeable donation from longtime supporter Camden National Bank as part of an effort to raise funds to build a state-of-the-art science facility at the Castine campus.
Maine hospitals are highly regarded by their patients, as their recent HCAHPS scores landed them half of the top fifty spots in this past year's New England rankings.
Last year, Gov. Paul LePage had the opportunity to save as many as 157 lives , but he declined.
Maine may be about 1,600 miles away from New Orleans, but that doesn't mean Mardi Gras celebrations are far away.