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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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Report: Maine's forest economy fell $1.3B since 2014

The total economic impact of Maine's forest products industry fell from $9.8 billion in 2014 to $8.5 billion in 2016, according to a new report...

Maine Behavioral Healthcare tackles opioid crisis with holistic approach

Through the first six months of this year, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner recorded 189 deaths in Maine due to drug overdose — a 50%...

Report: Maine loggers contribute $882M to state economy

The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine today released a comprehensive study showing Maine's logging industry contributed an estimated $882...

Sappi North America launches paper inspired by shark skin

Boston-based Sappi North America, which has two mills in Maine, has launched a “first of its kind” casting and release paper inspired by...

Report: UNE statewide economic impact tops $1 billion

The University of New England's economic impact across the state of Maine totaled more than $1 billion for the 2016 academic year that ended June 30,...

FairPoint strikers win victory in Maine's business court

Maine's Business and Consumer Court handed a pre-Labor Day victory to workers at FairPoint Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: FRP) when it canceled a...

Will Congress finally tackle the online sales tax conundrum?

With Maine lawmakers in recess until a new Legislature is elected and convenes in January, it seems like a good time to look south to see what might...

On the record with John Rooks and Justin Jaffe, co-founders of Rapport

In October, Rapport won a $100,000 investment from AOL founder Steve Case's Revolution Growth during a “Rise of the Rest” pitch...

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