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Eimskip USA honored for impact on Maine's economy

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The Maine Maritime Museum awarded the Icelandic-based shipping company Eimskip USA the 11th annual Mariners Award for its contribution to Maine's maritime heritage and its impact of the economy and...

Could a new waterfront public park be coming to Portland?

Portland’s economic development committee is conducting a study and has put out the call for proposals to convert a waterfront parking lot between Sail Maine and the Ocean Gateway into a new...

Gulf of Maine mussel population drastically dropping

The number of blue mussels along the coastline of the Gulf of Maine is rapidly dropping as the population of the mollusk has dropped by more than 60% over the last four decades.

Don't miss out: Last call for the Taste of Maine Pavilion at #moco16

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Are you a business that offers extraordinary coffee, beer or seafood? The deadline for applications is fast approaching for companies interested in being a part of the Taste of Maine Pavilion at...

Ambitious Congress Square redesign has found its artist

Following a unanimous vote from Portland’s Public Art Committee, New York-based sculptor Sarah Sze bested a field of 97 artists from across the globe to create a permanent public art...

South Portland Wi-Fi program gauges public interest

South Portland city officials will use a pilot program that provides free Wi-Fi to visitors of Mill Creek Park to assess the plausibility and interest of public wireless access within the city.

Largest cruise ship of the season docks in Portland

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A floating theme park with 30 bumper cars, a 30-foot rock-climbing wall and a 220-foot outdoor movie screen called Portland home on Sunday when Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas docked at the...

Craft beer and more to be featured at Skowhegan festival

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The Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival will kick off Sept. 3 with 20 purveyors of craft beer, wine, cider and spirits. It’s the first time for the event and one of the few to span makers of a wide...

The day after: The response to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

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After 15 years of public and political debate, Burt's Bees co-founder and philanthropist Roxanne Quimby's dream finally became a reality as President Barack Obama signed into law the establishment of...

It's official: Obama designates north woods national monument

On the eve of the centennial celebration of the National Park Service, the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument became a reality on Wednesday when President Barack Obama signed it into law.