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  • NORTON, Vt.— It can be slow at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing between Norton, Vermont, and Stanhope, Quebec, where agents have watched moose amble through while waiting for people and cargo. As part of a nationwide effort to increase staff at some of its most remote border crossings, Customs and Border Protection is now offering hiring bonuses and job security...

  • Poland Spring Water is committing 'colossal fraud,' lawsuit says

    The class-action lawsuit claims that parent company Nestle Waters North America is bottling common groundwater that doesn't meet the federal definition of spring water.

  • A lawsuit claims that Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers with evergreen labels that say their bottle contains "100 percent natural spring water" that hails from Maine. The class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Connecticut claims that parent company Nestle Waters North America is bottling common groundwater that doesn't meet the...

  • LEWISTON, Maine— L.L. Bean hopes to give the boot to backlogs of its most iconic product. The Maine- based retailer is expanding production to keep up with demand for its leather-and-rubber "duck boot" with a new manufacturing center with another machine used to make the rubber soles. The new production center gives L.L. Bean flexibility for boot production to...

  • The NAFTA agreement with Mexico and Canada was "the worst trade deal in history," candidate Trump declared. He accused NAFTA of having swollen America's trade deficit with Mexico, pulled factories south of the border and killed jobs across the United States. Five days of talks aimed at overhauling NAFTA begin Wednesday in Washington, with negotiations to follow...

  • HELENA, Mont.— Montana's health care co-op, one of America's few remaining alternatives to traditional health insurance, will resume accepting new enrollees Sunday after it voluntarily pulled itself from the state's insurance marketplace in December. Just four remain— in Montana, Wisconsin, Maine and New Mexico. The Montana Health Co-op, which also serves...

  • ROCKLAND, Maine— An airplane traveling from Maine to Boston had to make an emergency landing after one of its cabin doors opened mid-flight. The Portland Press Herald reports nine passengers and the pilot were on board a Cape Air Flight traveling from Rockland Wednesday when the top section of the boarding door opened. Cape Air spokeswoman Michelle Haynes says...

  • The American Civil Liberties Union this week sued Maine Gov. Paul LePage and sent warning letters to Utah's congressional delegation. It followed recent lawsuits against the governors of Maryland and Kentucky and President Donald Trump.

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— The $2.25 million in federal grants for a series of development projects for the economically challenged area along the U.S.-Canadian border in northern Vermont could be the last unless Congress funds next year's program over the objection of the Trump Administration. The Vermont grants announced Thursday by Democratic Sen.

  • Earlier this month Sara Rademaker bought 4 lbs of elvers (at $1,500 a pound, down from a high of about $2,200, something of a deal). Not to eat, not to ship to Asia, like the vast majority of Maine's baby eels, but to grow. She's spent the last three years developing a commercial aquaculture for the fishery, a means to keeping bigger longterm profits of the elver business in Maine.

    Changes in the worldwide sushi industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3- U.S. lumber mill owners said on Thursday they were "in no hurry" to reach a softwood lumber deal with Canada that fails to limit Canadian producers' share of the U.S. market to a strict percentage. The owners of four lumber mills told Reuters that talks to end a decades-old dispute with Canada should stay on a separate track from negotiations to...

  • AWARDED SEABED LEASES Massachusetts- Vineyard Wind: Avangrid- Bay State Wind: Danish former oil major DONG Energy, New England ultility Eversource- Cape Wind: Boston- based Energy Management Inc.- Deepwater Wind Energy Center: Deepwater Wind. Maryland- Skipjack: Deepwater Wind- Maryland Project: US Wind New York- New York Wind Energy Area: Statoil.

  • July 27- The publisher of marijuana enthusiast magazine, "High Times," plans to take the company public, High Times Holding Corp announced Thursday, as an increasing number of U.S. states legalize the drug. Oreva Capital, which in June announced it had bought a controlling stake in High Times for $70 million, is selling the company to special purpose acquisition...

  • July 27- The publisher of marijuana enthusiast magazine, "High Times," plans to take the company public, High Times Holding Corp announced Thursday, as an increasing number of U.S. states legalize the drug. Oreva Capital, which in June announced it had bought a controlling stake in High Times for $70 million, is selling the company to special purpose acquisition...

  • Oreva Capital, which in June announced it had bought a controlling interest in High Times for $70 million, is selling the company to special purpose acquisition company, Origo Acquisition Corp, for $250 million, the sources said. "This is a market that is growing at a 27 percent annual growth rate," said Troy Dayton, chief executive officer of cannabis investment and...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- President Donald Trump exhorted every Republican to vote yes on a healthcare overhaul when it comes before the Senate this week, but one of his party's most vocal opponents of the bill, Senator Susan Collins, said he had made no effort to reach her. Hours later on Capitol Hill, Collins, one of a handful of Republican holdouts and the party's most...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- President Donald Trump exhorted every Republican to vote yes on a healthcare overhaul when it comes before the Senate this week, but one of his party's most vocal opponents of the bill, Senator Susan Collins, said he had made no effort to reach her. Hours later on Capitol Hill, Collins, one of a handful of Republican holdouts and the party's most...

  • *President hopes lunch will strengthen Republican resolve. Trump told 49 senators who came to a White House lunch that they should not leave Washington for a planned August recess until they can find common ground on healthcare. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the seven-year Republican quest to repeal and replace...

  • President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing or overhauling Obamacare, urging them at a White House meeting to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the seven-year Republican quest to repeal and replace...

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing or overhauling Obamacare, calling all 52 Republican senators to the White House to urge them to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the...