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LePage signs into law bill creating Barbara Bush specialty license plate

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Gov. Paul R. LePage has signed into law the bill creating the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital specialty license plate.

 
Real Estate & Construction

Last beam goes up at cPort Middle St. branch building site

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Portland-based cPort Credit Union is on track to complete construction of a new branch at 35 Middle St. this year after putting up the last beam at the site on Wednesday.

 
Education & Training

Colby alumnus donates $2.5M for Maine student scholarships

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A former corporate attorney for Scott Paper and S.D. Warren has donated $2.5 million to Colby College in Waterville to support financial aid for students from Maine.

 
Tourism & Recreation

Maine Maritime Museum to celebrate relaunching of historic fishing schooner

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Maine Maritime Museum in Bath plans to celebrate the full restoration of the 1906 schooner Mary E, the oldest Bath-built vessel still sailing, by hosting a public recommissioning ceremony as the...

 
Energy & Utilities

PUC to hold hearings on Emera Maine’s proposed 12% rate hike

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The Maine Public Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing May 1 at three locations on Emera Maine’s proposed 12% rate increase.

 
Energy & Utilities

Bowdoin College achieves carbon neutrality ahead of schedule

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Bowdoin College has reached its goals of becoming “carbon neutral” at its Brunswick campus two years ahead of time.

 
Government & Politics

Portland, in reversal, selects Live Nation for concerts at Maine State Pier

Portland City Council voted 9-0 Wednesday night to contract with the national entertainment company Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) to present concerts on the city's Maine State Pier this summer, rescinding...

 
Real Estate & Construction

Auburn retirement community plans $12M expansion

The Schooner Estates retirement community in Auburn will begin development of a $12 million 47,606-square-foot facility this summer.

 
Fisheries & Marine

Mechanical rockweed harvesting sparks concerns on Deer Isle

Residents of Stonington and Deer Isle expressed concern about noise from the machinery used to harvest rockweed in their area, as well as the potential for bycatch and the impact of harvesting on...

 
Health care

Report: Cumberland is healthiest county, Washington least healthy

James McCarthy |

Cumberland County is the healthiest county in the state, according to comparisons based on five metrics contained in the 2018 County Health Rankings within MaineHealth's annual health index report.

 
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HOW To'S

How to: Comply with Department of Labor's 7 rules for internships

Dawn Harmon |

Internships: To pay or not to pay? As summer approaches, employers across the state will begin to receive resumes from students seeking practical work experience through internships.

How To: Stop the exodus of promising young leaders from Maine?

Jim Bouchard |

The most honest answer I can give you on how to stop the flow of young people out of Maine is you can't. Young people by nature have more of a yearning for adventure. They want to get out...

Make IT investments that improve your business

John Sterling |
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Opinion

Companies' office space investments proving to be effective tool for recruitment and retention

Peter Van Allen |

We hear all the time about the difficulty in finding qualified employees.

Where entrepreneurial spirit and financing collide

Peter Van Allen |

NPR's podcast called “How I Built This,” hosted by Guy Raz, offers compelling stories about the concepts of entrepreneurism and financing and how invariably they're intertwined in every...

Good old-fashioned hard work

Peter Van Allen |
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Lists

Notable Maine-based construction projects

Ranked by valuation 2017

RankProjectContractor
1Maine National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, AugustaNickerson & O'Day, Brewer
2Eastern Maine Medical Center Tower, phases 1 & 2, BangorE.S. Boulos Co., Westbrook

Source: Each contractor via survey


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