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  • Business

    Whitefield hemp farmers dropped by insurer, bank

    Farming hemp is legal under state and federal law, but many in the banking and insurance industries still consider it too hot to handle.

  • Local & State

    Portland becomes first city in Maine to ban plastic straws

    The City Council votes 8-0 to prohibit sales and distribution of plastic drinking straws in the city starting Jan. 1, 2021.

  • Varsity Maine

    Wheelchair athlete to compete alongside runners at regional meet

    The Maine Principals' Association comes up with a new arrangement for Jonathan Schomaker of Leavitt Area High.

  • Local & State

    Portland designates 5 historic landmarks on Forest Avenue

    The City Council focused preservation efforts on five buildings near Woodfords Corner, rather than approving a staff proposal to preserve other buildings between the corner and the I-295 interchange.

  • Business

    CEO of troubled, Portland-based Covetrus steps down

    Company co-founder Benjamin Shaw will transition to an advisory role less than nine months after Covetrus' initial public offering.

  • William Taylor
    Nation & World

    Diplomat says he was told Trump wanted Ukraine aid to be tied to probe of Bidens, 2016 elections

    The testimony of acting ambassador William Taylor provides an expansive description of a series of events at the heart of an investigation that poses the most serious threat to the Trump presidency.

  • Business

    New 10-cent surcharge on Maine phone lines will fund broadband expansion

    The surcharge approved by the Legislature will be used to support broadband expansion projects in the state starting in 2020.

  • Editorials

    Our View: Storm exposes flaw in Maine’s cable regulation

    Electric utilities and telephone companies are regulated by the PUC, but internet providers are not – so they don't have to say who's out of service or when service will be restored.

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