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Bates 'off to the races' with record-setting $19M in donations

A new Digital and Computational Studies program, to begin in the fall of 2017, will join a trend in computer science, one of the fastest-growing majors in the country.

Craft brewers ferment more than beer as they aim to revive neighborhoods

Lori Valigra |

“At one time people knew their neighborhood brewer,” says John LeGassey, co-owner of recently opened Fore River Brewing Co. in the Cash Corner area of South Portland. “People are...

Hallowell developer wants to demolish 19th century building

Builder Steve Hammond has proposed demolishing a mixed-use structure at 226 Water St. in Hallowell, but Row House, a nonprofit that works to preserve Hallowell’s historic sites, said it...

Maine legislature split on extending federal tax breaks

Maine lawmakers are still weighing their options on L.D. 1564 — a bill that would adopt a group of federal tax breaks to the state level.

Traffic study prompted by Waterville revitalization

Waterville's downtown revitalization has prompted the city, Colby College and the state's Department of Transportation to initiate a study of current and future traffic and parking issues, the...

Trafton invests in I-95 interchange, meant to boost industrial park potential

Laurie Schreiber |

Trafton Properties, owner of 923 acres located near the Kennebec River, views an adjacent highway interchange as a conduit to enhance development prospects for the area.

Waterville Planning Board removes longtime chairman

The Waterville Planning Board voted to remove Chairman David Geller on Monday night with a 5-2 vote, leading to the election of Nick Champagne, a civil engineer who was attending the meeting for the...

Chipotle supplier announces more layoffs in Maine

There’s more bad news for a Waterville manufacturer that produces compostable packaging for Chipotle Mexican Grille, as the company announced an additional 30 temporary layoffs as demand...

Auburn Manufacturing goes toe-to-toe with Chinese textile producers

The Mechanic Falls-based textile company Auburn Manufacturing Inc. has filed petitions with both the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission asking that anti-dumping...

Traditional Waterville grocery expected to thrive under new owners

Missouri couple Jim and Katie Hoving, who longed to have a family-owned business in Maine, have bought Uncle Dean's Good Groceries on Grove Street in the city's South End, the Kennebec Journal...