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Highland Belts a small operation with a big heart

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 26, 2017, at 7:37 a.m.
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Terry McNeil of Eddington grabs a bundle of cloth belts for packing at Highland Belts and Fine Leather Goods of Brewer.

This Brewer factory makes expensive, high-demand leatherware

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 26, 2017, at 7:37 a.m.
Adam Sutton is inspired by the fact “that people are willing to help you, that they’re willing to give it what I believe is their best shot. I really believe that my business would be nothing without them.”
Blueberries wait to be raked, Aug. 12, 2016.

Maine growers struggle with surplus blueberries, plummeting prices

By Jennifer Mitchell, Maine Public on March 25, 2017, at 9:49 a.m.
Finding a package of blueberries these days is as easy as pie. They’re plentiful in the fresh and frozen sections of the supermarket. But while the supply is high, the market price has taken a dive, and that has growers feeling blue.
A GameStop store is pictured in Pasadena, California.

GameStop closing at least 150 ‘nonproductive’ stores in 2017

By Dawn Gagnon on March 24, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.
It was not known Friday if any of the company’s 10 stores in Maine will be affected.

Pepper farmer eyes building biomass-fueled greenhouse in Maine

By Darren Fishell on March 24, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.
The development is part of Stored Solar’s broader plan for “biomass energy parks” that would bring in customers for other biomass byproducts.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local S6 is the largest union at BIW.

Auditors investigating claims that Bath Iron Works union funds are missing

By Beth Brogan on March 24, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Auditors from the Grand Lodge of the international machinists’ union are investigating allegations of missing funds at Local S6 of the machinists’ union at BIW.
The Pettegrow family, which owns the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, is selling its wholesale lobster distribution business, Seal Point Lobster Co. in Lamoine, to the Maine Lobstering Union. The sale, which media reports say is for $4 million, will provide the fishermen-only union with a greater stake in the industry's distribution chain.

Maine lobstermen figured out how to make more money off their catches

By Bill Trotter on March 24, 2017, at 2:08 p.m.
A lobstermen-only fishing organization has purchased a local lobster wholesale business, Seal Point Lobster Co.
MAINE BROADBAND COALITION

Regional Broadband Approaches: Achieving Scale with Community Networks

on March 24, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.

Data Demystified Portland: Practical Ways To Use Data To Inform Your Work

By Becky Wurwarg on March 24, 2017, at 8:51 a.m.

Aroostook County power prices to dip slightly in June

By BDN Staff on March 23, 2017, at 7:36 p.m.
Costs for residential customers in Emera Maine’s Maine Public Service district will stay basically flat through the end of 2017.
ALEX STEED
L.L. Bean boots have become a Maine icon.

How ‘buying stuff made in Maine’ became cool

By Alex Steed on March 23, 2017, at 5:51 p.m.
When I was a kid in western Maine, I never imagined we’d become a specialty beer capital or be known for well-crafted items beyond the iconic Bean boot.

The First Bancorp Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

By Carrie Warren on March 23, 2017, at 4:24 p.m.

The First Bancorp Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

By Carrie Warren on March 23, 2017, at 4:24 p.m.

The First Bancorp Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

By Carrie Warren on March 23, 2017, at 4:23 p.m.

The First Bancorp Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

By Carrie Warren on March 23, 2017, at 4:23 p.m.
WIDGETS AND DIGITS

How Maine fuel assistance funds have changed since 2013

on March 23, 2017, at 3:53 p.m.
Mark Charette of Fort Kent, delivers home heating oil to a Fort Kent resident, Thursday, Dec. 1, during the season's first big snow event.

Bangor would be hardest-hit by Trump cuts to heating aid

By Darren Fishell on March 23, 2017, at 3:02 p.m.
Bangor, Lewiston and Skowhegan would get hit hardest by cuts to federal heating assistance in President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget.

TILSON AND MOBILITYTECH TO EXPAND INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE DOT

By Joshua Broder on March 23, 2017, at 1:58 p.m.

Hollywood’s top lobbyists say diversity is good for business

By Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post on March 23, 2017, at 1:58 p.m.
Hollywood hasn’t always shown much interest in telling stories about Latino and Hispanic characters and communities. But Hispanic moviegoers are still some of the most loyal in the nation.
Susan Riva, FNP-C, Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

Susan Riva, FNP-C, Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

By Katherine Thomas on March 23, 2017, at 1:49 p.m.
 

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