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LePage calls Verso 'bottom feeders'

Gov. Paul LePage said the chance of reopening the shuttered Bucksport mill is "little to none," calling Verso Paper "bottom feeders" just after the company won a court...

Judge refuses to block Bucksport mill sale

A federal judge has given Verso Paper the green light to sell its shuttered mill in Bucksport to a scrap metal company, but he encouraged the two parties to meet with Gov. Paul...

India papermaker seeks to buy Bucksport mill

Newly disclosed documents in an antitrust hearing has revealed that a Mumbai, India-based papermaker wants to buy Verso Paper’s shuttered mill in Bucksport and continue...

RockStep Solutions moves into MDIBL

Laboratory software company RockStep Solutions Inc. has moved into space at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove.

Lab software startup founded by Jackson Lab employees gets key $220K grant

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This may be hard to believe, but in the year 2015 many science laboratories still rely on pen and paper for recording results in research projects. It’s not quite the future...

Feds OK Verso-NewPage merger

Verso Paper Corp. has cleared a major hurdle in its bid to buy larger competitor NewPage for $1.4 billion after reaching a settlement with federal antitrust regulators, thus...

Fuddruckers to open first Maine store

Fuddruckers, a Texas-based cheeseburger restaurant chain, is planning to open a franchise at a new commercial development in Ellsworth, its first location in Maine.

Chamber chief to lead Maine Tourism group

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chris Fogg is leaving his post to become CEO of the Maine Tourism Association.

Two bays closed for scallop harvesting

The Maine Department of Marine Resources has closed two bays in Washington County for scallop harvesting, saying the resource faced "risk of unusual damage and imminent...

State, Verso settle severance pay dispute

After initial disagreement, Verso Paper has reached an agreement with the state that requires it to make half of all severance payments to laid off workers in Bucksport by early...