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Members of the Municipal Review Committee agreed Friday to a $5.4 million buyout of their partnership with Penobscot Energy Recovery Co., in Orrington, effective March 31, 2018.

MRC agrees to buyout, lawsuit settlement over PERC profits

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 30, 2016, at 6:22 p.m.
A group representing 187 municipalities that send solid waste to an Orrington energy incinerator voted Friday to settle a lawsuit it filed against the Minnesota-based firm that owns a majority interest in the plant.
Hilary Strout, AVP, Enterprise Fraud Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST HIRES HILARY STROUT

By BHBTCathy on Sept. 30, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cathy Planchart, VP Corporate Communications & Community RelationsStory continues below advertisement. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust P.O. Box 1089, Ellsworth, ME 04605 207-667-0660 x4655 / cplanchart@bhbt.com DATE: September 30, 2016 TITLE: BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST HIRES HILARY STROUT Hampden, Maine – Curtis C. …

BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST PROMOTES RICHARD MALTZ

By BHBTCathy on Sept. 30, 2016, at 5:25 p.m.
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cathy Planchart, VP Corporate Communications & Community RelationsStory continues below advertisement. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust P.O. Box 1089, Ellsworth, ME 04605 207-667-0660 x4655 / cplanchart@bhbt.com DATE: September 30, 2016 TITLE: BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST PROMOTES RICHARD MALTZ Bar Harbor, Maine – Curtis …
A man holds his new iPhone 7 at an Apple store in Beijing, China, Sept. 16, 2016.

Why Apple can be forced to turn logs of your iMessage contacts over to police

By Andrea Peterson, Washington Post on Sept. 30, 2016, at 1:22 p.m.
When a user sends someone a message through Apple’s iMessage feature, Apple encrypts that message between Apple devices so only the sender and recipient can read its contents. But report this week from news site the Intercept is a good reminder that not all data related to iMessage have that …

Maine Senator Amy Volk Awarded Retail Association of Maine’s 2016 Jim McGregor Government Service Award

By Christine Cummings on Sept. 30, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.
Augusta, ME – September 30th, 2016 – Senator Amy Volk of Cumberland has been selected by the Retail Association of Maine Board of Directors to receive the organization’s 2016 Jim McGregor Government Service Award. In 2010, the Retail Association of Maine named this award after its retired director of government …
Hope House’s Giving Hope Garden Earns MOFGA Blue Ribbons

Hope House’s Giving Hope Garden Earns MOFGA Blue Ribbons

By Katherine Thomas on Sept. 30, 2016, at 9:33 a.m.
PCHC’s Hope House Health & Living Center “Giving Hope Garden” brought home nine 1st place blue ribbons and one 2nd place ribbon for various vegetables entered at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) competition at the Common Ground Fair the weekend of September 24-25th. Peppers, pumpkin, beans, carrots, …

The IRS is cutting 7,000 jobs. Will that help you escape an audit?

By Aaron Gregg, Washington Post on Sept. 30, 2016, at 8:14 a.m.
The chance of your small business being audited is pretty darn low.
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Burnt Coat Harbor can be seen recently on Swan’s Island. The members of the Swan’s Island Electric Cooperative voted to sell the cooperative to Emera Maine.

Unplugging a way of life: Maine island eyes trading local control for cheaper electricity

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 30, 2016, at 6:40 a.m.
“That was really what people had to weigh: the cost versus the loss of control and loss of that on-island employment.”

