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Travel writer weighs in on Portland vs. Portland

Portland vs. Portland: SmarterTravel tries to compare the two oft-confused locations known for their craft breweries and cultural similarities.

Millinocket Marathon gets town 26.2 miles closer to being rec destination

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About 960 runners from across the country have signed up for the second running of the Millinocket Marathon & Half Marathon on Dec. 10, which has no entry fee but which race director Gary Allen is...

Maine tourism in 2016 may top last year's visitors

Marketing outreach, especially to the mid-Atlantic states, social media and the centennial of the National Park Service contributed to a banner years for Maine tourism in 2016, expecting to best...

Opening date uncertain for Hampton Inn in Oxford

Although the new 93-room Hampton Inn located across from the Oxford Casino on Route 26 in Oxford is advertising on its website that it is accepting reservations starting Dec. 19, the town...

Maine Huts & Trails hires state's tourism director

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Carolann Ouellette, who has served as director of the Maine Office of Tourism since 2011, has been hired to take over as executive director of Maine Huts & Trails in January.

AMC taps Moosehead region contractors to build new Medawisla Lodge

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The Appalachian Mountain Club's Medawisla Lodge and Cabins project is boosting the Piscataquis County economy, with 50 local workers and a dozen Maine contractors being employed in the construction...

FAME financing boosts Thompson's Point project

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The Finance Authority of Maine has approved a $500,000 direct loan to Forefront Brick South LLC to help finance property improvements and working capital related to the redevelopment of a vacant...

Picking up Pickering: Bangor square revitalization on tap

Revitalization of downtown Bangor and the city's waterfront continues, with city officials considering redevelopment of Pickering Square, a block from the waterfront, a key parcel for the ongoing...

It's official: Boatbuilders show to move in '17

The Maine Boatbuilders Show has announced it will move from its long-time site at 58 Fore St. in Portland to the Portland Sports Complex, at 512 Warren Ave., for its 2017 show.

A Downeast B&B’s new owners are young and new to Maine

Maine’s struggles to attract young residents were helped by a couple taking over the Black Duck Inn, the Ellsworth American reported.

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