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King seeks oversight details of FairPoint's broadband expansion

U.S. Sen. Angus King has asked the federal regulators how they will ensure FairPoint Communications appropriately uses millions in federal subsidies to expand broadband Internet access in rural Maine.

Federal funding will support distance learning, telemedicine programs

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King said Monday that more than $2 million in federal funding will go to six entities throughout the state to support distance learning and telemedicine programs.

Maine Preservation honors historic rehab and preservation projects

The Maine Preservation honored 16 historic preservation projects throughout the state at its annual awards ceremony last week, including the Press Hotel in Portland and the Mill at Dover-Foxcroft.

Collins, King and Poliquin express “serious reservations” about North Woods proposal

Paul Koenig |

Three members of Maine's congressional delegation told President Obama in a letter sent Friday that they have “serious reservations and significant concerns” about the president...

Maine health systems to use $673,000 in grants to improve care for uninsured

Three Maine health systems are receiving $672,887 to expand access to health care for people who are uninsured.

UMaine engineering college gets $100,000 donation from Pratt & Whitney

The University of Maine College of Engineering said a recent $100,000 donation from the aerospace manufacturer will be used to bolster recruiting efforts for prospective students considering the...

Startups in UMaine and MTI accelerator to pitch investors after completing program

The four Maine startups in a pilot accelerator program launched in September by the University of Maine and the Maine Technology Institute will pitch their ideas at a showcase event next month in...

Future of Lincoln paper mill in doubt after liquidation firm wins auction

Paul Koenig |

A bankruptcy judge has approved a $5.95 million bid for the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill from a group led by a Boston-based liquidator of industrial sites.

Sales of homes in Maine drop in October

Maine home sales declined in October compared to the year prior, while the median price increased by 6.5%, according to the latest housing market report from RE/MAX Integra of New England.

Bangor area electricity prices to drop for small businesses

The standard electricity price for small businesses and institutions in Emera Maine’s Bangor Hydro Electric district will drop an average of 17% next year, and for Central Maine Power Co.