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Shortage of trained electricians sparks launch of ReVision Energy's own training center

Laurie Schreiber |

ReVision Energy couldn't find enough licensed electricians, so it launched its own training center. The ReVision Energy Technical Center is training 34 students in Maine and 20 in New Hampshire.

Maine trails New England in college grad rate, affordability

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Maine continues to lag behind the rest of New England in the proportion of students completing college on time, and more Maine students have difficulty affording it.

A new Maine-grown potato hits New England supermarket shelves

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The Caribou Russet potato, developed by the University of Maine, is now available in more stores throughout New England.

Vets First Choice names top execs for finance, HR

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Vets First Choice, the Portland-based animal pharmacy services company merging with the animal health business of Henry Schein Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), has named a new chief financial officer and a chief...

Dirigo Food Safety, Unity College win innovation challenge

Renee Cordes |

Dirigo Food Safety of Yarmouth and a team from Unity College won top honors in the 2018 New England Food System Innovation Challenge, held at Saint Joseph's College in Standish last weekend.

Stonewall Kitchen acquires Napa Valley Naturals and Montebello pasta brands

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Adding more premium brands to its pantry, Stonewall Kitchen said Friday that it has acquired Spruce Valley Naturals LLC of Napa Valley, Calif., for an undisclosed amount.

Former newspaper publisher donates $500,000 to Ellsworth museum

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Former Ellsworth American owner and publisher Alan Baker has donated $500,000 to the Woodlawn Museum's $8.2 million capital campaign.

Charles F. Canning Jr., family patriarch and business leader, dies

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The Canning family announced Thursday that Charles F. Canning Jr., retired CEO of Pine State Trading, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13. He was 83.

ReEnergy shuts down Fort Fairfield biomass plant

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ReEnergy Holdings, a New York-based power company, has closed its biomass-fueled electricity plant in Fort Fairfield. The 37-megawatt facility, which opened in 1987 and employs 21 people, stopped...

Fryeburg airport board may restructure, but critics fear 'dictatorship'

The Eastern Slope Regional Airport in Fryeburg could soon be managed by a smaller, more efficient board of directors — but some members of the governing body overseeing them are unhappy with...