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Too much Maine lobster prompts protests and court order in Canadaupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 21:34:00

Unusually high catches of Maine lobster have boiled up into demonstrations this week in Canada, where protesters, largely comprised of Canadian fishermen, were hit with a temporary court injunction Thursday that required them to stay away from processing plants.

Threats before, after other 'Dark Knight' showings, authorities saidupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 11:42:00

Three people who voiced threats during and after showings of the "The Dark Knight Rises" in New England and the West have been arrested, authorities said.

Divers search for missing girl in Maineupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 23:14:00

Divers in Maine were scouring a river Wednesday in their search for a missing 21-month-old girl, but had found no sign of her in the frigid waters, authorities said.

Authorities offer $30,000 reward in case of missing Maine toddlerupdated: Mon Dec 26 2011 21:22:00

Authorities in Waterville, Maine, on Monday offered a $30,000 reward for information that would lead investigators to find 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds.

Woman questioned after boy found dead in Maineupdated: Wed May 18 2011 17:41:00

A woman was being interviewed Wednesday by authorities from three states in the death of a young boy found in Maine over the weekend, authorities said.

Maine police seek public's help in identifying body of young boyupdated: Mon May 16 2011 20:20:00

Maine State Police asked for the public's help Monday in identifying the body of a young boy found over the weekend along a remote road near the Maine-New Hampshire border.

Marijuana school opens in Maineupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 09:45:00

Marijuana State University teaches people how to grow and distribute medical marijuana. WCSH has more.

Feds to Maine: Reinstall labor mural or repay fundingupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 17:14:00

The federal government says it wants back money it provided to Maine if the state's governor does not reinstall a mural the funds helped pay for in its Department of Labor building.

Maine's dangerous effort to erase labor's pastupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 09:25:00

" 'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.' "

CNNMoney: 11.4% of all U.S. homes are vacantupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 14:51:00

There is a correction on this story.

Ski lift malfunction injures several at Maine resortupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 12:33:00

Several ski-lift riders fell to the ground and others were trapped in the air Tuesday when a lift a broke down at Sugarloaf Ski Resort in Maine.

CNNMoney: Lobster tales: 5-year ban coming to East Coast?updated: Tue Jul 20 2010 15:19:00

Consider the lobster: The population of the crustaceans is at such low levels along the East Coast that a regulatory agency is proposing a five-year ban on harvesting them between Cape Cod and Virginia.

Paris to Atlanta flight diverted to Maineupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 17:11:00

A disruptive passenger caused Delta Air Lines to divert an Atlanta, Georgia-bound flight to Bangor, Maine.

CNNMoney: Lobster prices too low for harvesters' tasteupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 15:25:00

Maine's lobstermen are working harder for less, as demand drops for their expanding harvest.

Maine rejects same-sex marriage lawupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 22:39:00

Supporters of Maine's same-sex marriage law, which voters repealed, gathered Wednesday to concede the vote but not the issue.

3 Northeastern weekend escapesupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 11:20:00

Enjoy the seaside charms of southern Maine, antiquing in the Hudson River Valley and Virginia's emerging wine country.

FSB: A better way to cash in cansupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 15:35:00

Even in this enlightened age of recycling, a majority of all bottles and cans end up in landfills. More than 200 billion beverage containers are sold each year in the U.S., says the nonprofit Container Recycling Institute, but fewer than 75 billion are recycled. That isn't just bad for the environment -- it's money left on the table.

Fortune: Looking for a bargain dinner? Try lobsterupdated: Sat Jul 18 2009 09:05:00

Looking for an inexpensive change-up for your next backyard barbeque? Try lobster. "Per pound, it's less expensive than hot dogs right now," grumbles lobster-boat captain Mike Dassatt, who fishes the coast near Belfast, Maine, with his wife Sheila.

Applicants trying to play their cards into a jobupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 13:04:00

For some, winning at a casino doesn't mean a stack of chips; it means a job.

Topless cafe opens in Maineupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 22:47:00

The small Maine town of Vassalboro now has a coffee shop with topless servers. WGME's Erin Ovalle reports.

Snowstorm hits Maineupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 16:33:00

Heavy snow blankets streets in Portland, Maine.

Bill would allow same-sex marriage in Maineupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 04:11:00

A Maine lawmaker introduced a bill on Tuesday that would allow same-sex marriages in the state.

