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MECA mulls partnership with documentary school

After announcing that it would close doors this fall, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland may be rescued through a possible partnership with the Maine College of Art.

Portland nonprofit buys downtown building for $1.4M to protect artist spaces

Dylan Martin |

Portland arts nonprofit SPACE Gallery has purchased the downtown building where it has been a tenant for 13 years — a move that secures a permanent home for the nonprofit and the dozens of...

Tilson awarded $270K for broadband project

Portland-based Tilson Technology Management has won a $270,335 contract to design, engineer and build a broadband network in a section of Ellsworth that includes the city's Commerce Park, an...

No marijuana farmers market for Portland

The Portland City Council has changed its mind on allowing a marijuana farmers market to operate at Deering Oaks park in August over concerns, in part, that marijuana would be available for sale and...

Garrand named Maine’s honorary consul of Canada

Brenda Garrand, founder and CEO of Portland advertising agency Garrand, was recently appointed Maine’s honorary consul of Canada — a unique distinction for a New England state.

$15 minimum wage in Portland? Voters to decide

This November, Portland voters will be asked if they want to raise the city's minimum wage from $7.50 an hour to $15 an hour, a proposal that goes above and beyond the increase sought by elected...

Gorham Bike and Ski buys downtown Portland building after seven years as a tenant

Dylan Martin |

Gorham Bike and Ski has secured its downtown Portland location after the owner of the retail business purchased the building it's been leasing since 2008.

Survey: Maine has some of New England’s most expensive hotels

Kennebunkport, Portland and Ogunquit are some of New England’s most expensive destinations when it comes to hotel prices, according to a new survey.

Mac Air Group begins work on $6M facility

Mac Air Group, a Portland-based, high-end aviation services company, began construction of its $6 million facility at Portland International Jetport on Thursday.

State seeks bids for Portland cold storage site

The Maine Port Authority is asking seven companies to submit bids for a cold storage facility that is being planned as part of the International Marine Terminal expansion in Portland.