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Western Maine Play Museum construction nears final stage


Construction on an interactive children's museum on Main Street will start back up soon, and completion of the project is expected this year.

Saco Island project developer unveils plan

Maureen Milliken |

A key waterfront parcel may be developed into a mixed-use residential and commercial center, more than a decade after initial plans were halted by the recession.

Maine Wood Conference looks toward new era of development

Organizers of the May 9 Maine Wood and Sustainability conference see it as more than just a meeting of industry professionals, but a watershed.

Libra Foundation's Monson development on track for first artists

Maureen Milliken |

The foundation's Piscataquis County project has bought 30 buildings and a farm in the town, and the positive effects are already following.

Here's how Maine hospitals fared in latest Leapfrog safety rankings

Staff |

Six Maine hospitals received “A” grades in the spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades released in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Two out of 14 acute care hospitals in Maine that were...

Two Portland-area businesses win SCORE Champion Award

Maureen Milliken |

Two Portland-area businesses are state winners in the the 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE earlier this month. Fyood Kitchen, of Portland, and Dental Lace, owned by a Cape Elizabeth...

Tight market, prices up in latest report on Maine home sales

Staff |

Tight inventory statewide led to a decrease in sales of Maine's single-family existing homes last month, according to the Maine Association of Realtors, but the median sales price for those homes...

Penobscot Community Health Care receives more than $100K in two grants

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Penobscot Community Health Care announced this week it has received two grants in support of its work as a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center serving the Bangor area, Belfast and Jackman.

Employers and employees testify on Portland sick-leave proposal

Portland city councilors heard strong testimony Wednesday supporting and opposing a proposal that would require businesses in the city to give all of their full-time, part-time and seasonal employees...

Cumberland eyes $1.1M municipal solar array at its landfill

The town of Cumberland plans to work with ReVision Energy on the potential installation of a municipal solar array on top of capped landfill on Drowne Road.