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Impact of drought minimal for central Maine’s apple crop

Although the drought that has afflicted Maine farmers for much of the summer has been bad news for crops like lettuce and broccoli, the state’s upcoming apple season appears to have weathered...

On the Record: Wendy Tardif, executive director of the Dempsey Center

Peter Van Allen |

Wendy Tardif has been executive director of the Dempsey Center in Lewiston for nearly six years and has been involved since its founding in 2008. The organization offers people with cancer a range of...

Four Maine museums collect $382K in fed funding

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded $382,151 in grant funding to four museums across the state through the independent federal agency’s Museums for America program.

Good Shepherd Food Bank gets $3M to buy food locally

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The Good Shepherd Food Bank was awarded $3 million by the Finance Authority of Maine to purchase locally sourced produce and seafood to be distributed to hunger relief programs across the state...

Krispy Kreme and Firehouse Subs anchor planned Auburn retail center

Laurie Schreiber |

AUBURN — A Krispy Kreme franchise is slated to anchor a new retail center at 410 Center St., owned by Massachusetts-based R&D Research LLC, which purchased the site from PFO Properties LLC.

Kennebec Savings commits to boosting $4.3M theater renovation

Kennebec Savings Bank is throwing its weight behind a $4.3 million plan to renovate a 400-seat theatre in the Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center in Gardiner.

In wake of Xerox layoffs, Lewiston TD Bank to cut 35 jobs

Approximately 35 back office workers at the TD Bank operations center in Lewiston will be laid off over the coming months.

Xerox will close Lewiston call center, eliminating 142 jobs

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The closing of a Xerox call center in Lewiston will lead to the layoff of 142 employees by the end of October.

Auburn Manufacturing scores victory with duty on Chinese textiles

The decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to impose a 162% duty on silica textiles imported from China is being lauded by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and the CEO of Auburn Manufacturing as a major...

Haines named new president, CEO of Waterville Creates!

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Waterville Creates! — a collaborate nonprofit that works hand-in-hand with area artists, cultural institutions and supporters of the arts to make the Kennebec County city an arts and culture...

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