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York, Oxford county firms can tap $1.1M loan program

A new $1.1 million revolving loan program for small- to mid-sized businesses in York and southern Oxford counties is set to begin in June.The

Winxnet, Hammond Lumber make local acquisitions

Two Maine-based companies — one in the information technology space, and another in the lumber industry — are expanding after acquiring local businesses this week.

LePage seeks trade options, visits UNE Morocco campus

Government and college officials celebrated the University of New England’s new science-focused campus in Morocco at a dedication ceremony this week.

Maine lags U.S. in growth of women-owned businesses

While Maine’s growth rate of women-owned businesses has increased in the last 15 years — and outpaces that of men-owned businesses or businesses with combined ownerships...

Funding for western Maine nonprofits in question

Several nonprofits in western Maine are facing declining revenues after some communities have voted to decrease or completely cut taxpayer-supported funds.

Fins and Furs Adventures in Skowhegan rides on experiential travel trend, a growing industry that provides Thoreau-like experiences and more

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First-time travelers to Carroll Ware's Fins and Furs Adventures in Skowhegan often remark how great it is that he can fish and hunt all the time. "But I tell them,...

Summit completes 68-mile natural gas pipeline

Summit Natural Gas of Maine has completed its 68-mile transmission pipeline that will eventually deliver natural gas to 17 communities in central Maine.

Planning commission lands $500K grant

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Southern Maine Regional Planning and Development Commission to capitalize a...

Franklin Community Health lands $2M grant

An affiliate of the Franklin Community Health Network announced Wednesday that it will receive a $2 million grant over three years from the U.S. Department of Education to expand and...

Report warns of serious health care worker shortage

A report released Tuesday by the Maine Department of Labor concludes that the state could face a serious shortage of health care professionals in dentistry and psychology in the coming...

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