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Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive of Maryland-based Fiberight, speaks at the Municipal Review Committee board meeting at the Orono town office Wednesday.

Trashanol: Vendor pitches garbage-to-energy technology to board representing 187 Maine towns

ORONO, Maine — While the Department of Environmental Protection considers an application from the Municipal Review Committee to open an integrated solid waste and recycling …

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

PORTLAND, Maine — In a ruling that was expected, a federal judge has rescinded a consent decree that had been imposed on the Maine Lobstermen’s …
A police officer looks on near the site of the train wreckage in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013. The crude oil freight train that derailed and blew up in the small town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday morning, July 6, 2013, was traveling far too fast when it went off the rails, investigators told reporters.

Maine delegates laud proposed steps to prevent Lac-Megantic-level railway disaster in US

BANGOR, Maine — The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out a series of proposed new rail safety rules on Wednesday, including phasing out tens of …
Father William Dingwall, a Trappist Monk, monitors the brewing of Trappist Ale at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts on July 22, 2014.

Monks tap brewing tradition to support aging members

SPENCER, Massachusetts — Tucked off a two-lane highway in a hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group of Roman Catholic monks has embraced a …
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan

Portland mayor proposes $10.68 citywide minimum wage by 2017

PORTLAND, Maine — With a preliminary plan in mind, Mayor Michael Brennan and members of his Minimum Wage Advisory Committee want residents, business owners and …

Downeast LNG proposes expanded project, submits request to energy regulators

ROBBINSTON, Maine — Downeast LNG has submitted a pre-filing request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to develop its proposed liquefied natural gas import-export facility, …
Turbines on Heifer Hill that are part of the Bull Hill Wind Project put up by First Wind in Township 16, seen here February 2013.

After legal challenge, Maine utility regulators again OK $333 million partnership between Emera, First Wind

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to allow Emera Maine’s parent company to invest $333 million through a joint venture …

Land from failed Damariscotta business and residential development to be auctioned

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — The Damariscotta properties where a group of …

Athens biomass plant to get $30 million investment

ATHENS, Maine — In a deal that would trigger about …

Maine environmental board OKs higher mercury emissions limit for Dragon Cement

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Board of Environmental protection will …

Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Hotel to close in September

The Trump Plaza Hotel is expected to close in September, …
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