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Ex-Mountie accused of smuggling narwhal tusks pleads guilty

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:18:23 GMT2016-09-28T19:18:23Z

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks across the border pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 10 money-laundering counts....

Developer seeks zoning change for condos on Peaks Island

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:19:16 GMT2016-09-28T17:19:16Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A developer has requested a zoning change for Peaks Island in Portland that would make way for at least a dozen condominiums....

Drought forces those with shallow wells to look for options

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:16:51 GMT2016-09-28T17:16:51Z

STANDISH, Maine (AP) -- Many Maine families who rely on shallow private wells have been forced to change the way they live due to the area's drought....

Maine lawmakers could no longer pay themselves from PACs

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:25:07 GMT2016-09-28T16:25:07Z

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A Maine commission is again proposing legislation to bar politicians from using their own committees to pay themselves....

Herring fishing to be closed off New England in October

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:33:05 GMT2016-09-28T15:33:05Z

YORK, Maine (AP) -- Herring fishing off of part of the New England coast will be shut down for most of October....