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Money stolen from dozens of Downeast FCU member accounts

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 26, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
A skimmer was found at the ATM at the credit union’s Lincolnville Avenue branch, and at least two dozen customers have told police money is missing from their accounts.
WIDGETS AND DIGITS
Donald Trump appears at a campaign event in Lisbon, Maine, Oct. 28, 2016.

How Trumpy is your town?

on Feb. 26, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Vote figures give us a chance to peer over the fence at the neighbors and see which towns voted like others, at least in terms of support for Trump.
The Lobster Pound Restaurant in Lincolnville is closed for good.

Iconic midcoast eatery going up for auction

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 24, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
The former owners of the Lincolnville Lobster Pound announced in December that the business wouldn’t be opening its doors next season, closing the books after nearly a century.
POLL QUESTION
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin

Poliquin votes to let states require drug tests for jobless benefits

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Feb. 24, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined his GOP colleagues on the vote because, he said, “drug testing for welfare programs should be a state’s decision, not controlled by the whims of Washington.”

U.S. CELLULAR INTRODUCES UNLIMITED DATA OFFERING AMONG ITS NEW TOTAL PLANS WITH NO HIDDEN FEES

By Kelly Cioe on Feb. 24, 2017, at 2:18 p.m.
LuLaRoe Alison Small, LuLaRoe Courtney Daigle, UCP of Maine CEO Scott Tash, UCP of Maine Director of Operations Marianne Berube

LuLaRoe Alison Small, LuLaRoe Courtney Daigle, and LuLaRoe Make Donation to UCP of Maine Through Bangor Mall Information Kiosk Fundraisers

By Andrew Lohman on Feb. 24, 2017, at 2:16 p.m.
Customers ride the escalator at a J.C. Penney store in New York, Aug. 14, 2013.

J.C. Penney to close up to 140 stores, doesn’t say where

By Sarah Halzack, Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2017, at 12:06 p.m.
J.C. Penney on Friday said it plans to close between 130 and 140 stores in the next several months, a move that makes it the latest retail stalwart to pull back from the mall amid the rise of online shopping.

Fresh Maine Shrimp Available at Port Clyde Fresh Catch

By Alexandria Brasili on Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:45 a.m.

Google’s self-driving car unit sues Uber over alleged trade theft

By Alexandria Sage, Reuters on Feb. 23, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.
Google’s self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology.

Canada’s Trudeau, Trump discuss border cooperation, softwood lumber

By Reuters on Feb. 23, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed cooperation along the countries’ shared border.
The bacon boom seems to be ending.

End of bacon boom sends pork prices tumbling most in three years

By Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg on Feb. 23, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
The bacon boom seems to be ending.

Bar Harbor Bankshares Announces Three-for-Two Stock Split as a Large Stock

By BHBTCathy on Feb. 23, 2017, at 2:13 p.m.
The Carlton Bridge is seen behind the Sagadahoc Bridge from the Bath waterfront on March 11, 2015.

Maine sends $460 million projects wish list to Trump

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Feb. 23, 2017, at 2:11 p.m.
Maine is looking for $460 million to help pay for bridge improvements for roads and rail lines as well as barge service between Portland and mid-Atlantic ports.

Landlords are taking over the US housing market

By Patrick Clark, Bloomberg on Feb. 23, 2017, at 2:03 p.m.
Last year, 37 percent of homes sold were acquired by buyers who didn’t live in them.
Developer Paul Boghossian stands outside the Hathaway Creative Center in Waterville in 2013.

Former Hathaway shirt mill in Waterville sells for $20 million after renovations

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 23, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Waterville’s former Hathaway shirt mill sold for more than $20 million after a developer renovated the building into office and apartment space on the city’s riverfront.

Infinity Breaks Ground on New-look Credit Union Location in Portland

By Angie Helton on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:18 p.m.
The Mason Station property in Wiscasset

Midcoast leaders nix plan to build luxury rental units on former power plant land

By Abigail Adams on Feb. 23, 2017, at 9:14 a.m.
A Chicago company with a mission to “design and construct enriching, sustainable homes worldwide” will not have an opportunity to build on Wiscasset’s Mason Station properties.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collin is seen recently at her home in Bangor.

Sen. Collins sees common ground with Trump administration on trade

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:39 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said that trade is an issue she can work on with the new administration even though she has concerns about the impact some of the president’s ideas might have on business relations with Canada.
The city of Belfast is considering a fee on plastic shopping bags.

A Belfast proposal to curb plastic bag use is too weak, activists say

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 22, 2017, at 4:40 p.m.
A draft version of a plastic bag ordinance would tack on a 5-cent fee for every fresh single-use plastic bag — but only at three stores.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills.

Feds, state sue Maine firm over alleged false advertising for health supplements

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 22, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
The lawsuit claims a South Portland-based supplement company and others used false advertising to sell health supplements that promised joint pain relief and memory improvements.
 

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