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Attendees convened Monday at the Maine Farmland Trust's second annual Farmland Access Conference, where the focus was the 400,000 acres of farmland in the state that is poised to change hands over the next decade.
Homestead

Access to farmland crucial for short-term and long-term growth of Maine agriculture

“We have a lot of people who want to farm, and so the question for us is how do we make it possible.”
Guido Hernandez

Augusta man charged with sex crimes against minor

A 24-year-old Augusta man accused of committing sex crimes against a minor in Wiscasset was arrested Wednesday.
April Meserve

Six charged and over $18,000 in drugs seized in Augusta

Police seized 62 grams of heroin, 62 grams of crack cocaine and $2,500 in cash.
Gov. Paul LePage

Using rare vote, Democratic leaders block LePage’s $3M plan for Riverview

Construction of a crucial forensic psychiatric unit in Augusta was dealt a blow by Democratic legislative leaders who, using an oft-overlooked oversight power, voted against Gov. Paul LePage’s administration’s plan.

Maine man charged after allegedly threatening to kill Obama, Pingree

The indictment was sealed until Thursday, when Peter Hamilton entered his plea at an initial video appearance in U.S. District Court.

I-95 northbound reopens after US mail truck rollover

The northbound lane reopened to traffic shortly before noon Friday after an overturned tractor-trailer was towed away.