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DEP seeks $50M bond for growing infrastructure backlog

The state is addressing a big backlog of sewer and water treatment projects, and hopes bond and other money will produce jobs.

Maine Health Access Foundation appoints new head

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The board of trustees of the Augusta-based nonprofit Maine Health Access Foundation unanimously approved the appointment of Barbara Leonard as the foundation's new president and CEO on Monday.

Digital editions bring the history of Maine to your fingertips

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The Maine State Library in Augusta has received a $275,000 federal grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize over 100,000 pages of historical Maine newspapers.

Cioppa rejects insurer’s bid to raise car insurance rates for seniors

Maine Superintendent of Insurance Eric Cioppa has rejected Progressive Corp.’s request to raise car insurance rates for older Maine drivers based solely on their age.

Augusta food distributor plans $15M expansion

Cold is good in Maine, and Performance Foodservice of Augusta got the OK to build a new $15M freezer.

Industry insiders, lawmakers meet to chart future of biomass in Maine

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A bipartisan panel of local lawmakers and industry experts met for the first time in Augusta this week to discuss what actions can be taken to assist Maine's struggling biomass industry in the wake...

New chair of Maine Insurance Association a familiar face

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Michelle Ibarguen, the Augusta branch manager and president of the independent insurance provider Cross Insurance, has been appointed chairwoman for the board of the Maine Insurance Association.

Heating oil prices fall as crude oil market rally falters

More good news on heating fuel prices slide down across the state.

Switch to in-house machinery creates six jobs at Augusta printer

Six new jobs will be coming to J.S. McCarthy Printers when a new paper-cutting machine is installed at the Augusta-based commercial printer’s facility at 15 Darin Drive.

Five Guys expands to Augusta commercial development

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The proliferation of Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Maine continues, with the announcement that a fifth franchise location will be coming to Western Avenue in Augusta this fall.

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