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New report: Impact of Portland's art and cultural nonprofits surging

Renee Cordes |

A new economic report put out by the city today shows a growing economic impact from arts and culture nonprots, with $75.6 million of impact in 2015, compared to $49 million in 2012.

100-home development in Portland's Stroudwater opposed

Although Portland councilors approved a zoning change that would allow about 100 new homes to be built at the old Camelot Farm property in the Stroudwater section of Portland, neighbors expressed...

Alaska pro hockey team to skate into Portland

Lori Valigra |

Absent a professional hockey team since May 2016, Portland's Cross Insurance Arena will become home to the Alaska Aces for the 2018-2019 season, the ECHL said today. They'll start playing in Portland...

Portland restaurant Zapoteca closes

High-profile chef Shannon Bard has closed her Portland restaurant Zapoteca after six years.

NYC firm buys Fork Food Lab startup

Foodworks, a New York City-based company that operates two other culinary incubators in the Northeast, has acquired the Portland-based startup company Fork Food Lab.

LePage: Maine still an 'anti-business state'

Renee Cordes |

Painting a grim picture of Maine as hostile to business, Gov. Paul LePage on Friday called for fixing the education system — though not just through spending — growing the tax base, and...

Affordable housing units to be unveiled in Portland


Avesta Housing will open 45 new housing units, including 36 earmarked for buyers with a household income of $23,000 to $49,000.

MMC, Portland Diocese reach agreement on ownership transfer of St. Joseph's rehab facility


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has signed a memorandum of understanding to transfer ownership of Saint Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence to Maine Medical Center.

Developers vie for right to buy city-owned land in Bayside

Portland city officials are evaluating bids from 11 developers seeking to purchase and develop up to six parcels of city-owned land in the Bayside neighborhood.

Fashion entrepreneur Roxi Suger expands to Portland


Roxi Suger, the designer behind the AngelRox clothing label, will open her second Suger store at 271 Commercial St. in Portland on June 1.