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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.

Maine Startup & Create Week: Food distributors challenged by margins, changing food landscape

Getting food from producers to customers like co-ops, hospitals and retail stores can be costly and timely, so distributors have to be nimble to meet changing customer demands while watching their...

AIM outlines plans for Bucksport mill demolition

A representative of AIM Development LLC, a subsidiary of American Iron and Metal, the Montreal-­based metal recycling firm that purchased the former Verso Paper mill in Bucksport, presented...

Bar Harbor enlists Revision for solar project

Bar Harbor voters have approved the construction of two solar installation projects that will be built by solar energy firm Revision Energy.

Uber eyes coastal Maine expansion

Uber, the San Francisco-based ridesharing service, is beginning operations in Bar Harbor, Old Orchard Beach, Ogunquit and Kennebunk on Friday evening for a summertime...

Bar Harbor Chamber names new leader

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce has named a former Eastern Maine Development Corp. employee as its new executive director.The...

LePage to lead trade mission to Japan, China

Gov. Paul LePage will lead a delegation of Maine businesses and educational institutions in a trade mission to Japan and China this October.

MDI lab partners with Australian research group

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor has partnered with an Australian research group to boost research and education efforts for regenerative...

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