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Portland gets federal funds to boost startups

Dylan Martin |

The greater Portland area has been selected as one of eight communities in the country to receive funds from a federal program that aims to help small businesses grow and create new...

Natural gas firms seek state funds for expansion

Houston-based Spectra Energy joined a competing, out-of-state company this week in asking state regulators to consider a new electricity fee for Maine consumers that would support...

Re-opened rail site expected to boost L-A economy

The re-opening of a railroad site in Auburn will open up more than 400 acres for industrial development, a move local and state officials say could lure businesses with rail...

Feds give Maine $2.5M to aid displaced workers

The Kennebec Valley Community College is receiving nearly $2.5 million in federal funds to support job training programs for displaced workers.

MEMIC to send out record dividend checks

Portland-based worker’s compensation insurer Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. has once again reached a new record for dividend checks being sent to...

Feds give $1.2M to boost Maine food production

Organizers running food production efforts across the state are receiving $1.25 million in federal funds, in part to expand access to healthy food in rural areas.

Portland developer partners with State Theatre to develop outdoor concert site

Dylan Martin |

The development of an outdoor concert venue in Portland is moving forward after a local developer signed a long-term agreement with the company that operates the State Theatre.

Car dealer buys naming rights at Ellsworth theater

A local car dealer has bought the naming rights for a stage at The Grand theater in Ellsworth, helping support the theater’s $1.5 million capital campaign.

Bear baiting ban may hurt businesses

Some businesses said their bottom lines could be hurt if a state referendum question that seeks to ban bear baiting gets approved by Maine voters this November.

Portland waterfront plan faces uncertain future

A plan to transform a 10-acre Portland waterfront property into a mixed-use development could be stymied by a preservation group's bid to give the land greater protection.