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USDA rural development grants to help create 184 jobs in Maine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded four Maine organizations a total of $275,000 through the Rural Business Development Grant program, the Kennebec Journal reported Thursday.

MEMIC announces $18M dividend for 17,000 Maine policyholders

Workers’ compensation insurer MEMIC announced Wednesday it will issue a dividend of $18 million to more than 17,000 policyholders in Maine in November.

Maine apple crop more plentiful than last year

Maine’s apple growers are reporting a strong crop this year following a light harvest last season, the Portland Press Herald reported Wednesday.

Unity Food Hub opens new headquarters

A wholesale and retail business from the Maine Farmland Trust that aims to expand markets for local farmers is set to open its new headquarters and distribution center in a former schoolhouse in...

PenBay Media to double employees under FAA training contract

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Penobscot Bay Media LLC of Rockland said it will double its number of employees to 46 as the result of a new Federal Aviation Administration contract for training air traffic controllers.

Gallery expansion to be reviewed in Rockland

A proposal to build a five-story, $3 million building expanding the Dowling Walsh Gallery in downtown Rockland is going to the city's Planning Board tonight, the Penobscot Bay Pilot reported Monday.

Lobstermen: Black sea bass threaten lobster fishery

Black sea bass moving northward as waters warm off the coast of New England has some commercial fishermen and lobstermen worrying that the sea bass are threatening lobsters in the region, The...

Maine AG joins Volkswagen investigation, Verrill Dana files suit

A Portland law firm filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against Volkswagen, while Maine's attorney general announced her office had joined other states and the federal government in an...

State of Maine issues layoff notices in response to possible federal shutdown

Fifty-five state employees whose positions are entirely or partially funded by the federal government have received layoff notices effective Sept. 30, the Bangor Daily News reported Thursday.

Maine delays technology for tracking sea urchin fishery

The Maine Department of Marine Resources is delaying its plan to track the sea urchin fishery with swipe cards until fall 2016, MPBN reported Thursday.