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Maine heating oil prices continue 'unprecedented fall'

Paul Koenig |

Heating oil prices in Maine continue to tumble, dropping to $1.83 in the latest heating fuel survey, as the price of crude oil reached its lowest point of the year.

State program uses bank tellers to target financial abuse of Maine seniors

The state-sponsored program, Senior$afe, which trains bank and credit union tellers to look for signs of financial abuse of seniors, has led to the reporting of 30 suspected cases so far.

Union workers authorize strike at Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville

The members of a union representing one third of the workers at the pulp mill in Baileyville voted this week to authorize a strike, but both union and mill officials say they want to avoid reaching...

Maine home sales increase 22.7% in November

The Maine Association of Realtors reported Tuesday that November home sales in Maine were up 22.7% compared to the same period a year ago.

Gov. Paul LePage nominates cabinet-level positions

Gov. Paul LePage announced Tuesday several cabinet-level nominations, including commissioners for the departments of Education and Environmental Protection and adjutant general.

Maine creator of swim fins for amputees to begin production in January

A Maine man has received a federal patent for fins he created to help amputees swim better and expects to begin commercial production next month.

LePage says he’ll release $5 million in land conservation bonds

Gov. Paul LePage told legislative leaders Monday that he’ll allow the issuance of $5 million in voter-approved bonds for the Land for Maine’s Future program after refusing to do so for...

FAA mandates owners register drones by early next year

Federal regulators passed a rule Monday requiring all owners of drones to register with the Federal Aviation Administration by Feb. 19, 2016.

SunEdison to sell wind power plants in Bingham and Oakfield

SunEdison Inc. plans to sell two Maine wind power plants for $209 million to a partnership of the solar company and investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Struggles of Maine health insurance cooperative highlight challenges facing other co-ops

Paul Koenig |

The news that the only health insurance co-op in the nation to make money last year on the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges is suspending individual enrollment adds to doubts over the...