Articles by Whit Richardson

 
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Andy Hazen (right) holds up a wall while working on renovations inside the Lobster Pound with Dick McLaughlin, Jim Tyler and Ben Hazen (background).  The Hazens, owners of Andrews Brewing Co., have gone into business with McLaughlin, owner of the Lobster Pound, and the new Lobster Pound Inc. will reopen in May with the brewery inside.

Iconic Lincolnville seafood restaurant to reopen as brewpub

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 24, 2014, at 7:40 a.m.
Jeanne A. Hulit is hugged by U.S. President Barack Obama after he announces his choice to replace her as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration while at a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 15, 2014.

Falmouth resident to depart Obama cabinet to take banking position in Maine

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 24, 2014, at 5:26 a.m.
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‘It’s deja vu all over again:’ History repeats itself with MMA and GNP

on Jan. 23, 2014, at 5:25 p.m.
Miles Theeman, vice president and chief sales and marketing officer for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, received the Norbert X. Dowd Award at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce's 2014 annual awards dinner, held Wednesday at the Cross Insurance Center.

‘We’re truly at the beginning of everything’: Bangor chamber honors those who move community forward during annual awards dinner

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 22, 2014, at 10:36 p.m.
Central Maine Power line worker Matt Beeler reconnects the service cable to a home in Bucksport recently.

Standard offer electricity prices jump more than 10 percent for CMP, Emera Maine customers

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 22, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
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Lobster marketing wars? Canada launches effort to develop unique Canadian lobster brand

on Jan. 22, 2014, at 7:31 a.m.
Robert Keach is the trustee overseeing Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway as the company works its way through bankruptcy.

Source: New York investment firm wins auction for bankrupt MMA Railway’s assets

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 21, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
Craig Gunderson, CEO of Oxford Networks

Oxford Networks’ shareholder calls proposed deal with Canadian firm ‘obscene’

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 20, 2014, at 6:35 p.m.
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Miyake Diner opens

on Jan. 20, 2014, at 6:18 p.m.
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Maine home to a growing number of millionaires

on Jan. 17, 2014, at 12:47 p.m.
Robert Keach is a Bernstein Shur attorney who was appointed the trustee overseeing Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway as the company works its way through bankruptcy.

‘Multiple bids’ made in auction for Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway assets

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 17, 2014, at 11:46 a.m.
Brick walls and chimneys are all that remain in November after a fire destroyed a hotel under development on Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay.

Developer plans to resume building Casco Bay island inn destroyed by fire

By Seth Koenig and Whit Richardson on Jan. 17, 2014, at 10:58 a.m.
People mingle during a BigGig event at Kosta's Bar and Grill in Old Town Tuesday evening. The event provides a opportunity and encourages entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas.

Make your best pitch at Big Gig, where local entrepreneurs compete, network

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 17, 2014, at 6:56 a.m.

Defense spending package includes $11.5 million for Kittery shipyard upgrade

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 16, 2014, at 7:16 p.m.

Federal aid request: Wilton call center laid off 92, moved jobs to Philippines

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 16, 2014, at 5:49 p.m.
The Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC mill

Lincoln millworkers approved for federal job retraining assistance

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 16, 2014, at 10:44 a.m.
Craig Gunderson

Canadian private equity firm to acquire Oxford Networks

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 15, 2014, at 3:23 p.m.
Olafur Grimsson

LePage to lead June trade mission to Iceland, United Kingdom

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 15, 2014, at 2:17 p.m.
Habib Dagher

UMaine’s offshore wind energy pilot project wins initial OK

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 14, 2014, at 12:13 p.m.
Great Works Internet, commonly referred to as GWI, filed a lawsuit on Monday, Jan. 13, against Maine Fiber Co. over allegations the company misused federal stimulus funds intended to expand rural broadband Internet access. Fletcher Kittredge (center), CEO of GWI, announced the lawsuit at a press conference that same day in Portland. He is joined by Eric Samp (left), GWI's general counsel, and Laurie Boxer-Macomber, an attorney at Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman representing GWI.

GWI sues Maine Fiber, alleges misuse of federal funds intended for statewide broadband expansion

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 13, 2014, at 5:41 p.m.