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Groups divided over Searsport dredging project

A proposed dredging project in Searsport, the second-largest port in Maine, could have a great economic benefit for a larger Maine region, but could also have an environmental...

Cat food market exists for Maine's invasive green crab

The invasive green crab that has been plaguing Maine’s $16 million commercial softshell clam industry could have market potential for the cat food industry.

Rockport seeks to lure entrepreneurs with new high-speed Internet program

The town of Rockport is seeking to lure entrepreneurs with a new high-speed Internet program that was made possible through a public-private partnership.

MTI's second head in a row exits suddenly; Blackstone appears safe

Lori Valigra |

For the second time in as many years, the Maine Technology Institute’s head has exited abruptly.Robert A. Martin, president of MTI, was fired on...

Amid Market Basket layoffs, a bidder reportedly in the wings

The turmoil surrounding Market Basket supermarkets continued with layoffs and a possible bidder, according to various reports Friday.Market...

Passamaquoddys land $800K federal grant for high-risk youths

The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township will receive an $800,000 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service grant from the Center for Mental Health Services to help fund the...

FairPoint suffers $22.7 million Q2 net loss

FairPoint Communications Inc., a major telecommunications provider and employer in Maine, posted a $22.7 million net loss for the second quarter, compared with a $43.1 million loss for...

Ellsworth hospital seeks to join Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth has signed a letter of intent to begin the process of joining Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems in Brewer. If an agreement is reached, the 64-bed...

Two firms purchase lots in Gardiner business park

Gardiner’s City Council has approved two real estate purchase-and-sale agreements on three commercial lots at the Libby Hill Business Park, located at Interstate 295’s Exit 49...

$20M grant to establish aquaculture network in Maine

The University of Maine, in partnership with the University of New England and other institutions in Maine, has received a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation grant to...

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