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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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Here's how Maine's new minimum wage levels will impact OT pay

Maine's Department of Labor is alerting Maine employers that the minimum wage increase approved by Maine voters in the Nov. 8 election will have an...

AMC taps Moosehead region contractors to build new Medawisla Lodge

The Appalachian Mountain Club's Medawisla Lodge and Cabins project is boosting the Piscataquis County economy, with 50 local workers and a dozen...

Report details Island Institute's 2016 impact on islands and coast

The Rockland-based nonprofit reported operating revenue of $5.47 million and almost $5.4 million in operating expenses, which included $883,179 being...

How 'plywood on steroids' reduces construction time and payroll costs

Sometimes referred to as “plywood on steroids,” CLT and related engineered wood products such as nail laminated and glue-laminated timber...

A new Department of Labor fiduciary rule will put clients first

Maine banks, wealth management firms and other financial advisors who work with retirement plans or provide retirement planning advice are gearing up...

Federal judge puts brakes on new OT rules slated to take effect Dec. 1

A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime regulations from taking...

No easy answers as PUC weighs change in ‘net metering’ rules

Maine Public Utilities Commission Chairman Mark Vannoy and fellow Commissioners Carlisle McLean and Bruce Williamson have their work cut out for them...

UMaine System's $150M graduate center plan addresses need for high-skill workers

Eliot Cutler, CEO of the Maine Center for Professional Graduate Studies, says the ambitious $150 million proposal to create a new graduate center for...

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