Real Estate & Construction

Young couple snaps up former Nina's Variety in Falmouth

Laurie Schreiber |

A couple in their early 30s, looking for an affordable lease to establish a variety store and specialty grill, jumped at the chance to buy a property, instead, when they realized the purchase price...

Real Estate & Construction

Reed & Reed awarded contract for York toll plaza project

Staff |

Construction on a new turnpike toll plaza in York will begin next month, following Maine Turnpike Authority’s award of a three-year $39.5 million contract to Reed & Reed of Woolwich.

Economic Development

Tuna tournament in its final year nets $287K for community college students

Staff |

The Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament ended its 21-year run as New England’s top cash prize tuna event by raising $287,000 in support of scholarship for Maine community college students.

Health care

Maine Medical Center launches peer-reviewed medical journal

Staff |

Maine Medical Center’s Medical Education Department will launch the state’s only peer-reviewed medical journal dedicated to original research in the health sciences.

Economic Development

Maine SBDC earns full national accreditation

Staff |

The Maine Small Business Development Centers earned full accreditation from the national accrediting body under contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration to evaluate the nationwide network...

Fisheries & Marine

State rejects Kittery's request to delay decision on oyster farm expansion

Staff |

The Maine Department of Marine Resources denied a request by the town of Kittery to delay its decision on a proposed expansion of an oyster farming operation by Spinney Creek Shellfish of Eliot.

Human resources

Maine Law student coauthors financial guide for veterans

Renee Cordes |

The Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection has produced an easy-to-use practical guide on financial resources available to veterans.

Government & Politics

Maine unemployment posts slight uptick in September

Staff |

Maine seasonally adjusted unemployment was 3.3% in September, a slight uptick from 3.2% in August and unchanged from a year ago, according to preliminary data from the Maine Department of Labor...

Government & Politics

Gov. LePage heads to Iceland to participate in Arctic Circle Assembly

Staff |

Gov. Paul R. LePage is leading a delegation of more than 40 Mainers to Reykjavik, Iceland, who will participate in the 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly, the largest network of international dialogue and...

Energy & Utilities

CMP nixes overhead crossing of scenic Kennebec Gorge in bid to win over critics

Staff |

In a bid to address concerns of state environmental regulators, host communities and other stakeholders, Central Maine Power plans to avoid an aerial crossing over the scenic Kennebec Gorge as part...

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How to: Maximize your greatest asset — your employees

Deb White-Rideout |

Most executives and HR managers would say their employees are their greatest asset. Here are some tips on how communicate that in meaningful ways.


2018 Next List: Meet the entrepreneur next door

Peter Van Allen |

In this issue we honor 11 business people who are changing the Maine economy for the better.

Maine's startup landscape: Bug spray, potato tracker, elder care app

Peter Van Allen |

We all have our own mental image of a "startup." Whether the idea is formed by pitch competitions like Greenlight Maine or Top Gun, the Wall Street Journal or Inc. magazine or...

USM is committed to 'workforce development'

USM arts center is not the answer

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Maine's largest private schools

Ranked by total enrollment, fall 2018

1Thornton Academy, Saco1,651
2Berwick Academy, South Berwick604

Source: Each school via survey

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