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FairPoint's finances are failing fast

Two major safety valves in the financial house of cards that is New England's largest landline telecommunications service provider blew last week.
FairPoint with state and federal regulators show that "stable" isn't exactly the right word for its current status
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 11, 2009
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Will FairPoint run out of money?

Wall Street’s melt down could burn consumers throughout Northern New England — especially those in Maine.
Land-line woes
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 17, 2008
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We told you so

FairPoint’s transition has been slow, and is already four months behind schedule.
FairPoint’s phone-line takeover is as bad as regulators feared.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 02, 2008

Are you nervous?

Much as I’d prefer not to discuss politicians’ bodily fluids, it’s my duty to report that more gunk than usual seems to be oozing out of some Maine Democrats.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 02, 2006
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Second shutdown

Some answers for John Baldacci's unpopularity may be discerned in an event that took place in Old Town March 16 — an event that could have sealed the Maine governor's fate.
The politics of the Georgia-Pacific decision
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 29, 2006