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Maine's population inches up in 2016

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There were some positive signs in Maine's population in the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures for 2016.

Top Gun regional business pitch finalists announced

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The winners of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development's Top Gun semi-final events were announced after regional pitch-offs in Bangor, Lewiston/Auburn, Rockport and Portland.

Bill reintroduced to help small farms process meat

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A federal bill initially introduced in 2015 is being reintroduced to allow small farms to slaughter animals on a custom basis, helping them by cutting some federal regulations.

Outgoing UNE president honored by state Legislature

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University of New England President Danielle Ripich, who will retire July 1, was honored by the Maine Legislature for her service to the university and the state.

Sen. King: Review of Katahdin has 'economically chilling effect'

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U.S. Sen. Angus King urged the U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reaffirm the status of Katahdin Woods and Water National Monument.

Pineland Farms buying former Grants Dairy

Maine's largest cheesemaker plans to consolidate its cheese production operations at the former Grants Dairy in Bangor, creating up to 50 jobs.

Baker Newman Noyes program gives it a leg up on recruiting

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Baker Newman Noyes hosted 37 accounting majors last week to get a a running start on recruiting new interns.This year's volunteer activity involved landscaping and other physical labor at YMCA camps...

Libra Foundation launches significant investment in Piscataquis County

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The Libra Foundation is making a significant investment in Piscataquis County, initially focusing on acquiring and developing several vacant properties in Monson.

L.L.Bean recognized for $1.7M United Way donation

L.L.Bean received the United Way’s inaugural “United We Thrive Community Give Award” for contributing more than $1.7 million.

What’s next for Maine’s papermaking industry?

A exhibit opening next week at the Maine Historical Society will look at the history of the paper industry in Maine, but also ask what’s next.