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Athens biomass plant could get $12M tax break

A biomass facility in Athens is now eligible for more than $12 million in state tax credits after receiving certifications from the Finance Authority of Maine that will help spur...

FairPoint unions authorize strike

FairPoint Communications could be facing a strike from 2,000 employees after several unions voted on Saturday to authorize such action against the company.

MDI quarry seeks to reopen amid concerns

A 2.1-acre granite quarry in Mount Desert Island is seeking to reopen after the town set new rules that require existing quarries to operate under more stringent conditions and...

Market Basket protests impact Biddeford store

The Market Basket store in Biddeford is beginning to see empty shelves because of widespread worker protests calling to reverse the firing of the grocery chain's...

Popular Kennebunkport business closing

The Emporium, a nationally recognized retail store selling ceramic figures, crystal and collectibles in Kennebunkport, is closing after more than 30 years of business.

Bangor officials to discuss KahBang's abrupt departure

The Bangor City Council tonight is expected to discuss whether KahBang Festival organizers may have breached a contract with the city after suddenly relocating to Portland, just...

KahBang organizer: Portland move is 'bittersweet'

Dylan Martin |

The chief organizer of the KahBang Festival in Bangor said its last-minute move to Portland three weeks before it's set to begin is a "bittersweet" affair.

Board OKs emissions increase for Thomaston plant

The Dragon Cement plant in Thomaston has been approved by the Maine Board of Environmental Protection to increase its mercury emissions by 68% as work increases.

Maine unemployment down to 5.5% in June

Maine’s unemployment rate in June was 5.5%, a slight decrease from 5.7% in May and a larger dip from 6.7% in the same month last year. It was also below the national...

Portland civic center GM retiring

Steve Crane is stepping down as general manager of the Cumberland County Civic Center, now known as the Cross Insurance Arena, after 36 years on the job.