The Week In Review

Stand-up desks, lunch 'n learn sessions, groomed hiking trails, yoga classes and employee cruiser bikes. Workplace wellness programs are prospering in Maine — and growing in popularity. Mainebiz

How 'bout them apples? Darling's attracts buyers with local vouchers

Event tickets, iPads, toaster ovens — it's not unusual for car dealers to offer all types of incentives to lure buyers onto the lot, but Darling's Auto Group has a new, locally-sourced twist in its latest offer.

Nothing to see here: $4B BIW destroyer springs a leak

Navy and defense experts say that a leak detected on the Zumwalt built at Bath Iron Works is not unusual for first-in-class ships like the guided-missile destroyer.

Maine health centers will share $963K in fed grants

The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded 18 community health centers across Maine a total of $963,623 in federal funding to boost offered health care services and operational support.

Report: Immigrants key to addressing Maine's workforce woes

A new report from the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the Maine Development Foundation says that attracting immigrants to the state is necessary to deal with Maine's workforce, which is projected to decline as employees...

Maine tech developments receive $55K from MTI

The Maine Technology Institute approved seven grant applications for the month of August totaling $55,785 to Maine businesses specializing in advancements in the fields of aquaculture and marine technology, forestry,...

U.S., Canada in deal to share cod fishery

Cod stocks have declined following overfishing, warming ocean temperatures and climate change, with the United States and Canada's fisheries overlapping in the eastern part of Georges Bank off New England.

Maine single-family home sales jump 11% in August

Confident buyers pushed up sales of existing single-family homes 10.78% across the state during August, while the median sales price rose 5.35%, according to numbers released Thursday by the Maine Association of Realtors.

People & Performances, September 26

The Maine design team of Tom Landry of CornerStone Building & Restoration and Brewster Buttfield of Prospect Design were recently...

Oxford Casino chooses contractor for $25M expansion

Officials at Oxford Casino say they are close to signing a general contractor for the multimillion dollar expansion, which will include a 106-room hotel and restaurant.

Penobscot Nation tribal member, immigrant advocate join MCF board

The Maine Community Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life for Mainers, elected two new board members, one a Penobscot National tribal member and the other an advocate for Muslims and other immigrants.

Can't find an Airbnb near Portland? Try 'glamping' in a yurt

"Glamping," or glamorous camping, has caught on in recent years and Maine Forest Yurts of Durham is capitalizing on the trend for tourists wanting a close encounter with nature, without all the dirt or the bugs.