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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.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy visitor center opens in Maine

The Piscataquis County town of Monson is the latest community in the nation to have an Appalachian Trail Conservancy visitor center, joining Pennsylvania and Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Hospitality coalition opposes wording of minimum wage measure

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A coalition including the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the Maine Innkeepers Association said the language of a statewide ballot measure to raise Maine's minimum wage fails to meet the standard...

Historic Lucerne Inn in Dedham purchased for $2.3M

The new owners of the 31-room Lucerne Inn in Dedham said the lure of leaving the hustle and bustle of New York and their entrepreneurial aspirations led to their jump into the hospitality industry.

Family-owned Ogunquit resort sold for over $5M

Laurie Schreiber |

In a deal that closed May 24, Sue Voorhis sold the Colonial Village Resort to Vish and Anita Patil, sibling partners who live in California and own other lodging properties in Maine, including the...

Celebrating John Wasileski’s great compromise

James McCarthy |

Since last October I've been a co-leader with my good friend Gary Lawless of a monthly Sunday morning walk in the 235-acre Cathance River Nature Preserve in Topsham. The preserve is a hidden gem...

Summer concert season brings big bucks to Bangor businesses

The official launch of the summer concert series at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor has businesses in Bangor gearing up for the thousands of music fans who will descend upon the city in...

Maritime museum nabs $85K in grants for exhibitions, programs

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The Maine Maritime Museum was the recipient of a trio of grants totaling more than $85,000, including a $50,000 National Maritime Heritage Grant, which will help fund a new, immersive exhibit set to...

Bangor joins Portland with pedicab service offerings

Explore Bangor, the downtown bike, kayak and paddleboard rental company that opened in April, is now offering pedicab service between West Market Square in the city’s downtown, the Cross...

Lost Valley Ski to move into the wild world of water slides

The Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn is expanding into the world of water slides and inflatable amusements this summer with the addition of an outdoor water park known as Adventure Park, as its owners...