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Battle for beds: Maine's escalating fight for health care dollars

James McCarthy |

In one corner there's the hospital tag-team of Lewiston-based Central Maine Healthcare and the Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick. Together they are seeking approval of a...

 
FEATURES
Nathan Szanton, of Portland development firm Szanton and Co., relishes rehabilitating old mill buildings into modern housing, such as The Lofts at Bates Mill in Lewiston pictured here

Q&A: Developer Nathan Szanton talks about his Bates Mill project

Carol Coultas |

Developer Nathan Szanton's latest project — The Lofts at Bates Mill in Lewiston — brings him deep satisfaction on two counts: it revives a long-vacant mill building and more...

ORPC's pilot turbine in Cobscook Bay is the basis for new turbines that will expand the company's tidal-power capacity, and for a new turbine modified for river-based power

River power target of ORPC expansion

Darren Fishell |

The Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. made North American history in September when its 176,000-pound tidal-power generator pumped electricity from Cobscook Bay to a commercial...

 
Focus on Law
Nicole Bradick, president of Custom Counsel, offers law firms a network of skilled freelance lawyers to use on an as-needed basis

Freelance attorney network offers new flexibility

Darren Fishell |

Nicole Bradick hopes to change the way law firms do business.

New law opens 31 states to Maine lawyers

Matt Dodge |

A little-known change to Maine's Bar admission rules stands to benefit both Maine-based lawyers and those looking to expand their...

Columns

Capitol Update: Power shift in Augusta

BY Mal Leary

February forecast too pessimisticUncertainty underscored by Washington

Bartering: a time-honored method of exchange

BY John McDonald

Historians who claim to have studied such things tell us that human civilization began thousands of years ago when small groups of people...

 
Lists

Maine's largest alpine ski areas

Ranked by vertical drop

RankSki area, lcoationVertical drop (in feet)/Snowmaking coverage
1Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley2,820/95%
2Sunday River Resort, Newry2,340/95% (1)
3Saddleback Maine, Rangeley2,000/85%

(1) Seasonal approximate number

SOURCE : Ski Maine Association and individual ski areas/Compiled by Roger Magnus.



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