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. by Bill Trotter 3 hours ago3 hours ago In ‘huge victory’ for Maine, judge rejects key argument against new internet privacy law by Caitlin Andrews 7 hours ago5 hours ago Strike compels layoffs at Bath Iron Works, company president says by Nick Sambides Jr. 7 hours ago3 hours ago Maine casinos to reopen after state agrees to coronavirus safety plan by Fred Bever, Maine Public July 7, 2020July 7, 2020 Maine’s economically dependent college towns could feel the pinch this fall by The Associated Press A Maine-based cross laminated timber factory could mean more affordable housing by Troy R. Bennett Maine industries hit hardest by virus-related layoffs didn’t get the most federal loans by Lori Valigra and Jessica Piper Judge sides with former Old Town mill owner in 5-year tax dispute by Eesha Pendharkar Coronavirus’ impact on Maine’s economy READ the latest on UNEMPLOYMENT Maine has paid out nearly $1 billion in jobless benefits since pandemic began by Christopher Burns July 2, 2020July 2, 2020 Why Maine isn’t treating Massachusetts tourists like others — and when it might by Jessica Piper July 6, 2020July 6, 2020 Fewer will attend camp this summer. Some camps won’t survive. by The Associated Press July 5, 2020July 5, 2020 Reopening movie theaters face multiple challenges by Ernie Clark July 4, 2020July 4, 2020 Economic panel wants $300M in federal money for Maine businesses that say it’s not enough Maine is letting in visitors from 5 states. 2 neighbors don’t reciprocate. Coastal Maine businesses will have to enforce face covering requirement NATIONAL BUSINESS Hiring soared in May as mass layoffs from coronavirus pandemic eased 9 hours ago9 hours ago Gun demand is off the charts in U.S. even for an election year July 4, 2020July 4, 2020 A predicted surge in US job growth for June might not last July 2, 2020July 2, 2020 Senate extends small business coronavirus relief program June 30, 2020July 1, 2020 Stocks close out best quarter since 1998 with more gains June 30, 2020June 30, 2020 American Airlines will book flights to full capacity June 27, 2020June 27, 2020 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. Overfished bluefish subject to less harvest Bluefish are overfished, and federal regulators are cutting the amount that fishermen can harvest in the coming years. Trump memo on lobster aid leaves industry wondering what’s next The administration has been silent about any firm actions it might take. Maine transgender man claims he was wrongfully fired and sexually harassed by Dunkin Donuts co-workers Kye Hubbard, of Westbrook, claims he was called transphobic slurs by co-workers and fired for speaking out against the harassment. CMP parent asks Maine’s high court to strike anti-corridor question from ballot It is the latest in a series of legal volleys on both sides of the charged debate over the $1 billion project that would bring Canadian hydropower to the regional grid through western Maine. Bath Iron Works hiring temporary workers amid strike The hiring of more subcontractors — a bone of contention during previous negotiations — will likely infuriate the striking workers. Maine to allow travelers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut without virus test Travelers from those three states join residents of New Hampshire and Vermont who are allowed into Maine without restrictions due to low case counts. Maine anticipates slow recovery from coronavirus-induced recession Its July report says the economy will slowly rebound over the next two years, assuming new cases are effectively managed and that more federal aid comes. Maine hospitality industry could lose a third of its revenue due to coronavirus The industry is projected to see a 42 percent drop in employment as well. Maine extends jobless benefits 13 weeks for workers still needing aid amid pandemic It is the third and final federal coronavirus unemployment assistance program. Bangor Savings Bank temporarily closes 2 branches after possible coronavirus exposure The closures affect the Lewiston and Auburn branches. Maine, CMP revise lease at heart of corridor proposal, but legal questions remain CMP will now have to pay $65,000 a year to use a 300-foot wide, one-mile stretch of land in the West Forks Plantation area that the powerline will pass through. Striking BIW shipbuilders are losing health coverage in pandemic Striking workers from Machinists Union Local S6 will be responsible for their own insurance effective Wednesday. Marijuana collectors expected to help with testing in Maine They are expected to make the state’s testing system less burdensome. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.