Economic Development

Joint development pact advances $40M Lincoln Mill redevelopment

Tim Harrington of LHL Holdings LLC and Eric Chinburg of Chinburg Properties announced their partnership to redevelop the Lincoln Mill in downtown Biddeford.

Energy & Utilities

NextEra meets with Farmington residents on 50MW solar array


NextEra Energy officials met with Farmington residents Wednesday to discuss the 50-megawatt solar array it plans to build on land at Sandy River Farms on U.S. Route 2, one of the 14 projects it has...

Education & Training

Husson University goes to town with new student townhouses

Renee Cordes |

Husson University in Bangor unveiled its new student townhouses, built at a cost of $6.5 million, that allow 63 students to live outside of traditional dormitories.


State moves to protect Maine’s largest sugar maple plantation

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is seeking to acquire a $1.2 million conservation easement, through its Land for Maine’s Future program, to protect the Big Six...


Portland cybersecurity firm expands into Australia

Laurie Schreiber |

Portland-based Sage Data Security is expanding into Australia.

Government & Politics

Maine Hospital Association opposes latest Obamacare-repeal bill

James McCarthy |

With Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate pushing for a vote by next Wednesday on the latest Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins,...


Henshaw departs as director of Maine's ports

John Henshaw stepped down Wednesday as executive director of the Maine Port Authority, the state agency overseeing Maine's marine and rail facilities in support of economic development.

Energy & Utilities

Hermon Oil acquired by family-owned Fabian Oil


Hermon Oil has been acquired by Fabian Oil, a nearly 30-year-old family-owned company based in central Maine.

Education & Training

New Mainers get EMT training at SMCC

Renee Cordes |

Like Maine, the demographics of the state's emergency providers highlights an emerging workforce problem requiring younger trained emergency medical technicians to replace the providers who will be...

Tourism & Recreation

Bath, Washington County recipients of BikeMaine grants


BikeMaine has awarded grants to Bath and the Washington County Council of Governments for bicycle-related improvements following the conclusion of this year’s week-long trek involving 400...

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How to: Make social media part of your networking strategy

Nancy Marshall |

Some believe social media is ruining our personal relationships. I believe the opposite. Thanks to Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms, we are able to...

How to: Deal with grief in the workplace

Carol Schoneberg |

Grief in the workplace is unavoidable. Whether it's the approaching or sudden death of an employee, or the death of an employee's loved one, the impact will be felt throughout the...

Secure a non-bank SBA 7(a) loan

Rob Wilson |

What should I do before hiring my first employee?

Priscilla Hansen-Mahoney, Blazing Trails Coaching |

Maine health care's daunting challenge

Peter Van Allen |

Maine's rural areas face a number of challenges, ranging from a shrinking (and aging) workforce to a lack of reliable internet.


Maine's highest-paid health care professionals

Ranked by total annual compensation, 2015

RankExecutiveTotal annual compensation
1Robert Ecker, Maine Medical Center, surgeon$1,330,597
2Michael A. Johnson, Eastern Maine Medical Center, surgeon$1,274,067

Source: Guidestar, a 501(c)3 that collects and presents 990 forms for IRS-registered nonprofits

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