Biomass firm settles with loggers, wants PUC to defer its subsidy payments

Stored Solar, the biomass generator scheduled to receive state subsidies at its plants in West Enfield and Jonesboro over the next two years, has settled with loggers who claimed they were not being paid.

Bowdoin College launches multi-million-dollar sports facility revamp

Bowdoin College plans an $8 million renovation of historic Whittier Field, and Magee-Samuelson Track, named partially in honor of Olympic champion, Maine native and 1979 graduate Joan Benoit Samuelson.

Falmouth location is latest Radio Shack casualty

Radio Shack announced its bankruptcy filing in February 2015, and began closing stores in Maine, starting with 13 in Portland, Bangor, Brunswick and other communities. 

Androscoggin Bank launches online business-lending tool

Androscoggin Bank aims to beat online-only lenders at their own game through a new business-lending platform that went live in January.

Super Bowl bet loser makes good with New England compatriots IPA

After the New England Patriots' come-from-behind 34-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, Scofflaw Brewing Co. of Atlanta is coming through in style with a new beer in its tasting room this week.

Shareholders OK FairPoint's $1.5B merger deal

Shareholders of FairPoint Communications Inc. and Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. approved on Tuesday the merger of the companies in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.5 billion, including debt.

Court: S. Portland must pay full cost of defending against pipeline suit

South Portland, which has already spent more than $1 million to defend its environmental ordinance, will be fully responsible for additional legal costs in fighting a lawsuit over transportation of tar sands oil through its...

Sea Bags opens 10th and largest store in Portsmouth

Sea Bags, the Portland-based company that makes nautical-themed totes from reclaimed sailcloth, opened its 10th and largest store along the Portsmouth, N.H., waterfront.

Maine's restaurant and lodging industry tops $3.6 billion

Restaurant and lodging sales in Maine reached another record high last year. The Maine Restaurant Association and the Maine Innkeepers Association said combined sales exceeded $3.6 billion in 2016, a jump of nearly 7% from...

More communities opt out of fast-track wind development

An increasing number of Maine communities are seeking to opt out of the fast-tracked commercial wind development areas that were allowed by Maine’s Wind Energy Act of 2008.

Tribal leader sued for revealing secret fishing spot on social media

Two lawsuits around the tribal elver fishery were recently filed by members of the Passamaquoddy tribe, including one alleging that posting a harvester's landing reports on social media deprived that fisherman of future...

Kenway Corp. acquired by Pennsylvania firm

Augusta-based Kenway Corp., which manufactures custom composite products for a wide range of industries, announced Monday that it has been acquired by Creative Pultrusions Inc., located in Pennsylvania.