Dana Totman of Avesta Housing in front of the nonprofit's Pearl Street project

Portland housing developers struggle to meet market needs

A walk down Pearl Street in Portland's Bayside neighborhood produces sights and sounds of bulldozers moving frozen earth and contractors laying a building foundation. The activity...

Source: Maine Public Utilities Commission

Sides line up in renewables debate

Douglas Rooks |

A referendum to double Maine's standard for new renewable electricity generation will not be on the ballot in 2012 — but the battle lines are already forming for its likely...

Mary Ellen Camire, professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, holds a purple potato. She’s leading students in research on Global Protein’s corn-derived food coatings.

A Waterville company hopes its corn protein patents will create products and jobs in the potato industry

Bob Mentzinger |

Those seeking locally grown advances in agriculture haven't "zein" anything yet.

This season’s scant snowfall worries snow-reliant industries

Bob Mentzinger |

It's almost an axiom in Maine. When the snow comes down, profits go up.

Gina Weathersby, the new chief of the Institute for Family-Owned Business, is expanding resources for Maine’s family-run businesses

The new chief of the Institute for Family-Owned Business expands resources

Jonathan White |

Established in 1995 by third-generation auto magnate Shep Lee of Lee Auto Malls, the Institute for Family-Owned Business has been providing resources and support to enhance the chances a...

Focus on Greater Portland
Robert Bruce, left, and Colin Snyder launched online game BoodleUP to promote local products

Portland venture aims to change advertising paradigm


Two Portland-based entrepreneurs have received $400,000 in seed money for a venture they hope will change the paradigm of online and...

Portland's tight-knit network fosters the growth of tech startups

Russell Voss Founder, Voss Consulting Group LLC |

Tech startups are not synonymous with Maine, but some tech-based companies are calling Greater Portland home. While geographic location...


Landlords can expect better negotiating positions in 2012

BY Justin Lamontagne

I am an admitted real estate nerd. I like talking about it. I like reading about it. And, obviously, I like writing about it. So it...

Money matters

BY Mal Leary

Income taxes fall short


Largest residential mortgage lenders in Maine

Ranked by 2016 Maine dollars originated

RankLenderMaine market share
1Residential Mortgage Services, Worcester, Mass.7.38%
2Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor5.79%

Source: GeoDataVision, 203-530-1544, Information is based on 2016 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data released by the Federal Reserve in Sept. 2017, the latest available as of press time. Market data is available at any geographic level (county and town). Special thanks to Len Suzio.

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