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Acadia Insurance to pay $1.4M in dividends to logging contractors

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Acadia Insurance, a W. R. Berkley company recently, announced that it will pay more than $1.4 million in premium dividends to eligible policyholder members of the Professional Logging Contractors of...

Walmart, Sam's Club stores donate $117K to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

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Employees and customers of Walmart and Sam's Club stores in southern Maine raised $117,666 for The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital this year.

Snow Pond Learning & Innovation Center finishes with a flourish

Maureen Milliken |

A clock tower tops the original design for the Snow Pond Center for the Arts Learning & Innovation Center in Sidney, thanks to a $1.8 million USDA Community Facilities Loan the center received in May.

UMA architecture students design weather-resistant benches friendly to seniors

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Augusta's Mill Park features two new weather-resistant and senior-friendly benches, the culmination of a year of design and building by three students from the bachelor's of architecture degree...

CMP storm recovery winding down, full service expected today

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Crews from AVANGRID affiliate companies in Connecticut and New York are helping Central Maine Power Co. to restore power to remaining customers who lost service when strong winds came through Maine...

Bar Harbor to sign lease with Bay Ferries, setting stage for CAT to leave Portland

Laurie Schreiber |

Bar Harbor Town Council voted unanimously to authorize a five-year lease agreement with Atlantic Fleet Services Corp., allowing it to contract with Bay Ferries Ltd. to reinstitute high-speed ferry...

Brunswick to allow marijuana facilities in its ‘growth industrial’ zone

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Brunswick Town Council passed zoning amendments that will allow marijuana cultivation, product manufacturing and testing facilities, as well as stores in the town’s “Growth...

Heating fuel prices projected to keep going up

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With the heating season just beginning, the latest statewide survey by the Governor's Energy Office shows that current average heating fuel prices are 5% to 15% more expensive than they were for the...

Lobster wholesaler’s $1.5M embezzlement lawsuit adds new defendants

A lawsuit by Saco-based lobster wholesaler Sea Salt, alleging that one of the business partners embezzled more than $1.5 million by shipping lobsters to a sham account and then reselling them, has...

Owner says Mechanic Falls mill was uninsured at time of blaze

Charles Starbird, owner of the former Marcal Paper Mill that was destroyed by fire on Sunday, told the Lewiston Sun Journal he did not have insurance on the buildings.