Posts Tagged: Business

  • Verso mill sale completed

    Verso mill sale completed

    BUCKSPORT — The sale of the local paper mill to a Canadian scrap metal recycler was completed Thursday, according to a spokesman for Verso Paper Corp. AIM Development, a U.S. subsidiary of Montreal-based American Iron & Metal, now owns the 85-year-old Bucksport fixture, Verso spokesman Bill Cohen said. Verso announced it was selling the mill

  • Maine Coast Cinemas shuts down next week

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Cinemas will show its last movies Monday, Jan. 19, as the theater’s owners have announced they will be shutting down after that date. Leona Gagnon, who along with her husband, Randy Walls, owns the theater, said Wednesday morning that the movie industry’s conversion to digital projection was the biggest factor. She

  • In Blue Hill Economic development  proposal stirs debate

    In Blue Hill Economic development proposal stirs debate

    BLUE HILL — More questions than answers were raised Friday during a discussion of economic development and what the town’s role should be. Among the issues addressed during the weekly selectmen’s meeting were: How many shuttered businesses is too many? Do trash cans help tourism? What, if anything, should Blue Hill town government be doing

  • Mike’s Country Store reopens Saturday at 6 a.m.

    Mike’s Country Store reopens Saturday at 6 a.m.

    ELLSWORTH — It’s been a busy couple of months for the Clark family as they work to ready Mike’s Country Store for its reopening. On Saturday, all their work will come to fruition as the iconic business opens its doors to the public for the first time since it closed at the end of October.

  • Governor seeks to intervene in Verso mill sale

    Governor seeks to intervene in Verso mill sale

    BUCKSPORT — Governor Paul LePage is seeking to intervene in the proposed sale of the local paper mill by Verso Paper Corp. to AIM Development, a metal scrapping firm headquartered in Montreal. In a letter dated Dec. 23, LePage requested that the state’s chief energy regulatory body — the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) —

  • Subscribers to have full access to ellsworthamerican.com

    Dear Readers, Starting Jan. 1, we will begin charging for unlimited access to our website, ellsworthamerican.com. Ellsworth American subscribers, both print and digital, will have full access to the site as part of their package. Non-subscribers can read up to three articles each month for free before being prompted to pay. Like many newspapers nationwide,