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Portland Mayor Michael Brennan

Portland mayor proposes $10.68 citywide minimum wage by 2017

PORTLAND, Maine — With a preliminary plan in mind, Mayor Michael Brennan and members of his Minimum Wage Advisory Committee want residents, business owners and …
Turbines on Heifer Hill that are part of the Bull Hill Wind Project put up by First Wind in Township 16, seen here February 2013.

After legal challenge, Maine utility regulators again OK $333 million partnership between Emera, First Wind

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to allow Emera Maine’s parent company to invest $333 million through a joint venture …
The Penobscot River House in Old Town.

Old Town’s Penobscot River House now under Volunteers of America management

OLD TOWN, Maine — The Penobscot River House — the old riverside woolen mill that was changed 30 years ago into affordable housing for the …
Vehicles leave the Katahdin Avenue industrial park in Millinocket after an auction of papermaking equipment on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Great Northern Paper auctioneer makes partial tax payment but still behind schedule

MILLINOCKET, Maine — The auctioneer paying Great Northern Paper Co. LLC’s approximately $1.18 million net personal property tax debt made a $133,500 payment Friday, Town …

Land from failed Damariscotta business and residential development to be auctioned

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — The Damariscotta properties where a group of investors hoped to foster a major business and housing development will go to auction on …

Athens biomass plant to get $30 million investment

ATHENS, Maine — In a deal that would trigger about $12 million in state tax credits, a Missouri-based investment firm plans to put more than …
Jennifer Geiger, former director and longtime board member of the downtown organization Main Street Bath, is seen in a 2012 file photo from The Forecaster.

Head of Bath downtown organization steps down to take state tourism job

BATH, Maine — After five years as director of the Main Street Bath organization, and many more as a board member, Jennifer Geiger has resigned …

Maine environmental board OKs higher mercury emissions limit for Dragon Cement

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Board of Environmental protection will …

Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Hotel to close in September

The Trump Plaza Hotel is expected to close in September, …

Cate Street company suing New York energy firm over mistaken $140,000 transfer

A company created by the investor in two Katahdin region …

DoJ probing possible price coordination in music publishing

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating possible pricing coordination …
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