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5:45 pm , 10/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

The Maine Potato Board has announced that Robert M. Irving of Caribou has been selected as the 2014 Young Farmer of the Year. Robbie is the son of Steve and Patti Irving of Washburn. Growing up on the farm, Robbie is the sixth generation of the Irving family to raise potatoes in central Aroostook, starting with …

5:16 pm , 10/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine — MaineHealth, the parent corporation of hospitals and other health care operations across the state, has announced the appointment of new members to its board of trustees. The new board members include Greg Dufour, president of Camden National Corporation; Joseph Bujold who has served as chairman of the …

4:56 pm , 10/23/2014 MPBN

AUGUSTA -- The Maine Public Utilities Commission says Fryeburg Water Co. can enter into a long-term contract to sell water to Nestle Waters, bottler of Poland Spring.

The commission ruled Thursday that the contract between the privately-owned utility and Nestle could benefit the utility's rate-payers. Nestle would pay higher rates than household customers.

The contract runs for 25 years. Renewals could make it 45 years. Nestle spokesman Mark Dubois says the deal provides the utility "a reliable source of income.''

4:31 pm , 10/23/2014 MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's baby eel fishermen might see a slightly reduced quota in 2015.

A federal regulatory panel is recommending a quota of 9,688 pounds of elvers next year. That would be a slight reduction from the quota of 11,749 pounds this year, the first time a quota was imposed. A spokeswoman for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the number reflects the amount of elvers caught in Maine this year.

3:51 pm , 10/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

FORT KENT, Maine — Emera Maine is looking to increase the availability of reliable power in northern Maine with the proposed construction of a new substation in Monticello and 4.2 miles of transmission lines connecting it to New Brunswick Power’s Woodstock substation. The total project cost, including upgrades to equipment …

3:31 pm , 10/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

North Country Associates is a healthcare organization which owns or provides consulting for numerous locations in Maine and Massachusettes. They are highly respected throughout the New England healthcare community. Recently, North Country Associates held their annual Leadership Retreat, which featured seminars, discussion groups and a banquet. It is during this …

3:15 pm , 10/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

Maine regulators will allow Fryeburg Water Co. to enter a controversial 25-year contract to supply water to Nestle, which bottles Poland Spring Water. The decision was made Thursday morning by two alternate commissioners of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, former judges Paul Rudman and John Atwood. The former judges were …

2:56 pm , 10/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine – MaineHealth, the state’s largest family of leading high-quality healthcare providers, announces new appointments to its 2014-15 board of trustees. Joseph M. Bujold Joe Bujold has served on the Board of Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network since 2007, and has held his current role of board chairman there …

1:55 pm , 10/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

ROCKPORT, Maine — Pen Bay Healthcare is reviewing the finances of its recent capital fundraising campaign because the honorary chairman of that effort is accused of stealing nearly $4 million from a Camden charity. Jenifer Harris, the regional director of marketing for Pen Bay Healthcare, said there have been no …

1:37 pm , 10/23/2014 Bangor Daily News

KENNEBUNK, Maine — A member of the town’s Economic Development Committee, and a spokesman for the business in town that would benefit from the change, have voiced concern over whether voters know what they’re approving — or rejecting — when they cast their ballots for referendum Question 3 in the …