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Peter J. DeTroy, prominent commercial lawyer, dies

Peter J. DeTroy, a commercial litigator, died suddenly over Memorial Weekend. Over a four-decade career, DeTroy represented individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses of all size. He was a partner at...

Shuttered Margaritas makes way for adult milkshakes

The Portsmouth restaurateur behind the New Hampshire eateries, The Green Monkey and Brazo, has announced his plans for a 100-seat eatery that will feature grass-fed beef and adult milkshakes at the...

FedEx pencils in late August opening for Biddeford distribution center

FedEx has laid out a timetable and employment numbers for its new 265,000-square-foot southern Maine and eastern New Hampshire distribution center in Biddeford that once housed a Hostess Brands'...

Summer rush escalates high demand for employees

The shortage of employees in the state is stretching beyond both the construction and culinary sectors, as business owners in Hancock County are struggling to meet the high demand of workers needed...

Mumbai-based papermaker eyes possible Catalyst Paper acquisition

Staff |

A group of investors that hold a majority stake in Catalyst Paper Corp., the Canadian-based owner of the Rumford Catalyst Paper Holdings mill, have agreed to a possible acquisition of the company by...

Maine gas prices continue to rise, just short of national jump

Staff |

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state rose by two cents over the past week. During that same period, the average national price for a gallon of gas also jumped by three cents...

Fed science, engineering funding up for first time in five years

Lori Valigra |

Federal agencies increased overall science and engineering funding by 6% in fiscal 2014 over the prior year to $30.8 billion spread across 996 academic institutions, the first increase in...

New directors mark chamber of commerce growth statewide

Peter Van Allen |

Maine's chamber of commerce offices are ever-evolving. In recent weeks, two chambers have announced new executive directors.

Help wanted: Tyler, Wayfair and SaviLinx searching for 1,700 workers

James McCarthy |

The prospect of hiring up to 550 new workers over the next decade, including dozens of highly coveted software developers and IT specialists, isn't keeping Tyler Technologies' Christopher Hepburn and...

Craft coffee roasting heats up in Maine

Lori Valigra |

When Will and Kathleen Pratt started a micro-roasting coffee business in Portland's East Bayside neighborhood in 2012, the local coffee and food culture impressed them, but the locals...

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