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Portland officials unanimously approve ferry lease

On Monday, Portland city councilors unanimously voted to approve a lease agreement with Bay Ferries Ltd. to resume ferry service between the city and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Maine expected to see 6% increase in cruise ship passengers

Maine's cruise ship season kicked off last week and with it came news from the state's cruise ship marketing entity that 2016 is expected to see a 6% increase in the statewide cruise passenger total...

Portland's first Chipotle anchors Bayside complex redevelopment

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A Chipotle Mexican Grill location is the first new business to be open to the public in a redeveloped business complex, known as Century Plaza.

MaineHealth's Green Team turns system's food waste into compost

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As program manager at MaineHealth, Richard Veilleux focuses on health care quality improvement. But he also volunteers with MaineHealth's Green Team, a grassroots employee effort to recycle and...

With Maine International Trade Center, even small companies can export successfully

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Export compliance may not sound like a sexy topic compared to the excitement of selling products internationally. But it can get exciting quickly if you ignore it: civil penalties for...

Low costs lure financial institution back offices to Portland

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A new study comparing 45 cities in the United States and aboard shows Portland to be in a favorable cost range for banks and financial service companies seeking to relocate corporate back...

Jobs reportedly cut as Putney deal closes

Early Thursday morning, the $200 million acquisition of the Portland-based veterinary product company Putney Inc. officially came to a close and with it came the news that the company's new owner,...

IDEXX founder to receive honorary degree from MECA

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The Maine College of Art has announced its commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients for its graduation ceremony at the State Theatre in Portland — and IDEXX and Black Point Group LLC...

Portland airway expands service to Bar Harbor and Long Island

Portland-based Elite Airways said it will add direct flights from Portland to Bar Harbor and Long Island, N.Y.

Former Portland ferry operator files bankruptcy, owes city $62K

Nova Star Cruises, the company that operated the ferry service between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, during the 2014 and 2015 seasons has filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada.