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New flower show coming to Portland in 2017

The breweries, distilleries, outdoor concert space and ice rink of Portland's Thompson's Point will be joined by the inaugural Maine Flower Show next March, following an announcement by the Maine...

Portland Pirates jump ship to Massachusetts

After approximately 23 years of calling the Cross Insurance Arena home, the American Hockey League's Portland Pirates are reportedly leaving Portland for Springfield, Mass.

Maine expected to see 6% increase in cruise ship passengers

Maine's cruise ship season kicked off last week and with it came news from the state's cruise ship marketing entity that 2016 is expected to see a 6% increase in the statewide cruise passenger total...

$25M expansion planned for Oxford Casino

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Casino developer Churchill Downs Inc. announced plans to build a hotel as part of a $25 million expansion at Oxford Casino.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens plots multimillion-dollar expansion

The Boothbay-based Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens has unveiled the goals of a 20-year master plan that includes the construction of a new 22,000-square-foot glass conservatory, expanded gardens and...

Rockland panel, Maine Lobster Festival squabble over park use

The Rockland Harbor Management Commission is challenging how long the popular Maine Lobster Festival will be able to use a trio of parks on the city's waterfront.

Oxford Casino expansion tabled by town officials

The expansion would double the restaurant and bar capacity of the casino, in addition to adding a 106-room hotel on three upper floors above the casino and a first-floor 275-seat multipurpose room.

Conservation projects in Maine to receive $922K support

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The state of Maine will receive $922,876 from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund to support conservation and recreation projects across the state.

Westbrook candlepin bowling alley closing after nearly eight decades

A 16-lane candlepin bowling alley that has drawn both competitive and casual bowlers for the past 77 years will be calling it a day, as the Westbrook-based Colonial Bowling Center will be closing...

Tallest building in Rockland a hotel with nautical flair

A $2.9 million, five-story, 26-room boutique hotel on Rockland's Main Street is slated to open during the first week of May after nearly two years of construction.

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