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Minimum wage hike a factor in West Paris nursing home’s plans to close

The 2016 law raising Maine’s minimum wage coupled with inadequate payments for MaineCare residents are the two reasons cited by a West Paris nursing home for its planned closure in 60 days.

Skowhegan's $4.9M Run of River whitewater park lands key grant

Maureen Milliken |

Funding for Skowhegan's planned $4.9 million Run of River whitewater park got a boost this week with $50,000 in grant money and designation as an Outdoor Institute Community Partner.

Former Paris elementary school to be turned into senior affordable housing

Norway Saving Bank has donated $20,000 towards a $3.1 million Avesta Housing initiative to turn a former school in downtown Paris into affordable housing.

Former UTC warehouse sold in Pittsfield

The 144,000-square-foot building was most recently home to the town's largest employer, which closed in 2015.

L.L. Bean switches credit card provider, but Wilton call center is safe for now

Citi Retail Services has purchased L.L. Bean's $1.5 million co-branded credit card portfolio.

New owner of Rumford paper mill will retain workers, eyes investment

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ND Paper LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper Ltd., completed on Friday its acquisition of Catalyst Paper Corp.'s mills in Rumford and Biron, Wisc.

Franklin County’s Healthy Community Coalition lands $100K grant

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County a $100,000 grant to fund initiatives to improve rural health care.

Developer, broker, buyers finding magic at Smithfield camps

Maureen Milliken |

A longtime 22-unit summer retreat in the Belgrade Lakes region is getting new life after Freeport developer Matt Wogan bought the property in 2016.

Fast sale of Old Saco Inn unusual for the hospitality sector

Laurie Schreiber |

The Old Saco Inn, located in Fryeburg, was purchased by Jon Hendrickson and Bruce Moffit for $1.35 million after being listed for less than six months.

Skowhegan grabs economic potential of moose lottery by the antlers

Maureen Milliken |

Main Street Skowhegan is sponsoring Moosefest this weekend to capitalize on Skowhegan being the host site of this year's moose lottery drawing, when roughly 2,000 names are drawn for permits.