BUCKSPORT (AP) — A Maine-based investor says he’s building a salmon farm on the site of a former paper mill in Bucksport.
Whole Oceans’ Rob Piasio of Yarmouth said Thursday he’s purchasing the site to raise Atlantic salmon in a land-based facility. It’s the second land-based salmon aquaculture operation announced for Maine in recent weeks.
PORTLAND (AP) — The federal government is taking comments from the public about a plan to try to better manage a piece of the scallop fishery that has been a source of conflict in recent years.
Bowdoinham took important steps to a new public works facility on Thursday.
The deadline for contractors to submit bids to do the work was 10 a.m. Later in the day, the town’s planning board began the review process for the new facility, which will be located at 122 Pond Road.
It’s time once again to recognize people and organizations who have their eye on preservation.
The Brunswick Downtown Association is seeking nominations for its 2018 Downtown Preservation Awards. Nominations are due no later than April 6; the awards will be presented on April 26 at BDA’s Speaker Series spring event.
“‘This is extra special,’ the bear thought as he ate the cookie,” said Barb Warner of Brunswick, reading from the illustrated children’s book, “Bear in Love,” by Daniel Pinkwater. “This is extra special, he’s saying. Extra special, extra special, extra special, extra special.”
While the Taxation Committee continues discussion on a tax credit of up to $60 million for Bath Iron Works, a number of lawmakers’ questions remain unanswered.
The town of Brunswick is officially welcoming new residents.
The council approved a resolution at its meeting Tuesday, but not without debate about language about immigrants included in the measure.
SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Union members who work at a food distribution center in Maine launched a 24-hour strike as part of their drive for a new contract.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 says 250 workers at the Hannaford Distribution Center in South Portland began the strike on Wednesday morning. The union’s contract expired on Saturday.
PORTLAND (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it's notifying the public of its intent to provide financial assistance to the state of Maine under a disaster declaration.
LITCHFIELD (AP) — A Maine school district has found no evidence of contamination after a group of students were removed from a Litchfield classroom due to reports of a strange smell.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Association of Realtors says home values in the state were up more than 5 percent in January.
The association says sales of existing single-family homes increased by less than a percentage point from January 2017 to January of this year, but value tracked upward. The median sales price was $200,000.
BIDDEFORD (AP) — Two Maine newspapers are suing the city of Biddeford over an ordinance that curbs the deliveries of free unsolicited papers.
WATERVILLE (AP) — The Colby College Museum of Art in Maine has received a rare collection of German prints.
The Portland Press Herald reports museum director Sharon Corwin announced this week Norma Boom Marin had donated 28 prints to the institution. Corwin says the collection includes pieces by Otto Dix, Ernst Ludwig and Max Beckmann.
The Bath Farmers’ Market is extending its support of the SNAP market token program for a fourth year — and is seeking help from the community to boost its effort.
BRUNSWICK — Families are invited to participate in Family Day at the Peary- MacMillan Arctic Museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
The museum will offer hands-on experiments and art projects at the annual event regarding the people, wildlife and climate of the arctic.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A new state report finds that Maine electricity customers paid $77 million more than they needed to on power for several years.
The Bangor Daily News reports the Maine Public Utilities Commission found residents would have saved $77 million if they stuck with the state-regulated power price instead of buying from retail sellers from 2012 to 2016.
AUBURN (AP) — A Maine ice fisherman with no first-aid training performed CPR on his friend who collapsed on a frozen pond.
PORTLAND (AP) — Dozens gathered in a Portland park for a march and rally focusing on the safety of children following the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.