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Lega Medcalf, a teacher at the Lake Region Vocational Center, took at tour of Moose River Lumber, a mill in Jackman, in July 2014. The mill's owners announced expansion plans in response to a tariff on Canadian softwood imports, but other producers with operations on the other side of the border are concerned about impacts on their business.
The Point

Many Maine sawmill owners are not cheering Trump’s lumber tariff

“It looks like, in Maine, it’s difficult to have a broad-brush approach to satisfy all of the different players,” Patrick Strauch, executive director of the Maine Forest Products Council, said.
Mary Leaming sits in the front of her tiny home that is nearly complete. Leaming said she had relatively difficult time to secure a small loan to pay for a parcel of land in Unity and an Amish-built tiny house. She finally was able to get financing through a credit union and now her new home is nearly complete.
Homestead

How some Mainers are financing tiny houses and off-grid dreams

The country’s love of unconventional houses is not always shared by its bankers, who have a well-earned reputation for having a deep preference for financing conventional homes. But that may be starting to change in Maine.
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Inmate who died at Maine State Prison had filed federal civil rights suit

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He had been serving a 58-year sentence for multiple robbery, burglary and theft offenses.

Hudson woman, 57, dies in crash

A Hudson woman died shortly before noon Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on Route 221, according to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

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Homestead

Mary Leaming sits in the front of her tiny home that is nearly complete. Leaming said she had relatively difficult time to secure a small loan to pay for a parcel of land in Unity and an Amish-built tiny house. She finally was able to get financing through a credit union and now her new home is nearly complete.
Homestead

How some Mainers are financing tiny houses and off-grid dreams

The country’s love of unconventional houses is not always shared by its bankers, who have a well-earned reputation for having a deep preference for financing conventional homes. But that may be starting to change in Maine.

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