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Current Edition | Forest products

Forest products industry puts $8 billion into Maine's economy

At quick glance, the aerial view of Maine's forest products industry looks pretty much the same now as it did 20 years ago.
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Current Edition | Health care

Health care crossroads: Rising costs coupled with need to be affordable

When Lois Skillings talks about the future of health care in Maine, she likes to use the phrase "collaboration, not competition."
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Current Edition | Manufacturing

Decades of tide changes: Investments help Bath Iron Works maintain its shipbuilding prowess

Shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works began the new year of 1994 with 12 reasons for optimism. That's the number of Arleigh Burke-class destroyers awarded to the shipyard but not yet delivered...
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Current Edition | Communications

Growth engine: Faster broadband seen as essential for Maine's economy

Nowadays, if your office Internet connection fails, even briefly, all work grinds to a halt. But only 20 years ago, that wasn't the case. IBM Selectric typewriters continued to drum out...
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Current Edition | Education & Training

Maine's mix of colleges and universities have created an 'education hub'

Laurie Lachance admits that, until recently, she never expected to end up serving as a college president — though her background provides a unique perspective on what Maine higher...