Hyperlite Mountain Gear, which uses a high-tech polyethylene fabric to make lightweight backpacks, tents and accessories, will invest the money for growth.

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  • Janet Mills would be a pragmatic governor, offering a refreshing change
    After eight years of economic stagnation, bad mouthing Maine, unnecessary battles between Gov. Paul LePage and lawmakers, and dramatic cutbacks to the state’s social safety net that have left the state’s most vulnerable without the services and support they need, Maine is at a crossroads. More
  • US needs a global alliance against Russia’s cyberattacks
    While Russian hacking has been a persistent threat for several years now, the past few days shed new light on the vast scale of Moscow’s cybercrimes directed against the U.S., NATO and nongovernmental organizations around the world. More
  • New leader of Quebec wants to bar public servants from wearing religious symbols at work
    The new premier of French-speaking Quebec is forging ahead with a controversial plan to bar public servants in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols in the workplace, even as he faces accusations of employing a double standard for refusing to remove a crucifix from the provincial legislature. The ban would prevent teachers, judges, prison guards and police officers from wearing religious garments such as hijabs, turbans or kippahs at work. More
  • Report: Zinke’s conduct at Interior raised red flags
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s approach to his wife’s travel and activities sparked concerns among the department’s ethics officials, according to a report issued Thursday by Interior’s inspector general office. More
  • Stoned driver crash risk grows as legal pot spreads in the US
    As the push to legalize marijuana gains momentum, so is evidence that more permissive policies on the drug are putting motorists at risk. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found, in a study to be released on Thursday, that traffic crashes are rising in states that have legalized recreational marijuana. More
  • Maine outdoor gear company Hyperlite raises $1.1M to expand
    A maker of ultralight outdoor products has raised $1.1 million to expand production and hire more people. Hyperlite Mountain Gear, which uses a high-tech polyethylene fabric to make lightweight backpa...
    01/19/2018 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • World-class artist celebrates Maine roots in tiny Port Clyde villagex
    The picturesque fishing village of Port Clyde lies at the easterly end of a long and winding road that starts on coastal Route 1 in Thomaston. Remote as it is, it seems an unlikely place to find the m...
    08/13/2015 - 4:45 am | View Link
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