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A union backed wage-and-benefit initiative introduced by Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling is putting him at odds with the business community at the local and state levels — and at odds with the City Manager.


Updated 4:18p.m. October 11

One of the most recognizable buildings in Maine has been sold for $9.3 million.

The Energy Information Administration says the cost of staying warm is going to grow this winter for the average American, especially those who rely on heating oil.

Courtesy Old Town Mill

The idled Old Town Mill has a new buyer.  ND Paper LLC says it's purchasing the paper mill, which has had several owners in recent years.  It's currently owned by OTM Holdings LLC.

Shuttered Old Town Paper Mill To Be Sold To Owner Of Rumford Mill

Oct 11, 2018
Courtesy of Benjamin Underhill of Above Photography / via Bangor Daily News

The Old Town Mill is being sold again, this time to the Hong Kong company that also owns a paper mill in Rumford with a promise of bringing “well over 100 high-paying jobs” to the area.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine environmental officials say ultra-low sulfur heating oil will burn cleaner and lower heating costs.

A regulatory board says New England's shrimp population remains depleted years after the fishery for the species was shut down.

Delays In New Recycling Plant Force Hancock County Towns To Dump Trash In Landfills

Oct 10, 2018
Gabor Degre / Bangor Daily News

Construction delays of a $69 million recycling plant have forced the rerouting of trash from eight Hancock County towns to two landfills.

PORTLAND, Maine - The organizers of a job fair hope to get jobs for people in recovery from substance abuse.  The day-long Thursday fair at Portland Expo will feature at least 25 employers.

Susan Walsh / Associated Press

Beginning in early January, low-cost air carrier JetBlue will end its year-round service to Portland and only offer flights to New York’s JFK during the summer season.

The company that owns the paper mill in Rumford has announced it plans to invest $111 million in the next two years.

Maine children born from 1978 to 1983 have faced overall slim chances of ending up in the top 20 percent of their peers of household earnings, a study has found.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

In the course of reporting our recent series "Aquaculture's Next Wave," Maine Public reporter Fred Bever conducted myriad research and interviews, much of which fell to the editing room floor.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

In “Aquaculture’s Next Wave,” we’ve been reporting on innovation in Maine’s growing seafood farming industry. In the final segment, we look at the conflicts that can arise as the growing sector’s footprint expands — whether at sea or on dry land.

The federal government is making loan money available to small businesses and nonprofits in Aroostook, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset and Washington counties, which saw financial losses due to the drought that began May 1.