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Jetport sees 6.7% rise in March passenger traffic

The Portland International Jetport today reported strong passenger growth that rose 6.7% over the same month last year.Jetport Director Paul Bradbury...

Chalmers Insurance buys Norway insurance company

Chalmers Insurance Group, an independent insurance agency based in Bridgton, has purchased Goodwin’s Inc. Insurance of Norway for an undisclosed price.

State regulators probe Portland-based treasure hunter

The Maine Office of Securities is seeking information from Maine residents who have invested or been approached about investing in the treasure-hunting activities of Sea Hunters L.P., Sea...

Senate rejects governor’s ‘open for business zones’ bill

Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to offer major incentives for large corporations to bring jobs to two former military bases in Maine was rejected by Senate Democrats on April 11,...

Minnesota company purchases Paris modular home builder

Aetrium Inc., a publicly traded company based in St. Paul, Minn., has acquired privately held KBS Building Systems Inc. of South Paris for $10.5 million.

DEP asks First Wind for financial assurances

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is asking Boston-based wind power developer First Wind to prove it has enough money to complete four major projects in Maine worth...

Sugarloaf to host U.S. Alpine Championships

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association plans to host its U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf in 2015 and 2017. The

Verso grants Jay extension on tax abatement ruling

Owners of the Verso paper mill in Jay have extended a 60-day deadline for town officials to act on the company’s request that its tax bill be reduced by around $6.5...

Restaurant manager gets 14 months for illegal hiring

A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday sentenced the former manager of a Chinese buffet restaurant in Lewiston to 14 months in federal prison on conspiracy charges related to the...

South Paris contractor nets national utility project award

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Mark Bancroft, president of Bancroft Contracting Corp. in South Paris, is used to dealing with surprises on a construction site. But "surprise" was taken to a...