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Rural Maine faces dearth of lawyers

Maine is facing a shortage of lawyers in its most rural areas, according to a new report commissioned for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Lobster co-op sues feds to recover seized funds

A lobstermen cooperative in South Thomaston is suing the U.S. government in an attempt to recover $70,000 that was seized from a former manager accused of embezzlement.

New Hampshire law firm buys Saco firm

A New Hampshire-based law firm has purchased Smith & Elliott, a Saco-based law firm, as part of a merger that won't impact Smith & Elliott's staff or location, but that will...

Businesses sued for 250-plus alleged labor violations

Two Maine blueberry companies and several housing owners are being sued for more than 250 alleged labor violations against 18 migrant workers.

Ex-restaurateur sentenced for hiring illegal workers

The second member of a family that owns a chain of Asian restaurants in Maine has been sentenced to prison for charges related to hiring and housing undocumented workers.

Ex-loan officer sentenced for embezzling $14M

The U.S. District Court in Portland sentenced Walter Scott Fox III, a former KeyBank loan officer, to 10 years in prison for embezzling $14 million in bank funds to pay for...

Portland group downplays downtown 'incidents'

The Portland Downtown District is backpedaling on its statement that its summer guides were accosted on the streets in a "few incidents," now saying there was only one...

Exec. admits to counterfeiting Red Sox logo, other brands

Robert Berg, the president of Corinna-based Berg Sportswear Inc., has admitted to counterfeiting sportswear containing the trademarks of popular sports teams and brands, including...

York motel manager faces drug trafficking charge

The manager of the Sea Turn Motel in York Beach was charged with unlawful trafficking after police discovered more than $22,000 worth of marijuana on the property.

Restaurateurs plead guilty to hiring undocumented workers

The owners of three popular Mexican restaurants in southern and central Maine have pleaded guilty to charges related to hiring undocumented workers there.

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