Maine enters recession in wake of virus

Maine enters recession in wake of virus

The recession arrived not as a slow and predictable financial decline, but as a cliff. Economists agree that Maine is experiencing an “unprecedented” economic downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic that has forced businesses to close and massive, rapid layoffs of...
No let up in fight against salmon farm

No let up in fight against salmon farm

Nordic Aquafarms is planning to build a land-based salmon farm on about 40 acres in Belfast, off Route 1 near the Northport town line. Image courtesy of Nordic Aquafarms. No let up in fight against salmon farm As it awaits approvals and opponents amp up efforts, a...
Upstream Battle

Upstream Battle

Ellie Daniels, center, whose property abuts a proposed indoor salmon farm in Belfast, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Belfast claiming that residents weren’t given enough time to review approvals given to Nordic Aquafarms, the Norwegian company that wants to...
Criticism of tax breaks growing in legislature

Criticism of tax breaks growing in legislature

AUGUSTA – Over the past 50 years, Maine legislatures and governors have added millions of dollars in tax breaks for businesses without ever doing the detailed analysis to find out which are effective and which are wasteful. But now that may be changing. In recent...