Energy & Utilities

Shuttered Howland contractor faces abuse claims

The Howland man who abruptly closed his contracting business last week, leaving dozens of customers without services they had paid for, had a protection of abuse order against him...

Real Estate & Construction

KeyBank gives $200K to Maine Medical Center

KeyBank has donated $200,000 to Maine Medical Center in Portland to construct a new waiting room that aims to provide an "aesthetically healing" environment for families.

Energy & Utilities

Maine heating fuel prices on the decline

The statewide cash price for heating fuel has decreased by 3 cents over the past week, according to a survey by the Governor's Energy Office.

Energy & Utilities

King sides with LePage on natural gas expansion

U.S. Sen. Angus King supports Gov. Paul LePage in wanting to eliminate New England's natural gas bottleneck, saying more pipeline capacity is needed to battle high energy...

Retail & Food service

Smitty's Cinema to open fourth Maine location

Smitty’s Cinema, a small "cinema pub" chain that has locations in Biddeford, Sanford and Windham, will open its fourth location in Maine by early summer next...


Nonstop Portland-Orlando flights to begin early

Southwest Airlines will begin its nonstop flights from Portland to Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 21, two weeks earlier than anticipated.The...

Professional services

Ohio company to close Falmouth office

The Smithers Group, an Ohio-based provider of market, technical and business information, is closing its Falmouth office and offering to relocate its 11 employees to Akron,...

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Summit takes heat for marketing contractor

Summit Natural Gas of Maine is taking heat from Cumberland officials and residents who are wondering why the utility promoted a Howland contractor that abruptly closed last...


Owner to sell 106-year-old, family-run Bangor business to employees

Dylan Martin |

Ron Dennis, president of Bangor-based Dennis Paper and Food Service, wanted to keep his 106-year-old family business locally owned and independent. He had some other options come up...

Education & Training

Maine gets $104K to boost rural health, education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a total of $104,692 in grants to two Maine organizations to boost health care and education in rural areas.

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How to balance work life during the holidays

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,...

How to handle conflict in the workplace

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...

How to avoid costly overtime violations

Glenn Israel |

How to create the aura of an icon

Doug Packard |

How to protect your business against cybercrime

Jeff Lind |
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Hey Forbes, here are some businesspeople that aren't bad-mouthing Maine

Peter Van Allen |

When I moved to Maine last spring there were still bad feelings over a list that ran in Forbes in September 2013, "The Best States for Business and Careers," which...

Don’t overlook tourism and recreation as economic drivers

Dick Rasor |

In the early 1980s my client, U.S. Steel, was suffering from the general economic downturn and import issues constricting the domestic steel industry. Chairman David Roderick stood before...

Well-known economist leaving Maine

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Maine's highest-paid state employees

Ranked by total annual compensation, 2013

RankEmployee; title; department, agency or officeTotal compensation 2013
1Margaret S. Greenwald; chief medical examiner; Attorney General$193,305.32
2Michelle W. Gardner; clinical director: Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center; Health & Human Services$185,842.45
3George E. Davis; physician III: Riverview Psychiatric Center; Health & Human Services$184,245.50

SOURCE: Office of the State Controller (Department of Administrative and Financial Services) - by Roger Magnus.

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