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Alabama-based industrial company buys Maine power plant
Feb 16


STACYVILLE, Maine (AP) _ An Alabama company has bought a closed power plant in Maine.

The Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2ll9t7D ) that an Alabama-based company called 42 Railroad Ave LLC agreed to buy a biomass power plant in Stacyville from Niagara Worldwide for an unspecified amount. Sherman Development last operated the plant.

Steven Johnson, the company's CEO, says he plans to rebuild the turbine in an attempt to produce more than 100 tons of activated carbon each day.

Johnson says that the renovated plant could bring 300 jobs to the region. The company has already started the process of renewing permits for the plant.

42 Railroad plans to reopen by late June.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com


By The Associated Press, Copyright 2017

Simmons Hanly Conroy files lawsuits against drug companies over opioids marketing

    NEW YORK – Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation’s largest law firms focused on consumer protection and mass tort actions, has filed lawsuits on behalf of New York’s Broome and Erie counties against pharmaceutical companies and physicians over what is being called aggressive and fraudulent marketing of prescription opium-like painkillers (opioids) that has led to a drug epidemic in the counties.
    In complaints filed Feb. 1 in the New York Supreme Court, the counties seek relief including compensatory and punitive damages for the millions of dollars they spend each year to combat the public nuisance created by the drug companies’ deceptive marketing campaign that misrepresents the safety and efficacy of long-term opioid use. The lawsuits follow a similar, ongoing action filed by Simmons Hanly Conroy in August 2016 on behalf of Suffolk County, N.Y.

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