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$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...

Blue Hill Co-op steps up to the plate as first Fund-ME business

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The Blue Hill Co-op is the first business to use Fund-ME, Maine's crowdfunding law, as it looks to raise money for the construction of a new, larger storefront in the Hancock County town.

Foundation from Burt's Bees co-creator donates 100 acres to Acadia

A foundation established by philanthropist and Burt's Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby has donated approximately 100 acres to Acadia National Park.

Two Bar Harbor labs get separate NIH grants topping $1.67M to study nerve damage

Lori Valigra |

Two Bar Harbor labs have drawn federal funds to research treatments for inherited and chemotherapy-related nerve damage, which impacts hundreds of thousands of Americans annually.

MDI Bio Lab appoints new board member

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The Bar Harbor-based MDI Biological Laboratory's board of trustees appointed Ned Cloonan to its board.

New location allows marine manufacturer to expand retail operations

Laurie Schreiber |

Nautilus Marine Fabrication Inc. has purchased 2317 U.S. Highway 1 in Sullivan to expand the retail side of its business. The 1,700-square-foot, steel-frame building, which is on 5.5 acres, was on...

Former Haystack director named MECA interim president

Stuart Kestenbaum, a long-time director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, was named interim president at the Maine College of Art in Portland until a permanent successor to former President...

JAX gets $11.7M for new center to understand addiction

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The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor will receive $11.7 million to fund a new Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction.

CEI offers women Entrepreneur in Residence program

A new CEI program will link women business owners with a specific challenge or questions to local, experienced entrepreneurs.