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Architecture & Design

Bangor offering facade grants to downtown businesses

Staff |

The city of Bangor is taking applications for a new round of facade grants.The downtown areas east of Kenduskeag Stream and on the Penobscot River...

 
Real Estate & Construction

Longtime Augusta state office space finds new tenant

Maureen Milliken |

290 State St. was a supermarket, then a movie theater, and for more than 15 years the state's printing office, now it has a new tenant in Augusta's evolving office space climate.

 
Real Estate & Construction

Zoning change paves the way for mixed-use project on Portland's East End

The Portland City Council approved a zoning amendment that will allow for construction of a large mixed-use office building and garage on the Eastern Waterfront, at 100 Fore St.

 
Economic Development

Maine's economic growth last year lagged behind national rate, feds say

Staff |

The economies of Maine's largest metropolitan areas grew in 2017, but not at the pace of the national growth rate. According to data released Tuesday, real gross domestic product in the...

 
Education & Training

UNE launches data science program to boost graduates' job prospects

Staff |

The University of New England is launching an undergraduate degree program in data science on its Biddeford campus to open up more job opportunities for graduates.

 
Retail & Food service

Maine jewelry entrepreneur awarded national grant ahead of Ellsworth move

Renee Cordes |

Emily Shaffer, a Franklin-based jewelry designer who’s headed to Ellsworth to open a downtown studio, has won a prestigious national grant for her three-year-old startup.

 
Creative economy

Waterville's $1.5 million Riverwalk opens to public

Maureen Milliken |

Waterville's $1.5 million Riverwalk at Head of Falls has opened to the public. The project, which comes at the same time as major redevelopment of the city's downtown, is expected to help spur...

 
Health care

Penobscot Community Health Care to open new Bangor pediatric clinic

Penobscot Community Health Care, a primary care network serving northeastern Maine, will open a new pediatric clinic next year in a former Verizon Wireless call center at 6 Telcom Drive in Bangor.

 
Retail & Food service

No bookstore? I'll open one, says enterprising Fort Kent native

News of the demise of bookstores could be exaggerated. The Fiddlehead Focus reported that Heidi Carter opened Bogan Books in Fort Kent. Carter, a Fort Kent native, is a graphic designer who owns...

 
Education & Training

UMaine System trustees approve UMPI ag program, hear from nursing students

Staff |

University of Maine System trustees on Monday signed off on an undergraduate agriculture and agribusiness program at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and reviewed plans to expand nursing...

 
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HOW To'S

How to: Maximize your greatest asset — your employees

Deb White-Rideout |

Most executives and HR managers would say their employees are their greatest asset. Here are some tips on how communicate that in meaningful ways.

How to: Make the most of networking in Maine

Nancy Marshall |

Maine is a surprisingly small community; there's a good chance you're only a degree or two separated from most of your business contacts. Here are 10 tips to help you make the most of networking in...

Opinion

Maine's startup landscape: Bug spray, potato tracker, elder care app

Peter Van Allen |

We all have our own mental image of a "startup." Whether the idea is formed by pitch competitions like Greenlight Maine or Top Gun, the Wall Street Journal or Inc. magazine or...

USM is committed to 'workforce development'

I could not agree more with a letter you published recently from Thomas Harmon (See letter to the editor,...

USM arts center is not the answer

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Lists

Maine's highest-paid health care professionals

Ranked by total annual compensation, 2016

RankProfessionalCompensation
1Dougald MacGillivray, surgeon, Maine Medical Center$1.4 million
2Robert Ecker, surgeon, Maine Medical Center$1.3 million

Source: Each nonprofit's 990 form filing


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