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Opposition challenges open-pit metal mining proposals

Residents of Aroostook County and environmental groups appeared on Monday before the Maine Legislature's Joint Environment and Natural Resources Committee to express opposition to any regulation...

Trump budget eliminates agency that brought $5M to rural Maine

The Northern Border Regional Commission, a federal-state agency that has provided $5.4 million in funding to rural Maine projects since 2010, is targeted for elimination in President Trump’s...

Five teams reach UMaine Business Challenge

With a total of $20,000 in cash and prizes dangling before them, five teams from three different schools reached the finals of the 2017 UMaine Business Challenge.

LePage's budget proposal cuts funding for three 'incubator' programs

James McCarthy |

Three incubator programs within the Applied Technology Development Center system are slated to be “zeroed out” in Gov. Paul LePage's $6.8 billion two-year state budget proposal.

Cranberry Isles to build high-speed internet

Cranberry Isles voters on March 11 approved a plan to borrow up to $1.2 million to upgrade their internet network.

Houlton rolls out 'cannabiz' welcome mat

Although the effective date for most provisions related to retail sales of marijuana is delayed until Feb. 1, 2018, Houlton officials are making sure their Aroostook community will be ready to...

Poland Spring eyes three areas for $50M bottling plant

Lincoln, Rumford and the greater Fryeburg area are being considered for a $50 million to $60 million Poland Springs bottling plant.

Find out how Maine ranks in U.S. News & World Report's 'Best States' rankings

James McCarthy |

U.S. News & World Report, using data provided by McKinsey & Co.'s Leading States Index, ranks Maine 18th overall in its first-ever “deep dive” ranking of the 50 states based on more than...

Saco looking to leverage economic development

Saco plans to designate its downtown a municipal development district, pending state approval, which is expected to shelter increased tax revenues to be used for economic development projects.

Kennebec Valley Chamber names new leader

Katie Doherty, a Waterville native, has been promoted to president and CEO of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.