Forest products

ReEnergy shuts down Fort Fairfield biomass plant

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ReEnergy Holdings, a New York-based power company, has closed its biomass-fueled electricity plant in Fort Fairfield. The 37-megawatt facility, which opened in 1987 and employs 21 people, stopped...


Fryeburg airport board may restructure, but critics fear 'dictatorship'

The Eastern Slope Regional Airport in Fryeburg could soon be managed by a smaller, more efficient board of directors — but some members of the governing body overseeing them are unhappy with...

Real Estate & Construction

Polstein plans $1M events center on Millinocket Lake

The Maine Land Use Planning Commission approved a plan to build an events center and operations building at the New England Outdoor Center on Millinocket Lake.

Fisheries & Marine

Ropeless lobster fishing? Stakeholders get a progress report

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The Ropeless Consortium, a group of scientists and other interested stakeholders hosted by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, met Nov. 6 to consider the prospects of ropeless fishing to reduce...

Economic Development

County, town money kicks off $4.9M Skowhegan Run of River project

Maureen Milliken |

The proposed Run of River Whitewater Recreation Area in Skowhegan can begin the lengthy study and permit process necessary for the $4.9 million project with a $40,000 grant from Somerset County.

Marketing & Media

Biddeford's Palace Diner named among country's 38 essential restaurants

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Biddeford's Palace Diner, the popular breakfast and lunch hotspot housed in a refurbished 1920s-era train car, has just been listed on Eater's 2018 list of America's 38 Essential Restaurants. It's...

Economic Development

Waterville's Mitchell is Central Maine Growth Council Developer of the Year

Maureen Milliken |

Insurance company owner's second love is developing his native city, and the growth council says his projects have drawn business that has added 100 jobs to Waterville

Real Estate & Construction

Duluth Trading Co. South Portland site was just waiting to be developed

Maureen Milliken |

The Maine Mall Road parcel is right next to the Maine Turnpike, but potential developers "couldn't see the Turnpike for the trees," broker Andrew Ingalls said.

Real Estate & Construction

Maine Maritime Academy acquiring land at former Verso mill site in Bucksport

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Maine Maritime Academy in Castine has signed a purchase-and-sale agreement to acquire a six-acre parcel of land at the former Verso paper mill site in Bucksport to locate the college's new Center for...

Government & Politics

Lobster industry chief expects bait crunch

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An expected cutback of the Atlantic herring catch quota is causing concern among lobster fishing interests, which largely rely on herring as bait.

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Will the business outlook improve in Maine under Gov.-elect Janet Mills?

Peter Van Allen |

Gov. Paul LePage's impact on business will likely be debated for some time.

What do infrastructure and transportation have to do with Maine’s labor shortage? Plenty.

Peter Van Allen |

It may not be surprising that in an issue about transportation and infrastructure, we're once again pounding the drum about the labor shortage.

USM is committed to 'workforce development'

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Maine's largest law firms

Ranked by total Maine attorneys as of Sept. 2018

RankFirmMaine attorneys
1Bernstein Shur, Portland101
2Pierce Atwood LLP, Portland83

Source: Each firm via survey

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