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Old Town workers denied federal funds

U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins have pledged to find alternative federal assistance for about 180 workers at Old Town Fuel and Fiber who were laid off when the pulp mill closed in...

L.L.Bean stitches up fitting gift for Derek Jeter

New York Yankees retiring captain Derek Jeter, who received a hero’s sendoff in his final game at Yankee Stadium Thursday and deservedly so since he hit a dramatic game-winning...

Herring fishing closed to protect spawning

The Department of Marine Resource has closed several fishing areas along the Maine coast to protect the spawning stock of herring. The closure went into effect on Sept. 24 and extends...

Canadian firm to buy Fraser Timber mill

A Quebec-based wood-processing company has signed an agreement to purchase Fraser Timber LLC’s lumber mill in Masardis, a small town in Aroostook County.

The week in review

The good: Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. has completed a demonstration project testing...

PUC Chairman Tom Welch to retire early

Tom Welch, chairman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, announced Wednesday that he plans to retire Dec. 31, which is two years before his term was set to expire in 2017.

New structure, final job cuts set by EMHS

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems said Wednesday that it has finalized the new structure for its information systems department as well as employee cuts in an effort to decrease costs by...

Maine development organizations to get $1.1M

Two Maine economic development organizations will receive more than $1.1 million in federal funds to help assist local businesses and create new jobs in their regions.

Bristol to vote on UMaine wind project's grid link

Voters in the town of Bristol will consider at an Oct. 1 special town meeting whether to allow the Maine Aqua Ventus I project to connect to the grid in the town if and when the project...

Great Northern Paper files for Ch. 7 bankruptcy

Great Northern Paper Co., the company that had previously said it would reopen its East Millinocket mill this fall, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with at least $50 million in...

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