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Portland, Bangor lag behind national economy

The metropolitan areas of Portland, Bangor and Lewiston-Auburn were way behind the nation in economic growth for 2013, according to new federal figures.

Portland waterfront property up for sale

Developers are planning to sell a 1.3-acre waterfront property in Portland that connects the Old Port with another waterfront parcel that has major redevelopment plans.

Student housing owner 'angry' at Orono officials

An out-of-state property management company that owns student housing in Orono is "very angry" at the town’s efforts to enforce large, out-of-control parties...

EMHS to cut more than 40 IT jobs

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems is planning to cut 43 positions in its information technology department, though employees may be reassigned to new jobs within the...

Haven's Candies gets new owner, CEO

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Haven’s Candies, a Westbrook-based chocolate maker, has been sold to a Freeport businesswoman, making her the company’s seventh owner since it was founded in...

State reprimands medical marijuana specialist

The state has reprimanded a doctor who specializes in medical marijuana for unprofessional conduct at a "medical seminar" he held in Orono early last year.

Feds give $600K to two Maine health groups

Two Maine health organizations are each receiving $600,000 in grant funding as a way to encourage consumers to sign up for insurance.

Maine bike trek boosts local businesses

A 340-mile bike trek hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine with 350 participating cyclists boosted local businesses in the town of Norway, hinting at a wider economic...

Three Maine airports get nearly $8.9M in grants

Brunswick Executive Airport and two other Maine airports are receiving nearly $8.9 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration for various improvements.

Westbrook prepares to fill big void left by employer

The city of Westbrook is preparing to fill a void that will be left by Disability RMS and its 350 employees when the disability insurance company moves to South Portland in...