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Angela Young gets supplies to treat a patient at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor in this May 2016 file photo.

Study: Maine’s going to have to find 3,200 new nurses by 2025

By Christopher Cousins and Jackie Farwell on Feb. 14, 2017, at 4 p.m.
Maine nurses are aging alongside the patients they treat, setting the stage for a critical shortage of nurses across the state by 2025, officials announced Tuesday.
John Parker, who runs Skywalkers Bar & Grille in Machias with his wife Danielle, is stepping into the craft beer business in a region where that industry has not yet taken off. Parker’s nano brewery, Machias River Brewing Co., is scheduled to open in March.

Down East restaurant reinvents itself as tiny brew house

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 14, 2017, at 10:48 a.m.
A bar in Machias is stepping into the craft beer business in a region where the industry hasn’t taken off as it has in other parts of the state.
The Griffin Club, which started out as a mom and pop shop and has welcomed sports figures for a half century, can be seen in South Portland in this June 2016 file photo.

South Portland bar where sports titans partied at risk of closing

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 13, 2017, at 2:47 p.m.
“For the price [the owner] is asking, some out-of-stater is probably going to come in knocking it down and putting up a bunch of condos.”
Members of the Aroostook County business community gathered Feb. 9 at the University of Maine-Presque Isle to talk about immigration and global trade issues at a forum with the Maine International Trade Center and others.

Forum brings northern Maine into loop on global trade opportunities

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 13, 2017, at 2:33 p.m.
More than 2,200 Maine companies are selling goods and services in the international marketplace and the state is attracting interest abroad, according to Wade Merritt, vice president of the Maine International Trade Center.

Bar Harbor Bankshares Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2016 Results

By BHBTCathy on Feb. 13, 2017, at 2 p.m.
U.S. CELLULAR NAMES GERRY WILSON BUSINESS AREA SALES MANAGER FOR NEW ENGLAND

U.S. Cellular names Gerry Wilson business area sales manager for New England

By Kelly Cioe on Feb. 13, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.
CONSUMER FORUM

How to spot dirty tricks when buying a used car

By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT on Feb. 13, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
Buying a used car is one of the most stressful purchases a consumer can make. Here are some suggestions intended to ease the tension.

Our lobby is closed today

By Tony Reaves on Feb. 13, 2017, at 7:44 a.m.
You can reach our customer service department at 990-8040.
Wood chips are dumped from a truck at Covanta Energy's West Enfield facility in this January 2016 file photo.

Here’s an early look at how Maine’s biomass bailout money is being spent

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 12, 2017, at 7:42 a.m.
In January, two biomass generators tallied their first payments under a state subsidy program, taking in more than $241,000 from a $13.4 million pool of taxpayer dollars.
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Geneva Belden looks down the hallway at her home in Bangor on Jan. 19. Belden fell on two occasions under the watch of service provider Branches. While those injuries were not necessarily caused by abuse or neglect, the state should have investigated those cases but never did.

Investigations into the abuse of disabled adults in Maine have slowed, without explanation

By Danielle McLean on Feb. 12, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
“There’s a lot of people out there who need help, and they aren’t getting it,” Geneva Belden said. “And I feel bad for them. I think the state should do their job.”
Photo from December 2016 storm.

Emera Maine prepares for major storm

By Julie Harris on Feb. 10, 2017, at 10:51 p.m.

Sears could close more stores, cut jobs in effort to cut $1 billion in 2017

By Lauren Zumbach, Chicago Tribune on Feb. 10, 2017, at 8:05 p.m.

Amazon warns that trade protectionism could hurt business

By Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters on Feb. 10, 2017, at 8:03 p.m.
Pickering Square in Bangor.

Bangor leaders to discuss new options for relocating city bus depot

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 10, 2017, at 3:55 p.m.
“Our overall goal is to create a better public space at Pickering. It’s a little bleak.”

E2Tech Maine Cleantech Open Kick-off & Winter Networking Reception

By Jeff Marks on Feb. 10, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage uses a model of a home selling solar power to the electric grid during a press conference at the State House to decry a recent decision by the Public Utilities Commission that he says will force Maine ratepayers to subsidize the solar industry.

LePage urges Maine utility regulators to resign over solar decision

By Darren Fishell and Michael Shepherd, BDN Staff on Feb. 10, 2017, at 1 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage said Friday he would urge the three-member Maine Public Utilities Commission “to resign in a heartbeat.”
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Woodland Senior Living of Brewer welcomes new executive director

By Kristen Gilley on Feb. 10, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.

Maine lawmakers eye new protections for electricity customers

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 10, 2017, at 6:49 a.m.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to cap the price electricity resellers can charge to residential customers and limit automatic signups, after an investigative series by the Bangor Daily News that found competitive electricity providers have cost Mainers millions.
Snow blankets the supersized L.L. Bean Boot outside the Freeport retailer's Main Street store in this January 2015 file photo.

LL Bean offers employee buyouts, ends contributions to company pension plan

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 09, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
The changes “are designed to ensure L.L. Bean continues to be a thriving outdoor company for the next hundred years and beyond,” company Executive Chairman Shawn Gorman said in a statement.
Snowplows clear the aprons at Bangor International Airport in December 2009. A computer system controlling the airfield lights at the airport is undergoing an emergency upgrade after officials determined the system was unstable.

BIA makes emergency purchase to replace ‘unstable’ airfield lighting computer system

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 09, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.
“The previous system, and the backup system … are a security risk for viruses and malware attacks.”
 

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