Articles by Darren Fishell
By Darren Fishell on July 22, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
“It seems like a long way to go from Maine to California, but it is worth the trip because Plug and Play brings people from all over the world into their tech center,” company founder Susan MacKay said.
By Darren Fishell on July 22, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
Maine’s jobless rate rose slightly in June, to 3.7 percent, as the estimate of people working or in the market for a job rose for the fourth straight month.
By Darren Fishell on July 21, 2016, at 6:25 p.m.
Aroostook and Washington counties will see no money from a new $3 million program to reduce power rates for “energy intensive” manufacturers.
WIDGETS AND DIGITS
on July 21, 2016, at 2:03 p.m.
Donald Trump’s Maine fundraising jumped about 810 percent in June, compared with a rather slow May. That’s a striking increase, made less impressive by the fact that he’s still raised less here than the senator and primary challenger he insulted as “Little Marco,” who dropped out in March. At the state level, Trump raised one-fifth the amount of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s …
By Darren Fishell on July 20, 2016, at 4:25 p.m.
Cross Insurance has purchased competing Bangor-based insurer Sargent, Tyler and West for an undisclosed price.
By Darren Fishell on July 20, 2016, at 10:03 a.m.
The commission said lead solder used at the exterior base of the bottle has high levels of lead, which can be toxic if ingested, especially by young children.
By Darren Fishell on July 19, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.
Utility regulators disagreed with their staff and Maine’s public advocate by voting Tuesday to move ahead with a plan for electricity customers to pay for expanding Spectra Energy’s Algonquin natural gas pipeline, if other states follow along.
Water watchers, oil professionals and lawmakers argue it’s an unnecessary and unacceptable risk.
By Darren Fishell on July 18, 2016, at 6:11 p.m.
The estate of the bankrupt Great Northern Paper has filed claims against a number of past vendors of the shuttered paper mill.
By Darren Fishell on July 18, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
The case has another twist in that key claims of the allegedly violated patent have since been invalidated in a separate federal court case brought by DeLorme.
By Darren Fishell on July 18, 2016, at 10:20 a.m.
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Maine fell about 3 cents in the past week, in line with a national decline driven by record-high July gasoline inventories.
By Darren Fishell on July 18, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
In large part, these efforts centered on the same bills, setting restrictions on new landfill capacity, influencing the state’s waste management priorities and attempting to create new incentives for energy generated from trash.
By Darren Fishell on July 15, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
Jay mill owner Verso Corp. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, restructuring to take $2.4 billion in debt off its balance sheet in a deal that gives equity in the new company to past holders of that debt.
By Darren Fishell on July 15, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
Utility regulators will be in Bangor on Wednesday for a public hearing on Emera Maine’s proposal to raise the average monthly bill by about $2.40.
By Darren Fishell on July 14, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
The state’s top court upheld a ruling that the former managers of the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill will have to pay all of a $9.2 million claim related to a partially fulfilled natural gas contract.
By Darren Fishell on July 14, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
The Maine Technology Institute awarded loans totaling more than $1.2 million to three companies and about $60,000 in grants to others.
By Darren Fishell on July 13, 2016, at 12:34 p.m.
PORTLAND | Nicholas Cabral and Nicholas Bernier, co-founders of Goose River Hydro in Belfast, on Tuesday received a key Maine Public Utilities Commission certification that will advance their plans to generate electricity from small dams along the Goose River. Cabral and another Maritime Academy graduate restarted the small, Belfast-based …
By Darren Fishell on July 12, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor plans to raise its lowest full-time wage to $15 an hour for about 800 employees, primarily in Maine and Sacramento, California.
By Darren Fishell on July 11, 2016, at 6:31 p.m.
The chain of emails unfurled previous claims that attorneys for Uber CEO Travis Kalanick didn’t know about the investigations into the man who sued him personally in December, alleging violations of antitrust law in a potential class action.
By Darren Fishell on July 11, 2016, at 9:34 a.m.
The average price of a gallon of gasoline, $2.23, is about nine cents lower than one month ago.