A look back: A 1995 plan for Thompson's Point nailed some things, not others

Fishman Realty Group had a proven track record in real estate development and management in Portland. In 1995, he proposed Atlantic Portland a grand redevelopment of Thompson’s...

Energy & Utilities

CMP's sweetens the deal, picks up support from Mills and others for $950M project

James McCarthy |

Central Maine Power announced this morning it has signed a stipulation asking the Maine Public Utilities Commission to authorize its $950 million transmission project to deliver Canadian...

Government & Politics

Bill to prevent municipalities from banning short-term rentals sparks strong debate

James McCarthy |

The mayors of Portland and South Portland were among those testifying against a proposed bill that would block municipalities from prohibiting short-term rentals such as Airbnb, while those in favor...

Tourism & Recreation

Fall day trips to Maine up, but overnight visitors are spending more


Fall day trips in Maine in 2018 were up significantly from 2017, with overnight visitors spending more, according to a report from the Maine State Office of Tourism.

Creative economy

Startup Maine seeks workshop applications for June conference

Staff |

This year's theme is “Startups, Innovators and Policy Makers,” and will seek to challenge attendees to identify how entrepreneurs can address local, national and global challenges.

Education & Training

USM-UNE collaboration opens new pathway for careers in pharmacy


The University of New England and the University of Southern Maine announced an agreement that will make it easier for students from USM's Department of Biological Science to apply to UNE's College...

Banking & Finance

Maine Savings Credit Union opens Portland branch

Staff |

The Forest Avenue location brings the number of branches for the Hampden-based lender to 11.

Real Estate & Construction

New podcast explores Greater Portland real estate market


A new podcast features Greater Portland business owners, real estate experts, mortgage loan professionals, home inspectors and contractors.

Economic Development

Gorham village is redeveloping, but 'there's room for more'

Maureen Milliken |

The 70,000 mixed-use Station Square development by Great Falls Construction is the latest project in busy Gorham village, but the Gorham Downlown Alliance says there's more work to do.

Real Estate & Construction

Former South Portland Wendy's to house medical clinic

American Family Care clinic, a national chain, will open in the Waterman Drive building this spring, with a Starbucks due to open in the summer.

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How to: Prepare for a business loan

Kim Donnelly |

If you own a business, you know what it's like to see — and want to seize — an opportunity. And often, such opportunities require an infusion of capital.

How to: Build a culture of cyber-defenders

Andrew Rinaldi |

In today's world, cybersecurity is a hot-button issue that effects organizations large and small. A cyberattack can be extremely damaging, and companies have to deal with bad PR and...


When technology makes our world better

Peter Van Allen |

The New Yorker recently published an essay by the late Oliver Sacks that bemoans technology's greater presence in our lives. "I cannot get used to seeing myriads of people in the...

Aquaculture must be good for all parties

To the Editor:We applaud the Island Institute for its support to help grow the aquaculture industry. Developing new markets and waterfront jobs is...

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Maine's largest private employers

Ranked by average monthly employment range, 2018 Q2

RankEmployerEmployment range
1MaineHealth, Portland15,001 to 15,500
2Hannaford Bros. Co., Scarborough8,001 to 8,500

Source: Maine Department of Labor

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