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Board OKs emissions increase for Thomaston plant

The Dragon Cement plant in Thomaston has been approved by the Maine Board of Environmental Protection to increase its mercury emissions by 68% as work increases.

Belfast grocer a ‘total loss’ after fire

A Belfast grocery store that came under new ownership in April is considered a total loss by those owners after a fire damaged the building’s interior on Tuesday.

Rockland moratorium on building height moves forward

Rockland’s proposed six-month moratorium on building developments over 50 feet tall is moving forward after it received initial approval from the City Council.

Rockland merchants concerned about train changes

Schedule changes for Maine Eastern Railroad’s excursion train has Rockland business owners concerned they could face a dropoff in business.

Linda Bean lobster plant loses big buyer

Dylan Martin |

Linda Bean's lobster-processing business has lost a major New York-based buyer that sells food at sports stadiums in Boston and Minnesota.

Maine No. 3 in maple syrup production

James McCarthy |

Maine fell 1,000 gallons short of nudging New York state out of the No. 2 spot among the nation’s largest producers of maple syrup, with Vermont easily holding on to the top...

Front Street Shipyard creates a buzz about Belfast

James McCarthy |

Sailing vessels and yachts cruising from Camden to Castine now have good reason to take a left turn at Belfast.

Boothbay yacht co. completes merger

Hodgdon, a boatbuilding company based in the midcoast area, is launching a new division after successfully merging its yacht division with two acquired companies that will increase its...

Rockport market may finally get long-awaited expansion, thanks to sewer project

Dylan Martin |

Fresh Off The Farm, a popular local food market on Route 1 in Rockport, may finally get its long-awaited expansion after waiting more than 10 years for an essential town...

CEI's relocation to Brunswick moving forward

CEI, formerly known as Coastal Enterprises Inc., is moving forward on a plan to consolidate its Wiscasset and Portland offices into a new Brunswick headquarters.

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