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New R.H. Foster store adds healthy twist to convenience stores

The new R.H. Foster gas station and convenience store in Ellsworth has more in common with Whole Foods Market than 7-Eleven, offering kale smoothies and pizza topped with fig and prosciutto.

Feds award $10.5M for replacement of Beals Island Bridge

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $10.5 million for the replacement of the Beals Island Bridge, the only crossing that connects the island and town of Beals with the mainland at...

Portland-to-Bar Harbor no longer on the flight plan for Elite Airways

A lack of demand forced Portland-based Elite Airways to drop its Portland-to-Bar Harbor flights a little over a month after the service was launched.

Scientific discoveries of a lifetime — and beyond at MDI Bio Lab

Lori Valigra |

Scientists visit MDIBL to learn about the breadth of model organisms, including C. elegans roundworms, fruit flies, zebrafish, mice and African killifish that are used to study aging and disease.

No power rate reductions for northern Maine counties

Regulators said they had to make a difficult policy call in ruling out Aroostook and Washington counties for some power rate breaks.

More of Penobscot Bay closed to lobster, crab fishing

Fishermen reportedly accepting Penobscot lobster and crab area closures over mercury concerns.

Beer, live music and local food — Sedgwick as night spot?

Summer nights at Strong Brewing Co. in Sedgwick are about to be a lot more festive. The Sedgwick Board of Selectmen issued a special amusement license that will allow the brewery to host live music,...

Blue Hill Co-op's new home would triple current store size

The Blue Hill Planning board got a look at plans for the new home of the Blue Hill Co-op as it looks to move to a larger storefront that would triple the size of its current location.

Ellsworth's largest housing project proposal headed to council

A Portland-based development firm will be pitching a proposal to the Ellsworth City Council on Monday night for the construction of a 50-unit affordable workforce housing project behind a shopping...

Will dividing a longtime downtown Ellsworth property lure businesses?

The owners of a building on Main Street in Ellsworth that was the former home of J&B Atlantic hope dividing the building into five smaller spaces will attract new businesses to downtown.