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Rural Maine health centers to get more than $700,000 in federal funds

The U.S. Department of Health and Services has announced that it will award a total of $732,842 in federal funding to three Maine health centers.

LePage plans to delay voter-approved 3% tax surcharge

Gov. Paul LePage's proposed state budget doesn't include the increased funding for schools, estimated to be as much as $157 million, that would come from the voter-approved initiative to add a 3% tax...

LePage still fuming over PUC's solar net metering decision

Gov. Paul LePage still isn't happy about the Maine Public Utilities Commission's Jan. 31 decision changing the way home solar generating facilities are treated under Maine law, which he says falls...

Bangor Savings Bank opens Augusta branch

Bangor Savings Bank opened a new full-service branch in Augusta on Feb. 2.

Halal meat business leverages new market opportunities

Businesses in Gardiner and Hallowell see new opportunities in the immigrant Muslim population for growing the halal meat business.

Bill to lower college costs advances in State House

A majority of the Legislature's Education and Cultural Affairs committee voted on Wednesday to support a bill by state Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, to reduce the out-of-pocket costs of...

Bank donates $30K to Colonial Theatre restoration

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Skowhegan Savings Bank will donate $30,000 toward the restoration of the historic Colonial Theatre in Augusta.

LePage pivots on closing loophole in legal marijuana

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It's now legal to smoke marijuana, grow it and possess up to 2.5 ounces of it in Maine. Emergency legislation signed into law on Friday by Gov. Paul LePage closed a potential loophole that could have...

LePage puts brakes on lawmakers' delay of retail marijuana sales

A bill delaying retail sales of marijuana and closing a potential loophole that could allow Mainers under age 21 to possess the drug received unanimous bipartisan approval Thursday, but Gov. Paul...

Augusta to seek housing proposals for former mill site

Augusta City Council expressed informal support Thursday for developing residential units at the city-owned former Statler mill site on the east bank of the Kennebec River.

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