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Grassroots branding initiative seeks to boost the Moosehead Lake region's year-round economy

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Two minutes into his presentation unveiling "America's Crown Jewel" as the tagline of a new branding initiative for the Moosehead Lake region, consultant Roger Brooks set a...

Tax break approved for Oxford hotel

The town of Oxford has approved a tax break for the developers of the $15.4 million Hampton Inn, which is being planned to be built across from the Oxford Casino.

Tribal casino proposed for Aroostook

The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians is making another push for a casino that would be located on tribal land in Aroostook County.

LePage wants to deregulate lodging businesses

A senior health policy adviser for Gov. Paul LePage said the governor wants to remove all licensing requirements for lodging businesses.

Bangor drive-in dating to the 1950s to reopen

A local real estate agent is helping to reopen a Bangor drive-in theater that closed in 1985 and was first opened by her father more than 64 years ago.

Bill seeks limits on Airbnb rentals in Maine

Four state lawmakers and a group of innkeepers are pushing for legislation that would place restrictions on short-term home rentals listed on websites like Airbnb.

200 Maine businesses support new national park

An effort to open a new national park in the Katahdin region has received backing from a group of more than 200 Maine business owners.

Maine slot machine gambling revenue declines

Hollywood Casino in Bangor and Oxford Casino both saw a drop in slot machine gambling revenue in 2014, which the state gambling control board attributed to a decrease in...

Maine tourism plan: attract more newcomers

The Maine Office of Tourism on Wednesday revealed its 2015 marketing plan, which calls for attracting more first-time visitors by advertising to specific lifestyle...

Portland Pirates sign new NHL affiliate

The Portland Pirates announced on Wednesday that the Florida Panthers has become its new National Hockey League affiliate as part of a multi-year development deal.