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Bangor Region Chamber CEO to step down

Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce CEO and President John Porter has announced that he plans to step down this August to take a new job.

Cross Insurance acquires Rhode Island agency

Bangor-based Cross Insurance has acquired a full-service insurance agency in Rhode Island, expanding its reach in southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut.

Emera Maine names new president

Emera Maine has named Alan Richardson as president and chief operating officer, placing its former leader in a new role to lead the development of smart grid technology.

Bangor brewery opens new location in Brewer

Bangor-based Geaghan Bros. Brewing Co. said its new brewery in Brewer will allow the company to hire more workers and greatly increase its brewing capacity.

Bangor denies tax break for Hollywood Casino

Hollywood Casino in Bangor has been denied its request for a tax break, though the gambling operation will now have a chance to appeal.

Ex-waitress sues Moody’s Diner in federal court

A former waitress at Moody’s Diner in Waldoboro is suing the restaurant in federal court over allegations that she was discriminated against for religious reasons.

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...

EMCC head may step down for Florida post

Eastern Maine Community College President Lawrence Barrett is potentially stepping down after announcing that he has tentatively accepted a job offer in Florida.

Varney Agency seeks Canadian expansion with new stake in large Quebec sawmill operator

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The family connected to Bangor-based Varney Agency has acquired a one-third ownership stake in what it is calling one of Quebec’s largest independent sawmill operators.

Bangor drive-in dating to the 1950s to reopen

A local real estate agent is helping to reopen a Bangor drive-in theater that closed in 1985 and was first opened by her father more than 64 years ago.