Maine

Gas prices up a bit more in northern New England

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CONCORD, N.H. — Gas prices have gone up a little in all three northern New England states over the past week as drivers' demand...

US lobster fisheries anxious over upcoming whale protections

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PORTLAND, Maine — The profitable U.S. lobster fishery will soon have to contend with new rules designed to protect an endangered species of whale,...

People along the US-Canadian border await word of reopening

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BURLINGTON, Vt. — In a normal, pre-COVID-19 summer, scores of pleasure boats are anchored in Lake Champlain off the Burlington waterfront by July 4,...

Party planned for Amtrak return to Vermont after pandemic

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MONTPELIER, Vt. — Officials are planning a celebration to mark the return of Amtrak passenger trains to Vermont later this month. ...

Boys Scout bankruptcy plans angers some, welcomed by others.

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NEW YORK — An $850 million agreement by the Boy Scouts of America to compensate sex-abuse victims prompted outrage Friday from some survivors and...

Futuristic railguns are out, hypersonic missiles are in

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BATH, Maine — The U.S. Navy pulled the plug, for now, on a futuristic weapon that fires projectiles at up to seven times the...

Picasso kept in Maine house closet for 50 years is sold

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AMESBURY, Mass. — A mixed-media painting attributed to Pablo Picasso has been sold after spending 50 years in a closet in a house in...

To aid island during pandemic, students forgo senior trip

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Students from a Maine island high school have seen the world on senior class trips -- the Eiffel Tower, Iceland’s volcanos, Norway’s fjords, the...

Millions skipped church during pandemic. Will they return?

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WALDOBORO, Maine — With millions of people having stayed home from places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, struggling congregations have one key question:...

Maine course: Error sends dumpling machine to wrong Portland

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PORTLAND, Maine — Trying to fill this dumpling order left one business in a pinch: A common but disruptive shipping error sent a custom...