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Eric Wilkinson (from left), external affairs representative for ISO-New England; Steve Hinchman, general counsel and senior vice president with GridSolar; Dan Kelley, vice president of Woodard and Curran'’s energy and power engineering group; and John Carroll, spokesman for CMP parent company Iberdrola USA discuss the future of electricity delivery in Maine during an E2Tech program Thursday at the Wishcamper Center at the University of Southern Maine.
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CMP and solar energy advocates clash over what’s the smartest grid for Maine

PORTLAND, Maine — Central Maine Power Co. says it needs to change a rate structure that no longer reflects its costs for delivering electricity. But …
Dockworkers haul a bowline around a bollard as the Nova Star arrives in Portland for the first time on Thursday. The ferry will make daily runs between the city and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, starting in May.
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Portland celebrates arrival of Nova Star, restoration of ferry service to Nova Scotia

PORTLAND, Maine — A small crowd met a big ship Thursday at Portland’s Ocean Gateway terminal, celebrating the restoration of ferry service between Maine’s largest …
WIDGETS AND DIGITS (blog)

Who’s excited for the agricultural census?

I know I am. We know from the latest agriculture census — by the U.S. Department of Agriculture — that growth in the number of young farmers in Maine …

Maine adds 8,000 payroll jobs since March 2013, unemployment rate dips below 6 percent

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s employment picture improved in March, with the state adding more payroll jobs in the past year than any one-year period since …

Four Washington County communities and New Brunswick city explore regional economic development

CALAIS, Maine — A budding regional economic development effort received something of a shot in the arm with interest shown by officials in three more …

States crack down on for-profit colleges, student loan industry

WASHINGTON — When Murray Hastie returned to New York in January 2006 after two tours of duty in Iraq, he hoped to use the GI …
A sign along the Maine Turnpike states that the Lewiston Sports Complex is accessible from Exit 80.  The sign is one of about 90 that will be coming down under a new law passed by the Legislature this month.

LePage signs bill to reduce number of signs on Maine highways

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill that relocates or removes dozens of signs advertising schools, beaches, ski slopes and …

Developer seeks OK to raze former Bath Holiday Inn, build new 87-room hotel on site

BATH, Maine — The Bath Planning Board took its first …
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