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Real Estate & Construction

Construction to begin this summer on Phase 1 of Stroudwater Preserve residential subdivision

Laurie Schreiber |

PORTLAND — The purchase of the former Camelot Farm in Portland's Stroudwater neighborhood allows developers to proceed with marketing Stroudwater Preserve, the residential subdivision and green...

 
Real Estate & Construction

ReVision Energy to consolidate in newly purchased South Portland building

Laurie Schreiber |

The solar energy installer ReVision Energy has purchased a 26,924-square-foot building, at 758 Westbrook St. in South Portland, to consolidate its operations and relocate its regional headquarters.

 
Human resources

Free workshops for immigrant entrepreneurs scheduled for June

Staff |

Immigrants in Maine looking to start a business or seeking help with an existing one are invited to attend four free workshops in Portland next month.

 
Health care

HealthInfoNet names Shaun Alfreds as CEO

Staff |

HealthInfoNet’s board of directors announced Thursday that Shaun Alfreds is the Portland-based nonprofit’s new CEO and executive director.

 
Retail & Food service

Founder of Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream dies at age 90

Staff |

Randall H. Gifford Jr., who founded with his wife Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream after they purchased a small dairy in Farmington in 1971 and another dairy in Skowhegan three years later, died...

 
Agriculture

Maine rice production growing, more farms needed to meet demand

Staff |

Demand for Maine-grown rice is outpacing supply, resulting in a search for new sites to grow the grain.

 
Tourism & Recreation

Opposition voiced at hearing on Irving’s Fish River rezoning proposal

At a public hearing hosted by the Maine Land Use Planning Commission, all but one of 15 Aroostook County residents who gave testimony opposed J.D. Irving Ltd.’s proposal to rezone for...

 
Economic Development

Portland startup wins $25K prize in Thursday's Top Gun Showcase finals

Staff |

Erica Schmitz, founder of the Portland startup MyBodyModel, is the winner of the $25,000 cash prize awarded Thursday night at the Top Gun Showcase finals held at the University of Southern Maine's...

 
Manufacturing

Yale Cordage wins Trade Day's 'Best in Show' honors for second straight year

Staff |

Yale Cordage, a Saco company that makes a wide range of specialty ropes for key industries such as mining and arboriculture, took home the “Best in Show” trophy at Trade Day 2018 for a...

 
Manufacturing

American Roots to expand space and workforce with move to Westbrook

The Portland apparel company American Roots has signed a lease to move to a 14,000-square-foot space in the Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook and eventually add up to 10 new employees.

 
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HOW To'S

How to: Evaluate an Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Bill Haskell |

As business owners consider transition and liquidity options, there are typically three choices: sell to a strategic buyer, a financial buyer or an employee-management group.

How to: Comply with Department of Labor's 7 rules for internships

Dawn Harmon |

Internships: To pay or not to pay? As summer approaches, employers across the state will begin to receive resumes from students seeking practical work experience through internships.

Opinion

What's in your 401(k)? Many simply don't know

Peter Van Allen |

In this issue we tackle the age-old question, When the heck am I ever going to be able to retire?

Downtowns are key to rebuilding communities across the state

Peter Van Allen |

Officials are finding ways to leverage grant money to improve the infrastructure, including broadband networks, that will bring people back to the downtowns. Bringing in retailers is a priority, but...

Good old-fashioned hard work

Peter Van Allen |
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Lists

Highest-paid state employees

Ranked by total annual compensation, 2017

RankState employeeTotal 2017 compensation
1Joanna E. Gratton, Riverview Psychiatric Center$338,137
2Rachel S. Harrow, Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center$287,604

Source: Office of the State Controller


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