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PORTLAND, Maine — The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, which announced its closure recently, is a step closer to partnering with the Maine College of Art.

That according to Salt's board of trustees, which released a written statement today indicating that talks are underway with MECA to negotiate some type of future relationship.

News of the 40-year-old school's closure six weeks ago prompted an outcry from many alumni who were critical of the move. They formed a group called "Save Salt" in hopes of keeping the school open.

Lisa More, courtesy photo

CASCO, Maine — Global climate change, as manifest through extreme weather patterns, is forcing land trusts and conservation agencies to take stock of the special places around them.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Last November, when Gov. Paul LePage was re-elected by five percentage points in a three-way race, most political observers believed that he had earned political capital that he could use in the new Legislature to accomplish some of his goals.

BANGOR, Maine — Maine-grown potatoes, carrots, blueberries and other produce will have more frequent appearances on University of Maine cafeteria plates if advocates for sustainable food have their way.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Several individuals and groups have joined the leadership of the Maine House and Senate in filing briefs with the state Supreme Court over what's become known as the governor's veto dispute.

At issue is whether the governor's assertion that he can veto 65 bills is correct or whether those bills have become law.

The written arguments are the first round of the legal battle that Gov. Paul LePage triggered when he asked the state Supreme Court for an opinion on whether he was prevented from vetoing 65 bills.