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Maine’s largest-to-date wind farm gets initial OK

The state has given initial approval of a $398 million, 62-turbine wind farm in Bingham that has been proposed by a subsidiary of the Massachusetts-based First Wind.

Machiasport business reopens, rehires 40 workers

Cooke Aqauculture, a local producer of farm-raised Atlantic salmon among other kinds of fish, has reopened its facility in Machiasport.The...

Head of Central Maine business group resigns

Darryl Sterling has stepped down as executive director of Central Maine Growth Council, an  economic development group that serves Waterville, Winslow, Fairfield and...

UMaine System loses fourth president this year

University of Maine at Machias President Cynthia Huggins will become the state university system’s fourth president to step down within the last three months.

MaineHealth acquires Franklin health network

Franklin Community Health Network is joining the MaineHealth system as its 30th member this October after receiving approval from the state this week.

Director of Bucksport's Northeast Historic Film to retire

Laurie Schreiber |

The founding director of Northeast Historic Film, David Weiss, plans to retire.NHF is a nonprofit moving-image archive, founded in 1986 and a leader...

Bean’s lobster plant still not cleared of violations

The Food and Drug Administration and Linda Bean’s lobster processor in Rockland appear to be divided over whether the plant has been cleared of "significant...

State paid $7.2M for seized land, could face challenge

When the state seized 18 acres of Portland waterfront in April from owner Phineas Sprague Jr., it paid him $7.8 million, more than double what he paid for the land two years...

DEP chief scrutinizes Downeaster train depot

The proposed Amtrak Downeaster layover facility in Brunswick was dealt another blow after the state’s top environmental official demanded more answers from the project’s...

L.L.Bean closing Bangor call center

Freeport-based retailer L.L.Bean will close its Bangor call center — which has employed up to 800 part-time workers in past holiday sales seasons — in spring...