A check presentation ceremony was recently held with representatives of S.W. Collins and The Friends of Caribou Schools.  Front from left: Todd Pelletier, Pat Collins, Tim Doak, Don Collins and Bob White. Back row from left: Gregg Collins, Sam Collins, Robert Sprague and Lynn McNeal.

S.W. Collins Makes $50,000 Pledge To Caribou Schools

By S.W. Collins on Jan. 16, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.

FUSION:Bangor Newcomer’s Night on Jan. 19

By Danielle Dorrie on Jan. 16, 2017, at 12:22 p.m.
Kevin Paradis, plant manager at Maibec in Masardis

New plant manager settling in at Maibec mill

By Anthony Brino on Jan. 16, 2017, at 6:51 a.m.
Kevin Paradis has been working as a logger and in mills for much of his life, and now he’s overseeing one of the largest in northern Maine’s Route 11 forestry cluster.
A general view of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, May 27, 2015.

If robots call to say you owe back taxes, don’t believe them

By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT on Jan. 16, 2017, at 6:19 a.m.
The investigative arm of the IRS says that 1.8 million people have reported receiving impostor calls. More than 9,600 victims have been scammed out of more than $50 million.
Jay Turnure, a contract field biologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, prepares to measure and examine a cod that will be sold at the Portland Fish Exchange.

Maine fishermen say there’s plenty of cod. Scientists might give them the chance to prove it.

By Jake Bleiberg on Jan. 16, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
Seeking to end a long-running disagreement about exactly how many cod are left in the Gulf of Maine, federal scientists plan to outfit commercial fishermen with equipment used to establish ground fish quotas.
With more room to cook, former Small Axe food truck owners Karl Deuben (left) and Bill Leavy say opening the East Ender two years ago was the right move.

Maine food trucks are upgrading to restaurants

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 16, 2017, at 6:11 a.m.
“Food trucks are a great incubator. You can perfect your cuisine and see who your customer is.”

Maine pulp and paper trade group dissolves after half a century

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 15, 2017, at 1:17 p.m.
The Maine Pulp and Paper Association’s chair announced the disbandment in an email sent to its members on Friday.
Mount Katahdin is seen behind pipes running through the former Great Northern Paper mill in Millinocket Friday.

‘It’s our heritage’: Our Katahdin volunteers get to work promoting Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 13, 2017, at 7:26 p.m.
The group’s most immediate challenges are to start collating the ideas pouring in, continue meeting with potential investors, and help local officials shape an economic development plan for the industrial park and the region while starting federal and local grant applications.

Nasdaq hits record; bank earnings validate Wall Street rally

By Noel Randewich, Reuters on Jan. 13, 2017, at 5:42 p.m.
A Kansas City developer has agreed to partner in the renovation of a former 28,800-square-foot sardine can manufacturing plant in downtown Eastport, pictured partially on a pier overhanging the water. The owners of the building hope to complete the $18 million project by the summer of 2018.

Developer signs on to $18M downtown Eastport renovation project

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 13, 2017, at 5:38 p.m.
A long-planned redevelopment project of a waterfront industrial building will be moving ahead now that a developer has agreed to finance the $18 million project, according to the property owners.


By BHBTCathy on Jan. 13, 2017, at 5:12 p.m.

MSSM Foundation Selects New Slate of Officers

By Danielle Deschaine on Jan. 13, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.

Optimize your paycheck to make best use of your money

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 3:37 p.m.

5 things to know before getting a home loan

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 13, 2017, at 3:26 p.m.

How to keep card skimmers from cleaning out your bank account

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 3:23 p.m.

A highway out of poverty

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 3:12 p.m.
Jeanna DeTour

CES, Inc. announces new hire

By Jessamine Pottle on Jan. 13, 2017, at 8:34 a.m.
An assembly line with 2014 Ram 1500 pickup trucks is seen at the Warren Truck Plant in Warren, Michigan, U.S. on Sept. 25, 2014.

EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of excess diesel emissions

By David Shepardson and Bernie Woodall, Reuters on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7:09 p.m.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using hidden software to allow excess diesel emissions to go undetected, the result of a probe that stemmed from regulators’ investigation of rival Volkswagen AG.
The Great Northern Paper site can be seen in Millinocket in this June 2014 file photo.

Katahdin group buys former Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
“This is the largest economic development interest the town has taken on since Great Northern first entered the town more than a century ago.”
Customers can be seen on Thursday outside L.L. Bean's Hunting and Fishing Store in Freeport. Many said a boycott effort targeting the outdoor retailer would not stop them from shopping there.

As Trump, LePage blast boycott, ‘absurd’ is word of day at LL Bean

By Beth Brogan and Darren Fishell on Jan. 12, 2017, at 5:33 p.m.
“Listen, we’re Democrats,” said Dan Gagne of Poland, Maine, who had just picked up a pair of ice cleats. “We’ve got the best democracy in the world. We believe in free speech. It’s her right.”

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