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Bar Harbor agrees to negotiate with Bay Ferries to renew CAT ferry service

Laurie Schreiber |

After meeting with Bay Ferries Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Mark MacDonald and Atlantic Fleet Services Corp. owner Annette Higgins on July 17, the Bar Harbor Town Council voted to negotiate with Bay...

19 Maine airports to get $14M in FAA funding

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The Federal Aviation Administration is putting $14 million into infrastructure improvements at 19 Maine airports, the agency said in a news release this week.

Verso to upgrade Jay mill for specialty papermaking

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Verso Corp., which stands to receive up to $42 million in a trade dispute settlement with Canadian paper companies approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this month, is planning to ramp...

Class-action lawsuit filed against CMP over alleged overbillings

Central Maine Power faces a class-action lawsuit from customers alleging they’ve been overcharged in their monthly bills from the utility over the past winter.

Portland businesses extend panhandling-to-work program with $13K donation

Renee Cordes |

A dozen Portland businesses and one nonprofit have donated $13,000 to extend the city's panhandling-to-work program for 10 additional weeks.

Young Boothbay Harbor chef wins international oyster competition

Boothbay Harbor Country Club executive sous chef Nathaniel Adam won the title of International Oyster Chef of the Year at the recent Damariscotta Oyster Celebration.

UMaine researchers get $1.17M to help protect forest workers from tick-borne illnesses

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A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.17 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop and test land management practices to protect Maine forest workers from...

Maine Community Foundation offers grants for broadband access

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The Maine Community Foundation has launched a grant program that will provide awards of up to $15,000 for Maine communities and nonprofit organizations to increase broadband internet access.

BIW, Round Pond firm to pay $447K in EPA settlements

Bath Iron Works and a manufacturer in Round Pound must pay nearly $500,000 in civil penalties to settle federal complaints that they failed to file required reports about their use of toxic chemicals.

Aroostook thrift store chain boosts Angel Flight NE operations

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A donation of $3,100 from the Cubby Thriftstores chain in northern Maine to Angel Flight Northeast will help the latter continue its services."I...

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