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. by Nick Sambides Jr. July 10, 2020July 10, 2020 BIW union threatens to fine workers who cross picket lines by Nick Sambides Jr. July 10, 2020July 10, 2020 Maine panel narrows down $1B economic recovery plan, but says more money needed by Lori Valigra July 10, 2020July 10, 2020 Janet Mills signs deal with Hydro-Quebec to provide corridor electricity to Maine by Christopher Burns July 10, 2020July 10, 2020 An Orono restaurant and brewery pivots to a new socially distanced, outdoor reality by Emily Burnham As gigs dry up amid the pandemic, Maine musicians say ‘it sucks out there’ by Troy R. Bennett Jay mill to lay off 59 workers after explosion by Lori Valigra Chellie Pingree pushes Trump administration to act on lobster industry aid by Lori Valigra 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 How Belfast businesses are using ingenuity to pivot during the pandemic by Abigail Curtis July 9, 2020July 9, 2020 With retail reeling, Bangor plots a different future for its main shopping district by Charles Eichacker July 9, 2020July 9, 2020 Janet Mills orders large businesses to enforce face covering rules by Lori Valigra July 8, 2020July 9, 2020 Feds award Maine hospitals more than $1 million to aid coronavirus response Maine casinos to reopen after state agrees to coronavirus safety plan Maine’s economically dependent college towns could feel the pinch this fall NATIONAL BUSINESS COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers’ comp 3 hours ago3 hours ago 1 in 5 U.S. small firms plan layoffs after using PPP loan 4 hours ago4 hours ago 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 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. 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. A Maine-based cross laminated timber factory could mean more affordable housing Avesta Housing’s new, affordable, 40-apartment project going up on Brighton Avenue is the first building in Maine to feature stairwells and an elevator tower made from cross laminated timber. Maine industries hit hardest by virus-related layoffs didn’t get the most federal loans A federal forgivable loan program provided a lifeline to many Maine businesses and employees hit hard by the coronavirus, but some of the sectors most affected by early layoffs did not receive the most loans, according to data released on Monday. Judge sides with former Old Town mill owner in 5-year tax dispute A five-year-old dispute over the taxable value of the pulp mill in Old Town is headed to Maine’s highest court. Why Maine isn’t treating Massachusetts tourists like others — and when it might Looser restrictions on travelers come at the height of the tourism season, with businesses across Maine looking to salvage the summer after losing business due to pandemic-related closures. Union meets with mediator as Bath Iron Works strike enters 3rd week A meeting between the company and the mediator is expected later in the week. As Belfast fish farm awaits final OKs, environmental scientists explain what’s at stake While the boards and courts deliberate, here is a closer look at three environmental questions raised about the proposed facility. Fewer will attend camp this summer. Some camps won’t survive. The vast majority of overnight camps are closed due to the pandemic. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.