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  • Maine's 6 Senate hopefuls all hail from elsewhere Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:12 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine-- Maine has always been proud of the commodities it claims as homegrown, among them Stephen King, L.L. Bean, lobster, and a host of political icons including Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell and Olympia Snowe. Independent Angus King hails from Alexandria, Va., attended Dartmouth College and moved to Maine, where he has settled in Brunswick.

  • At a Glance: Weekly change in state gas prices Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:14 PM ET
  • Maine gas prices drop slightly Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:02 AM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine-- There's a little good news at the pump for Maine motorists as the average retail price of a gallon of gasoline in the state has fallen more than two cents. Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that gas dropped to $3.93 per gallon in Maine in the past week.

  • $250K grant to help northern Maine communities Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    MADAWASKA, Maine-- Communities in the St. John Valley region of far northern Maine are getting $250,000 in grant funding to expand development and tourism opportunities. The Northern Border Regional Commission grant will be used to expand recreational facilities in Madawaska, St. Agatha and Frenchville.

  • Crisis highlights running dispute over US fish law Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    BOSTON-- The law that governs the nation's fisheries was passed 36 years ago to oust foreign boats working in U.S. waters. The law has become "an impediment to keeping the fishing industry alive," said Scituate fisherman Frank Mirachi.

  • *Dish says Gannett wants it to shut down Hopper DVR. *Gannett source says it never asked Dish to disable Hopper. Oct 5- Gannett Co Inc and the Dish Network Corp are sparring over fees that could leave Dish customers blacked out from major networks on Sunday in a fight the No. 2 satellite TV provider said involves its controversial DVR, the Hopper.

  • Oct 4- Dish Network Corp said the broadcasting arm of newspaper publisher Gannett Co Inc has threatened to withdraw broadcasting on the satellite TV provider if it does not block the commercial-skipping feature on its digital video recorders or agree to pay massive penalties.

  • Kaplan adds new campus in Maine Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:38 AM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine-- Kaplan University has opened a new campus in Augusta. It's Kaplan's third campus in Maine, joining other ones in South Portland and Lewiston. Kaplan University is based in Chicago and serves nearly 50,000 online and campus-based students.

  • Board members: More scrutiny for MaineHousing Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine-- Maine State Housing Authority board members said Wednesday that a federal audit that found the agency failed to provide adequate oversight of its low-income housing program is further confirmation for them that the agency was mismanaged and is falling short of its mission.

  • Unemployment rates for Northeastern US cities Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:13 PM ET
  • MaineHousing board members discuss future Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine-- Maine Housing Authority board members say they'll continue scrutinizing the housing agency's operations and finances following a federal audit that found it failed to provide adequate oversight for its Section 8 program.

  • Online schools face backlash as states question results Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:54 AM ET

    In Maine, New Jersey and North Carolina, officials have refused to allow new cyber-schools to open this year, citing concerns about poor academic performance, high rates of student turnover and funding models that appear to put private-sector profits ahead of student achievement.

  • 3 unions join Maine retirees lawsuit Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:10 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine-- Three public worker unions have been allowed to join a lawsuit against the Maine Public Employees Retirement System over the elimination of cost-of-living adjustments.

  • Heating oil prices going up in Maine Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:11 PM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine-- Heating oil prices are going up in Maine. The lowest prices were in southern Maine, and the highest were in northern Maine. Maine energy officials say heating oil prices are tracking the rising price of crude oil, which has escalated over the summer months.

  • Home price changes in each state in August Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
  • Dynegy emerges from Chap. 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:03 AM ET

    HOUSTON-- The electric power producer Dynegy Inc. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Dynegy filed for Chapter 11 in July after years of falling electricity prices and debt that surpassed $5 billion last year. As part of the restructuring, Dynegy Holdings and Dynegy Inc. were combined on Sept. 30.

  • Glance: Red Lobster menu, circa 1968 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    Red Lobster is launching its biggest menu revamp in a decade on Oct. 15. We Specialize in Fresh Florida Seafood, but some of our Seafoods come from distant points of the compass, such as Maine, Maryland, Alaska, Peru, Chile and even South Africa to name but a few.

  • Maine gas prices up slightly Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine-- After a big drop last week, gas prices in Maine are back on the rise. Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the average retail price of gasoline in Maine has risen just over a penny in the past week to an average of $3.95.

  • Lobster Academy teaches lobster basics Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    The Lobster Academy runs from Monday through Thursday in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The dean of the school is Bob Bayer, the head of the University of Maine's Lobster Institute. The academy evolved from the Lobster Institute's Lobster College, which was held in Boothbay Harbor and Winter Harbor for several years.

  • Court won't hear anti-gay marriage group appeal Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:38 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine's campaign disclosure law requiring it to release its donor list.