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MaineToday Media lays off 8 people

Dylan Martin |

MaineToday Media, the owner of the Portland Press Herald and other Maine newspapers, has laid off eight employees across multiple departments.

Portland wage hike not likely for 2015

Despite support from some Portland elected officials, Mayor Michael Brennan's proposal to increase the minimum wage, if approved, would likely not go into effect until...

Portland’s middle-income earners feel the squeeze

Portland has been experiencing a housing development boom in the past few years, but it hasn’t helped middle-income earners, according to a new report.

Businesses near Portland eligible for federal funds

Businesses in 12 Maine communities near Portland are now eligible for several loan and grant programs from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

Portland sales tax software startup hires former L.L.Bean executive

Dylan Martin |

A former L.L.Bean veteran executive is joining Portland sales tax software startup Davo Technologies as its chief operating officer to help the company realize its growth...

Portland hotels seek remedy to bar noise

Two hotels in the center of Portland’s Old Port have asked city officials to re-examine the noise ordinance in light of a stream of complaints about noise coming from nearby...

Eimskip seeks boost from sports sponsorship

Icelandic shipping company Eimskip is seeking to promote its port connection between Portland and Newfoundland with a new sponsorship for a hockey cup series.

Portland newspaper shut down by competitor

Dig Portland, an alternative weekly newspaper in Portland that started in November, has been purchased and shut down by its direct competitor following a short legal...

Lawyer wins appeal in 'robo-signing' cases

Maine’s highest court has ordered the removal of a reprimand against a Portland lawyer who was connected to a scandal involving the "robo-signing" of foreclosure...

Nova Star spent $30.2M in first year

A government audit has found that Nova Scotia’s provincial government paid for about 70% of Nova Star Cruises’ operational costs from its launch through Sept. 30,...