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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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Maine offshore wind project back in the running for $40M award

Aqua Ventus 1, the pilot offshore wind project designed by a University of Maine-led consortium that includes Cianbro Corp., is back in contention...

New OT rule praised, others say it goes too fast, too far

The U.S. Department of Labor issued its long-awaited final overtime rule on Wednesday, more than doubling the exempt employee threshold from the old...

New overtime rule could quadruple number of eligible Maine workers

A proposed change to the nation's overtime eligibility regulations could quadruple the number of workers in Maine who would be covered by the new...

Coastal Enterprises Inc. looks to the future in wake of departure

“Retire” is the word that shall not be used in describing what Coastal Enterprises Inc. founder Ron Phillips plans to do after he turns...

Learning beyond the classroom at King Middle School's makerspace

The makerspace reflects a convergence of several important education trends that are based on the realization that teaching the STEM disciplines of...

Health insurers seek double-digit rate hikes in Maine's ACA exchange

The insurance companies offering health care plans through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace in Maine have all filed double-digit rate hike...

‘Build your own’ hangar lots available at Brunswick Executive Airport

Brunswick Landing is using social media to entice corporate and general aviation owners to park their aircraft at Brunswick Executive Airport.

Gray-New Gloucester launch local 'Shark Tank' competition

The Gray-New Gloucester Development Corp. launched a three-phase competition to lure new or existing out-of-town businesses into one of the...

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