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Portland seeks input on minimum wage proposal

The city of Portland is seeking input on Mayor Michael Brennan’s proposal to increase the city’s minimum wage to $9.50 next year in a forum scheduled for...

Largest U.S. dollar store chain expanding to Maine

Dollar General Corp. is set to begin construction on its first-ever Maine location, just after the country’s largest dollar store chain made a counteroffer to buy competitor...

Rockport boatbuilder faces ‘crippling’ DEP fine

Artisan Boatworks, a Rockport-based boatbuilder, is facing what it called a "crippling" fine from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection that will set it back...

Feds give $471K to boost Maine food producers

Five rural Maine food producers are receiving $471,571 in federal grants to increase production, create and retain jobs, boost marketing efforts and develop new products.

Major Portland retail-office block sold for $8M

Three adjacent retail-office complexes in Portland’s Old Port that include Starbucks, Urban Outfitters and Stonewall Kitchen as tenants have been sold for $8 million to a New...

Groups divided over Searsport dredging project

A proposed dredging project in Searsport, the second-largest port in Maine, could have a great economic benefit for a larger Maine region, but could also have an environmental...

State extends deadline on drug-testing rules survey

The Maine Department of Labor has extended its deadline for receiving input from businesses and other organizations on how the state can improve its drug-testing law and possible...

Major vendor criticizes, cuts ties with Market Basket

A major seafood vendor for Market Basket said in a fiery 1,300-word Facebook post it will no longer do business with the embattled, Massachusetts-based supermarket chain.

Portland neighborhood seeks development, but no hotels

The historic India Street neighborhood in Portland seeks clustered retail development, sustainable growth and a push for more affordable housing, but it would like to avoid...

Ex-investor of Old Town mill found guilty of embezzlement

A founding partner of an investment firm that bought the Old Town mill and later filed for bankruptcy has been found guilty of embezzlement in a separate incident.