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Two lobstermen charged with running illegal operation

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Following a seven-month investigation, the Maine Marine Patrol has charged two midcoast lobstermen with operating an illegal fishing operation.

State officials warn consumers of fraudulent text-messaging scam

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Officials at Maine’s Bureau of Financial Institutions at the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation are warning residents of a scam involving text messages that appear to come from...

Portland company faces $1.25M ruling over sea urchin imports

The Portland-based ISF Trading Co. has pleaded guilty to illegally importing live Canadian sea urchins valued at $172,800.

Spike in card skimming has Maine institutions on high alert

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While the rest of Maine celebrated a long weekend, Scott Chretien discovered thieves had installed a skimming device to read bank cards at the drive-through teller at the York County Federal Credit...

DeLorme wants review of $6.2M penalty over imported belt clip

Yarmouth-based navigational company DeLorme has requested that the U.S. Supreme Court review a $6.2 million penalty assessed against the company by the International Trade Commission over an alleged...

FBI probing $118K embezzlement by ex-Westbrook city worker

Westbrook Mayor Colleen Hilton released a public statement Wednesday confirming that a former employee embezzled $118,000 and that the FBI and Westbrook police are looking into suspicious...

Tour bus operator to pay $30K in settlement over trip deposits

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Barry Somes, a former tour bus operator, has agreed to pay $30,782 in restitution to 38 consumers that Maine Attorney General Janet Mills said were deceived into booking vacation trips in the...

Peter J. DeTroy, prominent commercial lawyer, dies

Peter J. DeTroy, a commercial litigator, died suddenly over Memorial Weekend. Over a four-decade career, DeTroy represented individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses of all size. He was a partner at...