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So long, and thanks for the memories, Larry the lobster

It wasn’t smooth sailing for Larry, the 15-pound lobster that was spared a Florida boil pot for the sweet life of luxury at the Maine State Aquarium. The headline-grabbing lobster was found DOA...

Waterville YMCA to get its own mini-Wrigley Field, sans-Billy Goat's Curse

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A Little League-sized taste of Wrigley Field is coming to the Waterville Area YMCA thanks in part to a $100,000 grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, which will be used to reconstruct the Purnell...

Portland-to-Bar Harbor no longer on the flight plan for Elite Airways

A lack of demand forced Portland-based Elite Airways to drop its Portland-to-Bar Harbor flights a little over a month after the service was launched.

Low gas prices, domestic tourism a win-win on midcoast

Boothbay Harbor-area business owners are celebrating a strong start to the summer vacation season as low gas prices and the rise in popularity of “staycations” are causing more domestic...

Marina could be coming to Portland's eastern waterfront

CPB2, the Portland-based development firm that plans to convert the former Portland Co. complex along the city's eastern waterfront into mixed-used properties, said it hopes to build an expansive...

Maine Winter Sports Center changes name, expands mission

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Maine Winter Sports Center, a nonprofit that started 17 years ago with a mission to get people in Northern Maine on skis, is changing its name to the Outdoor Sport Institute.

Communities reap the benefits, feel the crunch, of summer festivals

The Maine Lobster Festival, the Moxie Festival, the Maine Blueberry Festival are a sure sign of summer in the state where countless festivals take place almost weekly. But how do you measure the...

Three weeks in, The Cat still finding its footing

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The number of passengers traveling aboard Bay Ferries Ltd.'s new Portland-to-Nova Scotia ferry service continues to grow as it wrapped up its third week of operations on July 7, but the numbers are...

Zombie target practice, firefighting academy draw record numbers at camps

Despite the proliferation of constant connectivity with smartphones, tablets and social media, summer camps in Hancock County continue to be a big draw for children from in and outside the state of...

Artist finalists announced for Congress Square redesign

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The Portland Public Art Committee has announced the four artist finalists for the Congress Square Public Arts Commission after narrowing down a field of 97 artists from across the globe.