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Fins and Furs Adventures in Skowhegan rides on experiential travel trend, a growing industry that provides Thoreau-like experiences and more

Lori Valigra |

First-time travelers to Carroll Ware's Fins and Furs Adventures in Skowhegan often remark how great it is that he can fish and hunt all the time. "But I tell them,...

Michael Kors joins upscale newcomers to Portland

Lori Valigra |

Michael Kors, designer fashions. Microsoft Store, software and games. Hyatt Place and Courtyard Marriott, hotels. Munjoy Heights and 118 on Munjoy Hill, upscale condominiums. Maine...

Nova Scotia ferry service to 'boost' regional economy

Portland officials on Thursday said the soon-to-open Nova Star ferry service between the city and Nova Scotia will boost the city’s waterfront and the regional...

Brunswick inn changes name

The Inn at Brunswick Station in Brunswick will change its name to The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern after a federal court in February ruled that its existing name too closely resembled...

Investment firm buys The Cliff House resort

An Ohio-based hotel investment firm has acquired The Cliff House Resort & Spa in Cape Neddick for an undisclosed price.Rockbridge, a private...

Tribe agrees to elver terms; fishing season starts

The Passamaquoddy Tribe announced Friday that it would institute individual elver catch quotas for tribal fishermen, ending a conflict with state regulators before the season that...

Gambling bills fall; lobbying activity totals prompt updates

Darren Fishell |

Lawmakers and the governor are gearing up for tough discussions on state spending and borrowing. Gov. Paul LePage said he won't consider any new bonds until the Legislature has filled a...

Senate kills six bills to expand gambling

The Maine Senate has delivered a final blow to six bills to expand gambling in the state, including proposals backed by various American Indian tribes and from owners of Scarborough...

Lewiston reboots film festival in new form

A group of Lewiston filmmakers and supporters will launch a new film festival this summer after the collapse of the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival, whose co-founder and director was...

Ed Meadows leads the Land for Maine's Future program on broader mission

DOUGLAS ROOKS |

In one way or another, Ed Meadows has been involved with land management his entire professional career — including for the last 25 years working in the public sector at a variety...

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