Time.com: Tropical Storm to Hit Maine as Hurricane?updated: Sat Sep 27 2008 15:00:00

A rare hurricane watch was posted for part of the Maine coast on Saturday as Tropical Storm Kyle roared north

CNNMoney: Dreading winter's bitter billupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 05:39:00

Home heating bills are expected to soar this winter and Americans, already struggling with high gas and food prices, are bracing for more financial hardship.

Time.com: Soaring Heating Oil Prices Ignite Firewood Demandupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 15:30:00

The cost of seasoned firewood in Maine has jumped roughly 50 percent from a year ago, but it remains a relative bargain when compared with heating oil, which is nearly $2 per barrel more than last year

Time.com: Fire Destroys Maine Boatyardupdated: Sat Jul 12 2008 01:00:00

A spectacular fire Friday destroyed a Maine boatyard that turned out commercial fishing boats

10 scenic spots with no carsupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 09:33:00

Gas prices, traffic, kids screaming in the backseat.... It's enough to make you want to get out and walk. So why not do just that? At these 10 spots, there are no cars at all (unless you count golf carts).

Hostage situation at Maine prison endsupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 00:21:00

A hostage situation at Maine State Prison ended Monday night with an inmate freeing his two hostages, authorities said.

FSB: A new hook for Maine lobstersupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 00:17:00

Add "lobsterman" to the long list of American jobs in trouble. Fuel and bait costs are soaring, the annual catch is dwindling, and market prices for lobster are flat. Last year's Maine lobster harvest looks to have been the smallest in five years. Faced with shaky fundamentals, a pair of Portland seafood purveyors are trying to counter the industry's decline with the most reliable tactic for escaping grim industry economics: savvy marketing.

People.com: Patrick Dempsey Dedicates Cancer Center in Maineupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 18:28:00

In his hometown, McDreamy opens a facility inspired by his mother's illness

Court rubs out Maine law regulating Internet tobacco salesupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 13:43:00

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday tossed out Maine's law taxing the Internet sales of tobacco products, a statute intended to keep cigarettes out of minors' hands by regulating transportation companies.

Obama wins Maine caucuses, CNN projectsupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 03:01:00

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama will win Sunday's Democratic caucuses in Maine, sweeping the weekend's presidential contests, CNN projects.

Time.com: Obama's Weekend to Winupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 16:00:00

Democrats in four states are casting ballots this weekend, and the Illinois senator is likely to increase his delegate lead

New England snowstormupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 08:21:00

In New England, a nor'easter could dump more than a foot of snow. CNN'S Rob Marciano reports.

Snow brings out I-Reportersupdated: Tue Dec 04 2007 14:05:00

A huge snowstorm brought out the winter coats and CNN I-Reporters. CNN's Veronica de la Cruz reports.

Military uses slot machines to fund overseas recreationupdated: Tue May 22 2007 12:17:00

Carrie Walsh's husband was a decorated Apache helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army. But years ago, Aaron Walsh started playing slot machines on military bases. He became a gambling addict. It eventually ruined his military career.

Wild Blue updated: Tue Aug 01 2006 15:26:00

Growing up in upstate New York, I remember eating blueberries the size of marbles. But those were cultivated berries -- not the tiny wild ones that are in season right now, as I discovered last year when I visited the wild blueberry fields in Maine. These petite gems don't grow on big bushes like the cultivated ones, but on small plants that barely reach my knees.

Maine rocksupdated: Thu Jul 20 2006 11:08:00

"With all the lighthouses in Maine," I ask, "why did they put this one on the state quarter?"

Harbor hopping in Maine updated: Thu May 11 2006 09:50:00

Cruises don't have to be "mega." They can feature kite-flying from the deck, a Saturday-night fish fry in a church basement, bagpipe music drifting across a fog-shrouded harbor -- and Fairly Honest Bob.

Warm days and crisp nightsupdated: Mon Apr 24 2006 09:15:00

Experience the northern tier of jaw-dropping national parks this summer. Spend days in the sunshine and cool nights in a cottage rental.

FSB: Baconupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 00:01:00

Most mass-produced bacon found at the supermarket is cured in water. Thanks to artificial flavorings, it tastes smoky but never sees any smoke. That might work for a weeknight BLT, but true bacon c...

East sees unseasonable warmthupdated: Wed Feb 15 2006 22:46:00

The nation was mostly precipitation-free Wednesday, with the East Coast experiencing unseasonably warm weather.

CNNMoney: Property tax paybackupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 10:35:00

Fed up with years of rapidly rising property taxes, homeowners are finally getting something back.

FSB: Cyber Sketchupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

During a recent layover in Phoenix, I checked my voicemail and heard a doom-laden message from one of my employees: "We've got a serious problem here!" he said. "Call me back as soon as you get thi...

