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PORTLAND, Maine — The average retail gasoline price in Maine fell 11 cents in the past week.

Website GasBuddy.com reports the average price was $2.58 per gallon according to a daily survey of 1,228 Maine outlets. The website says the national average fell 10.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.42 per gallon.

PORTLAND, Maine — Local musicians are preparing to put on a show in Maine to help raise money for striking FairPoint workers.

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland's city attorney will draft an ordinance to regulate Uber, the online ride service that began operating in the city in October.

MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Vermont Department of Public Service says FairPoint Communications has agreed to take steps to ensure timely repairs for those most vulnerable who are without phone service while a workers' strike continues.

The department said Friday that it has received more than 700 complaints about FairPoint's service since workers went on strike in October. The department says it has grave concerns about how many customers appear to be having serious delays in repair of service.

By Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. - FairPoint Communications workers in New Hampshire say they'll continue to strike until company officials return to the bargaining table in good faith, regardless of the personal and financial toll the strike is taking on their families.

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