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Plan calls for Maine's forest-products industry to grow 40%

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The Forest Opportunity Roadmap, announced at a news conference in Orono, outlines strategies for increasing the industry's annual economic impact in Maine from $8.5 billion to $12 billion by 2025.

Rangeley airport to get $11.5M for runway extension

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Rangeley will receive $11.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to extend the runway and make other improvements at the town's Stephen A. Bean Municipal Airport.

Franklin County survey to gauge recreational, ecotourism impact

Maureen Milliken |

Colby College will join Franklin County's High Peaks Initiative to survey both residents and business owners on the economic impact of recreation and conservation in the region and how best to market...

Skowhegan Craft Brew Fest, in its third year, keeps growing

Maureen Milliken |

The Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival started as a vehicle to boost the Somerset County mill town's revitalization, but it's also turned into a must-show for breweries, distilleries and wineries from...

Franklin Savings launches $150K donation campaign for local nonprofits

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Franklin Savings Bank is celebrating its 150th anniversary by setting up a fund that will make donations to nonprofits in its coverage area.

Downtown site that housed Skowhegan hotel for sale

Maureen Milliken |

The Skowhegan Economic Development Corp. bought the Kennebec River Inn in March, tore it down in July, and is marketing the lot for development.

Minimum wage hike a factor in West Paris nursing home’s plans to close

The 2016 law raising Maine’s minimum wage coupled with inadequate payments for MaineCare residents are the two reasons cited by a West Paris nursing home for its planned closure in 60 days.

Skowhegan's $4.9M Run of River whitewater park lands key grant

Maureen Milliken |

Funding for Skowhegan's planned $4.9 million Run of River whitewater park got a boost this week with $50,000 in grant money and designation as an Outdoor Institute Community Partner.

Former Paris elementary school to be turned into senior affordable housing

Norway Saving Bank has donated $20,000 towards a $3.1 million Avesta Housing initiative to turn a former school in downtown Paris into affordable housing.

Former UTC warehouse sold in Pittsfield

The 144,000-square-foot building was most recently home to the town's largest employer, which closed in 2015.