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Eastern Slope Regional, Augusta State airports land $900K in grants

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U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $947,680 in grant funding to two airports in Maine.

Developer gravitates to Norway with $430K purchase

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NORWAY — Three commercial buildings totaling 6,000 square feet are viewed as having great redevelopment potential given their location on 1.49 acres in a commercial area on the primary...

Best Western slated for Rumford

Route 2 in the town of Rumford will be the site of a four-story, 60-room Best Western Hotel, a group of investors from Pennacook Falls Investments Ltd. announced late last week.

Mumbai-based papermaker eyes possible Catalyst Paper acquisition

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A group of investors that hold a majority stake in Catalyst Paper Corp., the Canadian-based owner of the Rumford Catalyst Paper Holdings mill, have agreed to a possible acquisition of the company by...

Production ceases at Madison mill after nearly four decades

Saturday marked the official end of production at the Madison Paper Industries mill, leaving nearly 214 employees without work, while a small number of maintenance workers will be retained at the...

Jay paper mill owner reports $110M operating loss

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In its first quarter earnings report released on Monday, Verso Corp., the Memphis, Tenn.-based owner of the Jay paper mill, posted an $88 million net loss and a $110 million operating loss, close to...

EPA awards $7.3M for redevelopment of contaminated sites

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Sixteen communities in Maine have been awarded $7,340,000 in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the assessment and cleanup of Brownfield sites that contain hazardous...

120 without work following closure of Keiser Homes

The Oxford-based modular home manufacturer Keiser Homes has closed, leaving approximately 120 people without work as part of the reported bankruptcy filing of its parent company, the Mechanicsburg,...

Maine’s fifth ‘green’ Dunkin’ Donuts coming to Oxford

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Maine’s love affair with Dunkin’ Donuts continues unabated, as franchise owners Frank Minigell and Robert Seavey have announced another Dunkin’ location is on its way to Oxford.

$25M expansion planned for Oxford Casino

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Casino developer Churchill Downs Inc. announced plans to build a hotel as part of a $25 million expansion at Oxford Casino.