CNNMoney: Summer's finest treatupdated: Thu Aug 11 2005 09:11:00

When a food trend sweeps through a culinary capital like New York, the locals go overboard.

Senators demand Rumsfeld release base closing dataupdated: Sat May 28 2005 11:25:00

Two senators from New England have sent a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld demanding the release of documents on proposed military base closures.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Apr 22 2005 13:53:00

Teri Hatcher has a lot in common with her character on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" -- and the similarities are only growing.

Money Magazine: Let it Rainupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

Some raincoats employ high-tech fabrics to keep water off your body. Others use specially coated shells lined with breathable membranes. Outdoorsy outfitter Patagonia calls its patented material H2...

Light snow dusts northern statesupdated: Sun Mar 13 2005 20:25:00

Light, scattered snow fell across the northern half of the country on Sunday, while clouds loomed over parts of the Plains, generating strong winds.

CNNMoney: Got a gift card? Know the risksupdated: Wed Dec 29 2004 08:01:00

Those who got a gift card this year instead of yet another pair of Oomphies slippers should keep this in mind: that $50 electronic gift certificate might not be worth $50 for long.

CNNMoney: FACTA & your creditupdated: Fri Dec 03 2004 13:42:00

A new federal law that entitles consumers to free credit reports sounds great, but the devil is definitely in the details.

The inside line: Sugarloaf, Maineupdated: Fri Dec 03 2004 10:24:00

Sure, the postcard views stretching all the way to Canada from atop Sugarloaf, the state's second-highest peak, are dandy, and the vibe is laid-back, but that's not why you'll slog to the hinterlands of Maine to ski here.

Electoral college explainedupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 11:59:00

Winston Churchill was fond of using the old saw that "democracy is the worst form of government ? except for everything else." Many would say the same for the Electoral College. Get ready for its quirks and foibles to dominate the airwaves Tuesday if the election stays as close as the polls indicate. Here's a look at how it works, whom it favors and how it could influence the presidential outcome:

Keeping elections cleanupdated: Mon Oct 11 2004 12:03:00

In addition to choosing a U.S. president, the 2004 election is a referendum on the success of the McCain-Feingold reforms, otherwise known as the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Act of 2002.

CNNMoney: After boom, will lobster crack?updated: Wed Sep 01 2004 09:12:00

A wise man defined the good life as a crisp Sauvignon Blanc on a warm summer's night, with a dish of drawn butter and a steaming lobster to dip in it.

Medical mysteries, bizarre casesupdated: Fri Feb 20 2004 08:46:00

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine, Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome, wandering spleen.

Kerry wins Maine caucusesupdated: Sun Feb 08 2004 07:08:00

Sen. John Kerry was projected to win Maine's Democratic caucuses Sunday evening, the third straight weekend victory for the front-runner in the race for the party's presidential nomination.

Where do we go from here?updated: Tue Feb 03 2004 04:52:00

Let's suppose John Edwards wins South Carolina today, as polls suggest he well might. Does the native-son-of-a-mill-worker draw any sort of bounce from this? More importantly, what does he do for an encore?

'Extremely dangerous' cold grips Northeastupdated: Thu Jan 15 2004 01:48:00

The northeastern United States faced more bitter cold and high winds Thursday, with forecasters warning of "extremely dangerous" wind chills as low as 45 degrees below zero in eastern Massachusetts.

Money Magazine: No Beef With This Stockupdated: Fri Aug 01 2003 00:01:00

The mad cow stir in Canada is drawing attention to one of the biggest obstacles to containing the deadly brain disease: The inability to test for it in live cattle. Current tests involve killing th...

Business 2.0: Where to Wow Your Clients--and Your CFO Five gourmet hot spots that won't break your budget.updated: Fri Aug 01 2003 00:01:00

This may be our cheekiest "Best" yet: Take five of America's top food towns and pick a single great restaurant that's hip and lively, but not so happening that you can't conduct some serious busine...

Money Magazine: 529 Tax Bitesupdated: Tue Jul 01 2003 00:01:00

If you invest in an out-of-state 529 college savings plan, you may owe more in state taxes next year. In recent months, four states have announced that, in an effort to close budget gaps, they woul...

Money Magazine: Best Vacations: Ogunquit and York, Maineupdated: Fri Mar 29 2002 17:31:00

Who hasn't heard their elders wax nostalgic for the unspoiled vacation spots of yesteryear? Few places are as often the subject of such memories as Cape Cod, which, though still a delightful retreat in many respects, strikes many of today's summer visitors as crowded, expensive and overdeveloped.

