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National property restoration company plans Portland presence

Lori Valigra |

PuroClean Systems LLC, a Tamarac, Fla.-based franchise company that cleans and restores property damaged by fire, water or other disasters, plans to expand to Portland by mid-summer.

Court decision privatizes rockweed harvest in intertidal zone

Harvesting of rockweed just got trickier, at least in Washington County, following a ruling by Maine Superior Court Judge Harold Stewart II that rockweed in the intertidal zone belongs to the owner...

Feds shut down scallop fishing area

Federal regulators have closed a heavily fished scallop management area in the Northern Gulf of Maine, stating that permitted vessels dragging for scallops in that area had reached their cumulative...

Maine Office of Tourism promotes Marsden Hartley exhibit in NYC

An exhibit of paintings by a Maine native that opened in New York City last week is getting some additional promotion from the Maine Office of Tourism.

York wavers on federal grant help for Maine Coast after owner's OUI arrest

Following the arrest last weekend of York-based Maine Coast owner Tom Adams on an OUI charge, the town of York may reconsider its involvement in helping the lobster wholesaler secure a federal grant...

Maine job match service hit with data breach


The vendor of a web-based job link service used by Maine and at least nine other states reported Tuesday it had been the victim of a malicious data breach.

Maine Hospital Assoc urges Pingree, Poliquin to vote 'no' on ACA replacement bill

James McCarthy |

With a showdown vote scheduled later today in the U.S. House of Representatives on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the Maine Hospital Association wants Reps.

Bar Harbor labs make advances with major diseases

Lori Valigra |

Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory and the MDI Biological Laboratory have separately made recent advances in understanding the basics of two of the leading causes of deaths in the United States,...

UNE, Kennebunk High School sign college transfer agreement

The University of New England and Kennebunk High School signed an agreement that enables high-performing KHS students who matriculate at UNE to earn college transfer credits, potentially enabling the...

Opposition challenges open-pit metal mining proposals

Residents of Aroostook County and environmental groups appeared on Monday before the Maine Legislature's Joint Environment and Natural Resources Committee to express opposition to any regulation...