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Portland's bustling port sees big jump in volume

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:08:03 GMT2018-03-18T19:08:03Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine's push to encourage trade with Europe and the North Atlantic is leading to a record rising in shipping containers moving through Maine's only container terminal....

Bill to ban 'conversation therapy' moves forward

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:49:43 GMT2018-03-18T18:49:43Z

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine would ban painful, coercive or shame-inducing efforts to discourage same-sex attraction under a Democrat's bill....

Soil district, organic group wants to renew old apple trees

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:16:01 GMT2018-03-18T17:16:01Z

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) -- A Maine organic group and a soil conservation district are working with growers to help get old apple trees back into production....

Costs for lawsuits involving Maine governor exceed $100K

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:11:50 GMT2018-03-18T15:11:50Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Lawsuits in which Republican Gov. Paul LePage hired outside legal representation have cost the state at least $110,000 since last fall, raising the total expenditures to at least half a million dollars over the past four years, according to a review by The Associated Press....

Northeast snowstorms give ski areas late season powder blast

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:56:36 GMT2018-03-18T17:56:36Z

FAYSTON, Vt. (AP) -- Back-to-back nor'easters that have pounded New England have given ski resorts a late-season blast of their life's blood, luring skiers and snowboarders to the slopes, and allowing smaller ski areas that rely on natural snow to stay open....