Downeaster passenger rail service increasing its daily runs PreCOVID-19, the Downeaster made five daily round-trips between Brunswick and Boston. by Nick Sambides Jr. 5 hours ago5 hours ago Union asks Congress to pressure Bath Iron Works to negotiate with striking workers by The Associated Press 7 hours ago7 hours ago Bangor police to patrol more in Pickering Square after businesses complain by Judy Harrison 10 hours ago9 hours ago Gap persists between renters’ incomes and housing costs in Maine, study shows by Lori Valigra July 14, 202011 hours ago Untapped federal funds could help fill gap in Maine virus economic plan by Lori Valigra Strike at Bath Iron Works enters its 4th week by The Associated Press Conservative Presque Isle wants a piece of the recreational marijuana industry by David Marino Jr. Eastport and Wiscasset airports get federal funding for improvements by The Associated Press Coronavirus’ impact on Maine’s economy READ the latest on UNEMPLOYMENT New jobless claims continue to fall as aid to Maine workers exceeds $1 billion by Christopher Burns July 9, 2020July 9, 2020 Maine panel narrows down $1B economic recovery plan, but says more money needed by Lori Valigra July 10, 2020July 10, 2020 An Orono restaurant and brewery pivots to a new socially distanced, outdoor reality by Emily Burnham July 10, 2020July 9, 2020 As gigs dry up amid the pandemic, Maine musicians say ‘it sucks out there’ by Troy R. Bennett July 10, 2020July 10, 2020 How Belfast businesses are using ingenuity to pivot during the pandemic With retail reeling, Bangor plots a different future for its main shopping district Janet Mills orders large businesses to enforce face covering rules NATIONAL BUSINESS COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers’ comp July 11, 2020July 11, 2020 1 in 5 US small firms plan layoffs after using PPP loan July 11, 2020July 12, 2020 Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid July 9, 2020July 9, 2020 United Airlines might lay off 36,000 workers, nearly half its U.S. workforce July 8, 2020July 8, 2020 Bed Bath & Beyond to close 200 stores by 2022 due to pandemic losses July 8, 2020July 8, 2020 Hiring soared in May as mass layoffs from coronavirus pandemic eased July 7, 2020July 7, 2020 Bath Iron Works files federal complaint against union for ‘threatening’ message BIW President Dirk Lesko said that the union statement was a violation of the National Labor Relations Act. BIW union threatens to fine workers who cross picket lines It accuses the company of issuing “propaganda” to undermine the union or the strike. Janet Mills signs deal with Hydro-Quebec to provide corridor electricity to Maine The electricity will be enough to power 70,000 homes or 10,000 businesses, according to the governor’s office. Jay mill to lay off 59 workers after explosion The Pixelle Specialty Solutions mill in Jay announced that it will lay off 59 workers effective Monday. Chellie Pingree pushes Trump administration to act on lobster industry aid The Democrat from Maine’s 1st District championed an amendment to a budget bill for the 2021 fiscal year urges the USDA to act immediately on aid to the lobster industry. Sappi to cut 75 jobs at Westbrook paper mill About 260 workers are employed at the Westbrook mill. Maine is looking for creative ways to stick with its 207 area code Maine’s 207 area code is expected to run out of numbers by 2024. Credit union launches program to pay farm closing costs Maine Harvest Federal Credit Union said the program would incentivize farmers who are interested in buying land. Feds award Maine hospitals more than $1 million to aid coronavirus response The money will be used to train the workforce, expand telemedicine and buy supplies. Have $1.25M? You can bid on the secure building where the Navy oversees BIW. The auction by Ten-X Commercial will be held from noon on July 27 until noon on July 29. This fruit tastes like a cross between a blueberry and raspberry, and a Maine farm is turning it into syrup and beer Haskap berries resemble pendulous blueberries and taste like a cross between a blueberry and a raspberry. Dutch seafood firm to seek state permit for $110M fish farm proposed in Jonesport Kingfish officials said Tuesday that the discharge permit will be “one of the most critical permits” for the project. In ‘huge victory’ for Maine, judge rejects key argument against new internet privacy law The “opt-in” law prevents providers from using, disclosing, selling or permitting access to personal information unless a customer gives permission to do so. Strike compels layoffs at Bath Iron Works, company president says The layoffs target about 220 members of Local S7 of the Machinists and Aerospace Workers, according to News Center Maine. Maine casinos to reopen after state agrees to coronavirus safety plan Under the agreement, casinos will be allowed up to 200 people inside at a time, while other indoor venues still have 50-person capacities. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.