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Representatives of Cate Street Capital, which is hoping to fund a pellet mill in Millinocket, listen during a meeting of the Finance Authority of Maine board of directors meeting on April 17.

Investor working to complete financing for Millinocket pellet mill despite FAME shortfall

MILLINOCKET, Maine — The New Hampshire investment firm that could create a new market for the state’s forest products industries intends to proceed with its …
Blaze in West Market Square is one of the businesses that will be affected by the upcoming construction project in downtown Bangor.
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City working to help downtown businesses worried about taking a hit from construction

BANGOR, Maine — Construction crews are setting up shop downtown for the summer, causing business owners in the area to worry their customers will head …
Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC Pres. and CEO Keith Van Scotter

$7.8 million energy-efficiency plan will mean more layoffs at Lincoln paper mill

LINCOLN, Maine — Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC’s plan to improve its energy efficiency by spending $7.8 million to retrofit its tissue production line will …

New Camden manufacturing firm working to keep jobs in Maine

CAMDEN, Maine — A New Mexico-based businessman said Wednesday morning that he’s working hard to keep the jobs of 29 people he hired in January …
A color-coded map of Falmouth shows where Summit Natural Gas plans to install gas distribution lines over the next four years.

Towns just north of Portland prep for $42 million natural gas ‘backbone’ project

FALMOUTH, Maine — The first phase of a $42 million natural gas distribution project is imminent, but it’s still unknown when residents will be able …
U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus before the start of the christening ceremony April 12 at Bath Iron Works for the Zumwalt DDG 1000 destroyer.

Bath Iron Works secures $57 million in new funding for work on Navy ships

BATH, Maine — The Department of Defense on Tuesday announced $57 million in new funding for continuing work on contracts with Bath Iron Works. The …
Falmouth Town Councilor Claudia King, right, looks at designs for the Route One Infrastructure Plan in this photo from a public meeting at Falmouth Memorial Library in October 2013. The $12.3 million project is set to begin early next month.

Falmouth business district facelift to begin in early May — at a cost of $12.3 million

FALMOUTH, Maine — A long-planned, $12.3 million construction project that will change the face of the U.S. Route 1 business district will begin the week …

Hampden council OKs business park development deal

HAMPDEN, Maine — Town councilors voted unanimously Tuesday night 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 …

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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