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Federal judge orders Mallinckrodt to pay for mercury cleanup plan

A federal judge Wednesday ordered Mallinckrodt Manufacturing Co. to pay to develop a detailed cleanup plan for mercury in the Penobscot River in what could potentially become one of the largest and...

DEP announces $800K in stream crossing grants

Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection said Wednesday that it has issued $800,000 for 15 projects in the first round of dispensing $5.4 million in funds earmarked for vital improvement...

Northern Border Regional Commission to invest $1.356M in six Maine communities

The Northern Border Regional Commission will award $1,356,000 in grant funding to improve local infrastructure and to encourage private sector investments in six Maine communities.

SunEdison withdraws one wind project, for now

Renewable energy developer SunEdison said it has withdrawn its plan for a 23-turbine wind farm in Hancock County in order to address environmental issues raised by the state.

EMHS gets OK to buy Ellsworth hospital

The state has approved Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems' proposed acquisition of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, which would become the system's ninth hospital.

Jackson Lab gets $10M to fight genetically complex diseases

The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor said it has received a nearly $10 million federal grant to launch a major initiative in collaboration with several institutions to fight life-threatening and...

Jackson Lab gets $1.5M to research rare disorder

The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor has received a $1.5 million gift from a Houston couple to research a rare disorder that can be life-threatening for infants.

Nautical chic makes its mark in Maine

A burgeoning marine-chic industry is hitting the cobblestone streets of the Old Port in Portland, with bait bags with nautical themes to sunglasses made from lobster traps adding to the typical...

FairPoint sees $40M net income in Q2

FairPoint Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP) reported net income Wednesday of $40.3 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared to a net loss of $45.2 million in the first quarter of 2015.

Saddleback cites ‘progress’ in efforts to raise $3M to replace chairlift

Owners of the Saddleback ski resort in Rangeley announced on Friday that they are making progress in their efforts to secure the $3 million in financing to purchase a new chairlift that’s...