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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: As solar explodes nationwide, Maine lags

Maine is behind most states in an annual solar power capacity ranking, despite having the potential to produce 96 times as much electricity from...

Maine Winter Sports Center changes name, expands mission

Maine Winter Sports Center, a nonprofit that started 17 years ago with a mission to get people in Northern Maine on skis, is changing its name to the...

Global demand spurs growth in new forest product sectors

James Chittum sees a tremendous opportunity for Maine companies that make products using renewable biobased resources from forest, farm and sea...

Getting to 100% renewable energy by 2050? Ambitious, but not impossible

The challenge of lowering our electricity costs — which are the lowest in New England but remain a challenge for Maine businesses competing...

A $13.4M question: Will the PUC biomass bidding process be competitive?

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has set a deadline of July 29 for bids seeking to tap a $13.4 million allocation created by the 127th...

Fact or Fiction: How do energy costs in Maine stack up to the nation?

Maine has the lowest electricity costs in New England. So why are they so often cited as a problem for businesses both large and small? The simple...

Here's what's being reported around the world on the Brexit vote

Great Britain's historic decision to leave the European Union in Thursday's referendum has triggered a global stock selloff today, with MarketWatch...

WEX gets FTC clearance for Electronic Funds Source acquisition

WEX Inc. a South Portland-based corporate payments company, announced Thursday that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has unconditionally cleared its...

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