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Daigle Oil transitions to employee-owned company

Daigle Oil Co. in Fort Kent has transitioned from a privately held company to a 100% employee-owned company through an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP.

Grassroots effort takes first steps in branding Moosehead region as 'America's Crown Jewel'

James McCarthy |

On a map of northern Maine, stick an imaginary pin in the middle of Moosehead Lake. Now draw a circle with a 25-mile radius using that point as its center.

Eastport Port Authority's Chris Gardner is looking forward in Eastport

Peter Van Allen |

Chris Gardner might be forgiven if he thought the sun rises with his job.

Lincoln mill to continue operating through bankruptcy auction

The Lincoln paper mill that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday has lined up an initial bidder and will continue operations under a $2.3 million credit extension, the Bangor Daily News reported...

Old Town pulp mill to close by end of year

The Wisconsin company that bought the Old Town Fuel and Fiber pulp mill less than a year ago during bankruptcy proceedings announced Tuesday it will close the mill by year-end.

Lincoln Paper and Tissue files for bankruptcy, expects to auction mill

Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, announcing that the mill will likely be auctioned off in 45 days, the Bangor Daily News reported.

Post-hike reflections on Katahdin region's economy

James McCarthy |

I had a lot of time to think as I completed an 11-mile hike up and down Katahdin in Baxter State Park with my 26-year-old son, Nick, in mid-August. None of it had anything to do with the...

Lincoln mill to lay off up to 25 workers

Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC plans to indefinitely lay off 20 to 25 workers and halt one of its three tissue-making machines, casting an even larger shadow on Maine's paper industry.

Millinocket group forms to boost local economy

A new Millinocket economic group has been formed by a private-public partnership between current and former town officials and two representatives of Maine's forest products industry.

US ruling against Canadian paper import subsidies gets mixed response

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s ruling to counteract subsidies for Canadian paper imports has received a mixed response from leaders representing two paper mills in Maine.