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Global price spike forces Maine ice cream maker to forego vanilla

Linda Parker, the owner of Mount Desert Ice Cream, doesn't plan to make or sell vanilla ice cream in her shops in Bar Harbor, Portland or Washington, D.C., due to a global supply crisis.

Maine Potato Board monitoring U.S.-China trade disputes

The Maine Potato Board is keeping a close watch on trade disputes between the United States and China, which is one of the top five export markets for U.S. potato products.

Maine Water's parent company rejects unsolicited bid from Eversource Energy

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Connecticut Water Service Inc. (NASDAQ: CTWS), parent company of Maine Water Co., has rejected an unsolicited acquisition bid from Eversource Energy that was made several weeks after the water...

Vets First Choice to merge with spinoff of Fortune 500 company

James McCarthy |

Henry Schein Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) and Vets First Choice announced today plans for Henry Schein to spin off its animal health business and merge it with Vets First Choice, creating an independent...

LePage signs into law bill creating Barbara Bush specialty license plate

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Gov. Paul R. LePage has signed into law the bill creating the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital specialty license plate.

Last beam goes up at cPort Middle St. branch building site

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Portland-based cPort Credit Union is on track to complete construction of a new branch at 35 Middle St. this year after putting up the last beam at the site on Wednesday.

Colby alumnus donates $2.5M for Maine student scholarships

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A former corporate attorney for Scott Paper and S.D. Warren has donated $2.5 million to Colby College in Waterville to support financial aid for students from Maine.

Maine Maritime Museum to celebrate relaunching of historic fishing schooner

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Maine Maritime Museum in Bath plans to celebrate the full restoration of the 1906 schooner Mary E, the oldest Bath-built vessel still sailing, by hosting a public recommissioning ceremony as the...

PUC to hold hearings on Emera Maine’s proposed 12% rate hike

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The Maine Public Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing May 1 at three locations on Emera Maine’s proposed 12% rate increase.

Bowdoin College achieves carbon neutrality ahead of schedule

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Bowdoin College has reached its goals of becoming “carbon neutral” at its Brunswick campus two years ahead of time.