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SMCC to provide training for electricians at BIW

Bath Iron Works and Southern Maine Community College signed an agreement on Friday that will extend a training program for almost 90 marine electricians recently hired by the Bath shipyard.

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.

Reflections on the ‘Directors’ Cut’ show at Portland Museum of Art

James McCarthy |

Art is what brought me to Maine — specifically, Andrew Wyeth's paintings. I first discovered Wyeth's work in the large coffee table book with text by Richard Meryman that came out...

Portland Farmers’ Market: Number of Maine farmers markets has doubled in nearly a decade

Lori Valigra |

For farmers, getting ready for the Portland Farmers' Market often starts the evening before, with picking goods then packing crates, and continues at sunrise the next day with loading the...

44 North Coffee grows beyond roasting facility with new cafe in Stonington

Lori Valigra |

When Melissa Raftery and Megan Wood decided to start a year-round coffee business on Deer Isle, they took a magazine article's advice and sat at the...

'Wellness' comes in many forms and companies are expanding the array of health care and financial benefits

Jennifer Van Allen |

As the cost of providing health insurance has continued to rise over the past decade, employers have been asking their workers to shoulder more of the expense.

It ain’t over in Augusta ‘til it’s over

James McCarthy |

"What a long strange trip it's been" is one way you could describe the first session of the 127th Legislature.

Finding top performers: Brunswick company helps employers make the 'right hire'

James McCarthy |

Hiring, developing and training the right people are the top three problems for most business owners and CEOs, says Art Boulay, CEO of Brunswick-based Strategic Talent Management.