While Vermont dairy farmers are experiencing some of the hardest times in recent memory, their counterparts in Quebec are thriving. The reason is a complex system that regulates the supply of milk and sets the price farmers receive.
Thumb on the scale, loading the dice — the English language is full of idioms for people who cheat the system. If you’ve ever wondered why so many of those expressions invoke images of weights and measures, a good “rule of thumb” is to look back at New England’s colonial history, when standardizing the way we define our world today was a priority.Read More
Industrial space has become almost impossible to lease or buy in the greater Portland area, after cash-rich marijuana growers snapped up existing warehouses. That’s helped to force vacancy rates way down and prices way up, just as conventional businesses are ready to expand.Read More
New England residents are charged some of the highest consumer rates for power in the country. This comes as the budget for the region’s electric grid operator rose by more than 30 percent over five years.