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Bangor considering minimum wage hike proposals

Bangor city councilors are expected to decide at a meeting in two weeks whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $9.75 by 2018.

Judge rules that Nova Star ship can leave Portland

The Nova Star Cruises ferry that had been held in Portland Harbor as unpaid debt claims against its operator climbed to the millions is expected to head south to warmer waters in the next few days.

UNE to use donated island in Saco Bay for education and research

The University of New England plans to use a one-acre island off the coast of Saco that it was given as a site for research and education.

State approves Bar Harbor oyster-growing operation near contested site

The Maine Department of Marine Resources approved an application to grow oysters on a 3.36-acre lease site in Bar Harbor.

Madison utility company proposes 4-megawatt solar project

The town of Madison’s utility company is seeking proposals to build what would be Maine’s largest solar panel project.

Ellsworth technology startup incubator finds home with a riverfront view

Laurie Schreiber |

The city of Ellsworth is buying a building along Union River to house a new tech startup incubator, a collaboration between the city and its nonprofit development corporation.

Maine heating oil prices drop again, to $2 a gallon

Home heating oil prices in Maine dropped slightly last week, down five cents over the last two weeks and returning prices to the lowest they’ve been in a decade.

Saddleback season pass holders frustrated at uncertainty of ski resort’s future

Season pass holders at Saddleback Maine say the ski resort’s silence on whether it will open this winter has left them frustrated and in limbo.

Planned pellet manufacturing plant in Penobscot County delayed

A plan to turn a former school in Mattawamkeag into a small-scale wood pellet manufacturing plant has been delayed until likely mid-2016.

Front Street Shipyard helped pave way for Belfast road project

Front Street Shipyard’s opening in Belfast four years ago and subsequent growth helped the city land a $1.9 million federal grant to pay for about half the cost of a road reconstruction project...