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Fisheries & Marine

Maine company unveils $250M plan to create land-based salmon farm in Bucksport

A Maine-based company calling itself Whole Oceans announced on Thursday its plans to purchase most of the former Verso paper mill site it Bucksport and build a land-based aquafarm to raise Atlantic...
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Real Estate & Construction

Lewiston gets $1.3M to improve downtown housing

Lewiston is the first city in Maine to receive a grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to revitalize its stock of affordable downtown housing.
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Real Estate & Construction

Szanton Co. breaks ground on Lewiston's Hartley Block project

The Szanton Co. broke ground Thursday on The Hartley Block development in downtown Lewiston, which will create 63 residential units and 4,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space.
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Government & Politics

Fentanyl drives 11% increase in Maine's drug overdose deaths

Drug overdose deaths increased by 11% in 2017, driven by a sharp increase of 27% in deaths due to illegal fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances that can be even more potent.
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Insurance

Maine employers to see lower workers' comp premiums this year

Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa has approved the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc.'s proposed 2018 “loss costs” for Maine, which should result in lower workers'...