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Maine Maritime Museum to celebrate relaunching of historic fishing schooner

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Maine Maritime Museum in Bath plans to celebrate the full restoration of the 1906 schooner Mary E, the oldest Bath-built vessel still sailing, by hosting a public recommissioning ceremony as the...

Portland, in reversal, selects Live Nation for concerts at Maine State Pier

Portland City Council voted 9-0 Wednesday night to contract with the national entertainment company Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) to present concerts on the city's Maine State Pier this summer, rescinding...

Camden Snow Bowl to contract with ski-bike retail business

The Camden Select Board last week decided to pursue negotiations with Sidecountry Sports LLC to set up shop at the municipally owned Camden Snow Bowl.

Fee increase at Acadia National Park far less than original hike

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The U.S. Department of the Interior has backed down from its proposal for steep entrance fee increases at numerous national parks, including Acadia National Park, opting for more modest increases...

Kennebec River Day adds Augusta's first-ever brewfest to its lineup

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The Augusta area's first-ever brew festival has been added to Kennebec River Day events.

Maine Mariners team up with NY Rangers amid strong ticket sales

Renee Cordes |

Six months before the Maine Mariners hit the ice in Portland, the hockey team has inked an affiliation agreement with the New York Rangers. Starting this October, the Maine Mariners will play 36 home...

Vermont, trailing Maine in median age, seeks to turn visitors into residents

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Vermont ranks just below its northern New England counterparts in median age, at 42.7 — versus 44.6 for Maine and 43 for New Hampshire. It also deals with the twin problems of a shrinking...

Tourist visitations hit five-year high in 2017, but spending stayed level

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The Maine Office of Tourism's annual report on the economic impact of Maine's tourism industry shows a 2.5% increase in visitations in 2017 over the previous year, with an estimated 36.7 million...

Boston couple pays $1.8M for Belfast inn with 'wow' factor

Laurie Schreiber |

The purchase of the Belfast Bay Inn, ranked No. 9 among best small hotels in the United States by TripAdvisor, puts its buyers in a great position to shift gears from greater Boston to coastal Maine.

Pen-Air forced to quit Bar Harbor after losing Presque Isle contract

Pen-Air, one of the largest regional airlines in Alaska and the Northeast, can't afford to serve Bar Harbor without its contract with Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle, which it will...