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With $2.3M land acquisition, Midtown development closer to a reality

Laurie Schreiber |

PORTLAND — It was a long time coming, but development of the 3.5-acre Midtown site in West Bayside is on track, now that the $2.3 million sale by the city to The Federated Cos. has been...

Garbage to Garden wins $100K Greenlight Maine purse

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The Portland-based curbside composting company Garbage to Garden bested a field of over 80 prospective startups to win the $100,000 top prize at the inaugural Greenlight Maine competition on Friday...

Mpower Sports and Recreation: An inside look at entrepreneurship

Lori Valigra |

Rob Mueller was an entrepreneur on a mission at last week's Maine Startup & Create Week. As part of moving his company, Mpower Sports and Recreation LLC, from Maryland to Brunswick, and further...

From coffee roasters to biomed labs — businesses save big with energy efficiencies

Laurie Schreiber |

At Caravan Beads, owner Barry Kahn hired ReVision Energy last year to install 264 photovoltaic panels, each 260 watts, on the roof of his 22,000-square-foot retail store and warehouse. “That...

One-on-one with Carl Chatto as he takes the reins at Baker Newman Noyes

Peter Van Allen |

Carl Chatto oversees Maine's second-largest accounting firm, Portland-based Baker Newman Noyes. In Maine, the firm has 68 CPAs and 146 employees overall. Its in-state revenue was $25.7 million last...

Sea Bags continues streak of retail openings

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Sea Bags LLC, the Portland-based designer and manufacturer of handmade items made from recycled sails, including its namesake tote and handbags, has opened a new retail location in Mashpee, Mass.

Portland to be home to sixth U.S. O bag location

Custom Italian handbag store O bag will be opening its sixth location in the country in Portland’s Old Port during the first week of July.

Artist finalists announced for Congress Square redesign

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The Portland Public Art Committee has announced the four artist finalists for the Congress Square Public Arts Commission after narrowing down a field of 97 artists from across the globe.

Avesta adds 18 affordable housing units to Portland

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Avesta Housing will be unveiling its new 18-unit project to the public, Thomas Heights, at a grand opening ceremony on June 29.

DOT to pay up to $3M for possible NGL relocation

Tulsa, Okla.-based NGL Energy Partners is still hunting for a new liquefied petroleum gas depot in southern Maine following the city of South Portland’s March decision to not allow the building...