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Labor groups question actions of workers’ comp head

Union officials are raising new concern over a revelation that the head of the Maine Workers Compensation Board had removed a hearing officer from cases involving the NewPage paper...

UTC to close Pittsfield plant, move 300 jobs

The Farmington, Conn.-based United Technologies Corp. Fire and Security plans to close its Pittsfield plant in March 2015, a move that will displace 300 workers.

Judge throws out Oxford Aviation owner's bankruptcy

A judge has thrown out the personal bankruptcy of Oxford Aviation owner James Horowitz, who transferred the company’s assets to himself for $1 in November before submitting...

Southern Maine to feel natural gas price sting

As the big chill continues to cross the nation, its impact is about to hit southern Maine in the form of natural gas price hikes, according to the

Maine poised for strong single-family home sale prices

Maine is among the five states expected to see the highest increase in median home prices over the next five years, according to a study released Wednesday.

Medicaid expansion proposal could reshape House debate

Two Republican lawmakers laid out a bill Tuesday that would have Maine expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act, at the same time implementing other changes to the...

Verso seeks $6.5M tax abatement in Jay

Verso Paper is contesting the town of Jay’s valuation of its property, requesting an abatement of $469 million in value that is the basis for around $6.5 million of its $9...

First Wind strikes deal with opponents in Bingham

A group of nonprofit organizations representing the Appalachian Trail has dropped its opposition to a proposed 62-turbine wind farm in Bingham after a subsidiary of the Boston-based...

DEP to resume Bingham wind farm review

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is scheduled to resume review this month of a proposal by a subsidiary of the Massachusetts-based First Wind for a 62-turbine wind...

Verso acquiring Bucksport power plant

The Verso Paper Corp. is purchasing a controlling interest in Bucksport Energy LLC, a power-generation plant that sells most of its power to the Verso mill in Bucksport and the rest to...