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Bill to restrict Maine highway signs goes to governor

A bill that would relocate or remove dozens of signs advertising schools and tourist attractions from Maine highways has been approved by both the House and Senate and is heading to Gov.

State regulators probe Portland-based treasure hunter

The Maine Office of Securities is seeking information from Maine residents who have invested or been approached about investing in the treasure-hunting activities of Sea Hunters L.P., Sea...

Snafu doesn't allow restaurants in downtown Bangor

Bangor city councilors are scrambling to rectify a land use technicality in which restaurants aren’t listed among the permitted uses in the Downtown Development District under the...

Senate rejects governor’s ‘open for business zones’ bill

Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to offer major incentives for large corporations to bring jobs to two former military bases in Maine was rejected by Senate Democrats on April 11,...

IRS places liens on Great Northern Paper

The Internal Revenue Service has filed two liens totaling $2.49 million on companies owned by Cate Street Capital that are linked to the Great Northern Paper Co., adding additional...

Court upholds order for CMP to share deposit funds

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a regulatory order directing Central Maine Power Co. to share up-front deposits it gets from standard-offer customers with its...

Cross Insurance acquires R.I. agency

Bangor-based Cross Insurance has acquired Troy, Pires & Allen Insurance, an agency based in East Providence, R.I., that specializes in personal and business insurance coverage.

Aviation companies prepare for takeoff as new trade group forms

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Kevin Dauphinee didn't over-reach when he founded his company, Black Bear Aviation, in central Maine in 2011. He set up shop at the Dexter Regional Airport, where, he says, his leasing...

C&L, Swedish co. partner on $10M aircraft deal

The Bangor-based C&L Aerospace has partnered with a Swedish company to buy 14 Saab 340B airplanes, which will undergo refurbishment in Bangor before being resold.

Senator calls for answers from workers' comp head

Democratic Sen. John Patrick, chairman of the Legislature’s labor committee, said he thinks the head of Maine’s workers’ compensation board was wrong to remove a...