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Food hub and co-working space anchor Northeast Harbor revitalization

Laurie Schreiber |

NORTHEAST HARBOR — Chef Tracey Aberman arrived in Maine by sailboat, working as a private chef, and has maintained a connection here for 25 years. She's now establishing a food hub in a...

Roll up for the not-so-mysterious Portland contamination tour

City officials held a unique bus tour around the city's East Bayside neighborhood on Thursday, looking at how to distribute $200,000 in federal funds to redevelop brownfield sites.

Federal team established to aid struggling forest product industry

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On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it would establish an integrated, multi-agency Economic Development Assessment Team to assist Maine’s forest product industry...

Zombie target practice, firefighting academy draw record numbers at camps

Despite the proliferation of constant connectivity with smartphones, tablets and social media, summer camps in Hancock County continue to be a big draw for children from in and outside the state of...

Eastern Slope Regional, Augusta State airports land $900K in grants

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U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $947,680 in grant funding to two airports in Maine.

Jackson Lab awarded grants to boost vaccines, enhance biomedical database

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BAR HARBOR - The Jackson Laboratory will get a $3.4 million grant over five years to develop new agents that boost the effectiveness of vaccines to better protect elderly and immunosuppressed...

Living to 150? Two scientists make a $300 bet with a $500M payoff

Lori Valigra |

BAR HARBOR — In 2000, researchers Steven Austad, now of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and S. Jay Olshansky of the University of Chicago, each bet $150 over whether the first person...

Trump talks trade agreements, jobs at Bangor rally

Following an introduction by conservative radio show host Howie Carr and Gov. Paul LePage, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used part of Wednesday's rally in Bangor as a...

Maine Job Bank set for relaunch following major upgrade

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The Maine Job Bank, which is coming off of a record high number of job postings in May, has just kicked off a major upgrade that will see the Maine Department of Labor’s job search bank join 14...

Where some see a nuisance, Hallowell pizza joint sees opportunity

The new owner of the Hallowell-based Kennebec Pizza in the city's downtown is hoping that the impending construction on Water Street will make brick-oven-style pizza a hot commodity with hungry...