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Front Street Shipyard to add up to 40 jobs as result of $667K federal grant

James McCarthy |

Front Street Shipyard expects to add up to 40 new jobs as a result of a $667,028 federal grant that will help fund its purchase and installation of a new waterjet cutting machine that will streamline...

Food businesses trending away from single-use plastic items

Laurie Schreiber |

Increasing numbers of Maine food businesses and lodgings are putting themselves in the forefront of national and international trends to switch out from petroleum-based items like straws, to-go...

Fowler suddenly leaves as Aroostook chamber director

Theresa Fowler, executive director of the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, suddenly left that post on Thursday.

Bar Harbor agrees to negotiate with Bay Ferries to renew CAT ferry service

Laurie Schreiber |

After meeting with Bay Ferries Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Mark MacDonald and Atlantic Fleet Services Corp. owner Annette Higgins on July 17, the Bar Harbor Town Council voted to negotiate with Bay...

19 Maine airports to get $14M in FAA funding

Staff |

The Federal Aviation Administration is putting $14 million into infrastructure improvements at 19 Maine airports, the agency said in a news release this week.

Verso to upgrade Jay mill for specialty papermaking

Staff |

Verso Corp., which stands to receive up to $42 million in a trade dispute settlement with Canadian paper companies approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this month, is planning to ramp...

Class-action lawsuit filed against CMP over alleged overbillings

Central Maine Power faces a class-action lawsuit from customers alleging they’ve been overcharged in their monthly bills from the utility over the past winter.

Portland businesses extend panhandling-to-work program with $13K donation

Renee Cordes |

A dozen Portland businesses and one nonprofit have donated $13,000 to extend the city's panhandling-to-work program for 10 additional weeks.

Young Boothbay Harbor chef wins international oyster competition

Boothbay Harbor Country Club executive sous chef Nathaniel Adam won the title of International Oyster Chef of the Year at the recent Damariscotta Oyster Celebration.

UMaine researchers get $1.17M to help protect forest workers from tick-borne illnesses

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A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.17 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop and test land management practices to protect Maine forest workers from...

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