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Bangor denies tax break for Hollywood Casino

Hollywood Casino in Bangor has been denied its request for a tax break, though the gambling operation will now have a chance to appeal.

Portland OKs ‘pop-up park’ for Press Hotel

The Press Hotel in Portland has been given approval to open an adjacent "pop-up park" that will restrict vehicle traffic on a 100-foot-long section of Federal Street...

Chefs leave before Press Hotel opening

Two chefs have ended their partnership with a Portland hotel that is scheduled to open this month in the former Portland Press Herald building.

LePage: No dice on southern Maine casino

Gov. Paul LePage opposes the idea of adding another casino in southern Maine, saying it would have a negative impact on the state.

Lawmaker seeks addition of 3 casinos statewide

State Sen. Linda Valentino, D-Saco, is proposing a measure that would set up casinos in three other regions, but it’s likely to face pushback from existing casinos and other...

Hollywood Casino seeks tax break

Hollywood Casino in Bangor is seeking to reduce its property valuation by $36.8 million — a request that city officials are preparing to fight.

Aroostook County to host Biathlon World Cup

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Aroostook County will be the only stop in the United States for the 2016 International Biathlon Union World Cup, a nine-stop circuit featuring the world’s top biathletes...

Grassroots branding initiative seeks to boost the Moosehead Lake region's year-round economy

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Two minutes into his presentation unveiling "America's Crown Jewel" as the tagline of a new branding initiative for the Moosehead Lake region, consultant Roger Brooks set a...

Tax break approved for Oxford hotel

The town of Oxford has approved a tax break for the developers of the $15.4 million Hampton Inn, which is being planned to be built across from the Oxford Casino.

Tribal casino proposed for Aroostook

The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians is making another push for a casino that would be located on tribal land in Aroostook County.