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Maine courts may take until 2028 to touch backlog of cases

Chief Justice Valerie Stanfill says the judicial branch is “frail” following her State of the Judiciary speech.

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Shrink wrap coming off Maine boats … and then what?

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the shrink wrap is coming off. The boat shrink wrap, that is — low-density polyethylene plastic prized for its flexibility and ability to keep vessels safe from the sleet, snow and rain of Maine winters. And most of it is...

An update to the aquaculture projects in five Maine communities

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Invisible and Indestructible

Maine faces widespread contamination due to PFAS in ubiquitous use and now polluting wells, public water supplies, farmland and food chains. This series explores the pathways by which PFAS cycle through Maine’s environment and the far-reaching repercussions these enduring chemicals will have.

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The Unstoppable Ocean: 10 stories from the edge of Maine

Along Maine’s stunning coastline, vulnerable communities wrestle with the inevitable rise of the sea caused by the warming ocean. Aerial photographer Alex MacLean and reporter Kate Cough found that each community has a different strategy to prepare and adapt.



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Maine Monitor participates in panel on the crucial role of nonprofit news organizations

The panelists discussed how their nonprofit newsrooms are shaping the future of local journalism in Maine.