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FairPoint Communications awards $50,000 to Maine non-profits through Connected Communities

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 4:15 p.m.
Maine's jobless rate remained below 4 percent in July, marking the second longest period at that level in more than four decades.

Maine jobless rate stays at a historic low as more look for work

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 18, 2017, at 4:02 p.m.
Maine’s jobless rate remained below 4 percent in July, marking the second longest period at that level in more than four decades.

Janice Anthony and Alison Rector at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art

By courthousegallery on Aug. 18, 2017, at 2:59 p.m.
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How to Define a Sales Lead and Why It’s Important for Your Business

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 12:56 p.m.
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EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen in a file photo.

Maine to recoup $950,000 in settlement over Medicaid payments for EpiPen

By Patricia Sabatini, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Aug. 18, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills said Maine’s share of the deal is nearly $2.5 million, of which more than $1.5 million will flow to the federal government.

Maine Magazine’s Fifth Maine Live Slated For September 21

By chriskast on Aug. 18, 2017, at 9:54 a.m.

Thomas College and Central Maine Growth Council Promote Local Entrepreneurs

By MacKenzie Riley on Aug. 18, 2017, at 9:50 a.m.
Wood chips are dumped from a truck in West Enfield in a 2016 file photo.

Maine’s biomass bailout bill isn’t helping loggers as much as it was supposed to

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 18, 2017, at 9:10 a.m.
Stored Solar LLC disclosed that in the first half of the year, it was only 31 percent of the way toward its year-end wood purchasing goal.

Cianbro to make more modules at Brewer manufacturing plant

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 17, 2017, at 7:08 p.m.
Cianbro will likely be hiring employees at its Brewer manufacturing facility to build parts for a refinery next year.
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The Power Of Social Media For A Business

on Aug. 17, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.

Lawsuit claims Poland Spring a ‘colossal fraud,’ selling groundwater

By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 17, 2017, at 1:11 p.m.
A group of bottled water drinkers have brought a class action lawsuit against the company behind Poland Spring, alleging that the Maine business has long deceived consumers by mislabeling common groundwater.
A Bean boot at L.L. Bean's new factory in Lewiston.

L.L. Bean’s new Maine factory expected to add 140 employees

By CBS 13 on Aug. 17, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
L.L. Bean is opening a new manufacturing center in Lewiston the company says will employ more than 100.

Ronan Officially Named President of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

By Shane Perry, APR on Aug. 17, 2017, at 12:10 p.m.

Trump’s business councils are disbanded after CEOs quit in protest

By David Shepardson and Michael Erman, Reuters on Aug. 17, 2017, at 6:53 a.m.
The disbanding of two high-profile business advisory councils came after CEOs quit in protest over his remarks blaming violence in Charlottesville not only on white nationalists but also on the protesters who opposed them.

Stocks off highs after Trump announcement, Fed minutes

By Caroline Valetkevitch, Reuters on Aug. 17, 2017, at 6:19 a.m.
Indexes lost some ground after Trump’s disbanding of two high-profile business advisory councils.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine -- 081517 -- Morris Marshall [center rear] talks to residents while they waited for a vote count. Voters voted 119-0 on Tuesday to temporarily ban cruise-ship traffic from town shores. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Southwest Harbor sets 180-day ban on cruise ships

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 16, 2017, at 4:29 p.m.

63 Verrill Dana Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers, 12 as Lawyers of the Year

By Verrill Dana on Aug. 16, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.
Damariscotta town attorney Jenny Villeneuve discusses a petition for a moratorium on commercial development during the Aug. 15 Damariscotta Board of Selectmen.

Petition glitch delays consideration of moratorium on Damariscotta development

By Maia Zewert on Aug. 16, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.
A petition from Damariscotta residents calling for a moratorium on commercial development is invalid due to a technical error.
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The City of Belfast has passed a city-wide prohibition on plastic bags for all retail businesses starting next year.

Belfast becomes latest city to ban plastic bags, polystyrene

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 16, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.
“I remember when plastic bags didn’t exist, and we all seemed to manage just fine,” Councilor Mary Mortier said.
The Cornish Inn

Maine ‘bud and breakfast’ pot vacation event canceled

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on Aug. 16, 2017, at 2:55 p.m.
A three-week event at the Cornish Inn offering cannabis edibles, a happy hour and other marijuana free to paying guests that was scheduled to start Wednesday has been canceled.
 

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