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Whiting's wind a valuable commodity

New restrictions added to the town of Whiting's Wind Energy Ordinance haven't deterred the wind energy company Atlantic Wind LLC from its evaluation of a site for a potential wind project.

Maine’s seventh cosmetology school planned for Steuben

The town of Steuben could soon be home to the seventh cosmetology school in the state of Maine, as Linda Maclean Dunbar, the former owner and operator of the Hair Palace in Steuben and Corea, has...

Inside the Notebook: Seeding clams in Downeast Maine

James McCarthy |

When I interviewed Tim Sheehan last fall in Pembroke for our Oct. 19 story "Company seeks to build up clamming in Maine's poorest county," I was impressed by the many creative...

New Bucksport eatery coming from Verona Wine and Design owners

Colleen and Mike Gross, owners of the Verona Island-based Verona Wine and Design, have announced a mid-June date for the grand opening of a retail and wine shop and tapas bistro of the same name in...

MDI Bio Lab awarded $20K for aging research program

Staff |

The Bar Harbor-based MDI Biological Laboratory has received a $20,000 grant to support a new course on aging that will examine the abilities by humans to repair and regenerate tissue as they get...

Independent Ellsworth furnishing company calls it a day

The Ellsworth-based J&B Atlantic Co. has announced that it will be calling it a day after nearly 20 years of being an anchor of the downtown commercial district of the city.

USDA awards Jackson Labs $5.8M for research

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A little over a week after plotting the timetable for its ambitious 140,000-square-foot Ellsworth expansion, Jackson Laboratory has been awarded $5,840,041 from the U.S. Department of Health and...

A holy start to a new brewery in Penobscot County

The newly launched Brewer-based Mason’s Brewing Co. prepared for its first batch of beer not with a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, but with a blessing from Brother Don of the Franciscan...

Newest R.H. Foster location to serve as proving ground

The executive vice president of R.H. Foster says the company's newest gas location in Ellsworth will serve as a launch site for its next generation of convenience stores.

UMaine officials tout partnership between Orono and Machias campuses

A 15-year trend in dropping enrollment at the University of Maine at Machias has led officials at the University of Maine System to announce a partnership between the struggling Downeast campus and...