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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.

Eastport Port Authority's Chris Gardner is looking forward in Eastport

Peter Van Allen |

Chris Gardner might be forgiven if he thought the sun rises with his job.

Gouldsboro lobster processor plans to boost production with new investment

A lobster processor in Gouldsboro plans to add up to 75 new employees as it expands production with the help of a new investor, the Ellsworth American reported Wednesday.

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.

Calais Regional Hospital owes $3.5 million for Medicare and Medicaid overpayments

Calais Regional Hospital owes a $3.5 million repayment to the federal agency that administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs, placing considerable strain on the hospital's budget, the Quoddy...

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.

Mount Desert considers $13.3 million tab for universal broadband access

The town of Mount Desert recently learned that it would cost about $13.3 million to extend broadband Internet access to every household in town, the Mount Desert Islander reported last week.

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.