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Nova Star spending $21M subsidy faster than planned

Nova Star Cruises has now received $21 million total in government subsidies from Canada, far sooner than what a seven-year payment schedule originally called for.

Portland's Westin hotel bar projects $1.2M revenue this year

The Westin Portland Harborview hotel is projecting $1.2 million in revenue this year from its Top of the East Lounge alone, more than double what it made before finishing...

Clam Festival sees largest turnout in recent years

Organizers of the 49th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival said the event had one of its best years of attendance, attributing the large turnout to last weekend’s sunny...

Bangor voids contract with KahBang

The city of Bangor has voided its five-year contract with the KahBang Festival after it suddenly relocated this year’s festivities to Portland without giving

Bangor officials to discuss KahBang's abrupt departure

The Bangor City Council tonight is expected to discuss whether KahBang Festival organizers may have breached a contract with the city after suddenly relocating to Portland, just...

KahBang organizer: Portland move is 'bittersweet'

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The chief organizer of the KahBang Festival in Bangor said its last-minute move to Portland three weeks before it's set to begin is a "bittersweet" affair.

Portland civic center GM retiring

Steve Crane is stepping down as general manager of the Cumberland County Civic Center, now known as the Cross Insurance Arena, after 36 years on the job.

Nova Star has another slow month

The Nova Star ferry that travels between Portland and Nova Scotia experienced its second slow month in a row, with June passenger rates only slight increasing over May.

Construction of $15.4M Oxford hotel could be imminent

A developer is expected to start construction on a proposed $15.4 million hotel across from Oxford Casino once it receives approval from the Maine Fire Marshal’s...

Western Maine entertainment center gets $300K grant

A $2.1 million project to launch a multi-faceted entertainment center in the Carrabassett Valley is moving forward after receiving $300,000 in federal funds it was originally...