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Maine’s largest solar farm could come to Farmington, but where?

Environmental studies are now underway in Farmington for what would be the largest operational solar farm in the state.

Skowhegan Aubuchon Hardware to close under pressure from big-box stores

After 34 years in downtown Skowhegan, a retail location of Aubuchon Hardware closed its doors on Thursday, citing competition from big-box stores.

Maine private school awarded $10M grant, largest in its history

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Hebron Academy has received a $10 million grant, the largest gift in the private school's 212-year history, from the former president of Lepage Bakeries in Lewiston, Albert Lepage.

Maine Stitching moves into the big business of the Stars and Stripes

This July 4 brought a first for Skowhegan-based Maine Stitching Specialties, as it was the first Independence Day that American flags produced by the company were available on select store shelves,...

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...