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Maine blueberry growers struggling with plummeting prices

Maine’s wild blueberry growers are facing market challenges stemming from declining prices and increased competition from cultivated blueberries.

LePage floats idea of merging MDOT and Maine Turnpike Authority

Gov. Paul LePage speaking at a town hall meeting in Gorham Wednesday night floated the idea of merging the Maine Turnpike Authority with the Maine Department of Transportation, suggesting that it...

Dawn of a new 'Aura' for music and mixers in Portland


With a little more than a month to go until the unveiling of Portland's newest music and entertainment venue, business is already booming at Aura.

Tilson lands $4.23 million contract with NHDOT


Portland-based Tilson Technology Management and Massachusetts-based MobilityTech were awarded a design-build contract by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation for a project along the F. E.

Oxford Casino yields bonanza for town, county

A “cascade of revenue” distribution system from the Oxford Casino yielded $1.6 million for the town of Oxford and just over $800,000 for Oxford County in 2016.

Unum's charitable giving exceeds $3.7M in Maine


Unum and its employees contributed more than $3.7 million last year to nonprofit organizations throughout Maine, part of more than $12.4 million in total charitable support from the company in the...

Opportunity knocks for dental floss entrepreneur

Orders are coming in rapidly at the new company created by Cape Elizabeth resident Jodi Breau, a school library information specialist, who came up with the idea to create a recyclable and refillable...

National property restoration company plans Portland presence

Lori Valigra |

PuroClean Systems LLC, a Tamarac, Fla.-based franchise company that cleans and restores property damaged by fire, water or other disasters, plans to expand to Portland by mid-summer.

Court decision privatizes rockweed harvest in intertidal zone

Harvesting of rockweed just got trickier, at least in Washington County, following a ruling by Maine Superior Court Judge Harold Stewart II that rockweed in the intertidal zone belongs to the owner...

Feds shut down scallop fishing area

Federal regulators have closed a heavily fished scallop management area in the Northern Gulf of Maine, stating that permitted vessels dragging for scallops in that area had reached their cumulative...