The ever-dominant Emma remained Maine’s most popular baby name in 2016, but other favorites for baby girls are quickly gaining favor. The names Charlotte and Harper have surged in popularity, according to tallies released by the U.S. Social Security Administration Thursday. There’s less movement among male baby names, where Liam and Owen were the top picks. More notable on the boy’s […]
Real estate activity in Maine dipped slightly in the first quarter of 2017, but it remains generally higher than any point since the deep recession that hit almost a decade ago.
There’s a lot still unknown about the rollout of the commercial marijuana business but there’s interest across the state in capturing part of those new markets.
Maine, with about 29 times the land mass of Rhode Island, had only 1.4 times the Ocean State’s power generated from small-scale solar energy installations last year. The potential to boost solar power in Maine, and its recent rapid growth, illustrate why the fight over how to pay small solar generators won’t go away any time soon. At its heart, the debate is about fairness […]
The unemployment rate hit a historic low in April, at 3 percent flat. That’s lower than it’s ever been in Maine. But the unemployment rate reported each month is just one of six ways that labor economists assess the country’s labor force.
Maine imports of Canadian softwood lumber increased about 60 percent last year, in product categories now subject to tariffs of about 20 percent. But the story behind those increasing imports and reaction to the tariffs get complicated fast.
Stored Solar’s Jonesboro biomass plant — the one with “invoicing disputes” that loggers called not getting paid — was basically idle for the last week of March.
In the past decade, wind power has gone from less than 1 percent of Maine’s power generation to nearly one-fourth.
Two maps make consultant Eric Kingsley optimistic about the future of Maine’s forest products industry. The first shows the world’s forests. The second shows the lights of the world at night. “There’s one spot and only one spot — and we’re part of it — where forests and markets are on top of each other,” Kingsley said during […]
The makeup of legislative committees, based on the whims of party leaders, makes important changes to who decides what in Augusta. Our interactive map helps sort that out.