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Maine Food Insider: Giffords adds flavor to Travis Mills Foundation partnership

Maureen Milliken |

Gifford's Ice Cream, which already has a partnership with the Travis Mills Foundation, announced this week that proceeds from three flavors this year will benefit the foundation.

Maine credit union membership nears 700,000, lending up 7% in 2017


Lending at Maine's 56 credit unions grew by $355 million to $5.5 billion in 2017, an increase of nearly 7% over 2016, according to a year-end tally released by the Maine Credit Union League on...

CMP welcomes audit of its billing system, will correct any errors

James McCarthy |

Central Maine Power President and CEO Doug Herling issued a statement Tuesday promising the company's full cooperation with the formal audit of its metering and billing systems launched by the Maine...

Owner of J's Oyster sentenced to jail for pocketing sales tax


The owner of J's Oyster, an iconic restaurant and bar on Portland's waterfront, has been sentenced to four months in jail for pocketing sales taxes paid by the restaurant's customers, as well as for...

Islesford boatbuilding program to expand, part of Maine marine education push

A partnership with Acadia National Park is allowing a nonprofit educational boatbuilding program to expand on the island of Islesford, off Mount Desert Island.

Village Candle taps Eimskip to reach expanding European markets


Village Candle, the Wells-based manufacturer of scented candles, announced today it has reached an agreement with the international shipper Eimskip that will enhance the company's ability to grow its...

How important is Maine Law's rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings?

Renee Cordes |

The University of Maine School of Law just shot up in closely watched national law school rankings, but the school's dean, Danielle Conway, sees that as a mixed blessing.

Conference to tackle ‘future of land conservation in Maine’


Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization, is using the 35th anniversary of its annual Maine Land Conservation Conference this week to explore a different format and dig...

UMaine receives $10M gift toward new engineering/design center

The University of Maine received an anonymous gift of $10 million from the family of an engineering graduate to be used for an $80 million engineering education and design center on the Orono campus.

Three counties get $210K boost for economic development planning


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration will award $210,000 to Androscoggin, Somerset, and Aroostook counties to foster economic development, support small...