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NextEra Energy moves forward on first of four large Maine solar farms

Maureen Milliken |

When NextEra Energy's planned 20 megawatt solar project in Fairfield received Maine Department of Environmental Protection approval in last month, it was the first of several large-scale projects...

While ski resorts cope with climate change, condos are still in demand

Laurie Schreiber |

Evan Hackel, a management consultant who lives year-round in Reading, Mass., has skied with his family at the Sunday River ski resort in Newry since 1996.

Towns find ways big and small to get people and retailers back downtown

Maureen Milliken |

In December 2014, Wilton voters agreed to designate much of downtown "slum and blight" to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant.

Western Maine Play Museum construction nears final stage


Construction on an interactive children's museum on Main Street will start back up soon, and completion of the project is expected this year.

Forster Mill demolition opens up Wilton development possibilities

Maureen Milliken |

The long-awaited teardown of the massive vacant mill on Depot Street, and the site's proximity to economically surging downtown, comes with high hopes.

Mainebiz Food Insider: Franklin County targets growing 'local food roots'

Maureen Milliken |

Last April, a group of nonprofits got together in Farmington to talk about local food insecurity. That's led to a greater effort to connect local resources, including farmers, to people who need...

Skowhegan entrepreneur challenge winners announced

Staff |

Skowhegan has two entrepreneur challenge winners — a woman who will start a counseling business downtown, and a high school student with plans for a computer services startup.

EDA’s $1.9M grant to Hartland will help local tannery preserve 175 jobs

Staff |

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has awarded $1.9 million to the town of Hartland to make critical water infrastructure improvements needed to support the...

Three counties get $210K boost for economic development planning


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration will award $210,000 to Androscoggin, Somerset, and Aroostook counties to foster economic development, support small...

Jackman health clinic seeks state’s help to maintain 24-hour service

Residents of Jackman are asking state lawmakers for $500,000 to maintain 24-hour services at the Jackman Community Health Center.