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Proposed zoning laws may dead-end Thomaston Dollar General

The rocky road of a proposed Dollar General store in Thomaston could end as town selectmen look to enact new zoning laws that would likely stop the development of the discount retailer on Route...

Thistle Inn’s restaurant and pub closes indefinitely

“It just wasn’t financially feasible anymore,” said Max Ross, who bought the Boothbay Harbor-based inn in 2006 “In the last year-and-a-half I’ve seen a steady decline...

$290K in fed grants to support, create 160 jobs

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Five Maine organizations have been awarded a total of $290,000 in grant funding through the USDA Rural Development Rural Business Development Grant program to assist in economic development, and the...

New auto dealership creates Waldoboro jobs

The opening of Tucker Chevrolet, a new dealership in Waldoboro, is expected to bring 10 to 15 full-time jobs to the Lincoln County town.

Will BIW land the largest Coast Guard shipbuilding contract?

Bath Iron Works is one of three shipbuilders in the country vying for the largest shipbuilding contract awarded by the U.S. Coast Guard to construct the first ships in a new class of offshore patrol...

Unity College appoints interim president as permanent head

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The Unity College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Melik Peter Khoury as the president of the Waldo County liberal arts college on Aug. 12.

Unity College to use $40K grant to improve its heating efficiency

Unity College will use a $40,000 grant it is getting from The Sandy River Charitable Foundation on site preparation and the purchase and installation of an energy-efficient heat source.

East Boothbay-built Comanche yacht breaks transatlantic sailing record

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Comanche, the 100-foot supermaxi yacht built at the East Boothbay-based Hodgdon Yachts, is celebrating another victory, shattering the west-to-east transatlantic monohull sailing record Thursday...

So long, and thanks for the memories, Larry the lobster

It wasn’t smooth sailing for Larry, the 15-pound lobster that was spared a Florida boil pot for the sweet life of luxury at the Maine State Aquarium. The headline-grabbing lobster was found DOA...

QT’s Ice Cream finds new, quieter location in Wiscasset

QT’s Ice Cream Parlor, the Wiscasset homemade ice cream maker known for its roster of 26 flavors including one made from pureed lobster, has found a new home.

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