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Islands in the mainstream: Affordable housing key to sustainable island populations

Laurie Schreiber |

An influx of new families on Great Cranberry Island promises hope for a sustainable year-round community.

Tilson awarded $270K for broadband project

Portland-based Tilson Technology Management has won a $270,335 contract to design, engineer and build a broadband network in a section of Ellsworth that includes the city's Commerce Park, an...

Jackson Lab gets $800K for research on aging

The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor has received a $835,037 federal grant to support its continuing research on the aging process.

MDI Bio Lab gets $2.1M grant for protein study

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory said its president, Kevin Strange, has received a five-year, $2.1 million federal grant to study protein regulation in an effort to develop better...

Group urges Acadia to ban bottled water sales

A Bar Harbor group has collected more than 4,000 signatures in asking Acadia National Park to ban the sale of bottled water.

Army gives $25M contract to Jackson Lab

The U.S. Army has awarded a $25 million contract to the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

MDI Bio Lab gets $392K for disease research

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory is receiving a $392,463 federal grant to support research for treatment of various diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Lawmakers OK new rules for Uber, similar services

Uber and other smartphone-based ridesharing services no longer have to worry about a disparity in regulations between different Maine towns and cities after lawmakers approved new statewide...

Greenlight Maine picks 26 semifinalists to vie for $100,000 prize in entrepreneur contest

“Greenlight Maine,” an upcoming weekly TV show in which Maine entrepreneurs can vie to win a minimum prize of $100,000, said it has selected the 26 semifinalists to compete in the...

Feds award $120K to 13 Maine clean energy projects

USDA Rural Development is awarding nearly $120,000 to 13 Maine businesses for clean energy projects that include solar power systems, variable-frequency ventilation fans and geothermal heat pumps.