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Loggers suffer one-two punch with mill and biomass plant closures

James McCarthy |

Even in the best of times, logging is not for the faint of heart. “There are so many factors you have to deal with,” said Tom Cushman, owner of Maine Custom Woodlands.

Mill closure and town’s future a hot topic at Madison town hall

At a town hall-style meeting in Madison on Wednesday night that was dominated by comments about the announced May closure of the Madison Paper Industries mill, Gov. Paul LePage urged voters to elect...

TransCanada puts Kibby wind farm on the block

As part of its effort to finance its $10 billion purchase of the Houston-based Columbia Pipeline Group, TransCanada of Calgary, Alberta, hopes to sell its New England power generation assets, which...

Workers 'blindsided' by Madison mill closure

Staff |

The news came out early Monday morning, and it was something many feared would be coming — the Madison Paper Industries mill in Madison would be closing in two months, and with it, 214 jobs...

Madison Paper mill shuttering in May

The 214 employees of the Madison Paper Industries mill in Madison will soon be without work, as the mill's parent company, UPM-Kymmene Inc. and Northern SC Paper Corp., announced on Monday that the...

Digital age prompts 'safe trading zone' in Paris

Although buying and selling these days often takes place on websites like Craigslist or eBay, the physical handoff of goods and money often takes place in person to avoid the high expenses and the...

Tattoos for you too, Paris

Can a tattoo parlor help with the revitalization of Market Square in Paris? Why not? According to the Advertiser Democrat, Explosive Ink in Paris, Maine, was recently opened by Carlos Portillo.

Anson and Madison Water District receives $3.2M from USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday that the Anson and Madison Water District will be receiving a Water and Waste Disposal loan of $2.4 million in addition to an $800,000 grant...

Festiva Development Group reaches settlement with state

Maine's Attorney General has released a statement that more than 800 customers of the Festiva Development Group, which runs a vacation club at a Rangeley Lake resort, have been notified that the...

Norway co-op aims for net zero energy consumption

Members of the Fare Share Co-op, an all-natural grocery store in downtown Norway, are working on the second phase of their long-term goal of reaching net zero energy consumption for its building, The...

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