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What’s next for Maine’s papermaking industry?

A exhibit opening next week at the Maine Historical Society will look at the history of the paper industry in Maine, but also ask what’s next.

Auction set for former Madison paper mill equipment


New Mill Capital Holdings, in partnership with Perry Videx and Infinity Asset Solutions, will hold a three-day online sale for more than 3,000 pieces of paper mill equipment in Madison.

Federal grant to help beekeepers and maple producers find their 'sweet spot'

A $498,462 grant will support research at the University of Maine that has a goal of helping beekeepers and maple syrup producers find their “sweet spot.”

Bill to support Maine's loggers earns bipartisan committee vote


The Legislature's State and Local Government Committee on Wednesday gave bipartisan support to a bill that would support growth in Maine's traditional forest product industries by giving preference...

Passamaquoddy Tribe generates revenue through carbon credits

The Passamaquoddy Tribe recently received a “Project Developer of the Year” award from the Climate Action Reserve for generating the most carbon offset credits in 2016.

Effort underway to save Maine's top maple sugar plantation

If Big Six Forest, a maple tree plantation located in Somerset County and said to produce around 25% of Maine's total maple syrup production, doesn't receive a conservation easement, owner Paul...

Legal settlement opens way for proposed $240M biorefinery project

A legal dispute between the owner of the former Great Northern Paper Co. in East Millinocket and a prospective buyer that wants to build a $240 million biorefinery there has been settled, clearing...

Two visions for Katahdin region: Gov. LePage vs. Lucas St. Clair

James McCarthy |

Two sharply different visions for the future of the Katahdin region were presented during Tuesday's Republican-led hearing in Washington, D.C., looking at presidentially declared national monuments,...

Maine Senate greenlights bioplastics jobs bill


The Maine Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill by Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, that would invest in Maine’s emerging biobased products industry.

Boothbay pellet plant all set to enter heating fuel marketplace

C and L Forestry Wood Pellets has completed machinery set-up at its manufacturing plant in the Boothbay Industrial Park and is now offering wood pellets for heating fuel.