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Lincoln Street Center interested in buying McLain School

The owner of Lincoln Street Center, a former school that has found a new lease on life as a Rockland-based arts center, has expressed interest in purchasing yet another school property in the city.

Cumberland County Glass acquired by Texas firm

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Bowdoinham-based commercial glass installer Cumberland County Glass has been acquired by a Texas company that wants to expand its presence in New England.

BIW announces 19 electrician layoffs

Bath Iron Works told union members on Friday that it plans to lay off 19 electricians effective Oct. 28.

Rockland's creative economy spurs a renaissance

Laurie Schreiber |

Thousands of seasonal visitors and summer residents have discovered a growing slate of cultural happenings in recent years in Rockland, with the transformation of a forlorn waterfront with an influx...

On Isle au Haut, Maine's economic woes are magnified

James McCarthy |

Isle au Haut, six miles long and two miles wide, is one of 15 year-round island communities in Maine, yet is among those with a tenuous hold on year-round sustainability. It faces many of the issues...

$4M waterfront expansion could help bring Belfast ferry-building jobs

Front Street Shipyard's construction of a 21,700-square-foot building on Belfast's waterfront could lead to the shipbuilder landing a major contract to build ferries for New York City and more jobs...

Bath viaduct closed for $15.1M reconstruction

The Maine Department of Transportation earlier this week began its seven-month reconstruction project of the Bath viaduct that has allowed travelers on U.S. Route 1 to avoid downtown Bath for decades.

$143K in fed funds for island communities awarded to Island Institute

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The Island Institute learned Wednesday that it will receive a USDA Rural Development Rural Community Development Initiative Grant in the amount of $143,350, which it will use to boost economic and...

Maine flexes environmental muscles in 'Top 50 Green Colleges' list

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The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor topped the list of the Princeton Review's seventh-annual edition of the “Top 50 Green Colleges of 2016.”

Oxbow brew named one of ‘Best Oktoberfest’ beers

Pumpkin spice isn’t the only seasonal flavor Maine brewers concoct with their autumn beers, and the Newcastle-based Oxbow Brewing is making a strong showing with its “Oxtoberfest”...