Business News

5:47 pm , 04/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Construction crews are setting up shop downtown for the summer, causing business owners in the area to worry their customers will head elsewhere for the season. City officials hope to alleviate some of that concern by promoting and marketing businesses near the heart of downtown that will …

5:41 pm , 04/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

West Market Square construction set to begin in Bangor.

5:04 pm , 04/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

LINCOLN, Maine — Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC’s plan to improve its energy efficiency by spending $7.8 million to retrofit its tissue production line will also result in some layoffs, a company official said Wednesday. Coming in response to an explosion last November that destroyed the mill’s ability to manufacture …

4:55 pm , 04/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — A bill that would have opened records on industrial hazardous waste and mercury emission control plans was vetoed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Earth Day. Under current law the plans are protected as “trade secrets.” The bill, LD 1821, also would have upheld the current requirement …

4:26 pm , 04/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Calais City Hall, 11 Church St., Calais, Maine For more information: 207-454-1110 CALAIS, Maine — Hugh French, director of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art will speak about the revitalization and economic development of Eastport at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, …

4:11 pm , 04/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine – Woodworking & Furniture Design Major at Maine College of Art, Rangeley Morton ‘14, has received the coveted Windgate Fellowship, a $15,000 award  given annually to 10 students who exemplify excellence working in the crafts. The Fellowship is aimed at helping students continue their practice after graduation. Rangeley will use …

3:10 pm , 04/23/2014 Sun Journal

AUGUSTA — Ever since a crude oil train disaster decimated a Quebec village’s downtown last July, Maine fire departments have been requesting training on rail safety.

3:10 pm , 04/23/2014 Sun Journal

AUGUSTA — Ever since a crude oil train disaster decimated a Quebec village’s downtown last July, Maine fire departments have been requesting training on rail safety.

2:53 pm , 04/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

FORT KENT, Maine — Eight weeks after learning that its major source of funding had dried up, the Maine Winter Sports Center has raised more than two-thirds of its $1.1 million operating budget for the 2014-2015 season. But beyond this initial fundraising campaign, MWSC administrators and supporters are looking to …

2:53 pm , 04/23/2014 Sun Journal

LIVERMORE FALLS — A public hearing will be held Monday, April 28, on a proposed $2.45 million town budget for 2014-15. Selectmen will go over the 39 proposed warrant articles that will go before voters June 10 at the polls. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m.