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Portland Jetport setting new summer records

The Portland International Jetport is setting new passenger records this summer, in part because of an overall increase in Maine tourists and airlines increasing their seating capacities.

5-story building eyed for El Rayo's Portland site

J.B. Brown & Sons is proposing to build a five-story apartment building with commercial space in Portland at the current site of El Rayo Taqueria's downtown location.

Americold to build Portland cold storage facility

Americold, considered the largest cold storage company in the world, has been selected to build and operate the proposed refrigerated storage facility at Portland’s International Marine...

UMaine System to buy more local food

Some 20% of food served at six of the seven University of Maine campuses will come from local producers within the next five years, the UMaine System announced Monday.

Lincoln mill to lay off up to 25 workers

Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC plans to indefinitely lay off 20 to 25 workers and halt one of its three tissue-making machines, casting an even larger shadow on Maine’s paper industry.

Nova Star gets part of requested $2.5M subsidy

Nova Star Cruises has received a little less than half of its requested $2.5 million (Canadian) subsidy from Nova Scotia’s provincial government after having an initial request denied.

Colby College to buy third Waterville building

Following the recent purchase of two downtown Waterville buildings, Colby College is expected to buy another one for the purpose of spurring economic development.

SunEdison withdraws one wind project, for now

Renewable energy developer SunEdison said it has withdrawn its plan for a 23-turbine wind farm in Hancock County in order to address environmental issues raised by the state.

Waterville developer to buy Belfast school

The developer of a Waterville mill project is in line to buy the long-vacant Crosby School in downtown Belfast and likely convert it into housing.

Sebago Brewing plans ‘destination brewery’

Supported by the growing popularity of craft beer, Sebago Brewing Co. said it’s planning to build a “destination brewery” that could be located near downtown Gorham.