Money Magazine: Dining Dealsupdated: Wed Aug 01 2001 00:01:00

With recent market gyrations, you might be feeling a little frugal when it comes to dining out. But that doesn't mean you have to resort to Big Macs. America's Best Meal Deals ($10.95), a new guide...

Money Magazine: From Farmhouse to Our House IT TOOK MORE THAN TWO YEARS TO TRANSFORM THIS 1850S FIXER-UPPER. ALONG THE WAY, THE OWNERS LEARNED Tupdated: Wed Aug 01 2001 00:01:00

To say that I found the antique coin, or the creaky house that came with it, would be vastly overstating my control over the forces that compel mortals to buy and renovate old homes. What really ha...

FSB: Help! It's no surprise that small businesses are choking on high health-care costs. But can you lower those awful premiums?updated: Sun Oct 01 2000 00:01:00

For David Titcomb, buying health insurance is a bit like buying a candy bar. Over time the price keeps rising and the bar keeps shrinking. As the president of Titcomb Associates, a land-surveying f...

Money Magazine: Hurricane Warningupdated: Sun Oct 01 2000 00:01:00

Coastal dwellers take note: Before the 2000 hurricane season ends in November, climatologists are predicting that 11 tropical storms will form in the Atlantic, seven of which may become hurricanes....

FSB: From Maine To Mainstream Small was beautiful to Roxanne Quimby--until she caught the entrepreneurial bug.updated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

Back in 1984, Roxanne Quimby was hitchhiking into town from her home in rural Maine when a yellow pickup, driven by a somber-looking man with a scraggly beard, rolled to a stop. She'd heard the gos...

Money Magazine: Track Down Your Long-Lost Fundsupdated: Wed Mar 01 2000 00:01:00

Behind your faulty memories or bad record keeping may lie a pleasant surprise. One in eight Americans has forgotten about an asset--a bank account, IRA or stock, or an uncollected paycheck or utili...

Money Magazine: Season's Eatings Late summer and fall are the best times to travel to food fests. A sample of the tastiestupdated: Sun Aug 01 1999 00:01:00

To my left is a big-bellied guy gnawing on a pork rib. To my right, a fellow of similar girth is being interviewed by a TV crew as he butchers a whole hog. All around me are tents and booths with s...

Fortune: SHIPBUILDERS STRUGGLE TO STAY AFLOATupdated: Mon Sep 04 1995 00:01:00

A sea change is ready to sweep through the sleepy streets of Bath, Maine, a shipbuilding town for more than three centuries. The 111-year-old Bath Iron Works shipyard, or BIW, now owned by Prudenti...

Money Magazine: How to locate the lostupdated: Sun May 01 1994 00:01:00

Searching for a lost relative need not take years. A search by a licensed private investigator typically costs $400 to $2,000, and P.I.s are wired into extensive databases -- department of motor ve...

Money Magazine: Home-selling contests BUYING A HOME FOR A SONG CAN GET TRICKYupdated: Fri Oct 01 1993 00:01:00

How are you at jingles? Or 250-words-or-less contests? If you have talent, you may be able to pick up a home literally for a song -- with a catch. Homeowners in lackluster markets are sponsoring al...

Fortune: THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL E-mail, faxes, and videoconferencing are miracles, right? But you still have to hitupdated: Mon Sep 27 1993 00:01:00

I WON'T have to travel this much once videoconferencing catches on.'' This expectation, uttered to me by a trip-weary executive on a too-long transcontinental flight, has become so common that it e...

Fortune: NO AIRPLANES, NO REVENUE, NO JOBS updated: Mon Sep 06 1993 00:01:00

Every now and then Washington does something so breathtakingly stupid that you can't even whistle -- you can only shake your head. The ill-fated ''luxury tax'' -- enacted as part of the 1990 defici...

Fortune: AMERICAN INDIANS DISCOVER MONEY IS POWER From Arizona to Maine, tribal leaders are turning to private enterprise to lift their pupdated: Mon Apr 19 1993 00:01:00

ROUTE 16 through Neshoba County, Mississippi, is a drab stretch of highway lined by scraggly cotton fields, red clay, and pine trees. Whizzing along it, you see neither signs of wealth nor any busi...

Money Magazine: A COSTLY WAY TO KEEP TABS ON YOUR TABSupdated: Mon Dec 21 1992 00:01:00

With errors turning up in as many as one out of two credit reports, you might think it would be worth paying $19.50 or more to see what the three major credit bureaus have on you in their files. An...

