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Maine Water reassures furloughed federal employees unable to pay their water bills

Staff |

With the partial federal shutdown now in its 26th day, Maine Water Co. announced Tuesday it would maintain water service for customers who are furloughed federal employees until their paychecks start...

Workforce issues take center stage at Mainebiz 'Five on the Future' panel

Maureen Milliken |

Finding, recruiting and retaining workers continues to top the list of concerns across Maine industries, panelists agreed at Tuesday’s Mainebiz “Five on the Future” program in...

Loring Industries lays off six employees

Loring Industries laid off six employees last week due to a seasonal downtown, leaving the Limestone company with a workforce of about 12 employees.

Boston Fed's Fuhrer sees modest growth for 'Goldilocks point' economy

Renee Cordes |

Jeffrey C. Fuhrer, executive vice president and senior policy adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said he sees U.S. economic growth continuing apace for the time being despite recent...

EPA settles with two Maine companies over hazardous waste

Staff |

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that two Maine companies agreed to pay fines and come into compliance with state and federal hazardous waste laws.

WalletHub survey finds Maine is 23rd best state to retire, Florida No. 1

Staff |

A new WalletHub survey listed Maine as the 23rd best state in which to retire, as a strong showing in quality of life was overshadowed by lower marks in terms of affordability.

Report: Bangor housing crisis affects economic development

Laurie Schreiber |

An interim report of the Bangor Housing Work Group has found that Bangor is in the midst of a housing crisis that negatively affects workforce attraction and retention and overall economic...

Four Maine companies — six winning products — at Good Food Awards

James McCarthy |

Liquid Riot Bottling Co., a brewery, distillery and resto-bar located in Portland's Old Port, won three awards in the ninth annual Good Food Awards competition, leading a strong showing by the four...

Casco Systems moves into custom-built Cumberland headquarters

Laurie Schreiber |

The engineering and systems integration firm will occupy 12,000 square feet of the new 20,000-square-foot building, the first phase of a development that also will include townhouses and commercial...

Portland moves forward on tightening working waterfront zoning

Maureen Milliken |

Portland this week will move forward on a proposed zoning amendment that would block uses like hotels on the water side of Commercial Street, a response to backlash to recent waterfront development...