Articles by Darren Fishell
A recently reserved website domain name hints that Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew could be moving closer to a run for governor in 2018.
By Darren Fishell on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:32 p.m.
As Bangor’s downtown develops to accommodate people gravitating toward urban centers and a growing entertainment corridor, the city enters 2017 with another batch of large properties to fill and a need for affordable rentals.
By Darren Fishell on Jan. 17, 2017, at 5:08 p.m.
The survey of obviously marijuana-related Maine business names registered with the secretary of state’s office only captures a sliver of the business activity after the narrow Nov. 8 legalization vote, but it shows early signs of a rush to enter the market that’s still being formed.
By Darren Fishell on Jan. 17, 2017, at 10:58 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage’s latest budget proposal seeks to expand Maine’s sales tax to a range of in-person services from haircuts to movie tickets. It’s also extending the state’s ongoing tax fight into the digital realm.
“Listen, we’re Democrats,” said Dan Gagne of Poland, Maine, who had just picked up a pair of ice cleats. “We’ve got the best democracy in the world. We believe in free speech. It’s her right.”
By Darren Fishell on Jan. 10, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Gasoline and No. 2 heating fuel oil are 30 cents more expensive per gallon than one year ago in a shift that will hit household budgets this year.
By Darren Fishell on Jan. 09, 2017, at 4:16 p.m.
Anthem fired one employee and a manager it said were responsible for the delays.
By Darren Fishell on Jan. 06, 2017, at 6:09 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Jan. 06, 2017, at 2 p.m.
The California consulting firm Navigant has concluded almost all proposals for using stored natural gas to protect Maine electricity customers from wintertime price spikes won’t be worth it, especially if a major regional pipeline is expanded.
By Darren Fishell on Jan. 06, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.
The unions on Thursday asked regulators for special access to their review of FairPoint’s request to allow the $1.5 billion sale.
The corporate arm of the Penobscot Indian Nation plans to launch its own line of vodka to sell primarily to tribal casinos in other states, an idea the nation’s former chief said contradicts tribal values and the aims of its affiliated corporation.
By Darren Fishell on Dec. 30, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
Three industrial asset liquidators have purchased UPM-Kymmene Inc.’s shuttered Madison Paper mill for an undisclosed price.
on Dec. 30, 2016, at 9:37 a.m.
By Darren Fishell on Dec. 29, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
The group suggested that the state both extend and expand its renewable energy purchasing requirements, adding a new class of renewable credits for heating systems.
on Dec. 29, 2016, at 1:21 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Dec. 29, 2016, at 10:16 a.m.
By the end of the year, the index was up to an all-time high.
on Dec. 28, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Dec. 28, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
The plaintiffs said the company is adding the arbitration clauses to terms for customers it automatically re-enrolls.
on Dec. 27, 2016, at 2:09 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Dec. 27, 2016, at 1:01 a.m.
In the first six months of 2016, Maine’s sluggish economic recovery hit a special benchmark: It rose up and out of the deep pit of the Great Recession.