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Burt's Bees co-founder Burt Shavitz dies

Burt's Bees co-founder Burt Shavitz, who claimed last year that he was ousted by co-founder Roxanne Quimby, has died at the age of 80.

Multi-million-dollar pipeline fight likely heading to court

A U.S. District Court judge in Bangor has rejected a motion for summary judgment in the court case involving claims between Summit Natural Gas of Maine Inc. and Schmid Pipeline Construction Inc.,...

Greenlight Maine picks 26 semifinalists to vie for $100,000 prize in entrepreneur contest

“Greenlight Maine,” an upcoming weekly TV show in which Maine entrepreneurs can vie to win a minimum prize of $100,000, said it has selected the 26 semifinalists to compete in the...

Feds award $120K to 13 Maine clean energy projects

USDA Rural Development is awarding nearly $120,000 to 13 Maine businesses for clean energy projects that include solar power systems, variable-frequency ventilation fans and geothermal heat pumps.

Maine Startup & Create Week: Food distributors challenged by margins, changing food landscape

Getting food from producers to customers like co-ops, hospitals and retail stores can be costly and timely, so distributors have to be nimble to meet changing customer demands while watching their...

Eight entrepreneurs get SCORE 'Success Awards'

Lori Valigra |

SCORE, the largest collaborative mentoring organization in Maine, handed out its “Success Awards” to eight entrepreneurs Thursday in a partner event with Maine Startup & Create Week.

N.E. now included in UK's GREAT Tech Awards

Lori Valigra |

The United Kingdom has expanded its GREAT Tech Awards this year to include New...

House says no to bill that would block local minimum wage increase

The Maine House of Representatives rejected a bill on Monday that would block municipalities from raising the minimum wage at a local level.

Cianbro to hire 300 workers this summer

Cianbro in Pittsfield is planning to hire 300 workers over the next few weeks after having recently hired an additional 300 this summer.

Freedom farm finds nothing’s free about name

A small family farm in Freedom is planning to change its name after being sued by a multinational tomato-growing firm over a trademark dispute.

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