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Maine tourism in 2016 may top last year's visitors

Marketing outreach, especially to the mid-Atlantic states, social media and the centennial of the National Park Service contributed to a banner years for Maine tourism in 2016, expecting to best...

Grant supports shellfish industry, public health


The Maine Department of Marine Resources has received a $32,000 grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund that will allow the department to purchase equipment to test for domoic acid, a naturally...

Emera Maine seeks to acquire Swans Island Electric Cooperative

If Emera Maine acquires the Swans Island Electric Cooperative, islanders there and on neighboring Frenchboro could enjoy sharply lower electricity rates.

Millennium Marine lawsuit claims lost sales

Millennium Marine, the boatbuilding company in Eastport, is seeking $226,662 in damages and also claims to have suffered losses of $430,000 because of defaults by the city and county, including...

Eastern Maine Economic Development lands $500K grant

U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded a $500,000 Economic Recovery Assistance grant to Eastern Maine Development Corp., which will use the funding to establish a plan to support...

Report: Maine infrastructure needs solutions and investment

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Maine's infrastructure grade remained unchanged from four years ago, the American Society of Civil Engineers reported Monday.

A Downeast B&B’s new owners are young and new to Maine

Maine’s struggles to attract young residents were helped by a couple taking over the Black Duck Inn, the Ellsworth American reported.

Ellsworth filling empty storefront with holiday pop-up shop

The venture was orchestrated by the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Ellsworth Association, which worked with the landlord of a vacant downtown shop that was previously home to the...

Northeast Harbor: Thanks, but no thanks to cruise ships

After two hours of debate on Nov. 7 at a Northeast Harbor gymnasium with input from about 120 people, the town's board of selectmen voted 5-0 against allowing American Cruise Lines to discharge...

Eastport, Searsport on track to export biomass fuel to EU

Maine could soon tap into the $684 million industry of exporting wood chips, which are used to fuel biomass plants, to the European Union.