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Nature will lay down a new blanket of white across southern Maine tonight. James Brown of the National Weather Service in Gray says as much as 6-8 inches of snow will fall on southern Maine from an offshore storm.

“About the time it gets even with the New Hampshire and Maine coasts, it’s actually going to take a right turn and head out to sea. So, even though, you know, it’s going to have a pretty good swath of snow with it, if it had come a little bit more into the Gulf of Maine it probably would have been significantly more,” he says.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Lawmakers have begun review of a bill that would delay the retail purchase and sale of recreational marijuana that voters approved during a referendum last year.

The Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee is holding a public hearing on the proposal today.

Supporters of the bill included several lawmakers, among thyem Republican Rep. William Tuell of East Machias. Tuell said the moratorium would ensure that the state has the time to develop the regulatory framework for legal marijuana.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage has delivered a blistering rebuke to lawmakers and says a request for proposals will soon unveil new details about his administration's plans to build a new, privately run state psychiatric facility in Bangor.

T1 R9 WELS, Maine - Maine authorities say a Rhode Island man died in a snowmobile crash in northern Maine.
 
The state Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife says 53-year-old Edmond Imondi of Foster was riding with friends on a groomed trail west of Millinocket Lake when the crash occurred over the holiday weekend.
 
The department says Imondi failed to negotiate a right hand curve in the trail. Tracks in the snow indicate the snowmobile then went into a group of trees. Imondi was pronounced dead at the scene.
 

ROCKLAND, Maine — A Maine woman says she’s receiving phone calls from people trying to reach the company of L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean after reports of Bean’s donations to Donald Trump’s candidacy.

The Portland Press Herald reports Fontana Jackson said Monday her cellphone number is the same one as Bean’s Perfect Maine company, except for the last two digits. She had never received a call for the company until last Tuesday. Perfect Maine isn’t connected to the retail giant.

Maine Families And Artists Celebrate King's Legacy

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Caroline Losneck

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine families gathered Monday around the state to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Hospitals, especially rural ones, are bracing for a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act. If the 80,000 Mainers who have insurance through the marketplace lose coverage, hospitals say they will have to absorb more costs from patients who can’t afford care.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine marine research institute says it has added a species of New England flounder to its list of sustainably harvested fish species.

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute says it is adding the American plaice to its list of species that can carry the "Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested'' brand.

Fishermen from New York to Maine typically catch 2 million to 4 million pounds of American plaice per year. They are among many flounder species used for seafood.

WASHINGTON - It's inaugural week for President-elect Donald Trump, but there's one Republican who won't be dusting off her dancing slippers for the inaugural ball.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is still recovering from a broken ankle she suffered in a fall on ice outside her Bangor home last month. Her office says she has a plate and eight screws in her ankle, and that she's receiving physical therapy.

Spokeswoman Annie Clark says the senator can walk with crutches but that she's been using a motorized scooter to get around the Capitol complex.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

More than 250 people turned out for a rally to support immigrants and refugees in Lewiston on Saturday.

Josh Kuckens / Bates College

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students and faculty at Bates College in Lewiston discussed and reflected on Dr. King’s legacy with a series of workshops, performances and a morning keynote address from author and Harvard Kennedy School professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad.

Ed Morin / Maine Public

Many holding signs with slogans such as “Stop Repeal,” “Don’t Take Away Our Care” and “Our Health Not Politics,” hundreds of people packed the plaza in front of Portland City Hall to overflowing on Sunday to show their opposition to Republican attempts in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) _ Maine's potato industry will gather in northern Maine for a conference related to all things tuber.

YORK, Maine (AP) - The Coast Guard says it rescued two lobster fishermen off the coast of Maine after their vessel began to sink.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ Composite and the S&P 500 are all well-known stock indexes.

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