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Halal meat business leverages new market opportunities

Businesses in Gardiner and Hallowell see new opportunities in the immigrant Muslim population for growing the halal meat business.

Bill to lower college costs advances in State House

A majority of the Legislature's Education and Cultural Affairs committee voted on Wednesday to support a bill by state Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, to reduce the out-of-pocket costs of...

Bank donates $30K to Colonial Theatre restoration


Skowhegan Savings Bank will donate $30,000 toward the restoration of the historic Colonial Theatre in Augusta.

LePage pivots on closing loophole in legal marijuana


It's now legal to smoke marijuana, grow it and possess up to 2.5 ounces of it in Maine. Emergency legislation signed into law on Friday by Gov. Paul LePage closed a potential loophole that could have...

LePage puts brakes on lawmakers' delay of retail marijuana sales

A bill delaying retail sales of marijuana and closing a potential loophole that could allow Mainers under age 21 to possess the drug received unanimous bipartisan approval Thursday, but Gov. Paul...

Augusta to seek housing proposals for former mill site

Augusta City Council expressed informal support Thursday for developing residential units at the city-owned former Statler mill site on the east bank of the Kennebec River.

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


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.