Money Magazine: THE MIDDLECLASS TAX SQUEEZE GETS YOU ROARING FOR REFORM updated: Wed Jul 01 1992 00:01:00

Thank you for your April story showing how the tax squeeze prevents young people from living as well as their parents did 20 years ago despite earning comparable incomes. I would like to visit my c...

Fortune: JOB TRAINING BY APPRENTICESHIPupdated: Mon Jun 29 1992 00:01:00

Starting this fall, high school students in Maine will have a fourth option besides dropping out, trying to enter the work force with only a high school degree, or going on to college: an apprentic...

Money Magazine: HOW PRESIDENT BUSH CUTS HIS TAXES Bush pays no local income tax in two places he calls home and no more than a small sum in the updated: Wed Jan 01 1992 00:01:00

You might figure that George and Barbara Bush have three reasons to join in the rising anger over state and local taxes -- the properties they maintain in the three places shown above. But the Firs...

Fortune: THE FACE OF RURAL POVERTY Is it easier being poor in the sticks than in the city? No. It's just easier to be forgotten.updated: Mon Dec 31 1990 00:01:00

LET US NOW praise famous men. More than 50 years ago, FORTUNE commissioned writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans to memorialize the hardscrabble existences of Alabama tenant farmers; thou...

Money Magazine: Where It's Chic to Shop -- Now The Kleins -- Anne and Calvin -- and other top labels sell for up to 80% off at designer malls.updated: Thu Feb 01 1990 00:01:00

No one, not even the most grizzled veteran of the holiday shopping wars, is likely to forget the past few months. Kamikaze sales nosediving right through the tender heart of the Christmas season. V...

Money Magazine: THE 100 SAFEST BANKSupdated: Sun Oct 01 1989 00:01:00

Government regulators are at last dealing with the disaster area known as the savings and loan industry. The enactment in August of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, ...

Fortune: JOHN SCULLEY ON SABBATICAL Try it, says the man from Apple. On a nine-week getaway to Maine, he designed a barn, hatched a compaupdated: Mon Mar 27 1989 00:01:00

MOST CEOs only dream about it. Last year John Sculley, chairman of Apple Computer, did it. He hung up his necktie, abandoned the corner office, and spent nine weeks in the north woods. Since 1985 A...

Money Magazine: THE NIFTY NINETIES Your 175 Safest Banks You have to give up a little yield get a lot of safety.updated: Wed Oct 12 1988 00:01:00

Despite the record number of 714 bank failures in the past five years, there are still many safe havens for your savings, often near you. An exclusive MONEY survey identified these 175 safest banks...

Money Magazine: CORRECTIONS updated: Sat Oct 01 1988 00:01:00

-- A picture caption in ''It Was Faxination, I Know . . . '' (July) gave the wrong model number for the Brother fax machine. The correct number: FAX-100. -- One Woman's Finances in August incorrect...

Fortune: Art for money's sakeupdated: Mon Oct 12 1987 00:01:00

''Going, going, gone'' -- the auctioneer's cry of triumph -- may turn into the museum director's cry of despair. Now that John Whitney Payson has decided to sell Van Gogh's 1889 masterpiece Irises ...

Money Magazine: The Nasty Surprises in State Taxes Under reform, you could wind up owing lots more on your other return.updated: Sun Feb 01 1987 00:01:00

If you expect ultimately to save money under tax reform, don't start making plans to spend it just yet. The reason: 33 states plus the District of Columbia link their tax systems to the federal tax...

Money Magazine: Ski condos careen downhillupdated: Sun Feb 01 1987 00:01:00

Prices for ski resort condominiums were already on a downhill schuss in many areas even before tax reform diminished the advantages of absentee ownership and caused new price drops of near free-fal...

Fortune: TOURING BY KAYAK Though it's called sea kayaking, you can do it on lakes and rivers too. It's serene and exhilarating.updated: Mon Jul 07 1986 00:01:00

On a recent sparkling Saturday morning ten novice kayakers and three guides hurried to start their weekend tour among the San Juan Islands, some 60 miles north of Seattle. To paddle the three miles...

Fortune: How to Eat a Salad, Forgetting the Maine, Tiny Tots as Stalking Horses, and Other Matters. Only in America (cont'd)updated: Mon Apr 01 1985 00:01:00

A group of handicapped hunters and fishermen has filed suit in federal district court in Albany charging that the state is violating their civil rights by prohibiting the use of motor vehicles in w...

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