Three Maine Nonprofits Receive Third Quarter Grants from Androscoggin Bank’s MainStreet Foundation

By Marnie Grumbach on Oct. 12, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
Images captured by Raptor Maps' drones are combined with computer data taken in the field to provide farmers with real-time crop analysis.

Drone technology, computers ushering in a brave new world for northern Maine potatoes

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 12, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
Activists are seen attempting to cut chains after trespassing into a valve station for pipelines carrying crude from Canadian oils sands into U.S. markets near Clearbrook, Minnesota.

Activists disrupt Canada-US oil pipelines

By Nia Williams, Reuters on Oct. 11, 2016, at 8:13 p.m.
Protest group Climate Direct Action said the move was in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Dr. Edison Liu, the president and CEO of Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor

Jackson Lab expanding to China

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 11, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
The Jackson Laboratory announced it will partner will Wenzhou Medical University on clinical genomics research.
Carl Flora, president of the Loring Development Authority, talks about the installation of hundreds of solar panels on the old air force base in September 2014. On Tuesday, the LDA announced a lease agreement with Yarmouth-based Ranger Solar for a project that would use more than 100,000 solar panels and could power between 20,000 and 30,000 homes.

Largest solar power project in New England planned for former Loring air base

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 11, 2016, at 1:58 p.m.
The Loring Development Authority and Yarmouth-based Ranger Solar are moving ahead with a lease agreement that paves the way for New England’s largest solar power project.

In Mid-Year Statistics, Maine’s credit unions surpass significant milestones in Assets, Savings and Membership

By Jon Paradise on Oct. 11, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
2016 Mainebiz Momentum Convention Logo

2016 Mainebiz Momentum Convention

By Broadreach Public Relations on Oct. 10, 2016, at 5:24 p.m.

GasBuddy: Average retail gas price rises 2.7 cents per gallon in Maine

on Oct. 10, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.

Merck tops as lung cancer treatment moves past chemotherapy

By Naomi Kresge and Allison Connolly, Bloomberg on Oct. 10, 2016, at 12:34 p.m.
Lung cancer treatment is moving beyond chemotherapy, with Merck and Co. setting the pace in a new category of therapies that harness the body’s immune system to fight tumors.

New Leadership Announced at Forest Hill

By Joanne Fortin on Oct. 10, 2016, at 8:46 a.m.

Guard against buying recalled items that are sold as safe

By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT on Oct. 10, 2016, at 7:35 a.m.
Keeping up with recalls can be a challenge for businesses and consumers, but you can be notified about some of them.
A customer tries out a Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 10, 2016.

Samsung halts Note 7 production after new fire scare

By Se Young Lee, Reuters on Oct. 10, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
“What’s scary is that this is causing people to repeatedly doubt Samsung’s fundamental capabilities, so it’s important for Samsung to get past this issue quickly.”
The Quoddy Tides bills itself as the “Most Easterly Newspaper Published in the United States.”

The Quoddy Tides chronicles community’s ebb, flow

By Tom Groening, The Working Waterfront on Oct. 10, 2016, at 6:11 a.m.
The Quoddy Tides bills itself as the “Most Easterly Newspaper Published in the United States.” That’s neither an idle boast nor an irrelevant fact.
Smoking paraphernalia is seen inside Grass Roots of Maine in Bangor.

What has to happen before you could buy marijuana without a prescription in Maine

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 10, 2016, at 6:09 a.m.
If voters legalize marijuana in Maine by voting yes on Question 1, it would sound the starting gun for businesses looking to capture part of an industry expected to grow to $200 million in Maine sales by 2020.
The Google Pixel phone is used by a member of the media during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco on Tuesday.

Google’s new Pixel phone looks to compete with Samsung, Apple

By Jessica Toonkel and Julia Love, Reuters on Oct. 07, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
Ad executives expect Google to spend hundreds of millions more to keep up with rivals Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc.
Josephine Iannelli, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Bar Harbor Bankshares and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and its subsidiary Bar Harbor Trust Services


By BHBTCathy on Oct. 07, 2016, at 12:23 p.m.
Catherine deLutio

Hutchinson Center to host Trans-Pacific Partnership presentation

on Oct. 07, 2016, at 12:16 p.m.
A man walks a dog in Bath's South End Park on Washington Street with the cranes of Bath Iron Works seen in the distance.

Full speed ahead for shipyard that beat BIW for Coast Guard contract

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 07, 2016, at 12 p.m.
BIW President Fred Harris had said that despite continuing work on four DDG 51 destroyers, with another three in the pipeline, without the Coast Guard contract, as many as 1,200 manufacturing employees, or 35 percent, of the shipyard’s workforce, could be laid off.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Feds award $20 million to help reduce rural poverty in Maine

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 07, 2016, at 8:09 a.m.
“This effort builds on our commitment to lifting up the economic prospects of communities that have not benefited from the revitalization of rural America,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
Shipping containers stand stacked at the Eimskip facility on Commercial Street in Portland on Wednesday.

‘I see opportunities’: Thawing Arctic could make money for Maine

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 07, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
“I see opportunities,” said Dana Eidsness, director of Maine North Atlantic Development Office, which is part of the Maine International Trade Center.

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