Government & Politics
Maine's unemployment rate in November was 5.7%, a hundredth of a percentage point lower than the previous month and not quite 1% less than it was a year ago.
Aroostook County has been a leader in Christmas tree sales, not just for Maine, but the entire Northeast, according to federal data released earlier this year.
Plum Creek Timberlands’ certification for sustainable logging practices is being challenged by an Oregon-based watchdog group seeking a nationwide investigation.
Community Concepts Inc., a Lewiston-based social services agency that provides small business loans, is not saying why CEO Mike Burke stepped down on Wednesday after serving the...
Exported goods from Maine have declined by 12% from 2012 to 2013, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. But that decline may be due to a change in the reporting method...
Climate change now joins hurricanes as a threat for causing more power outages for businesses and residents in major East Coast cities in the future, a new John Hopkins University...
Energy & Utilities
Two members of Gov. Paul LePage’s staff are being considered for two soon-to-be-vacant seats on the Maine Public Utilities Commission.
Mercy Hospital in Portland ended the year with a net financial gain after two years of losses, crediting its merger with Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems for the...
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery announced Thursday that it plans to hire around 715 new workers within the next 10 months.
Retail & Food service
Two veteran restaurateurs plan to open a new seafood restaurant on Portland’s waterfront.The
Nancy Marshall |
In college I remember it seemed as if there was often a competition as to who had the most work to do. There was a certain one-upsmanship when it came to having more papers, lab reports,...
Jim Milliken |
Conflict in the workplace is a very personal thing, and it can be frightening, paralyzing. We live comfortably with differences, and we can handle disagreement. Conflict, though, is a...
Until about two months ago I was an unapologetic Luddite when it came to social media like Facebook or Twitter. Staying off Facebook has been, and still is, an easy call: I cultivate the...
Michael Bourque |
The University of Southern Maine has, understandably, been in the news a lot lately. Budget cuts, layoffs, decreased enrollment and student retention issues have led to a significant...
Maine's largest alpine ski areas
Ranked by vertical drop
|Rank||Ski area, lcoation||Vertical drop (in feet)/Snowmaking coverage|
|1||Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley||2,820/95%|
|2||Sunday River Resort, Newry||2,340/95% (1)|
|3||Saddleback Maine, Rangeley||2,000/85%|
(1) Seasonal approximate number
SOURCE : Ski Maine Association and individual ski areas/Compiled by Roger Magnus.