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Report: Maine Tax Break Expensive, Ineffective
04/21/2014 10:03 AM ET

A recent report prepared for the state by a consulting firm found that the Pine Tree Zones program delivered direct benefits to the state totaling $358 million in 2012 but had $457 million in costs.


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Man Convicted in Fatal NH Explosion on Trial
04/21/2014 10:03 AM ET

Craig Sanborn, who was sentenced in November to 10 to 20 years in prison for the 2010 explosion that killed two workers at the Black Mag plant in Colebrook, NH, goes on trial in Portland on federal wire fraud charges.


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3 Charged in Maine Home Invasion
04/21/2014 10:03 AM ET

Police say two suspects invaded a home in Cambridge and assaulted a woman who lived there and stole prescription drugs, while another person drove the getaway vehicle.


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Biddeford Cycling Center Plans Expansion
04/21/2014 10:03 AM ET

Andy Greif, executive director of the Community Bicycle Center, says the organization is close to completing the purchase of a 4,200-square-foot facility on Granite Street.


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Easter Day Fire Heavily Damages Auburn Home
04/21/2014 10:03 AM ET

Officials say the fire started on a porch, went up the siding and eventually burned the attic and roof of a home on Stevens Mill Road.


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NOAA: Be on the Lookout for Seal Pups
04/21/2014 10:03 AM ET

NOAA asks residents to always stay at least 150 feet from seals and keep pets away from them, as the seal pupping gets underway.


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Lac Megantic to be Discussed at Crisis Conference
04/21/2014 10:03 AM ET

The two-day Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference kicks off Tuesday at the Augusta Civic Center.


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US Energy Officials to Review New England Policy
04/21/2014 10:03 AM ET

Ernest Moniz, U.S. secretary of energy, is meeting Monday with state officials in Providence, R.I., and Hartford.


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Maine Gas Prices Up From Last Week and Last Year
04/21/2014 10:03 AM ET

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine Monday is $3.69 a gallon - up nearly 8 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.


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Conservative Think Tank CEO Headed to Virginia
04/18/2014 05:09 PM ET

J. Scott Moody made his announcement Thursday at the Maine Heritage Policy Center's monthly luncheon in Portland.


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Former Maine Tribal Member Charged in Elver Case
04/18/2014 Reported By:Susan Sharon  

A former Passamaquoddy tribal representative to the Maine Legislature and his two sons are among eight people who have been charged with three counts of felony possession of American eels, and conspiracy to commit a crime in the state of New York. Moore says the other six are members of the Unkechaug Indian Nation on Long Island. And he says were all arrested while trying to carry out the Unkechaug's own conservation plan for eels. Susan Sharon reports.

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Maine Legislative Session Comes to An End
04/18/2014 Reported By:Mal Leary  

Maine lawmakers have gone home, until May 1, when they return to handle any vetoes from Gov. Paul LePage. A lot of issues this session have been settled, while others wait for the governor's action and votes on May 1. MPBN's Mal Leary talks with Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter about what got accomplished - and what didn't - in this legislative session.

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