Backyard chicken farming arrived in Maine cities about five years ago, when communities from South Portland to Bangor debated whether to allow the practice in urban settings.
Worried that there might not be enough natural gas in New England this winter to keep all the lights on reliably, the region's electric grid operator wants oil-fired power plants to stockpile 4.2 million barrels of oil by Dec. 1, for backup.
A bill before the Legislature, offering an income tax break on some film productions, might prompt Hollywood to reconsider Maine as a destination for their TV shows and movies.
Johnny Thomas, 62, manager of the Oakland transfer station, wants to festoon his landfill with wildflowers, aiding the flight of migrating butterflies and hummingbirds.
While HP won a recent competition, school administrators can still choose to buy from Apple.
Residents will decide Tuesday whether to prohibit chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides on all local property.
Apple farmers, hotel owners, high-tech companies and refugee advocates say the bill makes needed policy changes.
Police are investigating a stabbing in downtown Portland.