Forest products group calls for new investment

Maine’s forest products industry needs to react quicker to changing markets and find investments for new products, a group studying the sector said in...

Apple crop weathers dry spell and squirrel surge

Even lifelong apple harvesters at The Apple Farm in Fairfield were surprised this year by something they had never seen before at their orchards:...

Payroll Management moves HQ to Auburn Mall

AUBURN — Payroll Management Inc., an Auburn-based company specializing in outsourcing payroll solutions, is moving its corporate headquarters to the Auburn Mall, furthering efforts...

Dunkin' to get rid of 'Donuts' but not the doughnuts

Dunkin’ is dropping the donuts – from its name, anyway. Doughnuts are still on the menu, but the company is renaming itself “Dunkin”‘ to reflect...

Officials consider tax break for Scarborough Downs redevelopment

Scarborough town officials are considering a proposed credit enhancement agreement to support the redevelopment of Scarborough Downs that would return as much as $75...

Lewiston to get first look at 240-unit development proposal

LEWISTON — The former site of Pineland Lumber Co. on the Androscoggin River could soon be home to more than 200 apartments. The Planning Board...

Buyers not biting on Portland’s first ‘affordable’ housing unit

For more than six months, Chris Lavoie has been trying to sell a condominium in Portland’s West End, a desirable neighborhood with historic buildings...

Maine unemployment rate ticked up slightly in August

Maine’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.2 percent in August from 3 percent in July, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted estimates released Friday by...

August continues ‘banner year’ for Maine home sales

August sales remained strong for existing, single-family homes in Maine, with sales volume up nearly 6 percent and home values up nearly 7 percent...

Portland lobster business gets green light for new HQ, major expansion...

SACO — Ready Seafood has nabbed the last local permit it needs to build a $10 million lobster processing, storage and research center in Saco. On...

Giving back

Grant received for dam project

 The Poland Conservation Commission recently received a $2,000 grant from Norway Savings Bank to help fund improvements to Waterhouse Brook Park and build a...

Fontaine raises funds for Make-A-Wish

Fontaine Family — The Real Estate Leader of Auburn and Scarborough recently held its Fifth Annual Bid for Wishes Silent Auction and raised $9,020...

CMCU donates to SeniorsPlus

On National Senior Day, Aug. 21, Central Maine Credit Union donated $2,000 to SeniorsPlus of Lewiston. Betsy Sawyer-Manter, left, president and CEO, and Holly...

OH Chamber donates to Rightstart

SOUTH PARIS — The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce’s membership committee recently made a charitable donation to Rightstart’s Christmas for Kids and Teens program....

Car wash, yard sale raise funds

JAY — OTIS Federal Credit Union held a car wash and yard sale Aug. 11 to raise money for the Maine Credit Union's Campaign...
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Noteworthy

Work First employee recognized

 As part of the celebration of the national Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, Work First Inc. of Farmington has announced that Anne LeBlanc, center, has...

Franklin Health Primary Care to hold Open House

FARMINGTON — Franklin Health Primary Care, formerly Franklin Health Intown Medicine on Box Shop Hill in Farmington, is hosting an open house from 10...

CMMC certified for orthopedic care

LEWISTON — Central Maine Medical Center has been certified by the Joint Commission for quality of care in an array of orthopedic services, the hospital...

Johnson gains promotion

LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus, the Western Maine designated Agency on Aging, announces the promotion of Laure Johnson to community services supervisor. Johnson was the community services outreach...

Arnold joins Norway Savings Bank

NORWAY — Norway Savings Bank announces that Jamie Arnold has recently accepted the position of vice president, loan servicing manager and will work at...