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James McCarthy

Senior writer
207-761-8379 ext.323
James McCarthy, Mainebiz’s senior writer, has been a journalist for 30 years. Most of his career took place at The Times Record in Brunswick, where he worked for 26 and years, including 10 years as managing editor. As Mainebiz’s senior writer, he has reported on business topics ranging from the Affordable Care Act to workplace safety, in locales extending from Presque Isle to Biddeford. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, photography, gardening and paddling the rivers that flow into Merrymeeting Bay. He and his wife live in Brunswick.

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MaineHealth's Green Team turns food waste into compost

As program manager at MaineHealth, Richard Veilleux focuses on health care quality improvement. But he also volunteers...

Inside the Notebook: Seeding clams in Downeast Maine

When I interviewed Tim Sheehan last fall in Pembroke for our Oct. 19 story "Company seeks to build up clamming in Maine's poorest...

Low costs lure financial institution back offices to Portland

A new study comparing 45 cities in the United States and aboard shows Portland to be in a favorable cost range for banks and financial...

WEX first quarter financials beat analysts’ expectations

WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) reported today its total revenue for the first quarter ended March 31 increased 2% to $205.9 million, compared with $202.3...

SunEdison files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) announced today it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York, a widely anticipated step following recent...

Need for clean energy spurs wind farm development — and opposition

Southern New England's need for clean energy to meet clean energy goals set by each state is driving new wind power investments in Maine. But it's...

Lawmakers grapple with logging, biomass bills

As lawmakers scrambled to get all their work done before the 127th Legislature’s scheduled adjournment on April 20, three bills designed to...

Poliquin, Tsongas introduce bill requiring DOD to adhere to 'buy American' rule

U.S. Reps. Bruce Poliquin and Niki Tsongas have introduced legislation requiring the Department of Defense to purchase American-made footwear for...

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