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UMF awarded $20M college-readiness grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Maine at Farmington a $20 million, seven-year grant to help at-risk middle and high school students prepare for and be...

New structure, final job cuts set by EMHS

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems said Wednesday that it has finalized the new structure for its information systems department as well as employee cuts in an effort to decrease costs by...

Pepsi to close Portland, Augusta warehouses

PepsiCo is closing warehouses in Portland and Augusta, a move that will impact 100 employees and could possibly happen within the next month.

Summit launches new natural gas company

The parent company of Summit Natural Gas has launched a new company to help Mainers convert to natural gas in a timely and affordable process after receiving regulatory...

Portland, Bangor lag behind national economy

The metropolitan areas of Portland, Bangor and Lewiston-Auburn were way behind the nation in economic growth for 2013, according to new federal figures.

Three Maine airports get nearly $8.9M in grants

Brunswick Executive Airport and two other Maine airports are receiving nearly $8.9 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration for various improvements.

Hard cider startup in Gardiner moves forward

A hard cider startup’s plan to transform an old Gardiner church into a brewery moved forward this week after receiving approval from city councilors.

Gardiner downtown contest seeks business ideas

A Gardiner economic development group has launched a $5,000 contest seeking new business ideas to help reinvigorate downtown Gardiner.

Auburn ski resort seeks funds to stay open

The storied Lost Valley Ski & Banquet Resort in Auburn has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise at least $50,000 in order to open for the upcoming ski season.

New hotel opens in Lewiston this week

A new 93-room, $12 million hotel is set to open in Lewiston on Wednesday, marking another step in the city’s effort to revitalize its downtown area.

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