Articles by Darren Fishell
By Darren Fishell on Oct. 03, 2015, at 7:38 a.m.
The Point: Starting next year, cities and towns throughout Maine and elsewhere in the U.S. are going to start counting money they don’t have.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 30, 2015, at 12:21 p.m.
The Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill will continue operating under a $2.3 million extension of its credit line and has lined up an initial bidder for a sale it hopes to close by the end of November.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 29, 2015, at 5:08 p.m.
PORTLAND | With an uncertain future ahead of the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill, company co-owner Keith Van Scotter laid out its past and the circumstances that led to its bankruptcy in written court testimony filed on Monday. It starts with the November 2013 boiler explosion. After that, Van …
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 29, 2015, at 3:55 p.m.
The bankruptcy of the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill raises a new variable in Bangor Gas’ expansion plans in town, though a company spokesman said planning is moving ahead as normal. “Right now, we’re just waiting to see how everything will pan out through the bankruptcy,” Andrew Barrowman, the company’s …
The Jackson Laboratory and the City of Presque Isle have won $3.4 million of federal grants for projects to support biomedical research and medical device manufacturing.
Lincoln Paper and Tissue announced Monday that it has filed for bankruptcy.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 28, 2015, at 1:50 p.m.
At least three other companies want to take over Maine-based Nova Star Cruises route from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to Portland.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 28, 2015, at 9:52 a.m.
Maine’s seventh-largest city will announce plans to build a 32-mile high-speed municipal data network, which would be the biggest such project in the state.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 25, 2015, at 1:15 p.m.
Attorneys from Maine have filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maine against car maker Volkswagen.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 25, 2015, at 11:22 a.m.
SunEdison announced it agreed to give $2.75 million to conservation efforts and limit where it pursues wind farms.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 25, 2015, at 6:21 a.m.
Few people should expect that come payday the pay won’t come.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 24, 2015, at 5:34 p.m.
PORTLAND | The province of Nova Scotia has given the Nova Star ferry another $1.5 million (Canadian) this week, bringing its total subsidy for the season to $11.1 million out of $13 million committed. The latest disbursement to close out the season comes as a deadline Friday nears for …
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 24, 2015, at 4:32 p.m.
The Maine attorney general announced her office has joined other states and the federal government in an investigation into German car maker Volkswagen.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 24, 2015, at 9:52 a.m.
The judge was scheduled to hear a motion to confirm the liquidation plan for the railroad.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 23, 2015, at 4:52 p.m.
PORTLAND | The software startup CourseStorm and lobster byproduct research firm Lobsters Unlimited based in Orono will take part in a high-profile business pitch contest hosted by AOL founder Steve Case on Oct. 2. Case, who went on to start the venture capital firm Revolution LLC, announced earlier this …
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 23, 2015, at 3:32 p.m.
PORTLAND | The statewide average price of No. 2 heating oil dipped just below the $2 per gallon mark in the latest survey from the Governor’s Energy Office, marking the lowest statewide average price in 10 years. The survey taken earlier this week found the statewide average price dropped …
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 23, 2015, at 1:52 p.m.
Greater Bangor’s gross domestic product stumbled in 2014, reflecting one outcome of paper industry troubles in the region.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 22, 2015, at 4:16 p.m.
PORTLAND | Single-family home sales and the median price paid for those homes continued to rise in August compared with one year ago. The Maine Realtors Association reported home sales rose about 6.8 percent, to 1,661 from 1,556 one year earlier. Median sales prices continued to rise, accelerating to …
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 22, 2015, at 6:21 a.m.
Former employees of Pockets sandwich shop in Portland say the owner skipped town owing them thousands in unpaid wages.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 18, 2015, at 3:12 p.m.
The University of New England plans to sponsor an effort still underway to create a marine-related business incubator at the Maine State Pier, where developers are pursuing a partnership with the city. UNE announced Friday that it had signed a letter of intent to sponsor the New …