Articles by Whit Richardson

 
The Old Town Fuel and Fiber company.

‘This is not your grandfather’s paper mill’: Innovation offers hope to Maine’s paper and pulp industry

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 28, 2014, at 6:12 a.m.
The wreckage of a train is pictured after an explosion in Lac-Megantic on July 6, 2013.

Incoming CEO of MMA Railway meets with Lac-Megantic’s mayor for the first time

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 25, 2014, at 2:58 p.m.
 Bangor Savings Bank on Tuesday morning announced the retirement of its CEO, James Conlon (right) and named a successor, Robert S. Montgomery-Rice (left), who will next year take the reins of Maine's largest locally owned bank.

Bangor Savings Bank CEO to retire, ‘successor-elect’ named

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 25, 2014, at 10:52 a.m.
The NewPage paper mill in Rumford

NewPage rethinking merger after Verso debt restructuring hits snag

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 24, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
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Mike Mattison separates sheet metal parts at Jotul North America's wood and gas stove manufacturing facility in Gorham on Friday.

New emission standards for wood stoves will drive up costs, thwarting desired effect, say Maine manufacturer, dealer

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 21, 2014, at 3:41 p.m.
A man drives a forklift at wholesale hardware distributor Emery-Waterhouse in Portland on Thursday. The company, founded in 1842, was acquired by Ace Hardware last week.

Ace Hardware acquires 172-year-old Portland hardware business

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 20, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.

Maine insurance bureau approves steepest workers’ comp rate decrease in 16 years

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 20, 2014, at 1:34 p.m.
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The wrong Portland is in line to get Google Fiber

on Feb. 19, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.

Moody’s raises red flag on Maine bonds secured by federal transportation funding

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 19, 2014, at 10:46 a.m.

First Wind partners with environmental coalition to form $700,000 land conservation fund

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 18, 2014, at 6:37 p.m.
The main office of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway as seen in Hermon.

Maine railway’s new owner plans to add jobs, regain lost rail traffic

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 18, 2014, at 5:36 p.m.

Protecting Maine jobs was the original intent of 2002 law

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 17, 2014, at 7:34 p.m.
This is a September 2011 file photo of an East Millinocket mill.

Cate Street: Selling electricity necessary to keep East Millinocket mill viable

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 17, 2014, at 7:34 p.m.
In this July 2012 file photo, Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway worker David Black helped repair and test several locomotives in the company rail yard in Derby. Railroad Acquisition Holdings, the affiliate of Fortress Investment Group that is in the process of buying MMA out of bankruptcy, will change the railroad company’'s name to the Central Maine and Quebec Railway.

New owner, new name: MMA to become the Central Maine and Quebec Railway

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 14, 2014, at 2:56 p.m.
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$30K up for grabs. Entrepreneurs wanted.

on Feb. 13, 2014, at 7:13 p.m.
The State House in Augusta in winter 2006.

Maine House approves bill that would let entrepreneurs raise capital through crowdfunding

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 13, 2014, at 4:21 p.m.

Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline owner wants to retrofit pipeline to bring gas from south

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 12, 2014, at 5:27 p.m.
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Mainer testifies at Senate hearing on ‘encore entrepreneurs’

on Feb. 12, 2014, at 12:16 p.m.
A customer carries lumber at The Home Depot’s Bangor store in this file photo. The Home Depot plans to hire 450 hourly employees in Maine in time for the busy spring season.

Home Depot plans to hire 450 seasonal workers in Maine

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 12, 2014, at 10:52 a.m.
Bangor International Airport announced that United Airlines was returning to the airport to offer seasonal, round-trip service to Chicago effective June 5. It will be the airport’s first direct service to Chicago since United pulled out in 1993 because low passenger numbers made the service uneconomical.

Bangor’s size, ‘tremendous’ summer tourism bring United Airlines back to Queen City

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 11, 2014, at 5:50 p.m.