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Nova Star ridership still behind expectations

The Nova Star ferry saw nearly double the number of passengers in July over the previous month, but the Portland-Nova Scotia service remained behind ridership...

Sunday River to get $5M in upgrades

Sunday River Resort in Newry will receive $5 million in capital improvements for the upcoming winter season, thanks to a new investment from parent company Boyne Resorts.

Penobscot Nation seeks input on water quality standards

The Penobscot Nation is hosting a public hearing tonight on new water quality standards for tribal waters the tribe has proposed to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. It's the...

Portland Jetport one of nation's most affordable

The Portland International Jetport (PWM) has been ranked the 13th most affordable airport in the country, beating others in northern New England, according to a new...

Portland 'Beer Camp' expected to draw thousands

Like beer? Then make plans for Thompson’s Point in Portland tonight, where up to 4,000 craft beer enthusiasts are expected to congregate for Sierra Nevada’s Beer...

KahBang Festival cancels music portion

The three-day music portion of the KahBang Festival has been canceled, two weeks after organizers announced a last-minute relocation from Bangor to Portland.

Proposed Kennebunk hotel faces opposition

A proposed 80-room boutique hotel in Kennebunk's Lower Village faced some opposition from community members Monday night as developers sought a controversial zoning...

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...