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Bar Harbor brothers buy lobster-fishing cruise vessel for tourism

Brothers Andy and James Allen have expanded their tourism excursions by buying the lobster-fishing cruise vessel Lulu from Capt. John Nicolai.

Bar Harbor Bankshares completes merger

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Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT: BHB), the holding company for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, completed its merger with Lake Sunapee Bank Group, the holding company for Lake Sunapee Bank.

An $18M redevelopment planned for Eastport cannery

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A Kansas City developer will partner with an Eastport group to redevelop the waterfront American Can Co. factory.

EPA will help pay for cleanup of former Verso mill

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The federal Environmental Protection Agency awarded $200,000 to the Eastern Maine Development Corp. to support the redevelopment of the former Verso Paper Corp. mill property in Bucksport.

Gofundme for Ellsworth restaurant's overdue taxes?

An Ellsworth restaurant has turned to the gofundme website and is asking customers to help pay its $25,000 property tax bill.

PC Construction 'tops out' new Jax Lab research building

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PC Construction celebrated a major milestone in its $14.25 million construction project for Jackson Laboratory when it bolted the final piece of structural steel in place Monday for the...

Maine tribes land $800K in federal housing grants

The Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Penobscot Indian Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe received $807,217 through a HUD Indian Housing Block Grant.

Construction business is booming, but where are the workers?

Jennifer Van Allen |

In 2004, Scott Tompkins wrote a Mainebiz column about the need to rehab the public's perception of construction work. In a survey of job desirability that had been recently published,...

USDA invests $11.1M to improve quality of life in six counties

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Projects located in Hancock, Penobscot, Washington, Somerset, Aroostook and Lincoln counties are slated to receive a total of $11.1 million in loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Martha Stewart donates $1M to Acadia

Martha Stewart, who has a house in Seal Harbor, pledged $1 million for the benefit of Acadia National Park.

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