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Ranger Solar beats CMP and Emera Maine on clean-energy bid

James McCarthy |

Yarmouth-based Ranger Solar is a big winner in the southern New England states' selection of projects they believe will help them achieve ambitious clean energy goals, being one of four companies...

Renewable energy projects land $427K in federal grants

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The renewable energy and efficiency projects of six rural Maine businesses and farms came out on the winning end of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program with...

A Sunday morning pick-me-up, courtesy of Portland’s coffee truck fleet

It might be hard to muster enough energy this Sunday morning to make it to Portland’s Eastern Promenade, but if you do, you’ll have a chance to try out some of the best mobile coffee the...

UNE expands North Atlantic, Arctic reach with Icelandic partnership

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The University of New England is partnering with the University of Akureyri and Holar University College in Iceland to expand its education, research and economic development reach in the North...

This award-winning chef is eliminating tips at her two restaurants

If you visit either the Bao Bao Dumpling House in Portland or Tao Yuan in Brunswick after Dec. 1, you'll notice a familiar part of your bill will be missing: the line for tips.

Bar Harbor Bank merger with Lake Sunapee Bank approved

Bar Harbor Bankshares, the parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, is now one step closer in its planned acquisition of New Hampshire-based Lake Sunapee Bank Group after shareholders from both...

Cunningham steps down as head of Kennebec Valley Chamber

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The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce announced that its president, Ross Cunningham, will be stepping down as head of the association.

$1.75M to CEI among $3.6M awarded to community dev. institutions

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Five Maine organizations will be on the receiving end of $3,649,544 through the Community Development Financial Institutions Program and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program.

Emissions cap-and-trade program brings $3M to Maine manufacturers

Sixteen of Maine’s largest manufacturers, including paper makers, will get $3 million from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which aims to curb pollution by capping and trading electric...

Ahead of recreational marijuana decision, communities seek moratorium on facilities

Several Maine communities have enacted, or are actively pursuing, moratoriums on marijuana social clubs and retail storefronts in advance of this coming election, when voters in the state will decide...