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Sappi NA recognized for economic efforts in Maine

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Boston-based Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products with two mills in Maine, was honored with a ”Champion of Economic Development Award”...

Developer with an eye for 'fixer-uppers' finds a Skowhegan plaza

Laurie Schreiber |

SKOWHEGAN — Real estate developer Dana Cassidy has immediately launched into improvements for the forlorn Skowhegan Village Plaza, a retail center at 338 Madison Ave. that he purchased in...

Oxford Casino chooses contractor for $25M expansion

Officials at Oxford Casino say they are close to signing a general contractor for the multimillion dollar expansion, which will include a 106-room hotel and restaurant.

Navigating Medicare billing — and creating rural Maine jobs

Lori Valigra |

Dr. Dan Mingle knew he was onto something when he founded the South Paris-based Mingle Analytics in 2011. Health care costs were spiraling up, and national reimbursers like Medicare were starting to...

$15.5K funding will aid Somerset County tourism, economic development

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The Somerset Cultural Planning Committee won two grants totaling $15,500 to craft a tourism plan and boost economic and community development in Somerset County.

$4M Farmington memory care facility creating 30 jobs

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Woodlands Senior Living officials marked the groundbreaking of Woodlands Memory Care of Farmington, a $4 million memory care facility that is slated to bring 30 new full-time jobs to the region.

It’s Brewer vs. Rumford for proposed $250M liquefied gas facility

A Boston-based development group is proposing the construction of a new natural gas liquefaction and storage facility, and has its eyes set on either Brewer or Rumford.

Craft beer and more to be featured at Skowhegan festival

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The Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival will kick off Sept. 3 with 20 purveyors of craft beer, wine, cider and spirits. It’s the first time for the event and one of the few to span makers of a wide...

$290K in fed grants to support, create 160 jobs

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Five Maine organizations have been awarded a total of $290,000 in grant funding through the USDA Rural Development Rural Business Development Grant program to assist in economic development, and the...

It's official: Obama designates north woods national monument

On the eve of the centennial celebration of the National Park Service, the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument became a reality on Wednesday when President Barack Obama signed it into law.