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Weeks after closing, owner sells downtown Bangor restaurant

Brett Settle, who closed Giacomo’s in Bangor on Dec. 23, has sold the business.

First chapter in comeback story for rural Maine?

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Maine's struggling forest products industry, which has been hit hard by the closure of six pulp and paper mills in the past three years, is getting a $1 million boost from the federal government to...

Spud experts gather for northern Maine summit

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Potato producers, crop specialists and farmers will meet in Caribou Jan. 18-19 for an annual spud summit on one of Maine's top crops.

Foundation selects fellows for nonprofit leadership program

The John T. Gorman Foundation announced the second class of its fellowship, a leadership program for exceptional nonprofit and public sector professionals.

Nonprofit acquires Millinocket mill site, plans collaboration with town on redevelopment

James McCarthy |

Our Katahdin, a nonprofit, has purchased the former Great Northern Paper assets in Millinocket, including a 1,400-acre former mill site, land adjacent to the Millinocket Municipal Airport, a 157-acre...

Bangor Savings unveils plan for waterfront

Peter Van Allen |

Bangor Savings Bank plans to develop a campus on the Bangor waterfront, a move it says will help accommodate its projected growth.

Farm Credit awards $44,250 to support farm and forest products programs

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Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program recently awarded $44,250 to 20 organizations in the Northeast to promote agriculture, support young and beginning farmer initiatives and fund agricultural...

Firm's proposal to demolish former Great Northern mill raises questions

North American Recovery Management, a Florida-based demolition company that purchased the former Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket last March, has filed an application with the state to...

Maine tribes land $800K in federal housing grants

The Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Penobscot Indian Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe received $807,217 through a HUD Indian Housing Block Grant.

Conservation groups team up to buy forestland in Piscataquis County

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The Forest Society of Maine has teamed up with the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Open Space Institute to acquire and conserve 4,358 acres of forestland surrounding Silver Lake and 12 miles of the...

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