Retail & Food service

Travel writer weighs in on Portland vs. Portland

Portland vs. Portland: SmarterTravel tries to compare the two oft-confused locations known for their craft breweries and cultural similarities.

Tourism & Recreation

Millinocket Marathon gets town 26.2 miles closer to being rec destination

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About 960 runners from across the country have signed up for the second running of the Millinocket Marathon & Half Marathon on Dec. 10, which has no entry fee but which race director Gary Allen is...

Retail & Food service

Luke's Lobster takes on Miami

Homegrown chain Luke's Lobster has hit the southern end of the East Coast by expanding with its first Miami location.

Health care

LincolnHealth expansion moves forward

Damariscotta's Planning Board gave the go-ahead to LincolnHealth to construct a new building estimated to cost $13.7 million.

Government & Politics

Northeast Ocean Plan gets nod from six New England states, others

A comprehensive plan that is the first in the nation to protect New England's oceans was approved by all six New England states, six tribes and many federal stakeholders.


Redzone, Maine Fiber team up to expand 'last mile' internet service

Redzone Wireless moved closer to its goal of covering 90% of the state's population with wireless internet service in March via a new contract with Maine Fiber Co.


Wood turning company sold, new owners to expand markets

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Wells Wood Turning and Finishing, one of the few remaining and larger wood-turning companies in Maine, has been sold to Turning Acquisitions, which plans to keep on employees and expand into new...


FairPoint merger may bring Maine more broadband options

Mainers may get more broadband and television options in the future as Consolidated Communications' plans takeover of FairPoint.

Government & Politics

Gov. LePage: Bangor, Freeport among alternative psychiatric unit locales

A new psychiatric center is on hold as governor, Legislative Council Democrats disagree on details.

Real Estate & Construction

Orono startup lands EPA grant to create biobased ceiling tiles

Two-year-old Revolution Research Inc. of Orono won a $100,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant to design the manufacturing process for a biobased ceiling tile that is durable,...

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Take advantage of new tax incentives for year-end equipment financing

Stephen Krolikowski |

Forward-thinking business leaders should consider acquiring new or updated equipment before the end of 2016 to take advantage of legislation that both expands deductions and extends depreciation...

Prepare a data center for disaster recovery

Mike Reed |

The top 15 employers in the state of Maine are all medical centers, universities, financial institutions or government entities. All of these organizations have something else in common — they...

How To: Determine the health of your organization's culture

Rob Neal |

How To: Develop a succession plan for a family business

Michael R. Walp |

How To: Create a good marketing plan

Steve Lovejoy |
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Maine needs TIFs that would benefit communities, businesses and workers

Jennifer McKenna |

Many Maine communities use Tax Increment Financing to provide incentives to corporations and developers to attract new jobs and jumpstart major construction projects, from business parks to hotels to...


Maine's largest accounting firms

Ranked by 2015 revenue

1BerryDunn, Portland$57.6 million
2Baker Newman Noyes, Portland$25.7 million

Source: Each firm via survey

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