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Maine to fund blueberry promotion to U.S. schools


The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine received $50,000 in state funding to promote its school sales.

'Road map' for strengthening state's forest economy sets nine priorities


Stakeholders in Maine's $8.5 billion forest products industry unveiled this week a nine-point strategy to attract capital investment and develop new opportunities in that sector that will sustain...

Nonprofit acquires Millinocket mill site, plans collaboration with town on redevelopment

James McCarthy |

Our Katahdin, a nonprofit, has purchased the former Great Northern Paper assets in Millinocket, including a 1,400-acre former mill site, land adjacent to the Millinocket Municipal Airport, a 157-acre...

An $18M redevelopment planned for Eastport cannery

Peter Van Allen |

A Kansas City developer will partner with an Eastport group to redevelop the waterfront American Can Co. factory.

Portland to host women’s basketball tournaments

The America East Women’s Basketball Championship will be held at the Cross Insurance Arena for the next two years.

Public wants tacos at Camden Snow Bowl

A hot taco stand seems like a perfect business to offer on the wintery slopes at the Camden Snow Bowl — especially when the stand is named Cold Toes Taco.

EPA will help pay for cleanup of former Verso mill


The federal Environmental Protection Agency awarded $200,000 to the Eastern Maine Development Corp. to support the redevelopment of the former Verso Paper Corp. mill property in Bucksport.

Bangor Savings unveils plan for waterfront

Peter Van Allen |

Bangor Savings Bank plans to develop a campus on the Bangor waterfront, a move it says will help accommodate its projected growth.

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.

King, Collins split as U.S. Senate advances ACA's repeal

In a 51-48 vote early Thursday morning, the Republican-led U.S. Senate approved a budget resolution that facilitates repealing much of the Affordable Care Act through a process known as budget...