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Mills, Efficiency Maine partner on electric vehicle initiatives

Staff |

The initiatives, which include financial incentives to buy electric vehicles, are in part the result of a $5.1 million settle with Volkswagen won last year by Mills when she was attorney general.

Northern Light board approves Mayo Hospital merger

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The vote comes about a month after the Dover-Foxcroft hospital's board gave its green light to a merger that has been months in planning and still requires additional approval by Maine lawmakers.

Maine DOT marches into March Madness with bridge bracket

Renee Cordes |

Hopping aboard the March Madness bandwagon, the Maine Department of Transportation is running a bracket on social media that pits the state's bridges against each other.

Petition seeks moratorium on large aquaculture leases

Laurie Schreiber |

Save Maquoit Bay, a group formed to address issues with aquaculture, and lobstermen from around the state have submitted a petition to the Department of Marine Resources requesting an immediate...

Possible Lewiston-Auburn to Portland rail routes to be discussed

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The public information meeting March 27 is the second phase of a project to extend Amtrak Downeaster rail service to the twin cities that began in 2015.

WEX Inc. caps another record year, in strong position of growth for 2019

James McCarthy |

It was another record year for WEX, which said its fourth quarter revenue of $381.2 million represented a 15% increase from $331.6 million in 2017's fourth quarter.

Avesta South Paris senior housing, in former school, set to open

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The Portland nonprofit is collecting memories from those associated with the former Mildred Fox School, which has been converted into 12 apartment.

Northern Forest Center adds commercial real estate initiative in Millinocket

Maureen Milliken |

The success of a Millinocket housing initiative started in 2017 has prompted a similar program that will focus on redevelopment of commercial real estate in town.

Report on national tobacco use cites challenges for rural Maine

Maureen Milliken |

A report by the Maine Public Health Institute and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors looks at the disproportionate health effect tobacco use has on rural communities.

Camden tannery cleanup to wrap up soon

Laurie Schreiber |

The end to the long-time remediation process for the three-acre former Apollo Tannery site opens redevelopment possibilities.