New Member Sign-Up

By Kaylah Dinsdale on Sept. 29, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Reiche Elementary School, 166 Brackett Street, Portland, ME For more information: 888-922-4763; girlscoutsofmaine.org/en/events/event-list.html Girl Scouts helps girls develop their full potential. When a girl becomes a Girl Scout, she grows into a young woman who is self-confident, strong and compassionate. …

New Member Sign-Up

By Kaylah Dinsdale on Sept. 29, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St, Kennebunk, ME For more information: 888-922-4763; girlscoutsofmaine.org/en/events/event-list.html Girl Scouts helps girls develop their full potential. When a girl becomes a Girl Scout, she grows into a young woman who is self-confident, strong and compassionate. …
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5 Pieces of Advice For Pitching

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 3:10 p.m.
Five minutes doesn’t seem like a large part of your day. Going to order your lunch, or taking a quick phone call all probably take longer than five minutes. And when someone says, “I’ll be there in five minutes,” it’s colloquially understood that they mean “quickly.” Of course, your awareness …

Fashion boutique in Belfast will hold grand opening Oct. 9

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 2:52 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: 45 Searsport Ave., Belfast, Maine For more information: iconcepta.myshopify.com BELFAST — iConcepta Boutique, a fashion shop catering to young women, will hold its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon Sunday, Oct. 9, at 45 Searsport Ave., next …

FREE DEVICE WORKSHOP IN BANGOR PROVIDES TIPS TO CREATE A DIGITAL DIARY

By Kelly Cioe on Sept. 29, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: U.S. Cellular, 33 Mid Mall Boulevard, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-5218; uscellular.com Natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes can happen at any time. A smartphone or tablet can act as a digital diary or fire …

MEREDA’s Morning Menu: The High Cost of Construction: Avoiding Surprises

By Shelly on Sept. 29, 2016, at 10:25 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Pepperell Mill Campus, 40 Main Street, Biddeford, ME For more information: 207-874-0801; mereda.org/eventdetail.php?ID=698 Building new or renovating an existing facility is an expensive endeavor. Whether it is speculative office space, an industrial facility or a mixed use property, construction costs …

Coffee with a rooftop view in Dover-Foxcroft

By Dan Sharrow on Sept. 29, 2016, at 9:24 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Patrons of the Center Coffee House can now enjoy their beverages and treats with an overhead view of East Main Street and the Piscataquis River from the establishment’s rooftop seating area. Owner Lori Sharrow said the rooftop at 22 East Main Street, which can seat up to 30, …
Grover Searles works to disassemble a radiator on Wednesday on the first floor of 73 Central St. in Bangor.

Developer bringing one of downtown Bangor’s largest structures back to life

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 28, 2016, at 7:18 p.m.
A developer who owed back taxes to the city has begun renovating 73 Central St. in compliance with an agreement with the city.
Brig. Gen. Douglas Farnham, adjutant general of the Maine National Guard, speaking at a press conference on the Maine Military Authority's contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority at the Loring Commerce Centre in Limestone.

MMA hopeful of saving jobs, resolving cost overruns on transit bus contract

By Anthony Brino on Sept. 28, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Maine’s top military official, Brig. Gen. Douglas Farnham, said Wednesday he is optimistic about resolving cost overrun issues with the Maine Military Authority’s $19 million contract to renovate 32 Massachusetts buses.
Nathan Beck (right) and his father, Dan Beck (center), listen during a Human Rights Commission hearing regarding allegations that Moody's Diner, which is co-owned by Beck, discriminated against a longtime employee in Augusta in this November 2014 file photo.

LePage’s probe of human rights panel finds no bias against businesses

By Christopher Cousins and Jake Bleiberg on Sept. 28, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
“We are gratified to see the panel’s understanding that our agency is wildly underfunded and understaffed and its recommendations for more of both.”
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Sean Lague Joins Camden National Bank as Director of Information Technology

By Kim Ratner on Sept. 28, 2016, at 12:37 p.m.
PORTLAND – Camden National Bank is pleased to announce the recent addition of Sean Lague as senior vice president and director of information technology. Based in Portland, Lague will support the Bank’s development and implementation of information technology strategies and initiatives and help to further strengthen its online and digital …
An employee works in the fabricating facility at Fairchild Seminconductor in South Portland in 2009.

Fairchild’s new owner plans to cut 130 jobs, but won’t say where

By Jake Bleiberg on Sept. 28, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.
The new owner of a South Portland semiconductor plant plans to cut more than 100 jobs, but it’s unclear whether any Maine workers would be included in that layoff.
 

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