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With new name, Amherst brewers open Old World pub in Ellsworth

July 25, 2016

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“Our focus is on hand-pulled, traditional ales,” Gary Cresswell said. “The only way you can do this is in your own facility. It’s a lot of work.”

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The long history of lobbying behind Maine’s trash fight

July 18, 2016

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In large part, these efforts centered on the same bills, setting restrictions on new landfill capacity, influencing the state’s waste management priorities and attempting to create new incentives for energy generated from trash.

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Jackson Lab to raise minimum wage to $15

July 12, 2016

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The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor plans to raise its lowest full-time wage to $15 an hour for about 800 employees, primarily in Maine and Sacramento, California.

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More fishing grounds closed after mercury contamination found

June 22, 2016

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Mercury contamination found in lobsters caught in the uppermost portion of Penobscot Bay has led to this week’s decision by state fishery officials to nearly double an area closed to lobster and crab fishing.

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Indictment claims seasonal Maine resident dodged $45 million in taxes through phony transactions

June 15, 2016

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Morris Zukerman, a longtime summer resident of Islesford, reportedly avoided income and sales taxes by hiding his gains in phony commercial and charitable transactions.

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New owners ‘fell in love’ with The Lucerne Inn

June 14, 2016

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“You can’t replicate 200 years,” David Silverman said of the inn’s history. “You can’t replicate this view. There’s really nothing like it in the area.”

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Maine’s Airbnb listings are up with help from actual bed-and-breakfasts

June 6, 2016

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At the end of April, Maine had at least 472 more Airbnb listings than one year earlier, a 35 percent jump for the year.

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Trenton business replaces massive stolen American flag

May 26, 2016

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“The new flag is up and looks beautiful!”

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Seafood, bioscience get boost from latest Maine tech grants

May 19, 2016

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The city of Ellsworth has landed a state grant to support development of bioscience businesses in the region, as part of a series of grant awards that will also give money to support seafood industry initiatives.

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Census: Bangor lost population again in 2015

May 19, 2016

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PORTLAND, Maine — Bangor’s population continued to drop in 2015, according to newly released estimates that show growth across the largest southern Maine communities and in Waterville last year. Among the state’s 35 most populous communities — from Portland to Gray — Bangor’s population is among the fastest to decline …

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