LePage's refusal to OK $117M in bonds puts 100s of projects at risk

Gov. Paul R. LePage's refusal to approve the sale of $117 million in bonds by last Thursday's deadline puts hundreds of construction projects at risk, Maine State Treasurer Terry Hayes told the...

Real Estate & Construction

Optimism over Waterville's direction spurs purchase of historic Main Street block

Laurie Schreiber |

Brother and sister Tom and Tracy Nales' purchase of a historic building known as the Arnold Block on Main Street in Waterville for $430,000 was inspired by the optimism that comes from revitalization...

Creative economy

USM receives $100M gift — largest in its history — from Osher family

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The University of Southern Maine announced Friday that it received a private map collection from Dr. Harold Osher with a monetary value of $100 million as well as a new endowment to provide ongoing...

Government & Politics

Feds earmark $1.2 million for Maine health care initiatives

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More than $1.2 million in federal money was allocated for affordable health care programs across Maine.

Banking & Finance

Maine Credit Union League elects 2018-19 officers

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The Maine Credit Union League's board elected new officers for 2018-19 at the organization's 80th annual meeting and convention in Portland.

Government & Politics

'Surf' war in Camden: How many daysailers are too many?

Town officials in Camden are trying to figure out how many day-only trips to allow local windjammers to offer without negatively impacting trade by strictly daysailer operations.


'New' Kennebunkport Festival seen as big success

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In its first season as a grassroots-run event, the weeklong Kennebunkport Festival raised $81,194 for local charities. The June 4-10 festival included seven public events and seven “art of...

Forest products

Sappi North America: Maine mills are key to sustainable business strategy

James McCarthy |

Sappi North America's paper mills in Westbrook and Skowhegan are integral contributors to the company's industry-leading sustainability performance, which received a “gold recognition...

Retail & Food service

National retailers hail Supreme Court’s ruling in tax case involving online sellers

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A national retail trade group applauded Thursday’s South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing states to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local...


Family farm in Houlton honored by Maine Potato Board

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The Maine Potato Board named the Donald Fitzpatrick family of Houlton as the 2018 “Farm Family of the Year.”

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How to: Plan for succession in a family-owned business

Sterling Kozlowski |

Eighty percent of Maine's businesses are family-owned. When asked who will take over the family business when the current owner retires, 88% of owners believe their children or family...

How to: Create the perfect brand message in 5 simple steps

Alexandra Heseltine |

We all know a logo design is only a small part of branding. What's critical to a successful branding strategy is defining the brand message. A brand message should answer the question in...

How to: Evaluate an Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Bill Haskell |

Maine's high energy costs bring out Yankee ingenuity

Peter Van Allen |

Just in the past few weeks, Mainebiz has had a number of stories about energy projects.

From #MeToo to #MaineCanDo: Eradicating workplace harassment

Betsy Peters |

The fundamental question for Maine business leaders is this: How can we create model workplaces and business cultures that ensure productive, competitive, equitable and respectful environments in...

Closing the skill gap by investing in education

Martha Johnston |
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Maine's largest power plants

Ranked by summer generating capacity in megawatts a/o April 2018

RankGeneratorSummer generating capacity in megawatts
1Yarmouth 4600.85
2Westbrook Energy Center G1264.11

Source: ISO New England CELT report

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