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Owners of Freeport eatery destroyed in fire pledge to rebuild

The owners of the 30-year-old Freeport eatery, the Corsican Cafe & Chowder House, say they plan to build a new restaurant in the same downtown Freeport location after an early morning fire on...

'Buy American' legislation included in DoD spending bill

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U.S. Reps. Bruce Poliquin of Maine and Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts were successful in including language to this year's National Defense Authorization Act that requires the Department of Defense to...

Franklin hospital cuts staff, operational expenses

Franklin Community Health Network approved a plan that would cut both the staff and the operational footprint of the organization to better match patient demand and reduce costs.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens plots multimillion-dollar expansion

The Boothbay-based Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens has unveiled the goals of a 20-year master plan that includes the construction of a new 22,000-square-foot glass conservatory, expanded gardens and...

Knox County, Lincoln regional airports land $639K in grants

U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $639,841 in grant funding to two airports in Maine.

MHMC adds a trio of organizations to its membership roster

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The Topsham-based Maine Health Management Coalition has announced the addition of three new members to its roster: Portland Gastroenterology Center, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and...

New Bucksport eatery coming from Verona Wine and Design owners

Colleen and Mike Gross, owners of the Verona Island-based Verona Wine and Design, have announced a mid-June date for the grand opening of a retail and wine shop and tapas bistro of the same name in...

Maine's jobless rate drops to lowest point since 2001

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In its newest report, the Maine Department of Labor said that the jobless rate in the state is at its lowest level since February 2001, as it dropped to 3.4% in March, compared to the 4.6% reported...

27 Maine small business nab $690K in grant funding

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On Thursday, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development announced that seven communities across the state have been awarded $690,300 in funding under the Community Development Block...

Jobs reportedly cut as Putney deal closes

Early Thursday morning, the $200 million acquisition of the Portland-based veterinary product company Putney Inc. officially came to a close and with it came the news that the company's new owner,...

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