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Wood chips are dumped from a truck in West Enfield in a 2016 file photo.

Maine’s biomass bailout bill isn’t helping loggers as much as it was supposed to

Stored Solar LLC disclosed that in the first half of the year, it was only 31 percent of the way toward its year-end wood purchasing goal.
A Bean boot at L.L. Bean's new factory in Lewiston.

L.L. Bean’s new Maine factory expected to add 140 employees

L.L. Bean is opening a new manufacturing center in Lewiston the company says will employ more than 100.

Cianbro to make more modules at Brewer manufacturing plant

Cianbro will likely be hiring employees at its Brewer manufacturing facility to build parts for a refinery next year.

Lawsuit claims Poland Spring a ‘colossal fraud,’ selling groundwater

A group of bottled water drinkers have brought a class action lawsuit against the company behind Poland Spring, alleging that the Maine business has long deceived consumers by mislabeling common groundwater.
Lydia Goetze, chairwoman of the Southwest Harbor Board of Selectmen, listens to fellow board members during a special town meeting on Tuesday.

Southwest Harbor becomes second MDI town to temporarily ban cruise ships

Residents voted to ban cruise ships until the town can determine how best to deal with the traffic that they bring.
The City of Belfast has passed a city-wide prohibition on plastic bags for all retail businesses starting next year.

Belfast becomes latest city to ban plastic bags, polystyrene

“I remember when plastic bags didn’t exist, and we all seemed to manage just fine,” Councilor Mary Mortier said.
Ingalls Shipbuilding completed builder's sea trials on the future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). The ship spent more than three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing the ship's main propulsion, combat and other ship systems.

Bath Iron Works competitor will repay feds $9.2 million to settle false billing claims

The settlement is the second largest in the district’s history.

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