Articles by Darren Fishell
WIDGETS AND DIGITS
on Feb. 26, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Vote figures give us a chance to peer over the fence at the neighbors and see which towns voted like others, at least in terms of support for Trump.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 22, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
The lawsuit claims a South Portland-based supplement company and others used false advertising to sell health supplements that promised joint pain relief and memory improvements.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 22, 2017, at 12:03 p.m.
Airbnb hosts in Maine brought in more than $26 million last year, as twice as many guests booked stays through the website that lets people rent private homes and living spaces as an alternative to hotels.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 21, 2017, at 6:27 a.m.
The owner of Maine’s largest retail electricity company faces allegations in New York that its salespeople deceptively lured new customers into contracts.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 20, 2017, at 6:11 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 17, 2017, at 10 a.m.
“If [a government] ministry can reverse or remove the decision, then the investors will say why would we ever invest here?” Tom Welch said. “People are going to put money where they see predictability and a higher value for cost recovery. And if you don’t have those two things, then you’re going to get an inadequate system. End of story.”
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 16, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
Southern Maine and some Down East areas bore the brunt of the snowstorm that passed over the state Wednesday night.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 15, 2017, at 3:53 p.m.
Driven by extremely high power rates, the Swan’s Island Electric Co-op plans to make another attempt at merging with Emera Maine, after regulators denied the proposal last month.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 13, 2017, at 10:55 a.m.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 13, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
More snow is on the way Monday afternoon.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 12, 2017, at 7:42 a.m.
In January, two biomass generators tallied their first payments under a state subsidy program, taking in more than $241,000 from a $13.4 million pool of taxpayer dollars.
Here are four lessons the governor wanted you to take home, but with a fuller picture.
By Darren Fishell and Michael Shepherd, BDN Staff on Feb. 10, 2017, at 1 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage said Friday he would urge the three-member Maine Public Utilities Commission “to resign in a heartbeat.”
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 10, 2017, at 6:49 a.m.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to cap the price electricity resellers can charge to residential customers and limit automatic signups, after an investigative series by the Bangor Daily News that found competitive electricity providers have cost Mainers millions.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 08, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
Sappi Ltd. plans to spend $165 million on its No. 1 paper machine at its Skowhegan mill, which it said will increase the machine’s overall capacity and ability to produce consumer packaging products by early 2018.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 07, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Houlton’s municipal electric utility has approval to disconnect from the northern Maine power grid and connect directly with Canadian lines.
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 07, 2017, at 6:19 a.m.
“An event as large as the Super Bowl syncs up the actions of a majority of people in New England, and because of this, electricity consumption spikes and dips throughout the game.”
By Darren Fishell on Feb. 06, 2017, at 5:10 p.m.
Politico reported that Stephen Smith encouraged employees “personally grappling” with the fallout of Trump’s executive order to contact him directly.