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Nova Star spending $21M subsidy faster than planned

Nova Star Cruises has now received $21 million total in government subsidies from Canada, far sooner than what a seven-year payment schedule originally called for.

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...

Congress Square sale referendum unlikely this fall

The city of Portland may not hold a second referendum on the sale of Congress Square this fall — instead opting for a slower approach in planning the park’s...

Bangor officials to discuss KahBang's abrupt departure

The Bangor City Council tonight is expected to discuss whether KahBang Festival organizers may have breached a contract with the city after suddenly relocating to Portland, just...

KahBang organizer: Portland move is 'bittersweet'

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The chief organizer of the KahBang Festival in Bangor said its last-minute move to Portland three weeks before it's set to begin is a "bittersweet" affair.

Portland civic center GM retiring

Steve Crane is stepping down as general manager of the Cumberland County Civic Center, now known as the Cross Insurance Arena, after 36 years on the job.

New York bank plans Portland expansion

NBT Bank, a federally chartered bank based in Norwich, N.Y., is planning to open an office in Portland this year that will focus on commercial banking and wealth...

Uber ride service testing Portland market

Portland taxi industry, take notice. Uber, a venture-backed startup that provides smartphone app-based ride services in 140 cities, is testing the Portland market for a possible...

Popular beer shop opening Portland location

Craft Beer Cellar, a popular brand of retail stores that extend from New England to Florida, will open a site at 111 Commercial St. in Portland.

Fired railroad foreman awarded $400K in whistleblower case

A federal jury in Maine has awarded $400,000 in back pay and punitive damages to a former foreman of the Springfield Terminal Railway Co. who was fired after refusing orders to...

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