Presidents Day reminder

Just a reminder, Monday, Feb. 20, is a federal holiday and the Mainebiz offices will be closed. There will be no Daily Report that day. Tuesday’s Real Estate Insider and Daily Report will arrive at their usual times on...

Vitamin helps prevent certain vision loss, JAX researchers find

Taking vitamin B3 in water may slow or prevent the slow vision loss from glaucoma, an eye disease that eventually leads to blindness and has no cure currently, researchers at Jackson Laboratory found.

Diversified Communications to sell TV stations to Gray Television

Diversified Communications in Portland announced Thursday the planned divestiture of its television stations WABI in Bangor and WCJB in Gainesville, Fla., to Gray Television Inc. pending FCC approval.

Wiscasset businesses seek to stop MDOT's Route 1 project

Four Wiscasset Village businesses have filed a complaint and a motion for preliminary injunction in the Lincoln County Superior Court, seeking to stop a Maine Department of Transportation project on Route 1 that Wiscasset...

Gorham manufacturer adding jobs to keep pace with record sales

MEGA Industries, a Gorham manufacturer of high-power microwave components, reported record revenues of $12 million, a 32% gain from a year earlier. The workforce increased by 20% last year, to 60 employees, and the company...

Chlorine leak at Baileyville mill sends several people to hospital

A leak of toxic chlorine dioxide at the Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville affected 16 contractors and two employees, sending several to the hospital.

Poland Spring plans new bottling plant in western Maine

Nestle-owned Poland Spring is seeking a new site in western Maine, close to sources of spring water, in order to build a $50 million water bottling plant.

Scarborough firm acquires two Boston properties

The RAM Cos., a Scarborough-based acquisition, development and management firm, closed this week on a $10.1 million purchase of two properties in the Boston suburbs.

The week in review

Being a hospital administrator in these turbulent times for health care is not for the faint of heart. That's even more true if you happen to be leading a rural hospital. So it's a great honor, indeed,...

Norway Savings beefs up cybersecurity

Norway Savings Bank has switched to a new domain name designed to boost online security and guard against cybercrime.

L.L.Bean to be title sponsor for PBA bowling event

L.L.Bean has signed as the title sponsor for a Professional Bowlers Association tournament that will be hosted at Bayside Bowl in Portland this spring.

Auburn Manufacturing wins anti-dumping claim against China

The U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously in favor of Auburn Manufacturing, ruling that Chinese manufacturers have sold an unfairly subsidized heat resistant fabric in the United States at less than fair...