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Maine DOL program for disabled students gets $9M from feds

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The Maine Department of Labor will get $9 million to develop a program to link Maine high school graduates with disabilities with employers and vocational training programs.

Small businesses lose thousands through utility scam

Emera Maine is warning customers of a new sophisticated telephone scam that has already cost a number of its small business customers thousands of dollars.

Farmers' Almanac predicts big savings with expansive solar array

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Farmers' Almanac publisher Geiger Group is investing $12 million to convert its former manufacturing space in Lewiston into a 105,000-square-foot office and distribution space, which will be...

Organic waste reuse company's Unity expansion touts job creation

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Thirty new jobs and $4 million in economic investment will be coming to Unity following the announcement by Canadian-based Envirem Organics that it plans to open its first U.S. facility in the Waldo...

WEX joins 17% of businesses offering paternity leave

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Expectant parents who work full time at South Portland-based WEX Inc. now have up to six weeks of fully paid parental leave for the adoption or birth of a child.

Feds declare five Maine counties disaster areas

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Disaster areas have been declared in Cumberland, Androscoggin, Oxford, Sagadahoc and York counties by the USDA due to the ongoing drought.

$750K in fed funds bolster Sanford broadband access

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The entrepreneurs that call the 600-acre industrial Mill Yard complex in downtown Sanford home will soon have access to an open-access municipal fiber optic network that will come to fruition through...

Zoning changes could bring condos to Peaks Island

Peaks Island could be home to over a dozen condominiums if a proposed zoning change from North Carolina-developer Kevin Carter gets the green light from Portland officials.

National furniture chain West Elm sets sights on Portland

National furniture and housewares retailer West Elm will be opening its first store in Maine next year in Portland's Old Port District.

ON Semiconductor quiet on possible Maine job cuts

It remains unclear whether ON Semiconductor Corp.'s plan to cut some 130 jobs will affect workers at its recently acquired Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. plant in South Portland.

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