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Maine farmers market group gets federal grants to expand food stamp access

The Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets will receive two U.S. Department of Agriculture grants totaling more than $348,000 to increase access to Maine farmers markets and to promote them, the...

Eels won’t be listed under Endangered Species Act

Federal wildlife officials announced Wednesday that eels won’t be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a move that could have resulted in Maine’s lucrative elver...

Human rights commission rules against Day's Jewelers

The Maine Human Rights Commission ruled that there is reason to believe the owners of Day's Jewelers created a hostile work environment for a Native American employee because of his race, Maine...

Former T-Mobile employee to sue over harassment at Oakland call center

A former employee at the T-Mobile call center in Oakland said she plans to sue the company in federal court for prohibiting her from discussing a sexual harassment complaint she made against a...

Italian market to open in former downtown Waterville food co-op space

The former downtown Waterville storefront of Barrels Community Market, which closed earlier this summer, is set to become a “high-end Italian market,” the Morning Sentinel reported Monday.

Waterville airport expects boost thanks to recent investments

Millions of dollars’ worth of work over the last two years at the Robert LaFleur Municipal Airport in Waterville will help the airport handle increased jet traffic and service aircraft, city...

Trans-Pacific Partnership clears key hurdle

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest regional trade accord in history, the New York Times reported Monday morning.

Thomas College President Laurie Lachance tackles student debt

Douglas Rooks |

When Laurie Lachance, who grew up in a working class family in Dover-Foxcroft, arrived at Bowdoin College, she realized she'd enrolled "for all the wrong reasons. I didn't know...

Community Health Options' founders take a consumer-oriented approach to health insurance

James McCarthy |

Kevin Lewis and Robert Hillman took a huge leap of faith when they created their nonprofit health insurance cooperative Maine Community Health Options in 2011.

Waterville Main Street leader is giving hope to Maine downtowns

Jennifer Van Allen |

As executive director of Waterville Main Street, Jennifer Olsen is the first one to acknowledge the city's challenges.