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Alternative ferry to Nova Star proposed

A less expensive alternative to Nova Star Cruises’ ferry service between Portland and Nova Scotia is being proposed by a group of businessmen who worked on the ferry’s...

Nova Star gets subsidies, but more scrutiny

The Nova Star Cruises ferry has received an extra $4.4 million from Nova Scotia’s government to pay overdue bills, but it’s still uncertain if service will continue next...

Casinos cite ‘cannibalization’ concerns

A newly released study finding that Maine can support up to two more casinos has created concerns of cannibalization for the state’s two current establishments.

Portland developer partners with State Theatre to develop outdoor concert site

Dylan Martin |

The development of an outdoor concert venue in Portland is moving forward after a local developer signed a long-term agreement with the company that operates the State Theatre.

Car dealer buys naming rights at Ellsworth theater

A local car dealer has bought the naming rights for a stage at The Grand theater in Ellsworth, helping support the theater’s $1.5 million capital campaign.

Bear baiting ban may hurt businesses

Some businesses said their bottom lines could be hurt if a state referendum question that seeks to ban bear baiting gets approved by Maine voters this November.

Acadia gets $800K to boost transportation

Acadia National Park’s bus transit system is getting a boost from a $800,000 federal grant that will be used to continue construction on the park’s welcome center and...

Construction starting on Rockland’s tallest hotel

A five-story hotel that is expected to become Rockland’s tallest building and which attracted some controversy earlier this year is beginning construction next week.

Auburn ski resort seeks funds to stay open

The storied Lost Valley Ski & Banquet Resort in Auburn has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise at least $50,000 in order to open for the upcoming ski season.

Portland arena likely to outsource management

The arena formerly known as Cumberland County Civic Center may soon hand management over to one of two Pennsylvania-based firms that are currently in talks with the arena’s...