on July 25, 2016, at 9:22 a.m.
Average retail gasoline prices in Maine have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,228 gas outlets in Maine. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.15/g, …
By BHBTCathy on July 25, 2016, at 9:05 a.m.
BAR HARBOR — Scott Hammond (left) and Ron Wrobel (right), both of the Bar Harbor-MDI Rotary accept a check for $8,900 from Debbie Mitchell-Dow and Brandy Marchetti of Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, representing the planning committee for the bank’s 23rd annual David R. Harding Memorial Charity Golf Tournament played …
By Bill Trotter on July 25, 2016, at 8:59 a.m.
“Our focus is on hand-pulled, traditional ales,” Gary Cresswell said. “The only way you can do this is in your own facility. It’s a lot of work.”
THE DAY JOB
on July 25, 2016, at 8 a.m.
I was talking with someone this week about the chicken and the egg, and it kind of hit me: the ugly side of good order and discipline is simple. Punishing bad behaviors so they won’t happen again is easy. We have a well-defined path to take individuals down. I have …
By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT on July 25, 2016, at 6:50 a.m.
Parents concerned that their youngsters are spending too much time in front of screens have a place to turn: the great outdoors.
By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 23, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.
Blank Canvas Brewery, which opened in Brewer last year, has moved into a new space on Betton Street, not far from its original location.
By David Shepardson, Reuters on July 23, 2016, at 8:07 a.m.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, in letters to CEOs of major phone companies, said so-called robocalls, automated pre-recorded telephone calls often from telemarketers or scam artists, continue “due in large part to industry inaction.”
on July 22, 2016, at 3:13 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — Amy Smith of Lincolnville, Maine has been appointed the new assistant director for student and academic services at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Smith was graduated from Camden-Rockport High School and, in 2010, she was UMaine’s valedictorian. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from UMaine, and is a …
By Deborah Turcotte on July 22, 2016, at 3:07 p.m.
MaineHousing’s First Home Loan, low rates attract first time buyers AUGUSTA – MaineHousing celebrated National Homeownership Month in June by lowering its First Home Loan rate to 2.99%, motivating 268 first time homebuyers or military households to place a home under contract and apply for a MaineHousing First Home Loan. …
on July 22, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
ST. AGATHA, Maine — Despite never needing the service, Darold Trainor, from Long Lake in St Agatha, left much of his estate to LifeFlight, Maine’s critical care air ambulance. His close friend and personal representative, Norma Michaud, presented a check for $80,000 to the crew of LifeFlight during a recent trip to Eastern …
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.
on July 22, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — BJ’s Wholesale Club in Bangor is supporting the Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Summer Food Service Program with unsold food. During the school year, more than 80,000 Maine children participate in the free and reduced-price lunch program to ensure they get the nutrition that they need to thrive in …
By Shelly on July 22, 2016, at 12 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Hilton Garden Inn – Portland Downtown Waterfront, 65 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-874-0801; mereda.org/eventdetail.php?ID=676 MEREDA’s Annual Fall Networking Social October 20, 2016 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn, Portland Downtown Waterfront, 65 Commercial St., Portland, …
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 courthousegallery on July 22, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, 6 Court Street, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 2076676611; courthousegallery.com Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth will host a Gallery Talk, Slide Show and Book Signing for renown nature photographer Tom Blagden on Wednesday, August 3 …
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.
By Caroline Humer and Carl O'Donnell, Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
NEW YORK — U.S. antitrust officials on Thursday moved to block an unprecedented consolidation of the national health insurance market, filing suit against Anthem Inc.’s proposed purchase of Cigna Corp. and Aetna Inc.’s planned acquisition of Humana Inc. The U.S. Department of Justice said the two mergers would reduce competition, …
By Hall Internet Marketing on July 21, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
Hall Internet Marketing has been accepted as a verified Gold Level WooExpert from the ecommerce platform WooCommerce. Hall is one of just ten agencies globally and the only agency in New England to be given the distinction which recognizes top web development agencies using the popular platform. WooCommerce is the …
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 Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Wednesday it was pushing suppliers to remove or restrict the use of eight hazardous chemicals from products including household cleaning, personal care and beauty items.