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Workers 'blindsided' by Madison mill closure

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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...

Kennebec Valley Inn to boost downtown Skowhegan

The Kennebec Valley Inn in downtown Skowhegan is getting a new lease on life, with plans to open a country-western-themed lounge and restaurant by April 15, the Morning Sentinel reported.

Madison Mill production schedule in further flux

A Madison Paper Industries official said on Tuesday that he can't confirm details of a potential months-long reduction of production at the mill, saying that the situation is still changing weekly...

Saddleback yet to finalize sale, putting ski season in further doubt

The announcement is in stark contrast to the hopeful outlook resort officials had in January when they said it was “just down to finishing the complicated paperwork” with a prospective...

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