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Maine farmers market group gets federal grants to expand food stamp access

The Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets will receive two U.S. Department of Agriculture grants totaling more than $348,000 to increase access to Maine farmers markets and to promote them, the...

Daigle Oil transitions to employee-owned company

Daigle Oil Co. in Fort Kent has transitioned from a privately held company to a 100% employee-owned company through an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP.

Eels won’t be listed under Endangered Species Act

Federal wildlife officials announced Wednesday that eels won’t be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a move that could have resulted in Maine’s lucrative elver...

First part of EMMC's $305M expansion to open next year

The first phase of a $305 million expansion project at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor is expected to open by the end of March 2016, the Bangor Daily News reported Monday.

Husson raising funds for business school building, financial aid

Husson University in Bangor announced Saturday the launch of the public portion of a capital campaign to raise $30 million to increase scholarships, grow the university's endowment and construct a...

Trans-Pacific Partnership clears key hurdle

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest regional trade accord in history, the New York Times reported Monday morning.

Portland sustainability startup wins $100,000 investment in pitch competition

Rapport, a Portland startup that develops software for businesses to track sustainability metrics, won a $100,000 investment from AOL founder Steve Case's investment company during a pitch...

In The County, investment equals jobs

Laurie Schreiber |

The Maine Malt House, part of the family-owned Buck Farms in Mapleton, Aroostook County, was established last year by brothers Joshua, Jacob and Jared Buck to provide malt for the booming...

Grassroots effort takes first steps in branding Moosehead region as 'America's Crown Jewel'

James McCarthy |

On a map of northern Maine, stick an imaginary pin in the middle of Moosehead Lake. Now draw a circle with a 25-mile radius using that point as its center.

Tyler Technologies announces $670M bid to acquire New World Systems

James McCarthy |

Tyler Technologies Inc., a Plano, Texas-based public sector software developer with 540 employees at three locations in Maine, announced Thursday it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the...