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Central Maine Healthcare names new president for Bridgton, Rumford hospitals

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A New Hampshire hospital administrator has been named president of Bridgton and Rumford hospitals, replacing David Frum, who resigned in August, Central Maine Healthcare announced Thursday.

Shutdown affects Bay Ferries ferry plan in Bar Harbor

Laurie Schreiber |

The federal government shutdown is hampering Bay Ferries Ltd.’s processing of plans to re-establish ferry service between Bar Harbor and Nova Scotia.

A look back: Pioneering a commercial district one Dumpster at a time

The very first issue of Mainebiz, in December 1994, featured a story about another company that launched in 1994, Shipyard Brewing Co. in Portland. Founder Fred Forsley gave reporter...

Belfast weighs proposal from Tractor Supply involving large commercial lot

Laurie Schreiber |

Belfast received its first application in 11 years for the use of a lot of 84 acres — singularly large for the city — along its Route 3 commercial zoning district. The application, to...

Brower launches Masthead Maine network linking his media companies

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Media companies owned by Reade Brower announced today the launch of Masthead Maine, a network that enables media buying across its news and lifestyle products.

Geico enters Maine market with new Portland office

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Geico, the nationwide insurance company owned by Warren Buffett's conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has opened its first office in Maine, staffed by seven licensed agents.

South Portland OKs recreational marijuana store

A company calling itself “Sea Weed” received unanimous approval Wednesday night from South Portland's Planning Board to build an adult recreational marijuana retail store near the Maine...

Maine Water’s parent, SJW Group withdraw merger application in Conn.

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Connecticut Water Service Inc., parent company of Maine Water Co., and California's SJW Group on Wednesday withdrew their application to state regulators in Connecticut to combine in a proposed $1.1...

Portland curling club seeks home of its own in tight real estate market

Maureen Milliken |

The Pine Tree Curling Club needs its own dedicated ice to grow the club, but the Portland area's lack of commercial space may be a challenge.

Wilton Barclaycard closing came as surprise to town

Maureen Milliken |

The announcement Barclaycard in Wilton will close at the end of March, putting 227 out of work, was a surprise to the town of 4,100, but the town has been there before.