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MDI quarry seeks to reopen amid concerns

A 2.1-acre granite quarry in Mount Desert Island is seeking to reopen after the town set new rules that require existing quarries to operate under more stringent conditions and...

Helen's Restaurant fire unsolved, but not suspicious

The cause of the fire that destroyed Helen’s Restaurant in Machias will remain unsolved, but it does not appear to be suspicious, a state official told the

Popular Machias restaurant burns down

A Machias restaurant known for its famous blueberry pie burned down Friday morning.The

Verso, NewPage merger back on track

The proposed merger between Verso Paper and NewPage could close later this year after Verso’s CEO said the company is in the process of restructuring its debt.

Proposed scallop season reduction under fire

The state’s proposal to reduce the 2014-2015 scallop season by 22 days in most locations received a cool reception at a recent Scallop Advisory Council meeting in...

Nursing home faces fines, possible closure

Penobscot Nursing Home is facing fines of more than $19,000 and possible closure after a federal agency said it will revoke Medicare and Medicaid certifications if several...

Worker co-op buys three Stonington businesses, saves 62 jobs

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Three stores in Stonington will be taken over by a cooperative started by employees. Employees of Burnt Cove Market, V&S...

$979K to assist rural Maine businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $979,250 to support businesses and economic development initiatives in northern and Down East Maine.

Down East hospital CEO resigns abruptly

Doug Jones, interim CEO of Down East Community Hospital in Machias, has resigned abruptly after having led the hospital through a pivotal transition.

Cate Street: Lien 'interferes with' mill revitalization

Cate Street Capital, the New Hampshire-based investment firm that owns paper mills in the Millinocket area, said the lien filed by the town of Millinocket seeking $2.24 million in...