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PIONEER BROADBAND CHOSEN BY DOWNEAST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO PROVIDE NEW MUNICIPAL NETWORK DESIGN FOR CALAIS/BAILEYVILLE.

By Don Flewelling on June 23, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.

39 Verrill Dana Attorneys, Across Four Offices Recognized in 2017 Chambers & Partners Guide

By Verrill Dana on June 23, 2017, at 4:11 p.m.
Pittsfield-based Cianbro has won a $215 million federal contract in New York as part of a joint venture with Northland Associates. The rendering above shows the view from the north of the future land port of entry at Alexandria Bay, New York. Courtesy U.S. General Services Administration.

Cianbro lands $215 million contract in New York

By Darren Fishell on June 23, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
Cianbro Corp. and New York contractor Northland Associates have won a federal contract worth up to $215 million to replace a port in Alexandria, New York.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the debut of the Boeing South Carolina Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., Feb. 17, 2017.

Trump visited a Boeing factory to celebrate jobs. It just announced layoffs.

By Danielle Paquette, Washington Post on June 23, 2017, at 9:44 a.m.
The airplane manufacturer announced it would be cutting “fewer than 200 people” at the 787 Dreamliner campus and other facilities in the city.
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

AI and the rising expectations for software

on June 22, 2017, at 11:29 p.m.
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

Things to do with your family for vacation

on June 22, 2017, at 11:21 p.m.
Husson University students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Technology will be highly-trained professionals with expertise in areas ranging from building direct hardware interfaces to enterprise application development.

Husson University’s College of Business Launches New Integrated Technology Degree

By Eric B. Gordon on June 22, 2017, at 8:42 p.m.

After being falsely labeled terrorist or drug trafficker, at least one Mainer gets payday in court

BDN staff reports on June 22, 2017, at 6:09 p.m.
The jury ordered TransUnion to pay 8,185 people $7337.30 each for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Colorful corals and anemones in west Jordan Basin are pictured in this photo taken in the summer of 2014 by coral researchers.

Regulators to allow lobstering in protected coral areas in Gulf of Maine

By Jake Bleiberg on June 22, 2017, at 4:21 p.m.
“In those parts of Down East Maine lobstering is literally everything to those communities.”
WIDGETS AND DIGITS

Rent in Portland is higher than average. But so is income

on June 22, 2017, at 2:04 p.m.
Renters around Portland have been paying about 10 percent more than the national average as Bangor and Lewiston renters saw prices drop through 2015. But that doesn’t make up for generally lower income around Bangor and Lewiston.
Trish Lizotte, a room attendant at The Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit, poses for a photo March 23, 2015.

Maine hospitality head optimistic feds will allow more seasonal worker visas

By Kathleen Pierce on June 22, 2017, at 12:12 p.m.
The 2,000 foreign workers stuck in limbo since March might be able to work in Maine this summer after all.
George Clooney at a party to celebrate 60 years of "The Omega Speedmaster" at the Tate Modern, London, April 26, 2017.

George Clooney’s quest for ‘perfect’ tequila produced multimillion-dollar sale

By Katie Mettler, Washington Post on June 22, 2017, at 11:44 a.m.
George Clooney’s “perfect” tequila — so smooth it doesn’t burn the throat, require lime and salt or, apparently, induce a hangover — was only meant to be consumed by the actor and his friends. It was never meant to become a brand or a company. But almost by accident, it did.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. June 21, 2017.

How Americans think about the economy has changed since Trump won

By Ana Swanson, Washington Post on June 22, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.
Democrats and Republicans have never been further apart in their expectations for the economy than they are right now.
Loring Development Authority President and CEO Carl Flora discusses a recently approved letter of intent with an undisclosed aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul company to start up operations on the former Air Force base. As of June 21, 34 truckloads of equipment had already arrived and renovations were underway at several building at the Loring Commerce Centre to accommodate the large-scale project.

Former Loring base preparing for new aviation repair firm

on June 22, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
Details are not being release because the company is still going through the regulatory process, but LDA President and CEO Carl Flora said the project has the “potential to be a fairly large operation with a lot of employees.”

Facebook to keep wraps on political ads data despite researchers’ demands

By David Ingram, Reuters on June 22, 2017, at 8:03 a.m.
Facebook said it would not disclose information about political campaign advertising or related data such as how many users click on ads and if advertising messages are consistent across demographics, despite arguments from political scientists who want the data for research.
The office building of health insurer Anthem is seen in Los Angeles, Feb. 5, 2015.

Anthem, Obamacare stalwart, pulls out of two more states

By Zachary Tracer and Anna Edney, Bloomberg on June 22, 2017, at 6:57 a.m.
The retreat is symptomatic of the state of haziness in the Obamacare exchanges, with companies struggling to come up with plans and propose premiums while the fate of the law itself is uncertain.

S&P, Dow hurt by energy, banks; biotech boosts Nasdaq

By Sinead Carew, Reuters on June 22, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
Energy was the weakest S&P sector with a 1.6 percent decline after oil prices reversed course during the morning session and U.S. crude touched its lowest point since August despite larger-than-expected declines in inventories.
Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC, as seen on Sept. 28, 2015.

Lincoln lays out vision for redeveloping former mill site

By Darren Fishell on June 21, 2017, at 6:55 p.m.
Town officials say a deal between the bankrupt Lincoln Paper and Tissue and federal environmental regulators would tie up all of the property with cleanup efforts for at least 20 years.

Portland software firm sold to California investors in $125 million deal

BDN staff reports on June 21, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
A California investment firm has purchased Portland software company Certify in a $125 million deal.

Laura Bryer Joins Art Collector Maine As Manager Of The Portland Art Gallery.

By chriskast on June 21, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
 

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