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Canadian company looking at Maine sites for biorefinery

Ensyn Corp., a Canadian company that creates fuels from forestry biomass, is exploring potential sites in Maine to locate a biorefinery capable of transforming 400 tons a day of low-grade wood into...

Lewiston extends developer’s option on Bates Mill No. 5

Lewiston’s city council gave developer Tom Platz a one-year extension on his option to buy and redevelop Bates Mill No. 5, the last and most challenging building of the sprawling Bates Mill...

Community Health Options ends 2016 with a loss

James McCarthy |

Community Health Options, the Lewiston-based nonprofit health insurer created under the Affordable Care Act, ended 2016 with preliminary total net losses of $58.3 million, according to a report...

Auburn company sees treasure in others’ trash

An Auburn company is tapping into junk removal, considered a significant part of the $55 billion U.S. waste management industry.

Wellness Connection of Maine's cannabis business poised for growth

Lori Valigra |

As the legal jangling over Maine's new law allowing retail sales of marijuana continues, and would-be growers snap up commercial real estate around the state, the potentially new business brings with...

Lewiston seeks cleanup funds to advance Bates Mill No. 5 project

Lewiston has applied for a $200,000 federal cleanup grant to do environmental work that's seen as an essential next step for the $70 million redevelopment of Bates Mill No. 5 by Platz Associates of...

Top Gun names 38 startups to 'Maine 2017 class'

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, the University of Maine, The Lewiston/Auburn Economic Growth Council and MaineStream Finance announced today the members of the Top Gun Maine 2017...

Lewiston restaurant’s changes build on ‘local’

The owners of Rails Restaurant, which opened in Lewiston in 2014, have sold the restaurant to their daughter, who plans to update it.

Maine Office of Tourism awards $112,000 in 'enterprise' grants

The Maine Office of Tourism has awarded eight tourism marketing grants for a combined total of $112,500 in the most recent round of funding.

Maine unemployment rate 3.8% in December

The Maine Department of Labor released today workforce estimates for December showing the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8%, down slightly from 4.0% in November and 4.1% from a...