Articles by Darren Fishell
By Darren Fishell on Dec. 02, 2016, at 1:39 p.m.
The possibility of jail comes at an already difficult time for Michael Liberty.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 30, 2016, at 5:58 p.m.
Most power customers in Emera Maine’s Bangor Hydro district will see the unit price of electricity drop next year, while Central Maine Power customers will pay more.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 20, 2016, at 7:12 a.m.
Once again, Maine’s historically religious Blue Law will ban large retailers from opening on Thanksgiving Day, preventing many stores from meeting demand for last-minute food shopping or opening early for Black Friday sales.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 18, 2016, at 6:02 p.m.
Ben Donahue, a Portland attorney for the plaintiffs, said the hope is to recover “as much [of the $35 million] as we can for Maine consumers.”
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 18, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:40 p.m.
The Maine supreme court overturned regulators’ approval of the $333 million joint venture among electric utility Emera Inc., wind developer First Wind, and Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 16, 2016, at 10:20 a.m.
Patrick Woodcock, the director of Gov. Paul LePage’s Energy Office, is stepping down from the position in December.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 16, 2016, at 8:37 a.m.
Maine households have unnecessarily spent about $50 million on electricity over the past four years, through a controversial competitive market that purported to offer savings.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 13, 2016, at 7:16 a.m.
The private family trust buying up massive tracts of Maine’s North Woods views the acquisitions as long-term investments in the evolution of the state’s forest products industry.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 10, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
Voters in Maine’s largest city put two ballot measures over the top Tuesday.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 10, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
Maine voters on Tuesday showed a continuing penchant for making decisions outside the logic of political partisanship.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 09, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
Republican President-elect Donald Trump claimed much of Maine as his Tuesday.
Maine will join Massachusetts in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, becoming one of two first eastern states in the country to open its doors to the multimillion-dollar industry.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 09, 2016, at 1:37 a.m.
Maine voters decided to raise the state’s minimum wage for the first time since 2009, bumping it to $9 per hour next year, from $7.50, and to $12 by 2020 as part of a national push by progressive groups.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 08, 2016, at 11:12 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 08, 2016, at 7:56 p.m.
Traders are putting money on Maine’s elections. They think legal pot and a higher minimum wage will pass.
on Nov. 07, 2016, at 12:06 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 06, 2016, at 7 a.m.
The money race is no predictor of how the election will turn out. But it supports relatively scant polling indicating Trump’s improving chances at picking up an electoral vote in Maine.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 03, 2016, at 2:14 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 03, 2016, at 11:55 a.m.
The trust that bought 300,000 acres of Maine’s North Woods has ties to a nonprofit started by the family of Subway co-founder Peter Buck, a longtime philanthropist and South Portland native.