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How to prevent your new drone from landing you in court

Maine’s insurance bureau wants this year’s newest batch of drone pilots to prepare for the worst.
Roger Bloomfield, CEO of the Terre Armee Group, announces a partnership with Advanced Infrastructure Technologies, which sells the University of Maine-developed Bridge-in-a-Backpack, on Thursday in Orono. Terre Armee plans to start marketing and selling the bridges in larger numbers across North America and internationally.

Bridge-in-a-Backpack company secures deal with international firm to sell more bridges

Kathie Leonard, president and CEO of Auburn Manufacturing Inc.

Fed ruling: Imports are hurting Auburn Manufacturing Inc.

The president and CEO of Auburn Manufacturing Inc. has scored a preliminary victory in arguing that unfairly cheap imports have hurt business at her company.
Brig. Gen. Douglas Farnham, adjutant general of the Maine National Guard, speaks about the Maine Military Authority's contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority during a press conference on Sept. 28, 2016, at the Loring Commerce Centre in Limestone.

$7 million rescue package sought for Maine Military Authority

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is requesting to use $7 million of the state’s General Fund surplus to help the Maine Military Authority recover from an underbid contract to refurbish Massachusetts transit buses.
Media, wood yard workers, and federal and state officials gather to discuss how $1 million in federal grants will help the state's $8.5 billion forest products industry determine its future during a press conference on Wednesday at the American Forest Management wood yard in Passadumkeag.

Researchers, $1M in grants to help Maine recover from ‘natural disaster’ of mill closures

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory will help researchers at the University of Maine tackle the future of bio-based materials, including nanocellular technology, biofuels and additive manufacturing.
Giacomo's, which abruptly closed on Dec. 23, 2016, can be seen on Dec. 26 in downtown Bangor.

Blaze owner buys Giacomo’s in downtown Bangor

“We’re rebranding a little bit. We’re slightly revamping. It’s going to be a gourmet market alongside a coffee shop and cafe.”
Displays at Shango Cannabis shop on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales beginning at midnight in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 1, 2015.

Pot industry groups rush to make their names known in Maine

The survey of obviously marijuana-related Maine business names registered with the secretary of state’s office only captures a sliver of the business activity after the narrow Nov. 8 legalization vote, but it shows early signs of a rush to enter the market that’s still being formed.

Presque Isle’s WAGM disputing drop from DISH Network

Because of a contract dispute, WAGM-TV, the Presque Isle-based affiliate of CBS and FOX, is facing the possibility of being dropped by the satellite television service DISH Network.

Maine pulp and paper trade group dissolves after half a century

The Maine Pulp and Paper Association’s chair announced the disbandment in an email sent to its members on Friday.

Maine fines Anthem for delayed response to complaints

Anthem fired one employee and a manager it said were responsible for the delays.

Kittery Trading Post faces lawsuit by Colorado knife maker

Colorado knife maker Spyderco has filed a seven-count lawsuit against the Kittery Trading Post, alleging the Route 1 retailer sold counterfeit Spyderco knives of inferior quality to “generate an obscene” profit.

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