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Expedited hearing sought for sale of Lincoln mill's IP rights

The attorneys of Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC filed a notice of private sale and expedited hearing motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland, a motion that would allow the paper and tissue...

Ellsworth seeks community feedback on planning issues

Ellsworth's Planning Department is launching a program giving community members a chance to give feedback on planning-related issues that fall outside the scope of the Planning Board review process.

New uses studied for former Bar Harbor ferry terminal

Plans continue for the conversion of the idle international ferry terminal property in Bar Harbor for cruise ship use, the Mount Desert Islander reported.

Bill meant to boost FAME's business investments receives bipartisan support

A bill meant to attract investments to the state by large businesses received unanimous bipartisan support from members of the Legislature's Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development...

Frenchville business owners interested in TIF

A proposed tax increment finance district proved of interest to owners and employees of six different businesses that gathered for a public hearing in Frenchville on Monday, the St. John Valley Times...

MTI awards $71K to small businesses across the state

The Maine Technology Institute on Tuesday approved four grant applications for the month of January totaling over $71,000 to four business in the state that specialize in advancements in the fields...

Natural dog treats win Skowhegan Entrepreneur Challenge

Amanda Clark of Smithfield will move her natural dog treat business, The Maine Barkery, to downtown Skowhegan, and will receive $20,000 in cash and business incentives as part of an Entrepreneur...

Apothecary by Design selling retail pharmacy

Peter Van Allen| Kevin Steeves |

Apothecary by Design, one of Maine's fastest growing companies, will sell its retail pharmacy in Portland to a team that includes one of the company's founders.

MCED, CEI get federal innovation awards

Lori Valigra |

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and Coastal Enterprises Inc. are among 25 awardees nationwide sharing $10 million under the Economic Development Administration's 2015 Regional...

Recruitment a top priority for Associated General Contractors of Maine

James McCarthy |

Matthew Marks, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Maine, says the state's 4,700 construction firms lost 10,000 jobs since 2006, when 32,000 workers were employed in that...