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Tony Caruso is the interim airport director at Bangor International Airport, where passenger traffic increased 11 percent in 2011 and jumped 15 percent in January 2012. He credits a strong consumer demand and “strong connectivity to some of the major hubs” as among the reasons that BIA is attracting more passengers.

The trends are looking “up” at Bangor International Airport

By Brian Swartz, Custom Publications Editor on April 19, 2012, at 9:31 a.m.
The trends are positive at Bangor International Airport, which recently gained daily service to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. and a fourth daily flight to Philadelphia. “Last year our passenger count increased 11 percent from 2010,” said Tony Caruso, BIA’s interim airport director. “And we were up 15 percent …
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A contractor’s excavator and construction materials occupy the site of Building 1, currently under construction at the Front Street Shipyard in Belfast. Since opening slightly more than a year ago, the shipyard has hired 75 employees and has constructed a large building that houses a marine lift. “The Front Street Shipyard has been a very important economic development project,” said Thomas Kittredge, the Belfast economic development director.

Front Street Shipyard spurs economic growth in Belfast

By Brian Swartz, Custom Publications Editor on April 19, 2012, at 9:24 a.m.
Expansion activity at the Front Street Shipyard heralds good economic news for Belfast, where a 0.75-mile walkway will soon connect the Armistice Bridge with the Belfast Boathouse at the foot of Commercial Street. “The Front Street Shipyard has been a very important economic development project. It’s certainly been the most …
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Town of Hermon continues to experience economic growth

By Debra Bell, Custom Publications Writer on April 19, 2012, at 9:21 a.m.
With easy access to Interstate 95, and located next to Bangor, Hermon has become the community to live, work, and recreate. And that’s not all, says Ron Harriman, economic development director for the Town of Hermon. Hermon has a small town feel with big city features. And business owners, residents, …
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Husson University’s online MBA program meets students “where they’re at”

By Debra Bell, Custom Publications Writer on April 19, 2012, at 9:18 a.m.
When it comes to pursuing higher education opportunities, having flexibility is important — especially for graduate degrees. Today’s graduate student is unlike the “typical” college student. Often, they are working, have families, and may not live close to any “bricks-and-mortar” campus. To assist these students reaching their educational goals, Husson …
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Jeannie Stanhope is the personal lines manager and the human resources manager for the Varney Agency.

Varney Agency provides vital identity-fraud service for many clients

By Brian Swartz, Custom Publications Editor on April 19, 2012, at 9:18 a.m.
Are you who you really think you are? The question seems silly, but for people who insure their homes and automobiles with the Bangor-based Varney Agency, the answer saves them money and time. The question involves identity fraud, a crime that affected 8.1 million adult Americans in 2010 and cost …
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When completed in summer 2013, the new Bangor Arena will present a striking view to people passing along Main Street.

Bangor Arena construction continues apace at Bass Park

By Dale McGarrigle, Custom Publications Writer on April 19, 2012, at 9:09 a.m.
BANGOR — The “face” of old Bangor, Paul Bunyan looms over the southern end of Main Street. But growing behind Paul is the “face” of new Bangor, the new Bangor Arena and Conference Center that city leaders hope will become the new look of Bangor. The $65 million project, which …
 
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