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MDI Bio Lab scientists score patent for heart repair medicine

Staff |

Three scientists at the Bar Harbor-based MDI Biological Laboratory have been awarded a patent — the first for the lab — for MSI-1436, a potential new heart disease drug that stimulates...

Farmers' Almanac predicts cold winter (with a grain of salt)

Peter Van Allen |

The Lewiston-based Farmers' Almanac is calling for an “ice cold and snow-filled” winter in the Northeast — and stirring up a lot of weather talk nationwide.

A South Portland development creates opportunity in tight industrial market

Laurie Schreiber |

David McClees, founder and president of Portland-based Talus Corp., is building a 24,000-square-foot building on spec in South Portland — a move that has been greeted enthusiastically by people...

Handmade confectioner opens Bangor store

Downtown Bangor became a lot sweeter Thursday with the opening of Specialty Sweets’ newest retail location in a historic building at 31 Main St.

Cheers to Portland for making Travel + Leisure's list of best beer cities

Kick back and enjoy a brew in Portland, per recommendation of Travel + Leisure magazine, which loves the local beer scene.

New location allows marine manufacturer to expand retail operations

Laurie Schreiber |

Nautilus Marine Fabrication Inc. has purchased 2317 U.S. Highway 1 in Sullivan to expand the retail side of its business. The 1,700-square-foot, steel-frame building, which is on 5.5 acres, was on...

Will BIW land the largest Coast Guard shipbuilding contract?

Bath Iron Works is one of three shipbuilders in the country vying for the largest shipbuilding contract awarded by the U.S. Coast Guard to construct the first ships in a new class of offshore patrol...

Displaced Cascades Auburn Fiber Mill workers receive federal aid

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Angus King were joined by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in announcing that a petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance for the Cascades Auburn Fiber Mill has been approved by...

MTI gives Maine entrepreneurs $46,454 boost in funding

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The Maine Technology Institute approved six grant applications for the month of July totaling $46,454 to Maine businesses specializing in advancements in fields including aquaculture and marine...

Sappi approves $25M investment at Somerset Mill in Skowhegan

James McCarthy |

Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products with two mills in Maine, is moving forward with a $25 million capital project to update the woodyard...