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Skowhegan board denies Sappi tax break

Sappi Fine Paper North America is planning to appeal a Skowhegan board's decision to deny its request to lower the property tax value of its paper mill by more than $137...

Union sues BIW over job description changes

The largest union at Bath Iron Works is suing the shipyard over allegations that BIW’s plan to change job descriptions is a violation of its contract with workers.

Old Town mill’s new owner seeks major tax break

The new owner of the Old Town pulp mill is seeking to reduce the mill’s valuation by $43.7 million — a move that could raise the city’s tax rate by about 9%.

Presque Isle manufacturer seeks $3M expansion

A Presque Isle-based manufacturer that is considered one of the world’s largest makers of orthodontic appliances is seeking to make a $3 million expansion and hire 23 more...

Maine lags in high-skill jobs, report says

Maine is trailing behind its New England neighbors when it comes to better-paying manufacturing jobs that require a higher set of skills, according to a new report.

Central Maine manufacturer lays off 70 workers

Midstate Berkshire has laid off 70 employees and plans to consolidate its Waterville plant into its Winslow facility by the end of the year due to a downswing in three crucial...

Shipyard, Allagash make top U.S. breweries list

Shipyard Brewing Co. and Allagash Brewing Co. of Portland have been named two of the country’s top breweries, appearing alongside industry giants like Anheuser-Busch...

SEC accuses ex-Old Town mill owner of fraud

Lynn Tilton, the self-proclaimed billionaire and former owner of the Old Town Fuel & Fiber mill, is being accused of fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

Nursing home agrees to pay $1.2M settlement

Ross Manor, an elderly nursing center in Bangor, has agreed to pay $1.2 million as part of a settlement with federal prosecutors over allegations of inflated Medicare...

BIW lands $620M Navy contract

Bath Iron Works has received a $620 million award to build one DDG-51 class destroyer — work that is part of a larger, multi-year procurement contract.

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