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State Theatre manager signs deal for outside concerts at Portland’s Thompson’s Point development

The general manager of The State Theatre has signed an agreement to operate a new outdoor concert venue at Portland’s waterfront Thompson’s …
Visitors tour the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor last year.

Official: Jackson Laboratory hopes to expand to China

BANGOR | A top official for Jackson Laboratory was in Bangor on Tuesday to talk about the organization’s economic impact and some of its …
Eliot Cutler

Cutler decries Cate Street tax credits, opponents object to ‘politicizing’ mill’s plight

PORTLAND | The rise and fall of Great Northern Paper Co. will cost Maine taxpayers about $15.9 million in tax credits allocated to investors …
Bangor Gas employee Greg Chambers attaches an electrofusion punch tee to the main natural gas line on Washington Street in Brewer in 2008.

Maine utilities watchdog appeals rates approved for Bangor Gas

PORTLAND | The office of the state’s utilities watchdog has asked Maine’s top court to invalidate natural gas rates approved for Bangor Gas Co., …

Workers’ compensation insurer reports record return of $18 million for Maine employers

PORTLAND | The Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. will issue an $18 million dividend to about 17,000 policyholders based in Maine. That dividend amount …
PINE TREE ECONOMICS (blog)

Maine’s personal income growth for second quarter on par with New England, Nation

THE Bureau of Economic Analysis released State Quarterly Personal Income figures for the second quarter of this year.  Maine’s personal income grew from the first …
The Katahdin Paper Co. mill in East Millinocket
POLL QUESTION

GNP creditors petition to move bankruptcy case to Maine, but trustee objects

PORTLAND | A group of Maine-based creditors has asked a Delaware court to move the bankruptcy case of Great Northern Paper Co. to Maine, …

Third firm courts Maine regulators for cash to back natural gas pipeline expansion

PORTLAND | Three companies have formally offered natural gas pipeline capacity to state regulators, …

News flash: Caffeine-infused weight loss underwear may not work

WASHINGTON — Bras, girdles and leggings infused with caffeine and sold as weight loss aids …

Feds award $2.5 million to Maine community college to support training in health care, construction, social work

FAIRFIELD | The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Kennebec Valley Community College $2.5 …

Falling price of solar panels leads utilities to lobby for taxes

MADRID — A year after Spain, the sunniest country in Europe, issued notice of a …

What to do when your 401k match is terrible

Typical retirement advice calls for contributing to your 401k account at least to max out …

Fraser Timber’s Masardis mill to be sold to Quebec firm

The Levis, Quebec-based company Maibec has reached a deal to buy Fraser Timber’s lumber mill …
INFOGRAPHIC

Delaware court to determine where GNP bankruptcy will be heard

PORTLAND | The next major step in the bankruptcy of Great Northern Paper Co. …

Maine public advocate warns North American Power customers about price surge

A state watchdog for power prices has issued a warning to customers of electricity supplier …

Newcastle considers moratorium on adult entertainment businesses

Newcastle is taking steps to follow its twin village of Damariscotta with …

Portland biotech firm alleges patent infringements by Cooke Aquaculture

BANGOR | A Portland biotechnology firm that serves the aquaculture industry has filed a …
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