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  • What the Affordable Care Act ruling means to Maine business

    James McCarthy

    Rick Dacri, owner of a Kennebunkport-based consulting firm that advises businesses on work force issues, says his client list ranges from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits employing fewer than 10 people.

  • The new chairman of the Maine Bankers Association checks in

    Derek Rice

    The global financial crisis of 2008 brought many changes in the banking industry, particularly in the area of mortgages.

  • Property managers are a smart investment

    Justin Lamontagne

    I will never forget the day a rather colorful professor of mine at Boston University wrote on the blackboard, “K.I.S.S.” It was in response to a question on how to write a paper on a particularly complicated economics topic. K.I.S.S.

  • Federal fallout

    Mal Leary

    LePage: ACA implementation on hold Awaiting answers from Washington Medicaid remains a concern Gov.

  • Hospitals look beyond ACA ruling

    James McCarthy

    Maine Hospital Association President Steven Michaud says that although the ACA presents challenges to hospitals and other health care providers, it also offers opportunities and momentum for initiatives already under way to reform care.

  • Focus on Real Estate/Construction/Design
    Focus on Real Estate/Construction/Design

    A Belfast manufacturer rehabs a former BNAS building to test high-efficiency technology

    Matt Dodge

    When the U.S.

  • Opinion

    Insulating factors

    Carol Coultas

    My dad visited recently and, given his proclivity toward puttering, volunteered to replace our wall phone in the kitchen.

  • Opinion

    Renewed activity, especially in the Portland market, bodes well for Maine development

    Drew Sigfridson Principal, Cbre|the Boulos Co., And President Of Maine Real Estate And Development Association

    As the new president of the Maine Real Estate and Development Association, I have become more keenly aware of the challenges and difficulties in developing commercial and residential projects in Maine.

Today's Poll

Has your business taken significant, voluntary steps to reduce its impact on the environment?
Poll Description

Monday is Earth Day — the annual celebration, dating to 1970, of our planet and its environment

Created by a United Nations proclamation, Earth Day has grown to include a wide range of events in more than 190 countries. The official theme for 2024 is "Planet vs. Plastics." The day, April 22, also has led to the designation of April as Earth Month.

Mainers and Maine businesses have long strived to protect the natural environment of the state and of the world.

One recent example: Allagash Brewing Co., based in Portland, has teamed up with Patagonia Provisions, the outdoor clothing maker's food and beverage business, to make a limited-edition beer from organic ingredients including Kernza. That's the trademarked name for a perennial grain, harvested from a form of wheatgrass, with long roots that protect soil from erosion, minimize the need for tilling, and help sequester carbon.