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AUBURN, Maine — The city has detected higher-than-acceptable levels of lead in some household tap water.

WASHINGTON — A bill introduced Monday by 2nd District Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin would require Maine's governor and state legislature to give the OK before President Barack Obama can designate a national monument in the Katahdin Region.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A state commission crafting recommendations for the management of public lands is not embracing Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to use revenue from the sale of timber to help low-income mainers heat their homes.

Frustrated season ski pass holders may learn this week whether Saddeback Mountain will be able to open for the coming season, according to the resort's general manager.

Gina McCarthy (l.) U.S. Senator Angus King (r.)
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The Environmental Protection Administration chief was in Maine this morning, trying to re-assure Maine's smaller farmers that a new, clean water rule won't affect them. But national farm groups are saying they don't buy it.