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LePage signs into law bill creating Barbara Bush specialty license plate

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Gov. Paul R. LePage has signed into law the bill creating the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital specialty license plate.

Last beam goes up at cPort Middle St. branch building site

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Portland-based cPort Credit Union is on track to complete construction of a new branch at 35 Middle St. this year after putting up the last beam at the site on Wednesday.

Colby alumnus donates $2.5M for Maine student scholarships

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A former corporate attorney for Scott Paper and S.D. Warren has donated $2.5 million to Colby College in Waterville to support financial aid for students from Maine.

Maine Maritime Museum to celebrate relaunching of historic fishing schooner

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Maine Maritime Museum in Bath plans to celebrate the full restoration of the 1906 schooner Mary E, the oldest Bath-built vessel still sailing, by hosting a public recommissioning ceremony as the...

PUC to hold hearings on Emera Maine’s proposed 12% rate hike

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The Maine Public Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing May 1 at three locations on Emera Maine’s proposed 12% rate increase.

Bowdoin College achieves carbon neutrality ahead of schedule

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Bowdoin College has reached its goals of becoming “carbon neutral” at its Brunswick campus two years ahead of time.

Portland, in reversal, selects Live Nation for concerts at Maine State Pier

Portland City Council voted 9-0 Wednesday night to contract with the national entertainment company Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) to present concerts on the city's Maine State Pier this summer, rescinding...

Auburn retirement community plans $12M expansion

The Schooner Estates retirement community in Auburn will begin development of a $12 million 47,606-square-foot facility this summer.

Mechanical rockweed harvesting sparks concerns on Deer Isle

Residents of Stonington and Deer Isle expressed concern about noise from the machinery used to harvest rockweed in their area, as well as the potential for bycatch and the impact of harvesting on...

Report: Cumberland is healthiest county, Washington least healthy

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Cumberland County is the healthiest county in the state, according to comparisons based on five metrics contained in the 2018 County Health Rankings within MaineHealth's annual health index report.