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Portland hotel group buys Mass. inn

Portland-based Migis Hotel Group said Monday that it has purchased a coastal inn in Massachusetts, adding to its portfolio of “upscale hotels and resorts” in Maine and Vermont.

Bangor inn to appear in ‘Hotel Impossible’

The Charles Inn in Bangor will appear in a future episode of The Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible” reality show.

Saddleback needs $3M to open for winter season

The owners of Saddleback ski resort in the Rangeley area said it will not open for the upcoming winter season if it doesn't secure $3 million in financing within a few weeks.

Funtown becomes target of misdirected outrage

Funtown Splashtown USA in Saco has become the target of angry phone calls, emails, Facebook posts and tweets meant for a similarly named water park in Texas over an alleged bullying incident.

Survey: Maine has some of New England’s most expensive hotels

Kennebunkport, Portland and Ogunquit are some of New England’s most expensive destinations when it comes to hotel prices, according to a new survey.

Group urges Acadia to ban bottled water sales

A Bar Harbor group has collected more than 4,000 signatures in asking Acadia National Park to ban the sale of bottled water.

Canadian tourists in Maine on the decline

The number of Canadian tourists coming to Maine is declining, and the main culprit is the dwindling value of the Canadian dollar.

As visitation grows, Acadia National Park sees planning and fundraising as priorities

Laurie Schreiber |

On any sunny summer day, sections of the 27-mile Park Loop Road — a highlight of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island — are jammed with concession buses, commercial...

Nova Star sees boost in June ridership

Nova Star Cruises said June ridership increased by 26%, to 8,530 passengers, from the same month last year. If that trend continues, the Portland-Nova Scotia ferry service said, it will exceed 2015...

Reflections on the ‘Directors’ Cut’ show at Portland Museum of Art

James McCarthy |

Art is what brought me to Maine — specifically, Andrew Wyeth's paintings. I first discovered Wyeth's work in the large coffee table book with text by Richard Meryman that came out...