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Need to fix, replace, or expand? Your home’s equity can help

on March 20, 2017, at 2:57 p.m.
Craft breweries are on the rise in all but one county in Maine.

When it comes to craft breweries in the U.S., Maine reigns supreme

By Darren Fishell on March 20, 2017, at 12:35 p.m.
For Maine, the rate of new breweries coming online beat the national average for five of the six years between 2010 and 2015.

2017 Artists & Makers Conference Scheduled for April 7

By Island Institute on March 20, 2017, at 10:49 a.m.
Catharine MacLaren will speak at Thomas College on April 13.

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host April Business Breakfast on Recruiting and Hiring: Win the War on Talent

By MacKenzie Riley on March 20, 2017, at 10:36 a.m.
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A new app launched by Forager 1 LLC, a group led by former CashStar CEO David Stone, aims to streamline transactions between local farmers and stores such as the Portland Co-op.

It just got easier for Mainers to get food from local farmers

By Darren Fishell on March 20, 2017, at 6:24 a.m.
The company aims to improve transactions between small farmers and grocery stores or cooperatives, mostly by taking manual paperwork out of the equation.
Rosemarie Rung, APR, will present “Communicating for Change,” a professional development session for the public relations, marketing and communications community on Friday, March 24 from 8 - 10 a.m. at Husson University’s Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business in Bangor.

National Expert to Speak on Communicating for Change

By Eric B. Gordon on March 19, 2017, at 6:31 p.m.

‘Back to Normal’ after car crashes through front of Lois’ Natural Marketplace in Scarborough

By Patsy Wiggins on March 19, 2017, at 12:32 p.m.
CONCERNING CONSUMERS

Maine’s amazingly useful law that lets you turn gift cards into cash

on March 19, 2017, at 7 a.m.

Dollar stays weak, but long-term outlook still upbeat

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss, Reuters on March 18, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
The dollar fell to a five-week low on Friday, remaining under pressure for a third straight session after the Federal Reserve quashed hopes for a further currency bull run by keeping a gradual rate-hiking pace.

Wall Street flat as banks, Amgen weigh; Adobe rallies

By Rodrigo Campos, Reuters on March 18, 2017, at 9:27 a.m.
U.S. stocks dipped on Friday as bank shares fell alongside Treasury yields while Adobe helped buoy the S&P tech sector and the Nasdaq Composite.
Eastern Maine Medical Center staff walk down a hallway in the hospital in Bangor Friday. Slower visa approval of skilled workers could add to the shortage of doctors in the state.

Slower visa approval could worsen Maine’s doctor shortage

By Jen Lynds on March 18, 2017, at 1:48 a.m.
Dr. James Raczek estimated that 100 physicians “are currently at [Eastern Maine Medical Center] working in the U.S. on the broad spectrum of J-1, H-1B visas and green cards.”
J.C. Penney in Rockland

Rockland J.C. Penney among nearly 140 stores closing nationwide

By Alex Acquisto on March 17, 2017, at 6:17 p.m.
The J.C. Penney department store in Rockland Plaza is one of 138 locations that will be closed across the country by the end of the year.
Roxanne Jobe

Two Rivers Realty Agent Wins Rising Star Award

By Kathleen Coogan on March 17, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
An aerial photograph of the Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head.

Trump cuts threaten passenger flights at 4 rural Maine airports

By Alex Acquisto on March 17, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
Four small airports in Maine could see a drastic reduction in their passenger flight service if President Trump eliminates a subsidy program.
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Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC

Lincoln wants feds to help pay for $20 million cleanup at former mill

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 17, 2017, at 7:33 a.m.
Asbestos cleanup from the LPT buildings alone will cost an estimated $16 million.

Wall Street slips with health care stocks; Nasdaq flat

By Rodrigo Campos, Reuters on March 17, 2017, at 5:52 a.m.
Stocks slipped on Thursday pressured by health care shares as traders cashed in gains from one of the best-performing sectors so far this year.

GoPro expects 1st-qtr revenue at top end of previous forecast

By Reuters on March 17, 2017, at 5:51 a.m.
GoPro Inc on Wednesday estimated its first-quarter revenue at the top end of its previous forecast, and said it would cut about 270 jobs to reduce expenses in a bid to return to profitability in 2017.

New Hope for Women seeks Hotline volunteers

By Diane on March 16, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.

CRAFT/VENDOR Fair

By Nanette Jarvis on March 16, 2017, at 1:09 p.m.
Burnt Coat Harbor can be seen on Swan's Island.

One of the country’s smallest electric co-ops dissolves on Maine island

By Darren Fishell on March 16, 2017, at 11:05 a.m.
Residents of Swan’s Island and Frenchboro will soon pay about $20 less each month for electricity as they dissolve one of the smallest electric cooperatives in the country.
 

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