King seeks oversight details of FairPoint's broadband expansion

U.S. Sen. Angus King has asked the federal regulators how they will ensure FairPoint Communications appropriately uses millions in federal subsidies to expand broadband Internet access in rural Maine.

Fisheries & Marine

Panel: Shrimp fishing in Maine should remain closed in 2016

A regional fisheries commission has said the moratorium on shrimp fishing in Maine should remain in effect in 2016, citing dim prospects for the recovery of the shrimp population due to warming...

Forest products

Former Verso mill in Bucksport to be demolished next week

The scrap metal company that bought the Bucksport mill owned by Verso Paper Corp. will begin tearing it down next week, nearly a year after Verso shut down the plant and laid off more than 500...

Education & Training

USM receives largest donation ever to fund athletic complex improvements

The University of Southern Maine has received the largest gift in its history, $1.65 million, to fund improvements at Costello Sports Complex on the school’s Gorham campus.

Energy & Utilities

Portland hydropower company to receive $2.25 million federal grant

Ocean Renewable Power Co. has won a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop ways to lower the costs of deploying, retrieving and anchoring its tidal and river power...

Real Estate & Construction

Developer of Portland midtown project requests tax credits from state

The developer behind the major residential and commercial project proposed for Portland's Bayside area is seeking $4.3 million in tax credits from a state program whose rules were recently tightened...


Three steps to facilitate teamwork that will produce results

Jim Milliken |

Getting the individuals to do their parts, and getting the group to properly manage its relationships, is the definition of group leadership.


'Fastest Growing' companies have some common threads

Peter Van Allen |

This is our first year with a new feature, "Fastest Growing Companies in Maine," and there are truly no runners-up among this bunch, writes Editor Peter Van Allen.

For northern Maine businesses, transportation infrastructure is key

Peter Van Allen |

Business that have operations north of Bangor or outside the I-95 corridor are well acquainted with the frustrations of arranging shipping.

Build an effective online media room in 10 steps

Nancy Marshall |

Maine's largest law firms

(Ranked by total attorneys as of Sept. 2015)

RankFirmTotal Maine attorneys
1Bernstein Shur95
2Verrill Dana94
3Pierce Atwood LLP75

Source: Each firm.

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