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Portland's Westin hotel bar projects $1.2M revenue this year

The Westin Portland Harborview hotel is projecting $1.2 million in revenue this year from its Top of the East Lounge alone, more than double what it made before finishing...

Market Basket protests stymie Maine growth

Market Basket’s plan to open more stores in southern Maine are on hold as a result of ongoing protests by employees seeking to reverse the firing of the grocery chain’s...

Century-old Maine co. makes first-ever acquisition

Messer Truck Equipment, a 115-year-old Westbrook-based company, has made its first-ever acquisition, with the purchase of a long-time distributor of petroleum equipment.

Husson University gets $684K nursing grant

Husson University in Bangor has received a $684,000 federal grant to support more than 40 full-time graduate students enrolled in an advanced nursing program.

Two founding partners at Kemp Goldberg leaving next week, say they're 'ready for a change'

Dylan Martin |

Two founding partners at Kemp Goldberg Partners are leaving next week, prompting the Portland-based advertising and public relations firm to change its name by the end of the...

First Wind-Emera’s $333M venture OK’d by PUC

A proposed $333 million wind energy partnership between Emera Maine’s parent company and Boston-based First Wind has been approved by Maine energy regulators.

S. Portland may seek help from environmentalists

In anticipation of a legal challenge from the oil industry, the city of South Portland may solicit funds from environmental groups to defend its ban of so-called tar sands...

Ex-banker gets 8 years for embezzling nearly $3M

A former banker has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison, months after pleading guilty to charges of tax fraud and embezzling nearly $3 million from her...

Clam Festival sees largest turnout in recent years

Organizers of the 49th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival said the event had one of its best years of attendance, attributing the large turnout to last weekend’s sunny...

Ex-CMP chief named as USM's interim president, calls for 'leaner' university

Dylan Martin |

David Flanagan, a former Central Maine Power Co. CEO and gubernatorial candidate, has been appointed as the University of Southern Maine’s interim president.