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Boothbay region has a new chamber director

Patricia Royall is promoted to executive director of the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce.

Emera Maine seeks to acquire Swans Island Electric Cooperative

If Emera Maine acquires the Swans Island Electric Cooperative, islanders there and on neighboring Frenchboro could enjoy sharply lower electricity rates.

Eel farming could be next aquaculture boom

A small eel farm is under way in South Bristol, raising elvers so they can be sold live and fully grown to local restaurants.

Fishermen dive into scallop season

The scallop fishery started for the winter season on Dec. 1 on an optimistic note, the Ellsworth American reported.

A major defense bill would have far-reaching impact in Maine


The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, hammered out this week by the House and Senate Armed Service committees and facing an upcoming vote, contains several provisions that are likely to...

Here's how Maine's new minimum wage levels will impact OT pay

James McCarthy |

Maine's Department of Labor is alerting Maine employers that the minimum wage increase approved by Maine voters in the Nov. 8 election will have an impact on the salary threshold for determining...

Eaton Peabody law firm on the move in Portland


The law firm of Eaton Peabody is moving into larger space at 100 Middle St. in Portland during the first quarter of 2017, a move prompted by the growth of its Portland office.

PUC sets standard electricity rates, for most customers it's good news


The standard offer price of electricity for small commercial customers in Emera Maine’s Bangor Hydro district will go down slightly in 2017, while small commercial customers in...

Two tribal communities in northern Maine will share $220,000 in grants


Aroostook Band of Micmacs will receive $122,953 and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians will receive $99,500 from a U.S. Department of Agriculture economic development grant.

How Maine could be affected if Trump cuts funds for climate research

President-elect Donald Trump's vow to scale back research funding for some NASA programs could adversely impact some key Maine institutions, including the University of Maine, the Gulf of Maine...