Tools and Tips for Helping To Knock Out More Browntail Moths

Winter is the best time to spot, clip and destroy the caterpillars lying dormant in their winter webs. Web removal prevents more caterpillars from emerging, thus reducing the risk of toxic hairs……

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Mills Administration Announces the Next Land For Maine’s Future Program Call for Proposals

The requests are for projects of statewide significance, community conservation, and working forests and build on……

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New Mainehousing Report Looks At The State Of Housing In Maine

The MaineHousing Outlook Report 2023 includes several key metrics and analysis from 2022 used to forecast which factors will help and or hurt affordable housing development in 2023.…

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The Employment Situation in Maine – December 2022

Nonfarm wage and salary jobs decreased by 2,300 to 644,600, following a large upward revision to the November estimate. The number of jobs in December was the second highest on……

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Signatures submitted for Maine ‘right to repair’ referendum

The proposed referendum targets automobile diagnostic data that’s transmitted wirelessly to vehicle manufacturers — information that independent shops cannot access.…

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MaineHousing Sets Record for First Home Loan Volume

MaineHousing is pleased to announce its Homeownership Department has set a new record for the……

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CMP-backed campaign submits signatures for ballot measure opposing consumer-owned utility proposal

A referendum campaign backed by the parent company of Central Maine Power is hoping to qualify for next November’s ballot in an effort to counter a second campaign to create a consumer-owned utility in the state…

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From lobster to big UMaine money, here’s what Maine gets in the federal budget bill

From lobster to big UMaine money, here’s what Maine gets in the federal budget bill…

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The Employment Situation in Maine – November 2022

Nonfarm wage and salary jobs increased by 3,000 to 645,100, the highest level on record; the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.7 percent; and labor force participation decreased to……

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Top Maine Republican says Janet Mills is lying about heating aid deal

Gov. Mills and Maine’s top Senate Republican attacked each other Monday after the failure of a heating aid bill that would’ve sent $450 to nearly 900k Mainers.…

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Maine Lobstermen Protest Portland Whole Foods’ Decision to Boycott Lobster

This boycott of Maine’s best-known export strikes at the livelihoods of over 5,000 Mainers employed in the lobster-fishery and thousands more on the processing and distribution ends of the business.…

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Upcoming Labor Law Changes in 2023

In preparation for the new year, the Maine Department of Labor is reminding employers of upcoming labor law changes, such as updates to minimum wage and……

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Maine Housing director says emergency funding ‘definitely necessary’ for heating assistance

The director of Maine Housing is reiterating support for an energy assistance bill that stalled in the Legislature last week, saying the issue isn’t whether his agency has money to help low-income families but how much oil or k1 that money will buy.…

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Maine Republicans Win Fight for Public Hearings on Janet Mills’ $447M Spending Package

Forgoing the standard process and skipping public hearings requires two-thirds of the Legislature to support the package, which means Republicans have the power to force hearings for the bill…

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Maine Purchasing Power Lags New Hampshire

SmartAsset recently published its 2022 Cost of Living Calculator which charts the average cost of living and per capita income of every county in the United States……

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Geologists discover potentially valuable mineral deposit near Presque Isle

A team of federal, state and University of Maine geologists said it has found a rare deposit of potentially valuable minerals on part of Pennington Mountain in Aroostook County.…

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Maine Freedom of Access Under Attack

The “Right to Know” Advisory committee, a legislative body that deliberates on matters concerning access to government records, heard testimony Thursday regarding alleged abuses by citizens of the law.…

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The Employment Situation in Maine – Maine DoL Report

Rising unemployment in an environment of strong job gains occasionally occurs from increased labor force participation as the positive hiring environment prompts some people to enter the labor force. That is not what preliminary estimates have portrayed since summer. How should the contrary indications from these two surveys be interpreted?…

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Portland Planning Board recommends zoning changes for Roux Institute redevelopment

The Portland Planning Board is recommending that the city adopt zoning changes requested by the developers of a new graduate school and research center in order to facilitate its construction at the former B&M Baked Beans factory site.…

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12 years later, company still isn’t harnessing Eastport’s powerful tides

…after 16 years of operating in Maine, and nearly $40 million in federal funds, the company still has no tidal turbines producing power in Eastport.…

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