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Diversified Communications to sell TV stations to Gray Television


Diversified Communications in Portland announced Thursday the planned divestiture of its television stations WABI in Bangor and WCJB in Gainesville, Fla., to Gray Television Inc. pending FCC approval.

L.L.Bean to be title sponsor for PBA bowling event

L.L.Bean has signed as the title sponsor for a Professional Bowlers Association tournament that will be hosted at Bayside Bowl in Portland this spring.

James Beard Awards name 12 semifinalists in Maine


Twelve Maine chefs and restaurants have been named semifinalists for the 2017 James Beard Awards. Finalists for all award categories will be announced on March 15. Winners will be announced at the...

Portland Symphony announces four finalists to be orchestra's next director

The Portland Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday there are four finalists under consideration for the position of music director, replacing Robert Moody, who will step down after the 2017-18 season.

Blizzard: From the eyes of the Mainebiz staff


It takes more than a little snow — OK, this was a lot of snow — to keep the Mainebiz staff from doing our job. Here's a roundup from this morning.

Blizzard slows but doesn't stop Maine businesses


Many businesses, colleges, state and local offices and bus services were shut down Monday from the blizzard that dropped more than a foot-and-a-half of snow in most areas. The Portland International...

With industrial space at a premium, developer plans to build warehouses in South Portland

Laurie Schreiber |

A 9.85-acre parcel at 2401 Broadway in South Portland that had been on the market for a decade will become the site of some 60,000 square feet of warehouse space. Rob Plummer, founder and president...

Benchmark expansion reflects hot Portland market

Laurie Schreiber |

Benchmark Residential & Investment Real Estate’s addition of nine people, as well as a second office in Portland, is another reflection of the hot demand in the real estate market.

Businesses rally against 3% tax surcharge

Renee Cordes |

Representatives from a statewide, bipartisan coalition of Maine businesses held a press conference Thursday urging legislators to repeal the recently passed 3% tax surcharge on incomes exceeding...

Hall steps down at Portland chamber, looks to 'next chapter'

Peter Van Allen |

Chris Hall, who resigned Wednesday as CEO of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, said he had considered making the move over the past six months.