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  • Schools and Education

    UMaine trustees approve name change for University of Southern Maine

    The proposal to rename the campus the University of Maine at Portland now advances to the Legislature for final approval.

  • Business

    Pioneering mussel farmer buys rival, plans expansion

    By 2021, Bangs Island Mussels plans to more than double production and hire more than 10 new employees, reflecting a growing market for the Casco Bay-grown mussels.

  • Lewiston-Auburn

    Lewiston hospital's parent company proposes $35 million cancer center

    The new center would be next to Central Maine Medical Center.

  • Local & State

    Coast Guard halts search after boaters turn up off New York coast

    One of the three people aboard the 40-foot sailboat thought to be missing off Mount Desert Island contacted a family member to say they were off Montauk, prompting the Coast Guard to end an extensive search that was triggered by a garbled 911 call.

  • Local & State

    Portland poised to ask voters to expand use of ranked-choice voting

    The City Council on Monday is expected to set a date to ask whether they want to expand the voting method to all council and school board elections.

  • Local & State

    Scarborough weighs options to build community center at The Downs

    Encouraged by recent survey results, a town committee is considering a proposal to lease community center space from developers of the 500-acre racetrack property.

  • Cops & Courts

    Crystal meth resurfaces as increasingly deadly threat in Maine

    A highly pure form of the drug has been flowing into the region, raising fears about overdoses and violence.

  • Local & State

    Portland considers ban on face-scanning technology

    Civil rights advocates fear the proliferating facial recognition technology will be used to conduct mass surveillance of innocent civilians without probable cause.

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