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Verso quiet on future of Bucksport mill

Verso Paper is appearing quiet on the future of its to-be-closed Bucksport mill, just as workers are beginning to receive notice of job opportunities from out of state.

UPDATED: Maine voters OK $50M in bonds

Maine voters on Tuesday approved six state bonds that are expected to benefit small businesses, the agriculture and marine industries, as well as cancer and disease...

From pencil to computer: Lobstermen adapting to digital data collection

Laurie Schreiber |

Just 10% of Maine's lobster fishermen, selected randomly each year, are required to report landings and other data to the Department of Marine Resources.

BIW reaching out to Bucksport workers

Bath Iron Works is sending recruiters to Verso Paper employees in Bucksport who are expected to lose their jobs later this year.

Work begins on $120M Baileyville tissue plants

A $120 million project to build two tissue plants in Baileyville was set to begin today, estimated to create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs.

Verso mill to close, lay off 570 workers

Verso Paper has abruptly announced that it will close its Bucksport mill and lay off about 570 workers by the end of the year, much to the surprise of local and state...

Jackson Lab reveals overseas ambitions

A top executive for Bar Harbor-based Jackson Lab said the company is planning to possibly expand into China to take advantage of the country’s growing biomedical research...

Car dealer buys naming rights at Ellsworth theater

A local car dealer has bought the naming rights for a stage at The Grand theater in Ellsworth, helping support the theater’s $1.5 million capital campaign.

Herring fishing closed to protect spawning

The Department of Marine Resource has closed several fishing areas along the Maine coast to protect the spawning stock of herring. The closure went into effect on Sept. 24 and extends...

Maine development organizations to get $1.1M

Two Maine economic development organizations will receive more than $1.1 million in federal funds to help assist local businesses and create new jobs in their regions.