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Lobster co-op sues feds to recover seized funds

A lobstermen cooperative in South Thomaston is suing the U.S. government in an attempt to recover $70,000 that was seized from a former manager accused of embezzlement.

New Hampshire law firm buys Saco firm

A New Hampshire-based law firm has purchased Smith & Elliott, a Saco-based law firm, as part of a merger that won't impact Smith & Elliott's staff or location, but that will...

Maine has best medical marijuana program: report

A new report said Maine has the best medical marijuana program out of the 35 states that have some form of law regulating medical cannabis.

Court strips permit from Downeaster layover facility

The Amtrak Downeaster's proposed train layover facility in Brunswick received a setback last week when a superior court justice nullified its stormwater management permit.

First Wind appeals state's denial of wind project

Boston-based First Wind is appealing Maine's decision to deny a $100 million, 16-turbine wind project on Bowers Mountain after it was rejected by a citizen board last...

CMP drops controversial renewable energy fee

Central Maine Power Co. has withdrawn its controversial proposal to charge homeowners and businesses a "standby" fee for generating some of their own power with...

Verso, NewPage merger back on track

The proposed merger between Verso Paper and NewPage could close later this year after Verso’s CEO said the company is in the process of restructuring its debt.

Western Maine entertainment center gets $300K grant

A $2.1 million project to launch a multi-faceted entertainment center in the Carrabassett Valley is moving forward after receiving $300,000 in federal funds it was originally...

Businesses sued for 250-plus alleged labor violations

Two Maine blueberry companies and several housing owners are being sued for more than 250 alleged labor violations against 18 migrant workers.

South Portland crude oil vote postponed

The South Portland City Council postponed its vote on a proposed crude oil restriction for vessels because of a larger-than-expected crowd that exceeded the meeting room’s...