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Paper machine sold to Chinese company, paving way for Madison mill's redevelopment

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A Chinese company has purchased the paper machine at the shuttered Madison Paper Industries mill in Madison, which one of the mill's current owners says will make it easier to market the...

ND Paper announces two-year investment and new jobs for Rumford mill

James McCarthy |

ND Paper LLC, which completed in June its $175 million acquisition of Catalyst Paper Corp.'s mills in Rumford and Biron, Wisc., announced Monday it plans to invest $300 million in the two pulp and...

Oxford industrial space gets two new tenants

Maureen Milliken |

Two industrial buildings on Madison Avenue, totaling 25,000 square feet, were recently leased in an area where industrial users can be hard to come by.

Rumford could get $400K under proposed land sale to Poland Spring

Voters in Rumford next week could ratify a measure that would give Poland Spring Water Co. time to consider siting a bottling plant on 150 acres of town land and allow the company to pay $400,000 for...

Next 2018: Pete Roberts creates new jobs while restoring the 'Made in Maine' label in Farmington

Maureen Milliken |

Since creating the company in 2011, Pete Roberts' Origin USA has grown to 35 employees and is manufacturing and selling martial arts gear and related goods to customers around the world.

Plan calls for Maine's forest-products industry to grow 40%

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The Forest Opportunity Roadmap, announced at a news conference in Orono, outlines strategies for increasing the industry's annual economic impact in Maine from $8.5 billion to $12 billion by 2025.

Rangeley airport to get $11.5M for runway extension

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Rangeley will receive $11.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to extend the runway and make other improvements at the town's Stephen A. Bean Municipal Airport.

Franklin County survey to gauge recreational, ecotourism impact

Maureen Milliken |

Colby College will join Franklin County's High Peaks Initiative to survey both residents and business owners on the economic impact of recreation and conservation in the region and how best to market...

Skowhegan Craft Brew Fest, in its third year, keeps growing

Maureen Milliken |

The Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival started as a vehicle to boost the Somerset County mill town's revitalization, but it's also turned into a must-show for breweries, distilleries and wineries from...

Franklin Savings launches $150K donation campaign for local nonprofits

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Franklin Savings Bank is celebrating its 150th anniversary by setting up a fund that will make donations to nonprofits in its coverage area.