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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...

Shareholders approve sale of Oxford Networks

Shareholders of the Lewiston-based Oxford Networks have approved the company’s sale to the Montreal private equity firm Novacap as the company prepares to release details of...

Bill seeks to boost solar energy in Maine

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, would establish specific goals for installing solar energy in Maine and encourages the state to use existing programs and...

Canada launches branding campaign for its lobsters

The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, created by the Legislature last year to lead a new $2 million marketing...

Owners to sell popular Celtic venue in Carthage

The owners of the 250-seat Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in Carthage, which has featured top Celtic music performers from Canada, Ireland and Scotland for almost a decade, are...

Maine hospitals get B- in emergency care report

The American College of Emergency Physicians gave Maine hospitals a B-minus grade in its national report card,  a ranking that puts...

Some homeowners may see flood premium reprieve

Several thousand Mainers could see relief from higher premiums under a broader flood insurance bill that has strong bipartisan backing in the U.S. Senate, though it is likely to face a...

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