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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Fishery regulators say Maine's lobster fishermen topped 120 million pounds of catch in 2014 - a year when the value of the state's signature crustacean rebounded.

State Department of Marine Resources officials say Thursday that Maine lobstermen caught 123.7 million pounds of lobster last year. The catch represents a slight drop from 2013's 127.8 million pound mark. State records that go back to the 1880s say the last four years are the only years in which lobstermen have topped 100 million pounds of catch.

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PORTLAND, Maine - After conducting several studies, Portland officials held a forum Wednesday night to look into the city's housing issues.

LUBEC, Maine — Maine fishery regulators say they are getting ready to close several waterways to scallop fishing for the season due to the volume of catch.

The nine areas include scallop-rich Cobscook Bay, one of the primary scallop fishing areas in Maine. Regulators say the closures will begin March 2. Some of the areas, including the St. Croix River, will remain partially open on a limited basis.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A renewed effort to overhaul Maine's mining regulations is re-igniting a fierce debate in Augusta, where lawmakers are considering the Department of Environmental Protection's plan.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Public Utilities Commission has decided to reconsider proposals for two wind power projects it had previously initially approved.

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