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Gov. LePage: Bangor, Freeport among alternative psychiatric unit locales

A new psychiatric center is on hold as governor, Legislative Council Democrats disagree on details.

Hathaway to change ownership with TIF agreement

The sale of Hathaway Creative Center, to be completed Jan. 18, will bring with it a tax increment financing agreement.

New Lewiston shop wraps around burrito trend

Ben's Burrito plans to open Dec. 19 with a local, 'pay it forward' option so customers can buy surprise others by buying burritos for them, on the sly.

Grant supports shellfish industry, public health


The Maine Department of Marine Resources has received a $32,000 grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund that will allow the department to purchase equipment to test for domoic acid, a naturally...

Federal judge: Community Health Options' $23M lawsuit can proceed

James McCarthy |

A federal judge ruled Friday that Lewiston-based health insurer Community Health Options can proceed with its $22.9 million lawsuit against the federal government seeking payments it says it is owed...

Fishermen dive into scallop season

The scallop fishery started for the winter season on Dec. 1 on an optimistic note, the Ellsworth American reported.

Here's how Maine's new minimum wage levels will impact OT pay

James McCarthy |

Maine's Department of Labor is alerting Maine employers that the minimum wage increase approved by Maine voters in the Nov. 8 election will have an impact on the salary threshold for determining...

FairPoint investigation expanded

The Maine Public Utilities Commission is expanding its investigation of FairPoint Communications Inc. for failing to meet minimum service standards for landline customers, agreeing Tuesday to extend...

Maine Huts & Trails hires state's tourism director


Carolann Ouellette, who has served as director of the Maine Office of Tourism since 2011, has been hired to take over as executive director of Maine Huts & Trails in January.

Report: Maine infrastructure needs solutions and investment

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Maine's infrastructure grade remained unchanged from four years ago, the American Society of Civil Engineers reported Monday.