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In a proposal to base The CAT in Bar Harbor, the Canadian firm that operates high-speed ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia says it will spend $3 million in infrastructure improvements to the idle Route 3 property and will pay the town at least $200,000 in annual rent for five years. Both dollar figures are in U.S. currency.

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A Milbridge physician with a flair for inventions is reinventing herself as she attempts to become the Maine Democratic nominee who will oppose U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in 2020.

Dr. Cathleen London says Collins' comments on the criteria needed to determine who should replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy figure prominently in her decision to enter the race.

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All four members of Maine’s congressional delegation are criticizing President Donald Trump for downplaying Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

How One Man’s Vision Is Reshaping A Coastal Maine Community

Jul 16, 2018
Bill Trotter / Bangor Daily News

Paul Coulombe has big plans for Boothbay Harbor.  But some residents say they’re so big that they will forever change the character of this seaside enclave that for decades has mixed a working waterfront with modest motels, cottages and seafood joints geared primarily toward accommodating working-class summer vacationers.

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Addressing skyrocketing drug prices has been one of Maine Senator Susan Collins' priorities. During a speech to the Pew Charitable Trust in Washington Monday Collins says one big reason for the hike is the failure of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enforce anti-monopoly laws.

“It’s really the FTC that’s the lead on this," Collins says. "I think we need to figure out why they are not doing more and rectify that problem.”

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Just days after the nation's top intelligence officer warned of persistent attempts by Russia to hack American voting infrastructure, the Maine Secretary of State's office confirmed that it is seeking federal funds to beef up cybersecurity of the state’s voter registration system.

Maine incumbents have retained their fundraising advantages months ahead of November federal races.

Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin reported Sunday a war chest of $2.6 million through June, while Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree reported about $685,000 on hand.

Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King reported $2.4 million in cash through late May.

Democratic Assistant Leader Jared Golden has raised $1.1 million to unseat Poliquin.

Residents of a neighborhood where Portland wants to create a new homeless shelter want to know how the city went about the selection process. Residents worry the center would bring violence and drug use to their neighborhoods.

City officials surprised its residents in late June when they announced plans for plans for the $10 million, 200-bed center on city-owned land near the Barron Center campus. It would replace the Oxford Street Shelter in downtown Portland.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

BIDDEFORD, Maine  - The invasive green crabs that cause havoc in coastal New England ecosystems might soon become more aggressive.

AUGUSTA, Maine  - Thousands of child care workers in Maine will now have to undergo criminal background checks and fingerprinting under a new law.

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Portland Friday promoting a boosted effort to enforce opioid laws in regions, including Maine, that have been hit especially hard by the epidemic.

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The agency that's redeveloping the former Brunswick Naval Air Station says about 500 jobs have been added over the past year, bringing the total to about 1,700.
 
Steve Levesque of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority says there are now 110 entities doing business at Brunswick Landing.
 
He said there are five new companies this summer and that more will be added by year's end. He said demand for former Navy housing remains strong, and that the Brunswick Executive Airport has seen a boost in operations, as well.
 

HAMPDEN, Maine (AP) - 55-year-old Philip Clark of Hampden was arrested Friday for the alleged murder of a woman who lived at the same location on Kennebec Road.

AUGUSTA, Maine- The sparring has begun in a lawsuit over the stalled release of Clean Elections Act funding. Governor Paul LePage is being sued for disallowing the distribution of that money to publicly financed candidates for Governor and the legislature.

ORONO, Maine - A research team from the University of Maine has received a $1 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to further its work on a diagnostic sleep monitoring system.

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