Black Owned Maine in a matter of months has not only focused attention on a group working to stimulate the state’s economy, but has raised money to help businesses and families make their way through the pandemic.
Heightened hunger due to the impact of COVID-19 has underscored the importance of programs that enable people to grow their own food.
In a week that saw a key permit awarded to the New England Clean Energy Connect project, environmental groups and citizen activists have again ramped up opposition efforts.
He could be blunt, he could be forceful, but the man who owned Oxford Plains Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway also left memories of a Secret Santa whose generosity knew no bounds.
The legendary Oxford racetrack owner had a passion, building an extensive collection. But it was never about driving them. It was always about the hunt, the chase and the delight of the purchase.
Declining water levels coupled with no rain in sight leaves Maine farmers especially vulnerable with fall harvest in swing.
The coronavirus has caused an “unprecedented” economic downturn in Maine. Spikes in unemployment claims have broken the formulas economists use to predict what may come next. The Maine Monitor spoke with four Maine economists and one finance professor about vulnerabilities in the state economy and how it will get back on track.
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.
Employees, readers and neighbors remember the Biddeford Journal Tribune, which closed last week after 135 years of publishing local news in York County.
Maine’s got plenty of immigrants who want jobs and an abundance of jobs to fill. But it’s not as easy as it seems to put those two things together.
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