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Portland Jetport gets $917K for future growth

The Portland International Jetport is receiving a $917,000 federal grant that will help it plan for future growth with a focus on economic and environmental...

Falmouth business owner faces prostitution charge

The owner of a Falmouth acupressure therapy business has been charged with engaging in prostitution following an investigation that began seven months ago.

Ex-lobster co-op head gets prison time

The former manager of the Spruce Head Fishermen's Cooperative has been sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion and illegally selling lobsters.

Canadian LNG firm seeks passage through Maine

Nova Scotia-based liquefied natural gas exporter Bear Head LNG is seeking to send fuel from central and western Canada through New England for export into foreign markets.

EMCC head may step down for Florida post

Eastern Maine Community College President Lawrence Barrett is potentially stepping down after announcing that he has tentatively accepted a job offer in Florida.

Apple to invest in Maine timberland

Dylan Martin |

Technology giant Apple is partnering with The Conservation Fund to preserve more than 32,400 acres of timberland in Aroostook County.

Blue Hill-based Hydro-Photon raises $3M

Lori Valigra |

Hydro-Photon Inc., a Blue Hill developer of ultraviolet technology for portable devices that can purify drinking water, has raised $3 million of a $4 million equity offering,...

Ex-Camden charity head to pay $4.6M settlement

A Rockport businessman has agreed to pay $4.6 million to the Camden charity that accused him of embezzling funds while serving as its leader.

Illinois company acquires Westbrook contractor

E.S. Boulos Company, a Westbrook-based electrical contractor, has been acquired by a publicly traded company from Rolling Meadows, Ill.

Maine ‘religious freedom’ bill withdrawn

A state lawmaker has withdrawn a religious freedom bill that was similar to controversial laws recently passed in Indiana and other states.