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Zoning changes could bring condos to Peaks Island

Peaks Island could be home to over a dozen condominiums if a proposed zoning change from North Carolina-developer Kevin Carter gets the green light from Portland officials.

National furniture chain West Elm sets sights on Portland

National furniture and housewares retailer West Elm will be opening its first store in Maine next year in Portland’s Old Port District.

CEI lands $1.75M in federal funding

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Coastal Enterprises Inc., a Brunswick-based community lending and economic development nonprofit, will use $1.75 million in new federal monies to bolster its work in Maine's low-income communities.

ON Semiconductor quiet on possible Maine job cuts

It remains unclear whether ON Semiconductor Corp.'s plan to cut some 130 jobs will affect workers at its recently acquired Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. plant in South Portland.

Report: No anti-business bias found at Maine Human Rights Commission

A panel established by Gov. Paul LePage to investigate if the Maine Human Rights Commission has been biased against businesses said that it found no evidence supporting the claim, writing in its...

UMaine Augusta drone course takes flight

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When Augusta locals look to the sky at the end of October they might just find themselves sitting in on Maine’s first university-level unmanned aerial vehicle course, as the University of Maine...

Rosemont Market lands $65K for local food plan

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Rosemont Market, with five neighborhood markets in Greater Portland, is receiving $64,922 from the USDA's Local Food Promotion Grant Program, which the company says will allow it to double its volume...

Allagash Brewing named 'Brewer Partner of the Year'

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Allagash Brewing Co. won the second annual National Beer Wholesalers Association's "Brewer Partner of the Year" Award on Tuesday at the association's 79th annual convention in Chicago.

Maine Coast Waldorf School launches $6.1M expansion campaign

The Freeport-based Maine Coast Waldorf School has launched the largest capital campaign in its 32-year history to fund three major projects on its campus.

UMaine, USM receive $116K for forest product support

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The University Center Economic Development Program at the University of Maine and the University of Southern Maine will receive a $116,667 federal boost to continue providing technical assistance to...