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The Center to become Waterville arts hub

The nonprofit Waterville Creates! plans to transform The Center at 93 Main St. in downtown Waterville into an arts hub.

Plants aren't the only thing growing at Johnny's Selected Seeds

Lori Valigra |

Johnny's Selected Seeds has come a long way since company founder and Chairman Rob Johnston Jr. started the company in 1973 at age 22 with $500 in savings in a New Hampshire farm attic during the...

Summit faces $250K fine for potentially 'catastrophic' February gas leak

Summit Natural Gas is facing a $250,000 fine from the Maine Public Utilities Commission following an underground gas leak that forced the evacuation of several buildings at a shopping plaza in...

FirstPark business partnership looks to spur global interest

Staff |

The 285-acre Oakland-based business campus, FirstPark, has announced a partnership with the Portland-based commercial real estate company, SVN The Urbanek Group, to spur development at the Kennebec...

Colby looks to bonds to finance growth

Laurie Schreiber |

Colby College plans to spend up to a quarter-billion dollars on new campus buildings, with minimal impact on the college's endowment. As part of its long-term planning process, Colby in January 2015...

J&S Oil to be acquired by Massachusetts-based energy company

The assets of J&S Oil — eight Xpress Stop convenience stores with gas stations, two Express Lube auto service stations, three Ultra Clean car washes, a wholesale fuel supply division and a...

New program to boost Maine Woods tourism businesses

A group of partners that includes the Northern Forest Center have launched the Tourism Innovation Program with the goal of providing funding for tourism businesses in the Moosehead Lake and Katahdin...

Loggers suffer one-two punch with mill and biomass plant closures

James McCarthy |

Even in the best of times, logging is not for the faint of heart. “There are so many factors you have to deal with,” said Tom Cushman, owner of Maine Custom Woodlands.

Business lauded by L-A city officials finds new home

Downtown Handmade & Vintage has found a new home at 277 Lisbon St. in downtown Lewiston, where it will be joined by the art collective, The Hive, and a new art gallery.

Transportation providers expand routes following CTI closure

A pair of transportation companies in Belfast and Lewiston-Auburn will assume control of public transportation services in Maine's midcoast region following the announced closure of Coastal Trans...