The Buzz: From cutting hair to trimming cannabis, Small Batch takes...

This week The Buzz is growing. First up: FMG Enterprises of New England has expanded from a home office in Auburn to Pleasant Street in...

Christmas tree farmers fight back against artificial trees

TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as...

L.L. Bean reports 315,000 orders on Tuesday

FREEPORT (AP) — Workers are keeping busy this holiday season at L.L. Bean. The Maine-based retailer says single-day orders topped 315,000 on Tuesday, Dec. 4....

Electricity supply rates to increase about 14 percent

Most home and small-business electric customers in southern and central Maine will see the cost of their power supply go up roughly 14 percent...

Google reveals new security bug affecting more than 52 million users

Google revealed Monday that its soon-to-be shuttered social network suffered from another security lapse, a software bug that could have allowed third-party apps and...

Working: Harold Strout shoots for art with a twist

LEWISTON — Kaleigh McClure was there for a photo shoot to build her modeling portfolio. As they brainstormed, Harold Strout is pretty sure he was...

The Buzz: Ben's Burritos closing, Bangor Savings Bank looking to build...

This Buzz is getting right to it: Almost two years to the day that it opened, Ben's Burritos on Lisbon Street is shutting its doors. A...

CMP power line supporters make their case to Somerset County commissioners

SKOWHEGAN — Central Maine Power rolled out the big guns Wednesday for Somerset County commissioners, who heard support for the company’s proposed 145-mile power...

MaineToday Media shifting work of Brunswick printing operation to South Portland

Alliance Press, a Brunswick printing operation, is expected to close next year in a consolidation move by owner Reade Brower. Its work will be...

Facebook allegedly offered advertisers special access to users’ data

A key British lawmaker alleged Wednesday that Facebook maintained "whitelisting agreements" that gave select companies preferential access to valuable user data, echoing a key...

Giving back

Mechanics Savings sponsors show

 Rachel McKinley, marketing officer at Mechanics Savings Bank, presents a check for $2,000 to Christopher Schario, the executive artistic director at The Public Theatre...

Norway Savings donates to Waterford library

 Mike Grass, Norway Savings Bank assistant vice president, market manager of Norway and South Paris, shares a representative check in the amount of $2,500...

Franklin Savings names donation recipients

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings recently announced the nonprofit donation recipients of the bank's FSB Community 150 initiative. In all, 60 nonprofits were named to share...

Meal for a Meal nets more than $2,100

Franklin Memorial Hospital hosted the 5th annual Meal for a Meal on Nov. 28. The hospital cafeteria provided a full holiday meal for a...

Lisbon Community FCU donates to food pantries

Lorraine Turcotte, right, vice president of Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union, presents a donation check to Ending Hunger in Maine advocate and walker Brenda...
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Noteworthy

Theriault joins Historical Society

AUBURN — Androscoggin Historical Society president Curtis Jack announces that Joyce Theriault has been hired as administrative assistant. She has experience as the office...

Bergquist named coordinator for LA CA$H

LEWISTON — Julia Bergquist has been named resource coordinator for LA CA$H Coalition's free tax preparation during the 2019 tax season. She will handle...

Woodlands Senior Living garners award

FARMINGTON — Woodlands Senior Living of Farmington was presented the Expansion Award by the Greater Franklin Development Council at the annual investors reception. The Expansion...

Tripp Lake Camp named award winner

Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice recently presented Tripp Lake Camp with its Heart of Hospice Award. Each year Androscoggin Hospice staff and volunteers recognize...

Chamber offers Facebook seminar

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce will hold another in its Professional Development series from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec....