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A federal judge this week denied a motion by the City of South Portland to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the oil industry against its local Clear Skies Ordinance.

The ordinance was passed by the City Council in 2014 at the urging of local residents. Portland Pipe Line Corp., which operates a pipeline that runs from South Portland to Montreal, claims the ordinance interferes with interstate trade and makes the pipeline obsolete because it prohibits the loading of crude oil into tankers on the waterfront.

Ken Pooley / For MPBN

More than 300 athletes from 28 countries have descended on Presque Isle for the World Cup biathlon.

Advocates of solar power in Maine, and around the country, are taking steps to preserve a financial incentive they say is critical to the continued growth of the industry.

Tom Porter / MPBN file

An ongoing discussion over whether FairPoint Communications should be obliged to provide landline telephone service throughout the state was re-energized Thursday at the State House.

Gov. Paul LePage surprised many Thursday by saying that he would take over as his own education commissioner.