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5 Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid in 2017

on Aug. 09, 2017, at 4:52 a.m.
The corner office is one of six buildings on Exchange Street in Bangor that is being slowly brought back from blight and disuse.

Historic and long-vacant Bangor block gets another tenant

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 09, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Thompson-Hamel, LLC, which has offices on State Street and in Presque Isle, has signed a multi-year lease for 187 Exchange St.
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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Insurance Claims

on Aug. 08, 2017, at 6:21 p.m.
Retired liquor executive Gerry Reid, the head of the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations in Maine, thinks new legislation can get back nearly half of all sales being lost to New Hampshire.

Former Maine liquor chief calls nip bottle cost hike ‘price gouging’

By Steve Collins on Aug. 08, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
Hardest hit in terms of percentage are the cheapest 50-milliliter bottles of spirits known as nips, which will see their price tags go up from 99 cents to $1.49 on Oct. 1.

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – Gown and Town Synergy: The Impact of Commercial Development in Waterville and Colby College’s Vision

By Shelly on Aug. 08, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.
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Guy’s Grooming Guide Men’s Grooming and Haircut Advice

on Aug. 08, 2017, at 1:24 p.m.
Carlisle McLean, pictured at the State House after her confirmation to the Maine Public Utilities Commission in January 2015.

Former LePage lawyer who quit as utilities regulator in June lands job at CMP parent company

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 08, 2017, at 12:20 p.m.
Former Maine Public Utilities Commissioner Carlisle McLean in July began a senior legal job at Avangrid, the publicly traded parent company of Central Maine Power Co.
Lumber is processed in Madison, March 30, 2016.

New Jersey investors buy hydropower dams at defunct Maine paper mill

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 08, 2017, at 9:46 a.m.
New Jersey-based Eagle Creek Renewable Energy has purchased the hydroelectric facilities that until May 2016 powered Madison Paper Industries.
Rock Alley sorts his catch aboard the Miss Carmen at a Beals Island dock.

Pursuing higher profits, Maine lobstermen unionize

By A.J. Higgins, Maine Public on Aug. 08, 2017, at 9:42 a.m.
Maine lobstermen have long been known as a fiercely independent lot, but some are looking to the power of unity, in the form of a statewide, catch-to-table co-op. The goal is to harvest a larger and more predictable share of the profits.

Wall Street ends higher as Dow edges to latest record

By Sinead Carew, Reuters on Aug. 08, 2017, at 6:09 a.m.
The Dow edged up to its ninth record closing high in a row while the S&P ended slightly higher on Monday, with consumer and technology sector gains offsetting losses in energy.

Verrill Dana Ranks Among Top Law Firms in U.S. for Women

By Verrill Dana on Aug. 07, 2017, at 4:51 p.m.
FairPoint Communications plans to close its regulated landline service to new customers in five more communities.

FairPoint asks out of landline service in five more Maine communities

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 07, 2017, at 3:41 p.m.
FairPoint last month asked regulators to stop requiring the company to provide price-controlled landline service in Bath, Yarmouth, Old Orchard Beach, Westbrook and Freeport.
A truck delivers wood chips to the Covanta Energy's West Enfield facility, Jan. 7, 2016.

Jonesboro biomass plant fires up for the first time in months, then shuts off

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 07, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
A biomass plant in Jonesboro could collect up to $81,000 in taxpayer subsidies for July, coming back online July 5 after an outage that started at 5 p.m. on March 23.
A help wanted sign is posted at a taco stand in Solana Beach, California.

The job market just recovered from the recession. Men and white people haven’t.

By Ana Swanson, Washington Post on Aug. 04, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.
The report shows that men continue to lag behind women in recovering pre-recession jobs, in part because the recession hit the male-dominated industries particularly hard.

Maine SBDC at CEI hires Shannon Byers as Business Advisor

By Maine SBDC on Aug. 04, 2017, at 11:59 a.m.
Scott Oxley has accepted the role of Acadia Hospital's new president starting October 1. Located in Bangor, Acadia Hospital a member of EMHS, is a fully accredited and licensed non-profit psychiatric hospital whose mission it is to empower people to improve their lives.

New Acadia Hospital president named

By Shane Perry, APR on Aug. 04, 2017, at 11:58 a.m.

Seaside property next to Maine’s ‘lost colony’ hits market for $1.25 million

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 04, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.
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I Can’t Fire Him

on Aug. 04, 2017, at 10:20 a.m.
Lawyers for the Louisiana-based Sazerac Co., which owns a 124-employee bottling plant in Lewiston, said proposals to hike prices sharply are unfair.

After Lewiston bottler blows top, Maine reduces proposed liquor price hikes

By Steve Collins on Aug. 03, 2017, at 7:11 p.m.
Lawyers for the Louisiana-based Sazerac Co., which owns a 124-employee bottling plant in Lewiston, said proposals to hike prices sharply are unfair and appear to be “retaliation.”
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How to Be More Efficient at Work

on Aug. 03, 2017, at 4:14 p.m.
 

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