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It's all hands on deck for Maine's largest cruise ship traffic day

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The busiest month of Maine's cruise ship season might be winding down, but the state's bustling ports will be experiencing their largest traffic day on Thursday.

JAX lab lands $2.3M grant for elderly pneumonia research

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A professor from Jackson Laboratory was awarded a four-year, $2,348,313 grant from the National Institute on Aging to fund the development of new prevention and treatments for pneumococcal pneumonia,...

Maine’s Tempest in a Teapot in national contest to divine the best tea

Instead of reading tea leaves, Tempest in a Teapot’s co-owners Tammy Smith and Rebecca Emerson will wait until later this month to find out whether their Holy Cranberry Tea wins at the North...

Feds pull the plug on Robbinston gas terminal

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has fully dismissed an application from Downeast LNG to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Washington county town of Robbinston.

Exclusive: Look's Gourmet gets major investment, gives Maine Venture Fund another exit

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Look's Gourmet Food Co. Inc. of Whiting completed a major investment and partnership transaction with Sea Watch International of Easton, Md., giving Look's an undisclosed financial infusion and...

Developer plans a Downeast Dollar General

A new Dollar General store is coming to the town of Sullivan, following the sale of a house and barn on Route 1 to a developer who leases properties to the discount retailer for new stores.

Maine's latest hot spot? Bucksport

A growing Main Street business community, low real estate prices and its proximity to Belfast, Bangor and Ellsworth is leading to a resurgence for the town of Bucksport.

Maine reacts to the opening of $120M St. Croix Tissue mill

Local and state officials were joined by industry leaders in celebrating the formal opening of the St. Croix Tissue mill in Baileyville on Tuesday — the culmination of a $120 million project.

$290K in fed grants to support, create 160 jobs

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Five Maine organizations have been awarded a total of $290,000 in grant funding through the USDA Rural Development Rural Business Development Grant program to assist in economic development, and the...

MDI Bio Lab scientists score patent for heart repair medicine

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Three scientists at the Bar Harbor-based MDI Biological Laboratory have been awarded a patent — the first for the lab — for MSI-1436, a potential new heart disease drug that stimulates...