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Cross Insurance buys large Mass. firm

Cross Insurance in Bangor has acquired a Massachusetts firm that it said was one of the largest independent insurance providers in New England.

Foreign trade zones expand in Bangor, Waterville

The U.S. Department of Commerce has recently approved the expansion of foreign trade zones in Bangor and Waterville, allowing companies in surrounding companies to...

Maine slot machine gambling revenue declines

Hollywood Casino in Bangor and Oxford Casino both saw a drop in slot machine gambling revenue in 2014, which the state gambling control board attributed to a decrease in...

Spectrum Medical names full-time leader

Spectrum Medical Group, the largest independent medical practice in Maine, has named Dr. Daniel Landry as its full-time president and board chairman.

Suffolk Downs sues Maine off-track betting parlors

The owner of Suffolk Downs, an East Boston race track, is suing the owners of off-track betting parlors in Scarborough and Sanford alleging they owe more than $400,000 for unpaid bets, commissions...

Contractor files $3.85M lien against Cate Street

A Penobscot County Superior Court judge approved contractor Conti Enterprises' request to move ahead with attaching a $3.85 million lien to property owned by GNP West LLC, Thermogen I LLC and Cate...

AMC adds 4,311 acres to Maine Woods Initiative

James McCarthy |

The Appalachian Mountain Club, partnering with The Nature Conservancy, has purchased 4,311 acres in two parcels on and around Baker Mountain in the 100-Mile Wilderness region near Greenville.

Rural health centers to receive $5.5M in federal funding

U.S. Sen. Angus King announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded $5.5 million in grant funding to support...

UMaine, Maine Potato Board launch new potato variety

James McCarthy |

Move over Idaho, Maine is launching a new potato variety called the “Caribou Russet.”

Millinocket reduces tax debt to help Cate Street’s pellet plant project

Millinocket officials have granted a $356,541 tax abatement on this year’s property taxes to Cate Street Capital Inc. and two subsidiaries in hopes it will help the Portsmouth-based investment...