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Maine gets $1.1M to link workforce, education data

The Maine Department of Labor is receiving $1.1 million in federal funds to expand databases that will help researchers determine the effectiveness of workforce and education programs.

Lawmakers OK bill that could boost solar generation

Maine lawmakers have passed a bill into law that could lead to a new way to reimburse businesses and homeowners who generate their own electricity with solar and other power sources.

Sprague proposes Portland boatyard expansion

Phineas Sprague Jr., the owner of Portland Yacht Services, is proposing to expand his boatyard on Portland’s waterfront.

Lyman-Morse buys Camden boatbuilder

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding has acquired a Camden boatbuilder that will give the Thomaston company access to what it calls one of the top harbors on the East Coast.

Legislature votes to override LePage veto of budget

The Maine House of Representatives and Senate voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the proposed two-year state budget Tuesday.

Unity College president to step down

Unity College President Stephen Mulkey is stepping down at the end of this year to retire.

UMaine Augusta, Fort Kent hire interim leaders

Two Maine university officials have been named as interim leaders for the University of Maine System’s campuses in Augusta and Fort Kent.

LePage faces possible investigation

Four state legislators are calling for a formal investigation of Gov. Paul LePage over allegations that he threatened to withhold state funds from a private charter school if the school’s board...

Experts at MDI Bio Lab conference see future therapeutics in regenerative medicine

Lori Valigra |

Dustin Shillcox sat in his wheelchair before an audience of scientists last Friday evening, asked everyone to stand up and then said, “How did you stand up?”

Thompson's Point in Portland secures app and Web developer as first office tenant

Dylan Martin |

Adding to its growing and diverse base of tenants, the owners of the 30-acre Thompson's Point redevelopment project in Portland have signed its first office tenant.