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Maine Job Bank adds 1,000 positions since beginning of March
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Job Bank, at www.mainecareercenter.com, has posted about 6,900 open positions, up approximately 1,000 positions since the beginning of March, according to a press release i...
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PUC ponders what’s next for multimillion-dollar wind deal vacated by court
AUGUSTA, Maine - What happens to a multimillion-dollar energy deal when the state’s highest court says the Maine agency that approved the deal was wrong? The question is further complicated by the ...
Mar 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Factory layoffs now permanent
FORT KENT, Maine - Workers at Creative Apparel who were temporarily laid off in November are now permanently laid off, according to Julie D. Rabinowitz, director of communication at Maine Departmen...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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High court overrules agency OK of multi-million-dollar wind energy deal
AUGUSTA, Maine - A 2012 deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars to expand wind energy projects across the Northeast was dealt a blow Tuesday by the Maine supreme court, which ruled that a state ...
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Report: Tourism from national parks in Maine creates $200 million
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine – A new National Park Service report indicates that 2,431,052 visitors to national parks in Maine spent $200.9 million and supported 3,138 jobs in the state in 2012, accordin...
Mar 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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White potato remains chopped
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine – U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and U.S. Rep Mike Michaud, D-Maine, both expressed disappointment today in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement tha...
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Tax law allows billions in business property taxes to be diverted from paying for local services and schools
HALLOWELL, Maine - Part one of a two-part series Put an addition on your house, and the town assessor will come around, increase the value of your house and your property taxes will go up. Put up a...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winning lottery ticket lands Madawaska person $2.95 million
MADAWASKA, Maine - A winning Megabucks ticket has netted an unidentified Madawaska person $2.95 million, according to Pete Williams, co-owner of Bob's Neighborhood Store, the location that sold the...
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Ernst to speak on biomass fuels
FORT KENT, Maine - The Center for Rural Sustainable Development at the University of Maine at Fort Kent will present guest speaker Kalvin Ernst on the “Production of Biomass Fuel in the St. John Va...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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NMG names Labrie and Disy as employees of the quarter
EAGLE LAKE, Maine - John Labrie and Jenna Disy have been named "Employees of the Quarter" at Northern Maine General for the end of 2013. Labrie is the Training and Safety Coordinator at NMG in Eagl...
Feb 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jackson bill would provide worker training
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine – Maine Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, has introduced a bill to provide a training program for workers in Maine to the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economi...
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Farm Bill passes Senate; 68-32 vote includes King support
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine – With the support of U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, the Senate today, Feb. 4, passed H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, more commonl...
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Collins votes against Farm Bill; final version 'falls far short'
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine - U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, voted yesterday, Feb. 3, against proceeding to the Farm Bill and released this statement: "While this bill does contain some provisions t...
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Pingree opposes Farm Bill; it too heavily favors largest farmers
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine - U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, voted against the Farm Bill on Jan. 29, saying the bill cuts food stamps for the neediest families, doesn't do enough to create real re...
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Michaud votes to pass Farm Bill; finds it represents 'true compromise'
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine – U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, voted to pass the bipartisan conference report for the five-year Farm Bill on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Although the House passed the conference...
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