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King seeks oversight details of FairPoint's broadband expansion

U.S. Sen. Angus King has asked the federal regulators how they will ensure FairPoint Communications appropriately uses millions in federal subsidies to expand broadband Internet access in rural Maine.

Panel: Shrimp fishing in Maine should remain closed in 2016

A regional fisheries commission has said the moratorium on shrimp fishing in Maine should remain in effect in 2016, citing dim prospects for the recovery of the shrimp population due to warming...

Former Verso mill in Bucksport to be demolished next week

The scrap metal company that bought the Bucksport mill owned by Verso Paper Corp. will begin tearing it down next week, nearly a year after Verso shut down the plant and laid off more than 500...

USM receives largest donation ever to fund athletic complex improvements

The University of Southern Maine has received the largest gift in its history, $1.65 million, to fund improvements at Costello Sports Complex on the school’s Gorham campus.

Portland hydropower company to receive $2.25 million federal grant

Ocean Renewable Power Co. has won a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop ways to lower the costs of deploying, retrieving and anchoring its tidal and river power...

Developer of Portland midtown project requests tax credits from state

The developer behind the major residential and commercial project proposed for Portland's Bayside area is seeking $4.3 million in tax credits from a state program whose rules were recently tightened...

METRO will hire ad agency to promote expanded service

The Greater Portland Transit District, known as METRO, is looking to increase awareness of public transportation and create a branding effort for a new regional commuter bus service launching next...

Federal funding will support distance learning, telemedicine programs

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King said Monday that more than $2 million in federal funding will go to six entities throughout the state to support distance learning and telemedicine programs.

Ellsworth extends planned fiber optic route

A high-speed, fiber optic broadband project under development in Ellsworth has been extended another mile, with the plan now calling for three miles of the infrastructure.

Former manager at Whole Foods files racial discrimination lawsuit

A former meat manager at Whole Foods in Portland has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company, saying it did nothing to stop racial harassment and intimidation from other workers.