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Head of Central Maine business group resigns

Darryl Sterling has stepped down as executive director of Central Maine Growth Council, an  economic development group that serves Waterville, Winslow, Fairfield and...

Nova Scotia seeks $5M ferry subsidy from Maine

Nova Scotia’s provincial government is reportedly pushing for the state of Maine to provide the heavily subsidized Nova Star Cruises ferry a $5 million line of...

GWI's CEO releases plan to improve Maine's broadband standing

James McCarthy |

Fletcher Kittredge, founder and CEO of the Biddeford-based telecommunications company GWI, has released a 10-point plan to improve the quality and availability of broadband Internet...

$20M grant to establish aquaculture network in Maine

The University of Maine, in partnership with the University of New England and other institutions in Maine, has received a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation grant to...

UMPI gets $50K grant to start visual arts center

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has received a $50,000 federal grant to help build a new visual arts center that will be the first of its kind in the region.

Morrison retiring from Androscoggin chamber post

Chip Morrison, who has been the president of the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce for 19 years, is retiring from his post in the spring of 2015.

Front Street Shipyard creates a buzz about Belfast

James McCarthy |

Sailing vessels and yachts cruising from Camden to Castine now have good reason to take a left turn at Belfast.

$979K to assist rural Maine businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $979,250 to support businesses and economic development initiatives in northern and Down East Maine.

IDEXX workers using Portland Startup Weekend as training tool

Dylan Martin |

Portland’s third Startup Weekend begins this Friday, and it’s just not for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to get their feet wet. It can also be a training tool for...

Maine ranks low in economic growth

Maine and other Northeast states had the slowest-growing economies in 2013, according to new estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.