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Iconic Yarmouth seafood market finds new owners

Laurie Schreiber |

Day's Crabmeat & Lobster, located on Route 1 in Yarmouth, has finally sold after a lengthy period on the market.

Pop-up 'Play Kiosk' deployed in Congress Square Park

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Entrepreneurs Ben Davis and Emily Davis, sibling owners of the Portland Container Co. in South Portland, have deployed a “Play Kiosk” in Portland's Congress Square Park.

Trek Across Maine starts today with 1,500 cyclists

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Trek Across Maine, the American Lung Association's largest fundraising event, kicked off today from Sunday River in Newry.

Developer, broker, buyers finding magic at Smithfield camps

Maureen Milliken |

A longtime 22-unit summer retreat in the Belgrade Lakes region is getting new life after Freeport developer Matt Wogan bought the property in 2016.

Fast sale of Old Saco Inn unusual for the hospitality sector

Laurie Schreiber |

The Old Saco Inn, located in Fryeburg, was purchased by Jon Hendrickson and Bruce Moffit for $1.35 million after being listed for less than six months.

CMP to invest $22M in western Maine conservation, tourism projects

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The Somerset County-based nonprofit Western Mountains and Rivers Corp. and Central Maine Power Co. announced Wednesday an agreement in which the utility company will invest in conservation and...

Second-round worker visas seen as a ‘Band aid’ by tourism businesses

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A second round of H-2B visas was made available by the Department of Homeland Security on May 31.

Airbnb reports it paid Maine $5M in 2017 taxes

Airbnb, the San Francisco-based online lodging service, said this week that it has paid $5.3 million in taxes on behalf of Maine’s host community since its tax agreement with the state went...

Skowhegan grabs economic potential of moose lottery by the antlers

Maureen Milliken |

Main Street Skowhegan is sponsoring Moosefest this weekend to capitalize on Skowhegan being the host site of this year's moose lottery drawing, when roughly 2,000 names are drawn for permits.

Portland-Nova Scotia ferry service at risk if Bar Harbor route returns

If Bay Ferries Ltd. renews ferry service from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia, it will likely mean discontinuing the Portland-to-Nova-Scotia route, CEO Mark MacDonald to the Mount Desert Islander.