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MaineToday Media lays off 8 people

Dylan Martin |

MaineToday Media, the owner of the Portland Press Herald and other Maine newspapers, has laid off eight employees across multiple departments.

Maine unemployment dips slightly in December

Maine's unemployment rate in December was 5.5%, down from 5.7% the previous month and nearly 1% less than it was a year ago.The...

Weathervane closes three Maine locations

The 11-location Weathervane Restaurants chain has closed three Maine locations, citing a combination of current economic conditions.

Portland wage hike not likely for 2015

Despite support from some Portland elected officials, Mayor Michael Brennan's proposal to increase the minimum wage, if approved, would likely not go into effect until...

Lewiston manufacturer lays off 33 people

Elmet Technologies, a Lewiston-based manufacturer, has laid off 33 hourly and salaried workers, but the company has so far declined to release any details.

Bowdoin College names new president

Bowdoin College has named a Harvard Business School faculty member as its next president, taking over the mantle from departing leader Barry Mills.

Portland’s middle-income earners feel the squeeze

Portland has been experiencing a housing development boom in the past few years, but it hasn’t helped middle-income earners, according to a new report.

Maine community colleges name interim leader

The Maine Community College System board of trustees has named its general counsel as the interim president, more than week after longtime leader John Fitzsimmons...

Maine Medical Center opens 24/7 pharmacy

Maine Medical Center on Monday opened its own 24-hour pharmacy.The

MEREDA predicts tight industrial, hotel sales, stronger overall real estate market in 2015

Mainebiz Staff |

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s annual conference Thursday showed a positive turn in 2014 and 2015 in many Maine real estate markets, with particularly...