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President Joe Biden is expected to reveal a $3 trillion infrastructure plan on Wednesday, and some rail supporters hope it will contain money for something called the North Atlantic Rail plan.

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The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Maine tomato grower to pay more than $337,000 in penalties and back wages for violating federal labor laws.

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The Portland Sea Dogs announced Tuesday that it has been given state approval for its reopening plans.

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A controversial proposal to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana rules is now in danger of being scrapped, after a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced an emergency bill that would effectively turn back the clock on those rules.

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After nearly a year, bars and taprooms in Maine can reopen for indoor business as of Friday — but many are taking it slow.

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United Airlines is adding six new destinations for passengers traveling from the Portland International Jetport.

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State officials say Maine fishermen made more than half a billion dollars on their catch in 2020 — the ninth highest amount on record.

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The state is telling Monhegan Island-area lobstermen to remove fishing gear from the path of a survey vessel — or the Marine Patrol will. That’s after the Department of Marine Resources determined that there is enough gear in that area to prevent the vessel from doing its work.

The University of Maine System on Tuesday announced $2 million in grants to bolster internet infrastructure and improve education and telehealth access across rural Maine.

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Democratic Maine House Speaker Ryan Fecteau is calling for a sweeping overhaul of Maine’s unemployment system, citing its failures during the pandemic.

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State marine regulators are providing an update on a dispute between fishermen and the developers of a wind energy project off Monhegan Island.

Maine’s real estate market continued its surge last month.

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Protests over wind energy development off the coast of Maine changed course today. Several fishing boats reportedly circled a survey vessel off Monhegan Island, and federal and state law enforcement responded.

Lobsterman Larry Reed posted video on Facebook Monday morning of the Go Liberty, a 150-foot survey vessel, as it appeared to draw near lobster buoys in the water.

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Leases for state reserve lands along the route for Central Maine Power’s controversial power line are under fire in the Legislature and in the courts — putting both CMP and the administration of Gov. Janet Mills on the defensive.

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In some ways, farmers are accustomed to uncertainty. The weather, for example, where one brief summer storm can wipe out an entire crop. But the upheavals created by the coronavirus pandemic were something very different.

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