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Summit completes 68-mile natural gas pipeline

Summit Natural Gas of Maine has completed its 68-mile transmission pipeline that will eventually deliver natural gas to 17 communities in central Maine.

Lawmakers approve $50M bond package

Maine lawmakers on Thursday approved approximately $50 million in bond proposals that, among other things, could provide a boost for small businesses.

Nova Scotia ferry service to 'boost' regional economy

Portland officials on Thursday said the soon-to-open Nova Star ferry service between the city and Nova Scotia will boost the city’s waterfront and the regional...

Veto likely for last Medicaid expansion effort

Gov. Paul LePage is likely to veto the Maine Legislature’s last effort to expand Medicaid in Maine, which was passed in both chambers on Thursday night.

Brunswick inn changes name

The Inn at Brunswick Station in Brunswick will change its name to The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern after a federal court in February ruled that its existing name too closely resembled...

WMTW to move studio to Westbrook

WMTW-TV is moving its downtown Portland studio to a "broadcast-ready facility" in Westbrook this fall.The TV station, owned by Hearst...

Planning commission lands $500K grant

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Southern Maine Regional Planning and Development Commission to capitalize a...

NEA awards $827K to Maine arts groups

Rep. Chellie Pingree announced Wednesday that the Maine Arts Commission would receive a $720,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant and that several Portland-area arts groups would...

Franklin Community Health lands $2M grant

An affiliate of the Franklin Community Health Network announced Wednesday that it will receive a $2 million grant over three years from the U.S. Department of Education to expand and...

Flooding closes Dexter's Main Street businesses

Downtown businesses and several roads in the central Maine town of Dexter were closed Wednesday due to flooding from the east branch of the Sebasticook River.