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James McCarthy

Senior Writer
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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The future is now: BIW shipyard looks to cut costs to win major Coast Guard contract

Since August, Bath Iron Works President Fred Harris has been hosting 90-minute meetings with small groups of shipyard workers to identify...

TLC for a legacy inn: The Rangeley Inn & Tavern comes back to life under new owner

The ink was barely dry after Travis Ferland signed the papers to officially become the new owner of The Rangeley Inn & Tavern in...

Outgoing PUC Chairman Tom Welch reflects on 15 years guiding energy policy in Maine

Tom Welch's departure as chairman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission on Dec. 31 — two years before his term was set to expire...

A tweet providing food for thought

Until about two months ago I was an unapologetic Luddite when it came to social media like Facebook or Twitter. Staying off Facebook has...

Round 2 for the ACA Health insurance options still a challenge for small businesses

As the federal health insurance marketplace in Maine enters its second year of enrollment for individuals and businesses, many small...

Rate shock spurs closer look at energy efficiency for Maine businesses

A year ago, Mountain Machine Works CEO Bruce Tisdale struggled with whether it made sense to sign a long-term contract to lock in the...

Drummond Woodsum lawyers help Appalachian Mountain Club cash in on uncut trees

In his legal work for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Maine Appalachian Land Trust, David Kallin has "walked the walk"...

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