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New chair of Maine Insurance Association a familiar face

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Michelle Ibarguen, the Augusta branch manager and president of the independent insurance provider Cross Insurance, has been appointed chairwoman for the board of the Maine Insurance Association.

Heating oil prices fall as crude oil market rally falters

More good news on heating fuel prices slide down across the state.

Switch to in-house machinery creates six jobs at Augusta printer

Six new jobs will be coming to J.S. McCarthy Printers when a new paper-cutting machine is installed at the Augusta-based commercial printer’s facility at 15 Darin Drive.

Five Guys expands to Augusta commercial development

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The proliferation of Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Maine continues, with the announcement that a fifth franchise location will be coming to Western Avenue in Augusta this fall.

Pop-Up art gallery highlights downtown Augusta

Peter Precourt, a professor of art at the University of Maine at Augusta, is using a vacant storefront at 265 Water St. in the state's capital as a pop-up art gallery.

Kennebec Technologies' employee wellness program goes beyond physical health

Jennifer Van Allen |

Kennebec Technologies has invested millions of dollars in recent years in new precision manufacturing equipment and technology. But some of the company's most valuable investments have been those the...

Summit faces $250K fine for potentially 'catastrophic' February gas leak

Summit Natural Gas is facing a $250,000 fine from the Maine Public Utilities Commission following an underground gas leak that forced the evacuation of several buildings at a shopping plaza in...

Darling's Auto plans $5M Augusta expansion

The Darling's Auto Group dealership in Augusta this summer is slated to move into a new and larger facility with an expanded service bay, which is expected to improve customer service and allow...

MaineGeneral's biggest investment? Workplace wellness

James McCarthy |

Chuck Hays, president and CEO of MaineGeneral Health Services, the state's third-largest health care system, has no trouble explaining why it's good business for employers to take a proactive role in...

Maine legislature split on extending federal tax breaks

Maine lawmakers are still weighing their options on L.D. 1564 — a bill that would adopt a group of federal tax breaks to the state level.