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Fort Kent Named 27th Business Friendly Community in Maine

| June 26, 2014

It’s a big deal for the little town that could. Fort Kent is Maine’s newest certified business friendly community. “We’re really ecstatic about the recognition and we look forward to inviting more and more businesses here,” said Skyla Hamilton, executive director of the Greater Houlton Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a reaffirmation of the efforts […]

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Longtime Drug Enforcement Agent Receives Big Honor

| April 11, 2014

A standing ovation for Chief Deputy Sheriff and longtime Maine Drug Enforcement Agent Darrell Crandall on Friday, as he was recognized by the Maine Elks Association as the state’s nominee for the Enrique Camarena award. One he accepted on behalf of himself and the hundreds of officers he’s been able to work with. “I’m humbled […]

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Local Businesses Attend First Ever County Tobacco Conference

| April 10, 2014

Businesses were learning how to minimize the complaints of second hand smoke and remain compliant with Maine smoking laws. Shawn Cunningham explains. Workplaces that are smoke free aren’t just complying with Maine law, but they’re healthier environments for workers…and boast cost effective benefits say antitobacco education advocates. Sarah Mayberry is the┬áProgram Director for the┬áBreathe Easy […]

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House and Senate Divided on Call Center Bill

| March 26, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill that would penalize businesses that relocate their call centers overseas. The Democratic-led House voted 78-63 on Wednesday in favor of the bill supporters say seeks to encourage businesses to keep call centers in the state. But the measure failed in […]

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New England Seeking to Tap Canadian Hydropower

| March 25, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A 300-mile power cable line would be buried on land and run underwater from Maine to Boston in a proposal to tap Canada’s hydropower for power-hungry southern New England. New England governors say they need up to 3,600 megawatts of renewable energy to meet green energy goals, while also lowering costs […]

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