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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:31

Maine Technology Institute announces grants

PORTLAND (AP) — A company that makes dehydrated gourmet meals and a manufacturer of outdoor equipment are among the recipients of $24.5 million in grants from the Maine Technology Institute.

The grants were financed by a $45 million bond approved by voters last year. Kittery-based Good-To-Go LLC, the dehydrated meal company, will receive $150,000 to expand its facility. Hyperlite Mountain Gear of Biddeford, the outdoor manufacturer, will receive more than $175,000

The largest grant is a $12.5 million award going to Jackson Laboratory to construct a research mouse production facility in Ellsworth.

Vets Choice First will get $9 million to build a new corporate facility in Portland. C & L Aviation Group of Bangor will get more than $2.6 million to increase technical capabilities.

CAMDEN (AP) — While world-class Olympic athletes compete in South Korea, teams with names like the “Trophy Husbands,” ″Frozen Boogers” and “Nothing to Luge” are holding their own winter competition in Maine to see who’s fastest down an old-fashioned toboggan chute.

NEW YORK — MoviePass is trying to bring to movie theaters what Netflix did for DVDs and online streaming: Let subscribers watch as many movies as they want for $10 a month.

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defense works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.

DETROIT (AP) — It’s the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market.

AUGUSTA (AP) — A pilot program in Maine aims to better provide mental health treatment to veterans.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:57

The AP’s top sports stories of 2017

Colin Kaepernick didn’t take a snap in the NFL in 2017, yet he was a big part of the biggest story of the year.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:42

Apple orchestrates deal for Shazam

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple’s digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.

ORONO (AP) — A new designation for the University of Maine includes $25 million in funding over five years from the Department of Energy.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 12:36

L.L. Bean expecting record duck boot sales

FREEPORT (AP) — L.L. Bean is in the midst of another record-breaking year of sales for its iconic “duck boot,” and the Maine-based retailer says there will be enough boots to meet the holiday crunch.

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