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Bull Moose bets big on books with larger Lewiston Mall location

Renee Cordes |

Bull Moose, the Maine-based seller of movies, music, games and toys, sees a bright future in books. This fall, the retail chain will open its eighth store with a large book section inside the...

U.S. News & World Report names MMC ‘Best Regional Hospital’

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U.S. News & World Report today named Maine Medical Center as a “Best Regional Hospital” for the sixth consecutive year and as the best hospital in Maine in 2018-19. MMC also was...

Check out Portland Ship Yard’s new 300-ton travelift

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Portland Ship Yard owner Phineas Sprague is unveiling this afternoon a new 300 metric ton Marine Travelift that he’s named “Babe” in a nod to the legendary blue ox who was Paul...

Rockland's commercial fish pier awarded $830K grant from EDA

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The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration is awarding a $830,000 grant to Rockland to renovate the city's commercial fish pier.

Some think Portland’s proposed 200-bed homeless shelter is too big

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More than a dozen residents of the Portland neighborhood of Nason’s Corner told the Portland City Council they opposed a proposed 200-bed homeless shelter.

‘Everyday’ Rockefeller items to be auctioned to benefit nonprofit

Nearly 400 items from the estate of seasonal Mount Desert Island resident David Rockefeller Sr. will go on the auction block this Friday.

CMP says ‘We’re sorry’ for response to billing complaints

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Central Maine Power launched television ads on Monday featuring its President and CEO Douglas Herling apologizing for the utility’s failure to adequately respond to customer complaints about a...

Import store owner snags industrial building in tight Portland market

Laurie Schreiber |

In Portland's tight market for industrial buildings, the owner of Asia West, an imported furnishings store, was able to secure the purchase of a 13,880-square-foot facility before it hit the market.

Maine's largest open-air mall seeks change to allow more uses

Maureen Milliken |

The Marketplace at Augusta shopping area in ever-evolving north Augusta is looking to start an evolution of its own, expanding the type of businesses allowed in its 1.3 million square...

Axiom lands $700K grant to close ‘digital divide’ in eight Maine counties

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Machias-based Axiom Education and Training Center received a $699,503 AmeriCorps grant from the Maine Commission for Community Service to support 16 AmeriCorps workers who will provide digital...

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