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Shareholders OK FairPoint’s $1.5 billion sale to Illinois company

FairPoint has at least 660 employees in Maine.
Stored Solar, which operates biomass generators in West Enfield and Jonesboro, said it has settled a problem with loggers who claim they had not been paid since early February for products delivered to the generators.

Biomass company says it paid aggrieved loggers, wants to rework subsidy

Biomass generator Stored Solar said it’s settled an “invoicing dispute” with loggers who claimed they were not being paid.
Terry McNeil of Eddington grabs a bundle of cloth belts for packing at Highland Belts and Fine Leather Goods of Brewer.
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This Brewer factory makes expensive, high-demand leatherware

Adam Sutton is inspired by the fact “that people are willing to help you, that they’re willing to give it what I believe is their best shot. I really believe that my business would be nothing without them.”
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local S6 is the largest union at BIW.

Auditors investigating claims that Bath Iron Works union funds are missing

Auditors from the Grand Lodge of the international machinists’ union are investigating allegations of missing funds at Local S6 of the machinists’ union at BIW.
Blueberries wait to be raked, Aug. 12, 2016.

Maine growers struggle with surplus blueberries, plummeting prices

Finding a package of blueberries these days is as easy as pie. They’re plentiful in the fresh and frozen sections of the supermarket. But while the supply is high, the market price has taken a dive, and that has growers feeling blue.
A GameStop store is pictured in Pasadena, California.

GameStop closing at least 150 ‘nonproductive’ stores in 2017

It was not known Friday if any of the company’s 10 stores in Maine will be affected.

Pepper farmer eyes building biomass-fueled greenhouse in Maine

The development is part of Stored Solar’s broader plan for “biomass energy parks” that would bring in customers for other biomass byproducts.

Aroostook County power prices to dip slightly in June

Costs for residential customers in Emera Maine’s Maine Public Service district will stay basically flat through the end of 2017.

Amazon will start charging sales tax for Maine shoppers, state officials say

The change will add 5.5 percent to the price of items sold through Amazon, and the decision follows similar moves in other states.

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