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Packed house for annual Maine farm show

Lori Valigra |

Tractors, harvesters, tillers and seeds filled the Augusta Civic Center Jan. 10-12 as the 76th annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show came to town, bringing in the most attendees and...

Legislative committee votes unanimously for pot moratorium on retail sales

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A legislative committee Thursday unanimously approved a bill that, if approved by the full Legislature and signed by Gov. Paul LePage, would impose a one-year moratorium on the retail sale of...

Maine Pulp and Paper Association folds

James McCarthy |

The Maine Pulp and Paper Association, a 50-year-old trade organization, informed its members Jan. 13 that it was disbanding immediately.

Foundation selects fellows for nonprofit leadership program

The John T. Gorman Foundation announced the second class of its fellowship, a leadership program for exceptional nonprofit and public sector professionals.

State completes investigation of egg farm in Turner

An investigation launched last June by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry into allegations of inhumane treatment of laying hens at a egg farm in Turner has been completed.

Pro-marijuana group slams plan to impose pot law moratorium

Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, and House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, agreed Wednesday to back an emergency moratorium bill on legalizing marijuana, setting the stage for a battle...

Augusta’s Key Plaza going to auction

A prominent downtown Augusta building, Key Plaza at 286 Water St., is headed to the auction block.

Anthem Health agrees to pay $225,000 civil fine

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Anthem Health Plans of Maine Inc. agreed to pay a $225,000 civil penalty as part of a consent agreement following an investigation by the Maine Bureau of Insurance into the company’s complaint...

Maine AG sues VW, Audi and Porsche over 'defeat devices'

James McCarthy |

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is suing Volkswagen and its Audi and Porsche affiliates over the sale of diesel automobiles in Maine fitted with “defeat devices” that concealed illegal...

Commercial development is booming, but concerns grow over shortages of skilled laborers

Jennifer Van Allen |

Contractors around the state are reporting that they're busier than ever as aging demographics, demand for housing and relatively low interest rates are creating new project...

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