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MDI lab partners with Australian research group

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor has partnered with an Australian research group to boost research and education efforts for regenerative...

Report: Lawmakers didn't foresee issues with tax-credits program

The lack of financial expertise within the state Legislature makes it vulnerable to outside investors orchestrating deals that would allow them to reap millions in tax credits for...

Lawmaker seeks addition of 3 casinos statewide

State Sen. Linda Valentino, D-Saco, is proposing a measure that would set up casinos in three other regions, but it’s likely to face pushback from existing casinos and other...

More Maine communities eye limits on bags

Just after the city of Portland enacted a fee on paper and plastic bags, three more Maine communities are considering measures to limit the use of single-use bags at retail...

Portland firm to expand Down East 4G coverage

Portland-based Wireless Partners LLC said it is planning to expand high-speed cellular and broadband service to underserved Down East areas.

Business contest announced for Katahdin area

The Maine Small Business Development Centers is holding a new business plan competition for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Millinocket, East Millinocket and Medway.

FAA OKs Cumberland firm's use of drones

Cumberland-based firm Sevee & Maher Engineers said it was recently granted an exemption by federal regulators to use an unmanned aerial vehicle for commercial...

Skowhegan board denies Sappi tax break

Sappi Fine Paper North America is planning to appeal a Skowhegan board's decision to deny its request to lower the property tax value of its paper mill by more than $137...

Hollywood Casino seeks tax break

Hollywood Casino in Bangor is seeking to reduce its property valuation by $36.8 million — a request that city officials are preparing to fight.

Governors' energy conference yields more talk

Brad Kane, Hartford Business Journal |

After a summit of the five New England governors on Thursday in Hartford, they all agreed to further collaborate on the region's energy issues but did not commit to any...