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The business of being Bob Dylan

Kevin Steeves |

There's a sense of giddiness in Dennis Bailey's voice when he recalls the first time that the music of Bob Dylan resonated with him: “'Nashville Skyline:' And only because Johnny Cash was on...

Hydro dams implicated in large-scale fish kills

Thousands of dead fish have been discovered at two sites in Ellsworth and Brunswick over the past week and conservation groups say they've been asking state and federal agencies as well as a dam...

Nat May, director of Portland’s SPACE, stepping down

Staff |

Nat May, the executive director of SPACE Gallery, the alternative arts venue that has become a cornerstone of Portland’s creative arts community, will be stepping down from his post effective...

Acadia's 100th, ideal weather brought big bucks to Bar Harbor

Laurie Schreiber |

Acadia National Park's celebration of its 100th birthday, along with favorable weather, are two top reasons cited for a surge of visitors and business activity this past summer. Another contributing...

Rockland's creative economy spurs a renaissance

Laurie Schreiber |

Thousands of seasonal visitors and summer residents have discovered a growing slate of cultural happenings in recent years in Rockland, with the transformation of a forlorn waterfront with an influx...

Parks Director Ethan Hipple brings a fresh eye to Portland's open spaces

Lori Valigra |

Ethan Hipple is about six months into his job as parks director for the city of Portland, and already he's been part of settling the controversial redesign of Congress Square in the city's downtown.

National monument kickstarts Katahdin Region’s rebuilding

James McCarthy |

Eating and savoring a tasty fish taco with chips and unsweetened ice tea at the Appalachian Trail Cafe in downtown Millinocket a couple of weeks ago, my head was aswirl with questions about how the...

On Isle au Haut, Maine's economic woes are magnified

James McCarthy |

Isle au Haut, six miles long and two miles wide, is one of 15 year-round island communities in Maine, yet is among those with a tenuous hold on year-round sustainability. It faces many of the issues...

Acadia centennial helps put Maine on track to break tourism records

Maine lived up to its nickname of Vacationland this summer, as the state is on track to break a number of tourism industry-related records, according to preliminary August data from the Maine Revenue...

Portland official eyes moratorium on controversial East End development

A City Councilor says that the move will give Portland officials time to decide how it wants to advance with a development that would partially block Fort Sumner Park's popular vista.