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Wiscasset receives $4.3M to upgrade century-old water system

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The Wiscasset Water District received funding from the USDA Rural Development office totaling $4.3 million for infrastructure upgrades on nearly 13,000 feet of century-old water lines.

Help wanted: Maine's restaurant industry scrambles for workers

Maine's construction industry isn't the only sector experiencing a shortage of qualified workers, as restaurants across the state are struggling to find skilled employees as the busy summer tourist...

Bangor officials unanimously approve $693K parcel sale

Bangor’s City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a deal that allows three parcels of land in a business park to be sold to Bangor Savings Bank in a deal that has been in the works...

Production ceases at Madison mill after nearly four decades

Saturday marked the official end of production at the Madison Paper Industries mill, leaving nearly 214 employees without work, while a small number of maintenance workers will be retained at the...

Maine Maritime hosts inaugural STEM Conference for Girls

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The Maine Maritime Academy is Castine hosted nearly four-dozen girls from nine local high schools for the first ever “STEM Conference for Girls” on May 21.

Jay paper mill owner reports $110M operating loss

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In its first quarter earnings report released on Monday, Verso Corp., the Memphis, Tenn.-based owner of the Jay paper mill, posted an $88 million net loss and a $110 million operating loss, close to...

UMaine System unanimously reappoints Chancellor Page

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In a unanimous vote, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees has reappointed Chancellor James H. Page to continue serving at his post through June 2018.

Head of Maine hospitality organizations leaving post

Greg Dugal, the president and CEO of the Maine Restaurant Association and Maine Innkeepers Association, has announced his resignation from the organizations.

Houlton is latest town to jump into entrepreneurial funding fray

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Houlton is the most recent town to offer a funding incentive to lure entrepreneurs with a $35,000 Houlton Entrepreneur Challenge that will kick off Sept. 1.

300 students vie for $20K at UMaine competition

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The last time Mainebiz checked in with students at King Middle School's “makerspace” in Portland, students were hard at work constructing model wind turbines in advance of the annual...