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LOOKBACK: Celebrating Mainebiz's 20th anniversary

Lori Valigra |

In this shortened work week leading up to Mainebiz’s 20th anniversary edition on Sept. 8, we will run an online feature in our Daily electronic edition to share what we...

State paid $7.2M for seized land, could face challenge

When the state seized 18 acres of Portland waterfront in April from owner Phineas Sprague Jr., it paid him $7.8 million, more than double what he paid for the land two years...

Report: Mainers on low wages face tougher times

Mainers earning minimum wage are having a more difficult time paying for housing, food and other expenses, and to an increasing degree, according to a new national report.

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...

Portland waterfront developer seeks Old Port feel

Developers are seeking to transform a historic Portland waterfront property into a mixed-use development that would emulate the feel of the Old Port.

Fourteen Maine companies make Inc. magazine's 'fastest growing' list

The parent company of Electricity Maine and 13 other Maine businesses have been named as some of the country’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc....

Portland seeks input on minimum wage proposal

The city of Portland is seeking input on Mayor Michael Brennan’s proposal to increase the city’s minimum wage to $9.50 next year in a forum scheduled for...

Major Portland retail-office block sold for $8M

Three adjacent retail-office complexes in Portland’s Old Port that include Starbucks, Urban Outfitters and Stonewall Kitchen as tenants have been sold for $8 million to a New...

Portland neighborhood seeks development, but no hotels

The historic India Street neighborhood in Portland seeks clustered retail development, sustainable growth and a push for more affordable housing, but it would like to avoid...

Nova Star ridership still behind expectations

The Nova Star ferry saw nearly double the number of passengers in July over the previous month, but the Portland-Nova Scotia service remained behind ridership...

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