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South Portland's tar sands ban not significant, experts say

South Portland’s vote to ban the flow of so-called tar sands crude oil may have been a victory in the eyes of environmentalists, but some oil industry experts are saying the...

Husson gets another major nursing grant

Husson University is receiving another major nursing grant, bringing the total amount it has received from a federal agency to more than $1.4 million this summer.

Portland Jetport one of nation's most affordable

The Portland International Jetport (PWM) has been ranked the 13th most affordable airport in the country, beating others in northern New England, according to a new...

Portland 'Beer Camp' expected to draw thousands

Like beer? Then make plans for Thompson’s Point in Portland tonight, where up to 4,000 craft beer enthusiasts are expected to congregate for Sierra Nevada’s Beer...

Decision due in two weeks on sole bid for liquor marketing contract

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Pine State Trading Co., which lost its 10-year contract to market Maine’s state-run liquor business in early June after acknowledging it had made a clerical error in its...

KahBang Festival cancels music portion

The three-day music portion of the KahBang Festival has been canceled, two weeks after organizers announced a last-minute relocation from Bangor to Portland.

Bar Harbor BioTech hires new CEO

In its push to grow, genetic analysis company Bar Harbor BioTechnology has hired Janet Yancey-Wrona, the founding president of the Maine Technology Institute, as its new...

UNE researcher gets $1.7M grant to aid fishing industry

A federal agency has awarded a University of New England researcher and his colleagues $1.7 million for a research project they hope will help increase revenues for the fishing...

Chef Boyardee maker to pay $5.7M for Maine cleanup

ConAgra Grocery Products Co., a major U.S. food company that makes Chef Boyardee, among many other brands, has agreed to pay a federal agency $5.7 million for environmental cleanup...

Market Basket gives ultimatum to protesters

Come back to work, or lose your job. That was the message Market Basket’s leadership sent this week to hundreds of employees protesting the firing of CEO Arthur T.