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Shareholders OK FairPoint’s $1.5 billion sale to Illinois company

FairPoint has at least 660 employees in Maine.
Cybele Brooks, Marketing Director at Fluid Imaging Technologies

Three New Hires at Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.

Stored Solar, which operates biomass generators in West Enfield and Jonesboro, said it has settled a problem with loggers who claim they had not been paid since early February for products delivered to the generators.

Biomass company says it paid aggrieved loggers, wants to rework subsidy

Biomass generator Stored Solar said it’s settled an “invoicing dispute” with loggers who claimed they were not being paid.

Magical History Tour

World War I Centennial Day – Free Admission!

City Hall Plaza in Portland

Portland will cap number of short-term rentals and charge hosts to rent

Beginning next year, people renting their properties through services such as Airbnb will be required to register with the city and pay a fee as part of short-term rental rules the city council approved Monday.
Student Quinn Coon works with a staff member, who asked not to be named, in a makeshift teaching space at Harrison Lyseth Elementary School in Portland. City government is considering funding renovations to Lyseth and other schools in the system.

Portland city council still deadlocked over $64 million school bond

It is unclear what type of compromise could be struck in the coming weeks.
Lilly Kuhn of Yarmouth harvests potatoes during Wolfe's Neck Farm's summer Teen Agriculture program in Freeport.
Outdoors

Maine is a ‘hotbed’ of summer camps, and kids love it

“There’s a reason why Maine is such a hotbed for summer camps, and it’s because of the woods and mountains and lakes and coast.”

Small Maine communities reclaim their say over wind projects

A total of 39 Unorganized Territory communities have taken back the ability to nix wind power projects they don’t like.

Maine pols push to keep late campaign contributions hidden until after elections

Last year, candidates, PACs and ballot question campaigns disclosed more than $2.6 million of spending under what’s known as 24-hour reporting.

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