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Orono startup lands EPA grant to create biobased ceiling tiles

Two-year-old Revolution Research Inc. of Orono won a $100,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant to design the manufacturing process for a biobased ceiling tile that is durable,...

Hathaway to change ownership with TIF agreement

The sale of Hathaway Creative Center, to be completed Jan. 18, will bring with it a tax increment financing agreement.

Patriot Insurance starts work at former motel site

YARMOUTH — After 10 months under contract, Patriot Insurance Co.'s purchase of Down-East Village Motel and Restaurant at 705 U.S. Route 1 was finalized Oct. 14.

Eaton Peabody law firm on the move in Portland


The law firm of Eaton Peabody is moving into larger space at 100 Middle St. in Portland during the first quarter of 2017, a move prompted by the growth of its Portland office.

Report: Maine infrastructure needs solutions and investment

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Maine's infrastructure grade remained unchanged from four years ago, the American Society of Civil Engineers reported Monday.

Report: Telecommuting boosts potential of residential market

Laurie Schreiber |

The 2016 Fall Market Trends Report reveals that low interest rates, urban accessibility and confidence in the market continue to fuel the real estate market in coastal New England, including Portland.

Wright-Ryan adds ESOP to its recruitment toolbox

Laurie Schreiber |

Add Wright-Ryan Construction Inc. to the list of companies that have converted to an Employee Stock Option Plan. The ESOP was finalized on Oct. 1 and gives both the roughly 75 employees and the...

How 'plywood on steroids' reduces construction time and payroll costs

James McCarthy |

Sometimes referred to as “plywood on steroids,” CLT and related engineered wood products such as nail laminated and glue-laminated timber have been identified by the Maine Forest Products...

Maine's largest city enacts moratorium on marijuana businesses

With no public comment or discussion among officials, Portland's City Council took less than five minutes to unanimously approve a six-month moratorium on any stores, cultivation facilities, testing...

Work underway for Southport age-qualified housing

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Ground has been broken on the island community of Southport for The Captains' Way, a six-building, age-qualified housing project.