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Legislative committee advances Gov. Mills’ final cabinet nominee

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The Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry unanimously voted to advance Gov. Janet Mills nomination of Amanda Beal as commissioner of the Department of...

Hancock Lumber's Saco expansion is first new lumber yard since 2004

Maureen Milliken |

Hancock Lumber will build a lumber yard and kitchen design showroom on 11 acres in Saco, a project expected to be completed in spring 2020.

Eastport conveyor system trial could lead to export deal

The first use of the Port of Eastport’s bulk conveyor system is expected this spring.

Millwrights at Sappi’s Skowhegan mill ratify three-year contract

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Millwrights at Sappi North America Inc.’s Somerset Mill in Skowhegan have ratified a new three-year contract that gives them a 3% raise in the first year.

Fire contained, Huhtamaki paper products plant reopens this morning

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A fire that broke out early Tuesday evening at the Huhtamaki paper products plant on the Waterville-Fairfield line is now contained and the plant is back in operation, according to several news...

Irving’s hiring forecast includes 300 for forest products jobs in Maine

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J.D. Irving Ltd. forecasts 7,500 full-time hires over the next three years, as well as more than 2,500 student hires across the company's operations in Canada and the United States.

Maine Farmland Trust CEO chosen to lead Maine's Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Dept.

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Gov. Janet Mills on Friday nominated Maine Farmland Trust President Amanda Beal as the state's next agriculture chief, completing her roster of 15 Cabinet picks less than three weeks after taking...

Logging contractors raise $122K for children’s hospitals

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The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine raised $122,500 in 2018 for “Log A Load for Maine Kids” to benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in Maine.

Tax lien remains obstacle, but CLT still seen as Millinocket mill site anchor

Maureen Milliken |

Despite failed attempts to move an IRS tax lien, Our Katahdin is still pursuing tenants for the 1,400-acre former Great Northern Paper mill site, with a cross-laminated timber producer remaining a...

Redevelopment of Millinocket mill has setback, as anchor tenant pulls out

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The North Carolina company announced in February as the first anchor tenant at the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill in Millinocket has scuttled those plans, saying it cannot wait any longer for...