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Franklin hospital cuts staff, operational expenses

Franklin Community Health Network approved a plan that would cut both the staff and the operational footprint of the organization to better match patient demand and reduce costs.

Town of Jay, Verso Paper reach tax settlement

Verso Paper Corp., the Memphis, Tenn.-based owner of the Jay paper mill, will receive at least $4 million in future tax credits and have a cap set on its gross tax bills through 2020 after the town...

Oxford Casino expansion tabled by town officials

The expansion would double the restaurant and bar capacity of the casino, in addition to adding a 106-room hotel on three upper floors above the casino and a first-floor 275-seat multipurpose room.

Employees return to work at Rumford paper mill following machine restart

The indefinite shutdown of the No. 12 paper machine at the Rumford Catalyst Paper Holdings mill has come to an end as the mill has restarted production, bringing back 51 employees who were laid off...

Jay mill owners dispute tax valuation from town

Verso Paper Corp., the Memphis, Tenn.-based owner of the Jay paper mill, has requested that a Delaware bankruptcy judge make a ruling whether the town of Jay reimburse up to $11.4 million in taxes...

Madison mill employees receive federal employment aid

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The approximately 214 people that were “blindsided” by the March closure of the Madison Paper mill will receive federal Trade Adjustment Assistance to aid in their transition into joining...

Farmington officials move forward with apartment demolition

The Farmington Board of Selectmen has its sights set on demolishing a three-story apartment complex in order to create a 28-space municipal parking lot, the Kennebec Journal reported.

A first for Sugarloaf: Snowmaking in April

A recent stretch of below-average temperatures has Sugarloaf making snow in the month of April, a first in its 65 years in business.

Aerosmith drummer's unlikely business venture into USDA organic certified, single-source coffee

Lori Valigra |

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer has traveled the world many times over, but couldn't often find a tasty cup of coffee. “My wife Linda suggested, 'Well, why don't you do something about...

Loggers suffer one-two punch with mill and biomass plant closures

James McCarthy |

Even in the best of times, logging is not for the faint of heart. “There are so many factors you have to deal with,” said Tom Cushman, owner of Maine Custom Woodlands.