The ferry will run until Oct. 15 this year, under a contract approved by the City Council.
Officials say the men schemed to divert tens of thousands of federal benefit dollars at Ahram Halal Market, a small store on Forest Avenue.
It's unclear how the conglomerate's acquisition will affect the Portland plant being sold by AdvancePierre, which employs about 300 there.
But lawmakers on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee offer a compromise that could be considered in the House or Senate.
Financial, emotional and safety issues complicate the next steps in deciding the fate of Waterhouse Field.
The best-seller written by the South Berwick resident, which explores the thesis that quality is the basis of reality, has sold more than 5 million copies.
Such companies appear to have an above-average share of total employment in the high-growth, high-pay occupations that the state badly needs.
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