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Osborn, wind developer reach agreement

The town of Osborn has approved an agreement to receive $1.87 million over 20 years in exchange for letting the parent company of First Wind develop 14 wind turbines...

LePage takes issue with senior housing bond

Gov. Paul LePage is questioning whether a $65 million bond is the right solution to develop more senior housing in Maine.

Penobscot Bay chamber head resigns

Staci Coomer, the executive director of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, has resigned to take a job in Washington, D.C.

Panel hears measure to help farms, fisheries

A new bill being considered by the Legislature would help Maine’s farms and fisheries by directing the accrued interest in the Agricultural Marketing Loan Fund for competitive...

Isleboro to vote on borrowing $3M for broadband

Voters in Isleboro will consider at their May 9 annual town meeting borrowing $3 million to build a broadband Internet network, according to

PUC to reconsider two wind projects

The newly reconfigured Maine Public Utilities Commission has voted 2-1 to reconsider two wind projects that were initially approved in December.

Portland officials mull affordable housing rule

The city of Portland has proposed a new ordinance that would require new residential developments with 10 or more units to set aside a certain amount of units for affordable...

Panel finds Auburn firm discriminated

The Maine Human Rights Commission ruled this week that Auburn manufacturer Tambrands Inc. likely discriminated against a work applicant because of his age.

Co-working space to open in Bar Harbor

A new co-working space in Bar Harbor is expected to open this April, giving professionals and small businesses a new and affordable option for office space.

Boston firm may defend S. Portland crude-oil ban

The city of South Portland may enlist Boston law firm Foley Hoag to defend against a federal lawsuit filed by Portland Pipe Line Corp. earlier this month.