James McCarthy

Senior Writer
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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.


Cutler criticizes LePage over Cate Street support

The LePage administration’s role in assisting the New Hampshire-based investment firm Cate Street Capital in reopening the...

Ocean Renewable Power Co. calls Alaskan pilot project a 'huge success'

Chris Sauer, president and CEO of Ocean Renewable Power Co., announced on Wednesday the successful completion of the demonstration...

Harvard Pilgrim joins Anthem, Maine Community Health Options in state's ACA exchange

After being on the sidelines during this year's rollout of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchange in Maine, nonprofit...

Hospitals in transition: Maine's hospitals face challenges to their own well-being

It's hard to keep up with the changing landscape of Maine's 37 hospitals. Consider that just in the month of August:

UMaine consortium lands $3 million R&D grant to continue offshore wind project

CASTINE — With a brisk ocean breeze twirling the blades of the University of Maine’s 65-foot VolturnUS floating wind...

Forest products industry puts $8 billion into Maine's economy

At quick glance, the aerial view of Maine's forest products industry looks pretty much the same now as it did 20 years ago.

Groundfishing aground? The rise and fall of Maine's offshore fishing industry

Inside the Portland Fish Exchange's cavernous warehouse on a hot summer's morning it's unseasonably cold, 38 degrees Fahrenheit according...

Decades of tide changes: Investments help Bath Iron Works maintain its shipbuilding prowess

Shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works began the new year of 1994 with 12 reasons for optimism. That's the number of Arleigh Burke-class...