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Maine growers struggle with surplus blueberries, plummeting prices

March 25, 2017

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Finding a package of blueberries these days is as easy as pie. They’re plentiful in the fresh and frozen sections of the supermarket. But while the supply is high, the market price has taken a dive, and that has growers feeling blue.

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GameStop closing at least 150 ‘nonproductive’ stores in 2017

March 24, 2017

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It was not known Friday if any of the company’s 10 stores in Maine will be affected.

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Pepper farmer eyes building biomass-fueled greenhouse in Maine

March 24, 2017

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The development is part of Stored Solar’s broader plan for “biomass energy parks” that would bring in customers for other biomass byproducts.

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Auditors investigating claims that Bath Iron Works union funds are missing

March 24, 2017

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Auditors from the Grand Lodge of the international machinists’ union are investigating allegations of missing funds at Local S6 of the machinists’ union at BIW.

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Maine lobstermen figured out how to make more money off their catches

March 24, 2017

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A lobstermen-only fishing organization has purchased a local lobster wholesale business, Seal Point Lobster Co.

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Regional Broadband Approaches: Achieving Scale with Community Networks

March 24, 2017

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By Trevor Jones, OTT Communications More and more, communities are considering the possibility of building publicly-owned broadband infrastructure.  In the process, some are finding that regional broadband approaches offer economies of scale and other benefits. It can be difficult for multiple communities to work together while competing for resources and economic …

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Data Demystified Portland: Practical Ways To Use Data To Inform Your Work

March 24, 2017

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 2077805831; bit.ly/DIPdatasummit Inaugural Data Summit offered by the Data Innovation Project at USM Elevate your practice today! Join us for day of inspiration and accessible, concrete skill-building to use data …

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Aroostook County power prices to dip slightly in June

March 23, 2017

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Costs for residential customers in Emera Maine’s Maine Public Service district will stay basically flat through the end of 2017.

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How ‘buying stuff made in Maine’ became cool

March 23, 2017

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When I was a kid in western Maine, I never imagined we’d become a specialty beer capital or be known for well-crafted items beyond the iconic Bean boot.

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How ‘buying stuff made in Maine’ became cool

March 23, 2017

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When I was a kid in western Maine, I never imagined we’d become a specialty beer capital or be known for well-crafted items beyond the iconic Bean boot.

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