March unemployment rate could be Maine’s lowest since 1957

The preliminary unemployment rate for March is the lowest since 1976, when current record-keeping began. Glenn Mills, chief economist with the Maine Department of Labor,...

Thai to the past: Pepper & Spice brothers open Blue Galangal...

LEWISTON — On Blue Galangal's opening day last month, former Pepper & Spice Thai Cuisine customers lined the restaurant. "I walked in here and then...

Auburn roofing company on hiring challenges and successes

AUBURN — Alan Hahnel has 140 employees at Hahnel Bros. and if he could hire 15 to 20 more tomorrow for his roofing company,...

Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it...

Fake coupons promise free Starbucks coffee for African Americans

Six days after two African American men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, an Internet hoax is falsely suggesting the company has issued a...

Cafe and alehouse planned for former Lamey Wellehan building on Lisbon...

Downtown Lewiston has got it going on. Last week it was Sonder & Dram. This week, The Curio Art & Alehouse. Sheri Withers Hollenbeck, her husband,...

The Buzz: That what-is-that in Auburn? It’s Mattress Firm.

This week, The Buzz answers a burning question: Just what's going on between Hobby Lobby and Starbucks over in Auburn? Grab a pillow. It's Mattress...

Schooner Estates plans $12 million expansion in Auburn

AUBURN — Schooner Estates plans to break ground this summer on a 60-unit facility estimated at $12 million next to its buildings on Stetson...

Bill to launch recreational marijuana market is on its way to...

The Legislature is sending a bill to launch the adult-use marijuana market to Gov. Paul LePage Tuesday. LePage now has 10 days to take action...

Starbucks to close for a day to conduct bias training

Starbucks says it will close its more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training to its nearly 175,000...

Giving back

Oxford FCU donates material to Cancer Resource Center

Susan Graves, branch service manager of the Oxford Federal Credit Union, presented 80 yards of fleece material, a value of $286, to the Cancer Resource...

School gets $2,500 grant for outdoor classroom

The Agnes Gray Elementary School in West Paris recently received a $2,500 grant from Berlin City Auto Group's Drive for Education program. The money...

Oxford food pantry receives $7,500 donation

Throughout the past year, Oxford Casino Hotel and radio station 94.9 WHOM raised money to help four regional food pantries in Maine and New...

Poland Spring employees donate to those in need

Poland Spring employees working at the company’s Poland, Hollis and Kingfield bottling facilities helped spread holiday cheer throughout their communities this holiday season by...

Modern Woodmen chapter donates to Pettingill School Park

Pettingill School Park in Lewiston was the beneficiary of a $1,250 check from the Modern Woodmen of America, Chapter 8228. The money will go...
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Noteworthy

Harris awarded CMMC Daisy Award

Tamika Harris, RN, has been recognized as Central Maine Medical Center’s DAISY Award recipient. It was the second time Harris has been recognized for...

Work force solutions workshop May 3

FARMINGTON — The Greater Franklin Development Council, together with the Women’s Business Center at CEI, are co-sponsoring a free workshop titled Exploring Workforce Solutions...

Young joins Northeast Real Estate

AUBURN — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northeast Real Estate, 473 Center St., announces the addition of sales agent Kimberly Young. Young has a bachelor's degree in...

APSE names Pelletier vice president

LEWISTON — The Associated Press Sports Editors announced recently that Justin Pelletier, managing editor nights/sports/digital at the Sun Journal, was elected third vice president. His...

Lawyers in Libraries program at CV Library May 2

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Steve Arner of Western Maine Law LLC will present Starting Your Own Business? at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Carrabassett...