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And then there were four: Topsham Best Buy to close

A Best Buy location in the Topsham Fair Mall will be closing on Oct. 29.

Morning Dew Farm turns to crowdfunding in hopes of 68-acre purchase

Brendan McQuillen and Brady Hatch, the husband-and-wife owners of the Newcastle-based Morning Dew Farm, have launched a crowdfunding campaign with hopes of purchasing an expansive plot of land in...

Could a new waterfront public park be coming to Portland?

Portland’s economic development committee is conducting a study and has put out the call for proposals to convert a waterfront parking lot between Sail Maine and the Ocean Gateway into a new...

A new career path leads to Saco industrial parcel purchase

Laurie Schreiber |

A retired FBI agent, whose career highlights included arresting a Chicago mob boss in the 1980s, is now enjoying a new career as the owner of the Saco-based Kevin's Electric Inc.

Ambitious Congress Square redesign has found its artist

Following a unanimous vote from Portland’s Public Art Committee, New York-based sculptor Sarah Sze bested a field of 97 artists from across the globe to create a permanent public art...

Full steam ahead on $2.56M Casco Bay Ferry Terminal renovations

Staff |

A $2.56 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help usher in the second phase of renovations at Portland's Casco Bay Ferry Terminal.

Portland Mayor Strimling proposes new landlord restrictions

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling is recommending a number of new proposals for landlords, including restrictions on how often rent can be raised and limits on no-cause evictions.

The day after: The response to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

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After 15 years of public and political debate, Burt's Bees co-founder and philanthropist Roxanne Quimby's dream finally became a reality as President Barack Obama signed into law the establishment of...

Aging Sarah Mildred Long Bridge won’t reopen

The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge on Route 1-A that connects Kittery and Portsmouth, N.H., over the Piscataqua River, won’t reopen to vehicle traffic following a gear failure over the weekend.

Proposed zoning laws may dead-end Thomaston Dollar General

The rocky road of a proposed Dollar General store in Thomaston could end as town selectmen look to enact new zoning laws that would likely stop the development of the discount retailer on Route 1.