Saturday, March 8, 2014
The company filed a motion last week seeking time to develop a plan for continuing rail delivery of beans to the factory.
If Shell or BP decides to drill 400 miles east of Portland, the demand for support services could benefit Maine businesses, but the environmental costs of an oil spill could be enormous.
The loonie, now down to 90 U.S. cents, is expected to fall to 85 cents this year, making Maine goods and vacations more expensive for Canadians.
They're working seven days a week, 24 hours a day, digging up the bottom of the harbor so ships have a clear channel. Here's what it's like to be onboard the Dale Pyatt, one the the largest dredges in the nation . . .
The International Marine Terminal is set to double in size and connect to a rail line, leading to key competitive improvements.
Both had been delayed until the operator of the service, due to start May 1, came up with the funds to meet U.S. regulations.
B&M may now have to spend more for truck delivery or offer to subsidize the train service.
He resents lawmakers voting to use money from the rainy day fund to avert cuts to cities and towns.
Nova Star Cruises, set to start Maine service May 1, must show it has adequate resources before it can start booking reservations.
But the ferry operator insists it’s still planning a May 1 launch.