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Portland gift card startup partners with Bangor Savings to pursue statewide expansion

Dylan Martin |

After launching only 20 months ago, Portland gift card startup Buoy Local has gained an important supporter in one of Maine’s largest independent banks as it plans to expand...

Ex-construction manager charged with embezzling

A former employee of Portland-based Stanford Management is being accused by the U.S. government of embezzling federal funds intended for affordable housing projects in Maine.

Greene contractor held in contempt for OSHA violations

The owner of Lessard Bros. Construction in Greene is being held in contempt of court for not paying a $405,000 fine and failing to correct federal safety violations.

Maine delegation heads to Denmark on climate tour

Lori Valigra |

A group of 14 Maine business and municipal leaders, legislators, educators and others is heading to Denmark on Aug. 31 to learn how that country has reduced its fossil fuel use to address climate...

Stantec to expand Maine footprint with new acquisition

Dylan Martin |

Engineering and architecture firm Stantec plans to expand its footprint in the state, once again, with an acquisition of a company that has employees in southern Maine.

First drawings unveiled for Portland Co. project

Developer CBP2 has revealed the first renderings of its proposed redevelopment of the Portland Co. complex, showing just a glimpse of the retail, office and residential activity planned there.

SMCC, UNE partner with proposed marine business incubator

Southern Maine Community College and the University of New England are teaming up with the developer of a proposed marine business incubator in Portland to bid for a $7 million state bond.

EMHS gets OK to buy Ellsworth hospital

The state has approved Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems' proposed acquisition of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, which would become the system's ninth hospital.

Proposed Brunswick train depot moving ahead

The operator of the Amtrak Downeaster said it is moving forward with the construction of its long-proposed layover facility in Brunswick, despite a new appeal filed by its largest opponent.

Midcoast charity recovers after embezzlement case

A year after discovering its former leader had embezzled millions of dollars, the United Mid-Coast Charities in Camden is distributing 60% more money to local nonprofits than it did the year before.

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