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Bucksport pop-up shops to boost businesses

The town of Bucksport has funded the creation of four "pop-up" retail stores as a way to support local businesses and look beyond Bucksport’s identity as a mill...

Union sues to block Verso mill sale

Verso Paper’s planned sale of its Bucksport mill to a scrap metal company is facing a legal challenge from a local union chapter citing an antitrust violation.

Bucksport official suggests AIM will scrap mill

The proposed buyer of the Verso Paper mill in Bucksport will seek to scrap the property and make it available for redevelopment, a Bucksport official said Wednesday.

LePage seeks to stop Verso mill sale

Gov. Paul LePage is seeking to stop the sale of Verso Paper’s Bucksport mill to a Canadian scrap metal company, but it’s currently unclear how that could be...

Verso selling Bucksport mill to scrap metal firm

Verso Paper announced Monday that it will sell its Bucksport mill to a subsidiary of a Montreal-based company that focuses on "scrap metal recuperation."

9 Maine hospitals earn 'top hospital' distinction

Nine Maine hospitals have been named to The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of "top rural hospitals," a recognition given to less than 7% of all eligible hospitals...

Verso delays Bucksport mill closure

The Verso Paper mill in Bucksport will now stay open until the end of the year, giving a little relief to nearly 550 workers who initially thought the closure would happen...

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.

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