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Waterfront Concerts proposes permanent venue in Bangor

Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray is seeking a long-term lease extension on city-owned land in order to build a permanent open-air venue.

Good Shepherd's Hampden plant renovation gets boost

The Auburn-based food bank partnered with the Maine Credit Unions Campaign for Ending hunger as it renovates the former Bangor Daily News distribution building to better bring food to northern and...

Three counties get $210K boost for economic development planning


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration will award $210,000 to Androscoggin, Somerset, and Aroostook counties to foster economic development, support small...

Libra Foundation to build $5M ice arena in Dover-Foxcroft

James McCarthy |

Maine's Libra Foundation, as part of its broader efforts to rekindle new activity and investment in Piscataquis County, is constructing a state-of-the-art ice arena in Dover-Foxcroft on property...

UMPI doubles down on agriculture offerings, will open research greenhouse

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will begin offering a bachelor's degree in agriculture this fall and open a research greenhouse.

Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau announces 2018 tourism awards


The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the recipients of its 2018 Tourism and Hospitality Eagle Awards, which will be presented at its annual awards event in May.

Pamola Motor Lodge project another piece in Millinocket's recovery

Maureen Milliken |

New owner Chris Carr bought the Central Street fixture in 2016 and hopes to make it a four-season destination, another piece in the town's new economy.

Bangor Mall’s owner, citing hardships, seeks tax break

Simon Property Group of Indianapolis has asked the Bangor Assessor’s Office to lower the appraised value of the Bangor Mall, from $60.9 million to $32 million, which would halve the $1.4...

How a Moosehead Lake Region inn earned recognition as one of the world's best

James McCarthy |

Blair Hill Inn in Greenville has been recognized as one of the world's best by the Relais & Chateaux worldwide association of hotels and restaurants. It's the only establishment in the United States...

Anchor tenant signs on at Millinocket's shuttered paper mill

Maureen Milliken |

The site that once housed Millinocket's Great Northern Paper mill has its first tenant — an anchor that is expected to bring 100 direct jobs to the Katahdin region in the next five years.