Protesters hold a banner as Austin DeCoster (left), owner of Wright County Egg, and his son Peter DeCoster testify before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the “Outbreak of Salmonella in Eggs” on Capitol Hill in Washington Sept. 22, 2010.

DeCosters appeal jail time for tainted eggs that made 1,900 sick

By Erin Jordan, The Gazette on May 23, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
Jack DeCoster, 82, of Turner, Maine, and Peter DeCoster, 52, are trying to get out of their jail time.

Donation for the Station motorcycle ride set for June 18

on May 23, 2016, at 9:08 a.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Liberty Fire Department, Liberty, Maine LIBERTY — The third annual Donation for the Station ride will take place Saturday, June 18. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Liberty Fire Department. Kickstands go up at 10:30 a.m. The cost …

How to get into search engines, put your product in front of people

on May 23, 2016, at 8:34 a.m.
50% of mobile searches are conducted in hopes of finding local results. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) are extremely effective in getting your business in front of customers who are ready to buy. BDN Maine will optimize your online content and manage your search advertising, to …
Aside from the sounds of backhoes demolishing part of the structure, the former Verso Paper mill was quiet on the last day of February.

What kinds of jobs has Maine gained since the recession?

By Darren Fishell on May 23, 2016, at 6:25 a.m.
Things are looking up from 2007. In a relatively slow economic recovery, a tightening Maine labor market in 2015 prompted the first perceptible leap in wages, various indicators are up and the price of gasoline to fuel summer travel remains way down, to boot.

Get ready now for an active hurricane season

By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT on May 23, 2016, at 6:15 a.m.
If you missed Hurricane Preparedness Week (the third week in May), it’s not too late to take precautions that could save lives and/or property.
Sam Blackstone of Circle B Farms prepares to go pick up the bean pot for a group lunch at an open house and apple class at his Caribou farm.

Can Maine grow more fruit with smaller trees?

By Anthony Brino on May 22, 2016, at 7:23 a.m.
After a mild winter, it should be a good year for apple trees in northern Maine.
Jennifer and Nick Charboneau make a toast in the newly expanded pub at Cook's Lobster and Ale House. The modern space features multiple Maine beers on tap and will be open year-round with a limited menu in the winter.

Family revives Bailey Island landmarks, makes two dreams come true

By Kathleen Pierce on May 21, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
A family from Lewiston has taken over the iconic Cook’s Lobster House and the Bailey Island Motel.
 U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (right) holds up her beer she poured at Mason's Brewing Co. in Brewer on Friday with owner Christopher Morley during the brewery's grand opening ceremony.

Susan Collins helps welcome Mason’s Brewing to Brewer waterfront

By Nick McCrea on May 20, 2016, at 6:06 p.m.
The Republican senator joined Brewer city officials, owner Christopher Morley and area beer lovers for the Hardy Street brewery’s ribbon-cutting celebration Friday afternoon.
Lewiston businessman David Cheng stands in front of 6 Stillwater Ave., the former Ames Department Store, which he is changing into Orono Trampoline Park. The 40,000-square-foot indoor trampoline park and arcade should open in the next couple of months, he said.

Lewiston man plans to open trampoline park in former Orono department store

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 20, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
The long empty former Ames Department Store will soon be bouncing with activity when an indoor trampoline park opens in the 40,000-square-foot space, said Lewiston businessman and owner David Cheng.
The future USS Zumwalt  is guided into Portland harbor last year.

Navy accepts first stealth destroyer from Maine shipyard

By Beth Brogan on May 20, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
The ship is named for Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, a decorated World War II veteran who became the youngest person to serve as U.S. chief of naval operations.
Mike Johnson (left) of Maine CareerCenter talks with an inmate at a career and college fair in Charleston in 2013.

Maine unemployment rate holds steady at 3.4 percent

By Darren Fishell on May 20, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
PORTLAND | Maine’s unemployment rate remained at 3.4 percent as the estimate of people looking for work and those with jobs ticked up for the month of April. The rate of 3.4 percent for April was down from 4.5 percent one year ago. The national unemployment rate was also …
Bath Iron Works' largest crane towers over the shipyard in Bath.

Union sues Bath Iron Works, claims arbitrator bias

By Beth Brogan on May 20, 2016, at 9:23 a.m.
The largest union at Bath Iron Works filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the company.
A tray of whole, unbroken scallops wait to be packed into a can outfitted with a time and temperature indicator at Bristol Seafood on Portland's waterfront on Jan. 29, 2014.

Seafood, bioscience get boost from latest Maine tech grants

By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 5:09 p.m.
The city of Ellsworth has landed a state grant to support development of bioscience businesses in the region, as part of a series of grant awards that will also give money to support seafood industry initiatives.

Canada approves GMO salmon for consumption, sale

By Reuters on May 19, 2016, at 4:34 p.m.
OTTAWA — Canada approved a type of genetically modified salmon for sale, health officials said on Thursday, the first such animal to be cleared as safe for consumption in the country. The salmon was approved in the United States to be farmed for human consumption last year but has since …
A cable truck returns to a Time Warner Cable office in San Diego, California, Dec. 11, 2013.

Charter Communications completes purchase of Time Warner Cable

By Meg James, Los Angeles Times on May 19, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
Charter now is the nation’s second-largest Internet service provider, behind Comcast, and the third-largest pay-TV distributor, behind AT&T and Comcast.

Maine SBDC to host small business breakfast in Bucksport area

By Maine SBDC on May 19, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Alamoosook Lakeside Inn, Orland, Maine For more information: 780-4420; ORLAND — The Maine Small Business Development Centers will host a free small business breakfast and resource fair for entrepreneurs and small businesses 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the Alamoosook …
Monsanto is displayed on a screen where the stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, May 9, 2016.

Bayer offers to buy Monsanto in global agrochemicals shakeout

By Greg Roumeliotis and Mike Stone, Reuters on May 19, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
Any marriage between Bayer and Monsanto could raise U.S. antitrust concerns due to an overlap in the seeds business, particularly in soybeans, cotton and canola.

Dr. Brian Robertson promoted to vice president of research

By Bethany Porter on May 19, 2016, at 11:24 a.m.
PORTLAND — Market Decisions Research announced recently the promotion of Dr. Brian Robertson to vice president of research. Robertson has served as director of research at the company since 2000. Over the past 16 years, he has led the expansion of the firm from one that primarily conducted research for Maine …
A photo illustration of the Downeast LNG facility as proposed for Robbinston in 2005.

Downeast LNG to put Robbinston project up for sale

By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
The chairman of the board said the company decided that another industrial firm or infrastructure investor would be better suited to take on the project.

Fluid Imaging Technologies Hires Four New Talents

By Joyce Brown on May 19, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine – May 19, 2016 – Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough, Maine has recently hired four new talents. • Frances Buerkens as Sales Manager – Aquatic Markets. In this role, Buerkens will be responsible for promoting and selling the FlowCam in algae technology markets. She will also …

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