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Rumford mill lays off 50 workers

The Rumford paper mill sold by NewPage earlier this year has laid off about 50 workers after temporarily halting operations of its No. 12 paper machine.

Former Wilton tannery to be redeveloped

A proposal to redevelop a former tannery in Wilton is moving ahead after town officials approved the building’s sale to two brothers.

Maine State Chamber backs tax reform plan

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that it supports some tax reform proposals being trumpeted by Gov. Paul LePage, calling them an “historic opportunity.”

Scrap-metal dealer buys Otis Falls Mill

A local scrap-metal dealer has purchased the historic Otis Falls Mill in Jay after its former owners decided to end their multi-year effort to redevelop the property.

LePage to lead trade mission to Japan, China

Gov. Paul LePage will lead a delegation of Maine businesses and educational institutions in a trade mission to Japan and China this October.

Human rights panel rules against Paris eatery

The Maine Human Rights Commission has ruled that there is reason to believe the now-closed Shaner’s Family Restaurant in Paris discriminated against a waitress who was removed...

Skowhegan board denies Sappi tax break

Sappi Fine Paper North America is planning to appeal a Skowhegan board's decision to deny its request to lower the property tax value of its paper mill by more than $137...

Varney Agency seeks Canadian expansion with new stake in large Quebec sawmill operator

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The family connected to Bangor-based Varney Agency has acquired a one-third ownership stake in what it is calling one of Quebec’s largest independent sawmill operators.

Jay officials deny Verso tax abatement request

Jay town officials have denied a request from Verso Corp. to reduce the valuation of its local paper mill by $193 million.The...

Tax break approved for Oxford hotel

The town of Oxford has approved a tax break for the developers of the $15.4 million Hampton Inn, which is being planned to be built across from the Oxford Casino.