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The Verso paper mill in Bucksport

Verso clears hurdle toward buying NewPage, which would create Maine’s largest paper company

PORTLAND, Maine — Verso Paper’s chief executive said the company is closer to its planned acquisition of NewPage, a proposed merger that would create the …
The Google barge, which has been in Portland since last fall, has been moved to Turner Island Terminal in South Portland.

Mysteries continue to surround Google barge as it prepares to leave Maine

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — With just days to go before the famed Google barge leaves Portland harbor, just as much mystery surrounds the structure as …
Kestrel Aircraft Company CEO Alan Klapmeier

Kestrel CEO: Financing puzzle still coming together, not complete

PORTLAND, Maine — Alan Klapmeier, CEO of the startup airplane manufacturer Kestrel said Wednesday the company has secured a new foreign investor that’s put some …
WEX Inc. CEO Melissa Smith

South Portland paycard company to sell Oregon subsidiary

PORTLAND, Maine — Paycard processor WEX Inc. plans to make about $29 million on its sale of Oregon subsidiary Pacific Pride this year, part of …
Great East Butcher Co. is a venture of several former employees of The Meat House, who say they are still owed thousands of dollars after the company abruptly closed last winter. Great East is aiming for a mid-August opening of its Scarborough store.

Former Meat House employees to open new Scarborough butcher shop

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and …
Larry Barthlow, elite athlete coordinator for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, runs part of the course with Erin Chalat of Cape Elizabeth last year.

Businesses in Cape Elizabeth offer mixed reviews on Beach to Beacon’s economic impact

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — With more than 6,000 runners expected at this year’s TD Beach to Beacon 10K, along with thousands of supporters and spectators, …

Bangor businesses beset by phone scam seeking utility payment

BANGOR, Maine — Several Bangor-area businesses reported receiving fraudulent phone calls on Wednesday from a person or persons claiming to represent Emera Maine seeking money. …

South Portland farmers market looks to overcome almost yearly moves, slow start

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The South Portland Farmers Market, in …

‘All hell has broken loose’: Kennebunk residents fight plan for Lower Village hotel

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Residents on Monday blasted a proposed contract …
URBAN EYE (blog)

Basket case in Biddeford

Pulling into the Market Basket in Biddeford yesterday we found …

Judge lifts 56-year-old consent decree on lobster fishing group

PORTLAND, Maine — In a ruling that was expected, a …
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