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L.L.Bean closing Bangor call center

Freeport-based retailer L.L.Bean will close its Bangor call center — which has employed up to 800 part-time workers in past holiday sales seasons — in spring...

Feds give $208K to assist Aroostook Dental Clinic

The Aroostook Dental Clinic in Presque Isle is receiving $208,000 in federal funds to help maintain its level of pediatric care to hundreds of children in the county.

LePage: GNP needs financial partner to restart mill

Gov. Paul LePage said the state is helping Great Northern Paper Co. find a financial partner that it will need to restart its East Millinocket mill, but his "patience is...

Greenville, Eastport businesses to get $200K in grants

Northwoods Gourmet Girl, a Greenville-based specialty foods company, is among five rural Maine businesses benefiting from a total of $200,000 in community block grants.

Lincoln natural gas project near milestone

The first part of a $7.5 million natural gas project is almost finished in the town of Lincoln, where Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC and other businesses are expected to benefit.

Old Town mill suspends operations 'indefinitely,' lays off 180

Old Town Fuel and Fiber, a wood pulp manufacturer, on Wednesday suspended operations "indefinitely" and laid off 180 of its 195 employees.

MTI's second head in a row exits suddenly; Blackstone appears safe

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For the second time in as many years, the Maine Technology Institute’s head has exited abruptly.Robert A. Martin, president of MTI, was fired on...

Spectra Energy expanding its Northeast natural gas capacity

Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp., the primary owner of the Maritimes & Northeast natural gas pipeline between Nova Scotia and Boston, plans to spend $500 million to $1 billion to...

FairPoint suffers $22.7 million Q2 net loss

FairPoint Communications Inc., a major telecommunications provider and employer in Maine, posted a $22.7 million net loss for the second quarter, compared with a $43.1 million loss for...

Bankrupt Maine railroad's locomotives sold in auction

Thirty-five locomotives — most of them owned by the rail company that went bankrupt after a runaway oil train exploded and killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, last year...