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State ski championships a boost for local economy

State ski championships a boost for local economy

| February 16, 2015

It’s not your average Monday at the Hampton Inn in Presque Isle. A lobby that’s normally relatively quiet is packed with teenagers- all waiting to hit the slopes. “When I came in this morning it was like a sea of high school kids,” said general manager Adam Cyr. These kids from all over the state […]

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Heating Prices

Heating Prices

| January 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The lowest heating oil prices in six years are giving an unexpected boost to New England’s economy. Officials say families using oil to heat their homes can expect savings of $1,200 to $1,500 on average this year based on lower prices for heat and transportation fuel. Across the region, cheaper heating […]

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LePage Preparing State of the State Address

LePage Preparing State of the State Address

| February 3, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage is preparing to deliver his third State of the State address that’s likely to tout improvements to Maine’s economy under his watch and focus on efforts to reform the state’s welfare programs. LePage will deliver his speech Tuesday before the Democratic-controlled that frequently clashes with the Republican […]

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From the Ground Up, Part 2

From the Ground Up, Part 2

| May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

We continue our NewsSource Focus special series, ” From the Ground Up,” looking at the construction industry. This week in Part 2, Dick Palm examines the impact construction business has on the area economy.

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Database To Assist With Finding Jobs

Database To Assist With Finding Jobs

| March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Finding a job can be a time consuming and difficult process. Imagine though, being able to find your desired job with a little extra help. Well, a new project will do just that- forcing both students and businesses to think about their future. News Source 8’s Jenna Callari has more.  

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