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Poland Spring plans new bottling plant in western Maine

Nestle-owned Poland Spring is seeking a new site in western Maine, close to sources of spring water, in order to build a $50 million water bottling plant.

Auburn Manufacturing wins anti-dumping claim against China


The U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously in favor of Auburn Manufacturing, ruling that Chinese manufacturers have sold an unfairly subsidized heat resistant fabric in the United...

Rural Maine health centers to get more than $700,000 in federal funds

The U.S. Department of Health and Services has announced that it will award a total of $732,842 in federal funding to three Maine health centers.

Mass. firm acquires Premier Marketing Group in Manchester


Grossman Marketing Group, a fourth-generation, print and promotional products company in Somerville, Mass., has acquired Premier Marketing Group of Manchester. Terms of the acquisition were not...

LePage plans to delay voter-approved 3% tax surcharge

Gov. Paul LePage's proposed state budget doesn't include the increased funding for schools, estimated to be as much as $157 million, that would come from the voter-approved initiative to add a 3% tax...

LePage still fuming over PUC's solar net metering decision

Gov. Paul LePage still isn't happy about the Maine Public Utilities Commission's Jan. 31 decision changing the way home solar generating facilities are treated under Maine law, which he says falls...

Lewiston extends developer’s option on Bates Mill No. 5

Lewiston’s city council gave developer Tom Platz a one-year extension on his option to buy and redevelop Bates Mill No. 5, the last and most challenging building of the sprawling Bates Mill...

Community Health Options ends 2016 with a loss

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Community Health Options, the Lewiston-based nonprofit health insurer created under the Affordable Care Act, ended 2016 with preliminary total net losses of $58.3 million, according to a report...

Aroostook County Tourism to update and relaunch visitors guide

Aroostook County Tourism said it will fully redesign and update its tourism visitors guide for 2017 with Thalo Blue, a design agency in Auburn.

Auburn company sees treasure in others’ trash

An Auburn company is tapping into junk removal, considered a significant part of the $55 billion U.S. waste management industry.