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Learn about New Hope for Women’s Hotline volunteer opportunities

By Diane on Sept. 19, 2016, at 9:42 a.m.
ROCKLAND — New Hope for Women, which offers support to victims of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, will hold a 40-hour training session for individuals interested in volunteering on the agency’s 24-hour crisis hotline. Last year, volunteers on New Hope for Women’s toll-free hotline provided nearly 2,700 hours of …
Rosa Maria Peralta etches her initials into the keel plate of the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) in October 2014 with the assistance of Bath Iron Works welder Bob Morey. The ship is named after Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta, posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for heroism during the Second Battle of Fallujah. Peralta's sisters, Karen Peralta and Icela Peralta Donald also etched their initials into the ship's hull.

Destroyer being built in Maine to be named after Marine Corps general

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 19, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
The vessel is the final Arleigh Burke-class destroyer awarded to BIW in the Navy’s most recent multiyear contract for destroyers.
Artist Charlie Hewitt, his wife Kate Carey and daughter Ruby play with their pups in their new sleek, art-filled home, formerly Goff's Hardware in downtown Yarmouth.

How an old hardware store became a creative home for Yarmouth couple

By Kathleen Pierce on Sept. 19, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
“It took me 40 years in New York to find the perfect loft in Maine,” said Hewitt, a Lewiston native.
A map of the proposed Number Nine Wind Farm.

Despite energy deal loss, huge wind farm is still on track in Aroostook

By Anthony Brino on Sept. 19, 2016, at 6:08 a.m.
Despite the termination of an electricity purchase agreement, plans for what would be the largest wind farm in the state proposed for Aroostook County are still on track.
The Olive Garden restaurant in Biddeford has closed, putting about 60 people out of work, the company said.

Olive Garden in Biddeford closes, putting 60 out of work

By CBS 13 on Sept. 18, 2016, at 7:18 p.m.
The Olive Garden restaurant in Biddeford has closed, putting about 60 people out of work.

Albin, Randall & Bennett Named Among 2016 Best Places to Work in Maine

By Marnie Grumbach on Sept. 18, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
September 18, 2016 (Portland, ME) — Albin, Randall & Bennett (ARB), a public accounting and business consulting firm based in Portland, is pleased to announce that the firm was recently named as one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and …
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U.S. $1 bills are seen on a light table at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that median household incomes increased 5.2 percent last year, the largest single-year increase since record-keeping began in 1967.

Income liftoff shows the recovery is real

By Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg on Sept. 17, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.
OpEd: We have seen signs that wage pressure is building as the economic recovery grinds on. Enough evidence has now accumulated to suggest it is already happening.
A man sorts lobsters at Ready Seafood on April 28 in Portland.

Lawmakers, scientist express doubt over Maine lobsters’ ability to invade Europe

By Fred Bever, MPBN on Sept. 16, 2016, at 6:43 p.m.
Maine’s congressional delegation is trying to step up its defense of Maine’s lobster industry.
Bath Iron Works' largest crane towers over the shipyard in Bath.

Bath Iron Works’ pain will be felt all over Maine

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 16, 2016, at 5:20 p.m.
Maine’s economy depends more heavily on ship and boat building employment than any other state.
Bath Iron Works' dry dock floats on the Kennebec River in Bath in this December 2014 file photo.

As Florida celebrates, Maine shipyard eyes next move after key contract loss

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 16, 2016, at 5 p.m.
U.S. Sens Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin vowed to “investigate” the Coast Guard’s decision.

Piscataquis Chamber Announces “New Business of the Year” Award

By Denise Buzzelli on Sept. 16, 2016, at 4:34 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: The Mill Event Space, Moosehead Lane, Dover Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 2072857003; piscataquischamber.com For many years, the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce has asked the community to nominate their favorite businesses within Piscataquis County. There are certain criteria that must …

Dave’s World of Dover-Foxcroft named Piscataquis Chamber 2016 Business of the Year

By Denise Buzzelli on Sept. 16, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: The Mill Event Space, Moosehead Lane, Dover Foxcroft , ME For more information: 207-564-7533; piscataquischamber.com The Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the recipient of the 2016 Piscataquis Chamber Business of the Year Award, Dave’s World of Dover-Foxcroft. …

Free money management class starts Oct. 5

on Sept. 16, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Location: URock, 91 Camden St., 4th floor, Rockland, Maine For more information: 800-442-2092; newventuresmaine.org ROCKLAND, Maine — Starting Wednesday, Oct. 5, New Ventures Maine will offer “My Money Works”, a free four-week class to help gain the skills and confidence to stretch your money, …

Big Gig to hold season’s first pitch-off on Sept. 20

on Sept. 16, 2016, at 12:04 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Tiller and Rye, Corner of Main and Wilson streets, Brewer, Maine BREWER, Maine — Big Gig, a pitch competition for local entrepreneurs, will host this season’s first pitch-off 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Tiller & Rye, corner of Main and …

Hall Internet Marketing Recognized as Expert by Email Marketing Platform MailChimp

By Hall Internet Marketing on Sept. 15, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Hall Internet Marketing has been certified as an Expert by the popular email marketing platform MailChimp. The MailChimp Experts Program serves to vet and recommend agencies based on their experience and proficiency using the platform. Hall has provided email marketing services to its customers for over 15 years on a …
Bath Iron Works' largest crane towers over the shipyard in Bath.

Maine shipyard loses out on $11 billion Coast Guard contract

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 15, 2016, at 5:58 p.m.
“We plan to meet with the Coast Guard to understand their selection decision,” said BIW President Fred Harris.
Children from Captain Albert Stevens Elementary School bring boxes of soap and other hygiene products Thursday to the storage area for the Soap Closet, a group that is working to help low-income folks have access to items they need to care for themselves, in this March 2013 file photo.

Nation’s poverty rate drops, but Maine’s does not

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 15, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
The percentage of people living in poverty in neighboring New Hampshire and Vermont fell with the national rate last year, but in Maine, the trend is essentially flat.
These telephone wires on Monhegan Island were taken down during a Nov. 1, 2014m ice storm and as of Dec. 19, 2014, were still on the road. Fairpoint workers had placed sheets of plywood over the wires so they could be driven on but did not immediately returned to replace two damaged telephone poles.

FairPoint faces $500,000 fine for missing service mark in Maine

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 15, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
Maine telecommunications regulators want FairPoint Communications to pay a $500,000 fine.

Verrill Dana Partner Appointed as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence by The Maine Supreme Judicial Court

By Verrill Dana on Sept. 15, 2016, at 3:53 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine (September 15, 2016) – Verrill Dana Partner, Thomas Newman, was recently appointed as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence by The Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence reviews and proposes amendments to the Maine Rules of Evidence, which ensure proceedings …
Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC., as seen on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.

Lincoln Paper executives took millions instead of restarting mill, creditors claim

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 15, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
The lawsuit alleges that company officials fraudulently pocketed millions of dollars rather than repair a damaged boiler that was key to the mill’s profitability.
 

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