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Maine housing projects get $1M in grants

Five affordable housing initiatives in Maine are receiving a total of more than $1 million in grants from a national nonprofit that was established by Congress.

Harvard Pilgrim awarded $500K to MaineHealth for childhood obesity prevention

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation awarded MaineHealth $500,000 for its Let’s Go! childhood obesity prevention program last year.

Pittsfield manufacturer prepares for shutdown

UTC Fire & Security’s manufacturing plant in Pittsfield is gearing down activity as it prepares to shut down this spring.

Sugarloaf real estate agency sees 17% sales rise

Sugarloaf’s official real estate agency on Monday reported a 17% increase for sales in Carrabassett Valley last year.

United Insurance acquires Farmington agency

Falmouth-based United Insurance has acquired an insurance agency in Farmington.Shiretown Agency will retain its six employees and...

New owner plans to reopen Oxford Dragway

After facing declining revenues and personnel issues last year, the Oxford Dragway in Oxford has been sold to a new owner and will reopen for the 2015 season.

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...

Norton Insurance acquires Winthrop agency

Norton Insurance, based in Cumberland, has acquired an insurance agency in Winthrop, but the agency will not change its name or lose any employees as a result.

Madison paper mill faces temporary layoffs

UPM-Madison’s paper mill is cutting down production and laying off hourly workers for two weeks, attributing the move to energy costs, international competition and market...

Verso completes $1.4B merger with NewPage

Verso Paper Corp. has completed its $1.4 billion acquisition of NewPage, which sold its mills in Rumford and Biron, Wis., as a result of a settlement with federal antitrust...

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