Darren Fishell

Darren Fishell

Darren Fishell is a data visualization specialist and investigative reporter based in Portland. He previously worked as an investigative reporter and business reporter at the Bangor Daily News, where he specialized in energy issues.


The growing crisis in the Maine newspaper industry

The growing crisis in the Maine newspaper industry

For the past two decades, Maine’s newspapers jostled between periods of secular industry decline and widespread economic calamity. From 2000 to 2018, six in 10 newspaper publishing jobs have disappeared and wages have grown sluggishly at best. Only paper mills, semiconductor manufacturers, wood-product makers and vocational rehabilitation service providers shed jobs at a faster rate.

Maine’s largest private electricity supplier renews legal battle over its deceptive practices

The $132M electricity rip-off

Private electricity suppliers, which promised rates lower than the government-set default, instead cost Mainers an extra $132 million over seven years.


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