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Real Estate & Construction

Maine home sales slow in April

Sales of existing single-family homes slowed in April, but that didn’t stop the median sales price from seeing a larger increase.

 
Manufacturing

Survey finds growing demand for Maine manufacturing workers

Peter Van Allen |

There are more than 850 job openings at manufacturers around the state, the Manufacturers Association of Maine reports in a new survey. The survey responses were a far cry from those of December...

 
Trade

Chinese banks show interest in Maine exports

A top Chinese diplomat and representatives from several Chinese financial institutions attended the Maine International Trade Center’s annual conference Thursday.

 
Transportation

Tax break approved for Augusta aviation firm

The Augusta City Council has approved a tax break that will help Maine Instrument Flight build a new hangar to accommodate more space for customers.

 
Transportation

Uber eyes coastal Maine expansion

Uber, the San Francisco-based ridesharing service, is beginning operations in Bar Harbor, Old Orchard Beach, Ogunquit and Kennebunk on Friday evening for a summertime...

 
Small Business

Bar Harbor Chamber names new leader

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce has named a former Eastern Maine Development Corp. employee as its new executive director.The...

 
Small Business

How Sawyer Fredericks of NBC's 'The Voice' ended up with a Maine-made guitar

Dylan Martin |

When 16-year-old Sawyer Fredericks won the eighth season of NBC talent competition "The Voice" Tuesday night, most viewers probably didn’t know he was playing a...

 
Energy & Utilities

PUC stands by Efficiency Maine funding decision

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has decided against reconsidering its controversial decision to essentially cut $38 million from Efficiency Maine’s budget.

 
Energy & Utilities

PUC nears deal for long-term wind contract

The Maine Public Utilities Commission is close to reaching a deal over a long-term power purchasing agreement with a wind project in Somerset County.

 
Insurance

Allstate Insurance plans Maine expansion

Allstate Insurance Co. is planning to add 21 new positions in Maine, citing the state’s "strong economy" as the reason for the expansion.

 
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HOW To'S

How to develop a workforce using interns

Jennifer Hooper |

It's no secret that a primary objective of colleges and universities is to prepare undergraduate students for entering the workforce. Of course that means providing an education, but it...

How to turn an idea into a business

Christine Williams |

Every three days or so last summer on the island of Vinalhaven, I made the drive into town to stock up. I popped into the grocery store, stopped by the wine shop and checked in at the...

How to work smarter and market your company more effectively

Nancy Marshall |

How to understand Maine’s system for real estate assessment

N. Joel Moser |

How to establish trust in your business relationships

Nancy Marshall |
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Opinion

Making energy cheaper, cleaner and more predictable

Martin Grohman |

As a newly minted member of the Legislature, I wanted to be on the Energy, Utilities and Technology committee. My goal is for Maine to have the cheapest, cleanest power in the nation. I...

How does limiting debate on TPP trade agreement serve the public?

James McCarthy |

In October 2011, more than a year before his election as Maine's junior U.S. senator, Angus King wrote a commentary for Bowdoin College's student newspaper suggesting that free trade...

TIFs benefit more than businesses

Shana Cook Mueller |
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Lists

Maine's largest private schools

Ranked by total spring enrollment, 2015

RankSchool, locationEnrollment/Grade span
1Thornton Academy, Saco1,633/6-12
2Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg604 (1)/9-post graduate
3Saint Dominic Academy, Auburn596/Pre-K-12

(1) Boarding: 164, day: 440

SOURCE : Each school/Compiled by Roger Magnus.


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