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Skowhegan entrepreneur contest offers $20K prize

Entrepreneurs who want to start a business in downtown Skowhegan have a chance to win a $10,000 forgivable loan, commercial storefront space and other incentives in a contest being organized by Main...

Verso to lay off 300 at Jay mill

Verso Corp. said Thursday it plans to permanently eliminate about 300 jobs at its Androscoggin Mill in Jay and lay off an additional 310 at another mill in Kentucky.

Three historic Norway buildings headed to market

Three historic buildings in downtown Norway are being put on the market.

Banner year for Portland’s street food purveyors

Portland has seen an explosion in food carts and food trucks this year, with the city handing out 10 food cart licenses, more than double the number three years ago.

Bigelow Laboratory gets $298K NSF grant

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay was awarded a $298,674 National Science Foundation grant to study the interactions between viruses and the parasites that cause Dermo disease in...

McCain Foods’ potato nurse crop project aims to boost yields

Always looking to innovate and boost production, potato farmers in Aroostook County are looking to boost yields under a new project by McCain Foods that involves planting potatoes on top of winter...

Obama invites Educate Maine’s Project>Login to White House demo

President Obama is hosting a White House event today at which Educate Maine’s Project>Login program will be honored along with 21 other projects from across the country as innovators in...

AOL's Steve Case to invest $100K in Portland startup as part of bus tour

Lori Valigra |

Steve Case, founder of AOL and CEO of investment company Revolution, will visit Portland on Oct. 2 as part of the Rise of the Rest bus tour that will invest $1 million total in startups.

Final EPA Clean Power Plan gets mixed reviews; Maine ahead in meeting goals

Lori Valigra |

President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday released the final Clean Power Plan to mixed reviews Monday.

Saddleback cites ‘progress’ in efforts to raise $3M to replace chairlift

Owners of the Saddleback ski resort in Rangeley announced on Friday that they are making progress in their efforts to secure the $3 million in financing to purchase a new chairlift that’s...