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  • Published
    December 29, 2018

    Coast Guard crews in Maine to be paid Monday after all, despite shutdown

    After a last-minute intervention by Sen. Susan Collins, employees of the Coast Guard, including hundreds in Maine, will receive their pre-shutdown pay Monday on schedule. Previously, the employees had been told they would not be getting their second paycheck of the month because of the partial shutdown of the federal government. A spokesman for Collins […]

  • Published
    December 21, 2018

    Maine umemployment reaches 3-year milestone

    Maine’s unemployment rate just notched up a 36-month — and counting — run under 4.0 percent. But experts say Mainers, especially those who own or run businesses, should hold off on popping champagne corks. The flip side of low unemployment is a tight labor market, and employers continue to experience real difficulty in finding and […]

  • Published
    December 5, 2018

    CMP exec says ratepayers won’t pay for unbilled accounts

    A senior executive at Central Maine Power told state regulators that the company won’t ask to have ratepayers cover the costs of providing electricity to thousands of new customers who weren’t billed for their service. The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram reported Sunday that about 3,400 new electric customers weren’t billed for months because of […]

  • Published
    December 4, 2018

    Maine PUC may make shareholders absorb cost of CMP billing delays

    Maine’s utility regulators won’t allow Central Maine Power Co. to shift the cost for unbilled electricity to ratepayers if the company didn’t act prudently, a top Public Utilities Commission official said Monday. The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram reported that about 3,400 new CMP customers did not get bills for months because the company was […]