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All Downeaster trains in operation with completion of track work

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority  announced Friday that ongoing track maintenance that has caused Amtrak Downeaster cancellations over the past weeks has been completed. NNEPRA plans to operate a full Downeaster schedule beginning Friday, Aug. 1. “We are pleased to be up and running a full schedule between Brunswick, Maine …

All Downeaster trains in operation with completion of track work

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority  announced Friday that ongoing track maintenance that has caused Amtrak Downeaster cancellations over the past weeks has been completed. NNEPRA plans to operate a full Downeaster schedule beginning Friday, Aug. 1. “We are pleased to be up and running a full schedule between Brunswick, Maine …

Owls Head solar energy company, supported by state funds, files for bankruptcy

PORTLAND, Maine — The Owls Head-based solar technology company Ascendant Energy has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, seeking to eliminate more than $780,000 in debt including grants and loans from the Maine Technology Institute and investment from the Wiscasset-based Coastal Enterprises Inc. The company had received nearly $1 million in …

Owls Head solar energy company, supported by state funds, files for bankruptcy

PORTLAND, Maine — The Owls Head-based solar technology company Ascendant Energy has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, seeking to eliminate more than $780,000 in debt including grants and loans from the Maine Technology Institute and investment from the Wiscasset-based Coastal Enterprises Inc. The company had received nearly $1 million in …

33rd annual Maine Antiques Festival to be held in Union

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Union Fairgrounds, 1 Fairgrounds Lane, Union UNION, Maine – The 33rd annual Maine Antiques Festival will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Saturday, …

Fly Fido to the moon in space send off for deceased pets

HOUSTON — A Texas company is offering a unique send off for beloved pets by placing a portion of their cremated remains in a capsule and blasting them off into space. Celestis Inc., which has provided memorial space flights for human remains since 1997, will launch its first commercial pet …

Congress continues to avoid long-term fix for highway funding

WASHINGTON — Hours before the federal government was set to begin reducing payments to states for road and bridge projects, Congress seemed likely to approve a temporary fix Thursday that would maintain funding through the middle of next year. But in some ways, the damage already had been done. States …

Congress continues to avoid long-term fix for highway funding

WASHINGTON — Hours before the federal government was set to begin reducing payments to states for road and bridge projects, Congress seemed likely to approve a temporary fix Thursday that would maintain funding through the middle of next year. But in some ways, the damage already had been done. States …

Sudanese woman who had faced execution for conversion arrives in US

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, arrived in the United States on Thursday. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she has relatives and where she was greeted by a …

Action camera maker GoPro reports bigger loss as costs double

GoPro Inc., which makes wearable cameras used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies to post their exploits online, reported a bigger quarterly loss as costs nearly doubled. GoPro shares fell 9.3 percent to $43.50 in extended trading. The company spent $34.7 million on research and development in the quarter, …