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MDI Bio Lab president stepping down in 2018

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Kevin Strange, president of the Bar Harbor-based MDI Biological Laboratory, has announced that he will leave his post in July 2018, the end of his current term.

Mercy Hospital offers early retirement buyouts

As part of an effort to cut expenses as it plans to consolidate operations at its Portland-based Fore River location, Mercy Hospital has offered early retirement buyouts to 99 employees.

Most of this downtown Bangor block could be yours

The majority of a block in the downtown Bangor could be yours for $1.95 million.

Uber competitor Lyft launches in Portland

The ride-sharing service Lyft is looking to draft drivers in Portland following its launch in Maine's most populated city on Friday.

USDA: We'll take another 3.8 million pounds of Maine blueberries, please

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For the second time in 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has said that it will purchase an additional 3.8 million pounds of Maine wild blueberries to distribute to food banks and other...

Collins, King join coalition requesting federal assistance for dairy farmers

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U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King joined a bipartisan coalition in a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting assistance for dairy producers in Maine and across...

East Boothbay-built Comanche yacht breaks transatlantic sailing record

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Comanche, the 100-foot supermaxi yacht built at the East Boothbay-based Hodgdon Yachts, is celebrating another victory, shattering the west-to-east transatlantic monohull sailing record Thursday...

Maine's economy comes out swinging in first quarter

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There's good news for Maine from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which looked at the gross domestic product of the country: The state made it into the top 10 in economic performance for the...

Brunswick startup lauded for work in hospital construction zone

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The Brunswick-based STARC Systems played a key role in keeping patients safe during the Central Maine Medical Center’s recent renovation of its emergency department.

Former police barracks in Orono will get a new life as car lot

The Bangor-based car dealership Van Syckle Inc. has been granted the go-ahead for its plans to convert the former Maine State Police barracks on Main Street in Orono into a 10-vehicle used car lot.

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