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Franklin County Chamber Of Commerce New Home In Walmart

The grand opening was held yesterday for the new home for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce in its new office in front of the Walmart store in Farmington. Walmart manager Greg Patterson told the Lewsiton Sun-Journal that he approached the corporation's home office last year with the idea of renting the small office space, accessible only from outside the store, to the chamber.

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Sequestration Could Mean Hundreds Of Job Cuts At BIW

The sequestration date of March 1st is just a week away with no signs from Washington of a deal being made. If no deal is reached that would mean $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. According to the Bangor Daily News, BIW President Jeffrey Geiger said in a press conference on Thursday,

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TSA Claims $531,000 in Left Behind Change

The TSA or Transportation Security Administration, the agency that runs the security checkpoints at airports; announced that in 2012 airline passengers left behind $531,000 in change, at those checkpoints.

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Country Star Luke Bryan is a New Spokesman for Cabela’s Outfitters

Country star Luke Bryan is featured in a 30-second commercial for Cabela’s called ‘In My Nature’.

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Cianbro Manager: East-West Highway Is ‘Going To Happen’

Darryl Brown of Cianbro Construction Company was speaking recently at the Franklin County Chamber Of Commerce business breakfast at the University Of Maine at Farmington. According to the Lewiston Sun-Journal, Brown told the audience that the Maine east-west highway has 'been talked about since 1937, but it's going to happen.'

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Rumford NewPage Paper Mill Laying Off Workers

Officials at the NewPage Paper Mill in Rumford announced yesterday that about 45 workers will be laid off. The layoffs will begin at the end of the month and continue through April.

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Last Year’s Mild Winter Hurting Those Who Receive Heating Assistance

Last year was a mild winter, this winter has been colder and has seen much more snow. This in turn has meant spending more to heat our homes. Families in central Maine that rely on heating assistance are receiving less assistance than last year, due in part to, the mild winter we had last year.

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Men and Women Fly Differently and Airlines are Taking Notice

More and more women are traveling for business reason these days and airlines are beginning to see a difference in the flying habits of men and women. Men still outnumber women as a customer base for airlines, but the gap is closing

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More Cruise Ship Passengers Coming To Maine In 2013

Cruise ships have been in the news recently. Fortunately this disabled cruise ship has been towed safely to Mobile, Alabama. Despite the recent negative news about cruise ships, Cruise Maine, a Windham-based organization that promotes Maine ports to the cruise ship industry, estimates a 17 percent increase in passengers visiting Maine in 2013.

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Maker’s Mark Bourbon to Water Down Their Whiskey

Maker’s Mark whiskey, which is made in Loretto, Kentucky, and has been a favorite bourbon for nearly 60 years, announced this week they would begin to water-down their whiskey in order to meet demand.  

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