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“FairPoint technician and union mobilizer Jim Feeney (left) marches alongside Bob Toole on Aug. 12 during an informational picket in front of FairPoint Communications in Bangor. Feeney said Friday that FairPoint workers in Bangor were on “heightened alert” in case a strike is called after the company stepped away from bargaining early Thursday morning.

Lines drawn: Strike or lockout could be next as FairPoint contract impasse deepens

PORTLAND, Maine — Union negotiators with the ability to call a strike of about 2,000 New England employees of FairPoint Communications are mulling their next …

Maine meat firm recalls beef that may contain nerve material

GREENE, Maine — Bubier Meats of Greene is recalling about 25,192 pounds of fresh beef products because the dorsal root ganglia may not have been …
Club members take aim at targets at the Spurwink Rod & Gun Club on Sawyer Road in Cape Elizabeth in this November 2012 file photo.

Cape Elizabeth gun club struggling to make required safety improvements

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — The firing range committee will ask the Cape Elizabeth Town Council to give the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club an exception …
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Maine wages level off from 2013 – 2014

THE Center for Workforce Research and Information released average weekly wage data for the first quarter of this year for Maine.  Overall, wages leveled off …
Kate Mcaleer

Rockland business owner makes national young entrepreneur list

ROCKLAND, Maine — Kate McAleer — owner of Bixby & Co., maker of organic and certified sustainable chocolate bars — has been nominated to the …
The L.L. Bean call center in Bangor.  The company announced that it will close the call center in the spring of 2016.

Closure of L.L. Bean call center in 2016 leaves Bangor officials wondering about future of retail businesses

BANGOR, Maine — While the closing of a local L.L. Bean call center runs counter to otherwise positive trends in Maine call center employment, some …

Bingham wind energy project wins preliminary approval from Maine environmental regulators

PORTLAND, Maine — State regulators are prepared to give final approval for a 62-turbine wind farm in Bingham, which would be the largest so far …

Buyout deal caps feud over Market Basket supermarket chain

BOSTON — Employees of New England supermarket chain Market Basket …

Air quality problems dog Irving’s New Brunswick oil-by-rail terminal

BOSTON — Irving Oil’s oil-by-rail terminal in Saint John, New …

Committee envisions returning busy Scarborough intersection to its ‘village’ center roots

The committee will hold a forum in early September, where residents and business owners in the neighborhood can weigh in on what they want in the area's future.

Cooke Aquaculture plant in Machiasport running again, hires back 40 workers

MACHIASPORT, Maine — Cooke Aquaculture, a leading producer of farm-raised …

Union employees air contract dispute on MDI

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — Municipal employees of three Mount Desert …
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