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Arrest made in arson fire at former Lincoln mill, DEP worried about contaminants

Environmental investigators plan to tour the former Lincoln Paper and Tissue Mill today in preparation for testing on Saturday to determine possible health threats from smoldering rubble around two...

Maine Development Foundation honors 'champions of economic development'


The Maine Development Foundation presented its 2017 “champion of economic development” awards at its annual meeting in Bangor. It also presented University of Maine President Susan J.

Grant to help business owners impacted by mill layoffs and closings in Jay and Madison


Business owners affected by mill layoffs and closings in Jay and Madison will get help from the Maine Small Business Development Centers through a grant program designed for economically distressed...

Jackson plans to appeal panel’s rejection of 'Hire American' tax credit


Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash is hosting a logging discussion in Aroostook County today that will be attended by Gov. Paul LePage. Among the topics is what Jackson characterizes...

ReEnergy issues RFP with enticement of cheaper electricity rates

James McCarthy |

ReEnergy Holdings LLC is partnering with Biobased Maine to request proposals from companies to co-locate at one or more of ReEnergy's four biomass-to-electricity facilities in Maine.

Solifor buys Somerset County timberlands

Solifor of Quebec City has purchased the 62,000-acre Ste-Aurelie Timberlands in Somerset County for $30 million.

Potential investor withdraws $5M loan offer to biomass company

Boston-based Arctaris Royalty Ventures Co-Investment LP withdrew its offer to to loan $5 million to Stored Solar LLC, owner of biomass power plants in West Enfield and Jonesboro. Most of the proposed...

Needing more workers, logging industry establishes first-ever training program

Laurie Schreiber |

After just three months in Maine's first post-secondary training program for mechanized logging equipment, Cody Dennison already has a couple of job options lined up with forestry...

UMaine gets $455K for 'mass timber' commercialization center


The University of Maine System has landed a $454,532 federal grant to create a center to accelerate the use of Maine-sourced timber and engineered wood composites in place of steel and concrete for...

NRCM warns: Lawsuit likely if commercial logging permitted in national monument


Lisa Pohlmann, executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, served notice to the Trump administration that allowing “commercial logging” in the Katahdin Woods and Waters...