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Maine elver dealer: Season starts late with lower prices, ‘saner’ system

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s short but lucrative elver fishing season has started slowly, by all accounts, and prices are down dramatically from the 2012 peak …
The former 99 restaurant at the Bangor Mall will undergo complete remodeling and reopen as Las Palapas, serving Mexican cuisine.
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Mexican restaurant Las Palapas in the works near Bangor Mall

BANGOR, Maine — The inside of the former Ninety Nine restaurant was shrouded in wood dust Tuesday as crews listening to a Spanish-language radio station …

Hampden council OKs business park development deal

HAMPDEN, Maine — Town councilors voted unanimously Tuesday night to put the final development of the Hampden Business & Commerce Park into the hands of …
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Anticipating sale of company, union representing FairPoint workers blasts LePage veto of new standards for telecom mergers

PORTLAND, Maine — Officials at the union that represents most employees of FairPoint Communications say telephone and broadband customers remain exposed to the negative consequences …
Paul Rudman in 2005.

LePage nominates PUC alternates to overcome stalemate in Poland Spring case

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has nominated three retired judges to serve as alternates on the Maine Public Utilities Commission in an effort to …
A crushed Styrofoam coffee cup lays on the ground in New York, Feb. 15, 2013.

Ban on Styrofoam food containers in Portland headed to council vote; grocery bag fee on hold

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland city councilors will vote on a proposed ban on food and beverage containers made of polystyrene foam, but an ordinance to …
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Red Sox insurer Cross Insurance lands affiliate Portland Sea Dogs

The Bangor-based Cross Insurance will provide insurance for the Portland Sea Dogs, the Double-A affiliate baseball team of the Boston Red Sox. Jonathan Cross, the insurer’s …

State fisheries officials plan to meet with public on aquaculture programs

PENOBSCOT, Maine — The Department of Marine Resources has scheduled …

Smartphone kill switches are coming

Smartphones need kill switches. It’s a relatively easy solution to …
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Who’s excited for the agricultural census?

I know I am. We know from the latest agriculture census — …

Maine adds 8,000 payroll jobs since March 2013, unemployment rate dips below 6 percent

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s employment picture improved in March, with …

Four Washington County communities and New Brunswick city explore regional economic development

CALAIS, Maine — A budding regional economic development effort received …

States crack down on for-profit colleges, student loan industry

WASHINGTON — When Murray Hastie returned to New York in …
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