BUSINESS & ECONOMY

There’s some good news for local brewers in Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposed biennium budget, which would cut the alcohol beverage tax on craft breweries in half.

Gov. Janet Mills and two environmental groups are signing on to Central Maine Power's bid to build a controversial new transmission line through western Maine's forests. That significantly broadens the coalition of interests supporting the project, but the deal is also drawing fire from other environmental groups, grassroots opponents and some renewable energy developers in Maine.

As marijuana becomes legal around the country, blacks and Latinos are often left out of new business opportunities. Advocates say people of color are often reluctant to join the growing legal marijuana economy because they were targeted far more often than whites during the war on drugs. Studies show members of such communities were arrested and jailed for illegal marijuana use far more often than whites.

Northern Berkshire Town Will Soon Lose Its Only Grocery Store

Feb 18, 2019
A Big Y storefront.
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Big Y announced last week that it will soon close its store in Adams, Massachusetts, laying off its 90 employees who work there. 

A General Electric sign.
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A Pittsfield state senator says his part of the state should benefit from the millions of dollars General Electric is giving back to Massachusetts.

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