King seeks oversight details of FairPoint's broadband expansion

U.S. Sen. Angus King has asked the federal regulators how they will ensure FairPoint Communications appropriately uses millions in federal subsidies to expand broadband Internet access in rural Maine.

Panel: Shrimp fishing in Maine should remain closed in 2016

A regional fisheries commission has said the moratorium on shrimp fishing in Maine should remain in effect in 2016, citing dim prospects for the recovery of the shrimp population due to warming waters.

Former Verso mill in Bucksport to be demolished next week

The scrap metal company that bought the Bucksport mill owned by Verso Paper Corp. will begin tearing it down next week, nearly a year after Verso shut down the plant and laid off more than 500 employees.

USM receives largest donation ever to fund athletic complex improvements

The University of Southern Maine has received the largest gift in its history, $1.65 million, to fund improvements at Costello Sports Complex on the school’s Gorham campus.

Portland hydropower company to receive $2.25 million federal grant

Ocean Renewable Power Co. has won a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop ways to lower the costs of deploying, retrieving and anchoring its tidal and river power turbines, making them more...